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Niihau Helicopter

Makaweli, Kauai, HI 96769
+1 808-335-3500
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Makaweli, Kauai, HI 96769
+1 808-335-3500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience traveling to and enjoying the surf and sand on Niihau with Ua and George from Niihau Helicopters. Ua confirmed our reservation, gave us the safety briefing, prepared the cooler with lunch and drinks, and assisted us into the helicopter at...More

Thank Theo H
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a company that will actually take you to the “Forbidden” Hawaiian island of Ni’ihau. They offer their flight, commentary, and time on a beach of the island for around $450 a person; however, there needs to be five people in order for the...More

Thank IdaIllinois
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This was a once in a lifetime experience and I highly recommend it. Yes, it is pricey but if you can afford it and you are able to have it booked then you should do it. They don't do many tours and many times it...More

Thank MikeBooker
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Ni'ihau is an incredible place and we were excited to visit such a remote, hidden gem. We live on the Big Island of Hawaii and when we first tried to book the trip from Kauai, we were told the Navy had already reserved the helicopter...More

8  Thank Erik W
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This was our first time visiting Kauai and the trip to Niihau was something I really wanted to do. We got lucky, timing worked out and the other visitors sharing our ride were great. Dana was an awesome pilot and Shandra is so kind. Thank...More

1  Thank Travelalways473
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We tried for two years on two different vacations to line up a trip to Niihau, but it just never worked out. Well I guess the third times a charm as we did get to go there, and had the best time ever. A brief...More

5  Thank Uncoiler
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We have been coming to Kauai for several years now and have always been fascinated with the Forbidden Isle. While we have been enamored with Iz and know of his connection to Niihau, we always thought it impossible. We reread one of our favorite Kauai...More

2  Thank Ernie W
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Four months prior to departure to Kaua'i I emailed Niihau Helicopters with an interest in a 1/2 adventure. Shandra emailed me back and a few days prior to departure had coordinated with 2 other couples to meet the minimum requirements for a flight. Shandra was...More

Thank ua01682
Reviewed 22 July 2015

A once in a lifetime opportunity only comes, well, once so we went for it. After a rough trip over, a little nap was just what the doctor ordered. There was a lean-to there we huddled under out of the wind and sun.We loved it!

Thank mbeqd
Reviewed 14 July 2015

There aren't enough superlatives to describe this trip - a vintage helicopter trip to the island of Niihau. If you are interested in a truly unique and authentic local experience, take this trip. We spent 4 hours on the island exploring and playing. 5 passengers...More

1  Thank Karen B
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Response from ua01682 | Reviewed this property |
Google "Niihau helicopters" Their website should have all the contact information. Be very patient. Plan months in advance. Be flexible with fly-dates within your Kauai stay. Remember, this is someones home so they are not... More