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Doors Off Air Kauai Helicopter Tour

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Lihue, United States
Doors Off Air Kauai Helicopter Tour

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icon50 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

Known for its lush rainforests, dramatic cliffs, and tumbling waterfalls, Kauai is a sightseer’s dream—and this helicopter tour provides one-of-a-kind aerial views of its scenery. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, head to the Lihue Airport, and take to the skies: in this doorless helicopter, you’ll enjoy extraordinary perspectives on Mt. Waialeale, the Na Pali Coast, Manawaiopuna Falls, Waimea Canyon State Park, and more.
  • This personal, small-group flight is capped at just six people
  • Discover many of Kauai’s top landmarks in the space of a single tour
  • A special doorless helicopter means unbeatable views of the sights
  • Admire the Na Pali Coast, the “Jurassic Park” waterfalls, and more
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3711 Ahukini Rd , 3711 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

Upon entering the Lihue Airport stay to the left towards the HELIPORT. Take a left at the second stop sign and head north on Ahukini Road. Take the first right after the UPS Customer Center Drive and look for the Air Kauai sign. Park on the grass area and check-in in the black office.

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Afternoon Departure 12pm - 4pm
5/7/2022 - 7/6/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Morning Departure 8am - 12pm
5/7/2022 - 7/6/2023
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • ONLY your cell phone is allowed on board. No other loose items or camera devices.
  • Passengers must be 10yrs old or older to participate on the Doors Off flight. Only passengers 16 years old and older can be on an outside/edge seat.
  • Any passenger exceeding 230lbs or two passenger combined over 400lbs must purchase a comfort seat. This is an additional seat for comfort and safety.
  • Please view your ticket for your confirmation number, check-in and departure times.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Air Kauai Helicopters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Doors Off Air Kauai Helicopter Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Doors Off Air Kauai Helicopter Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Doors Off Air Kauai Helicopter Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Doors Off Air Kauai Helicopter Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Doors Off Air Kauai Helicopter Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Doors Off Air Kauai Helicopter Tour.

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star-5
100% worthwhile
Devon_B
, Jun 2022
Captain Adam was amazing. Made everyone feel very safe and had great narrative. The office staff was so good. Daughter is pregnant and we were concerned about it. They were outstanding addressing our concerns. And the bathroom smelled great!
star-5
Totally recommend, even if you are scared of heights like me
jeff_G
, Jun 2022
When we went into the canyon, and the history lesson from the pilot. The beach view was awesome, we wanted to land there and spend the day o that private spot
star-5
Such an amazing...
Viviana_A
, Jun 2022
Such an amazing experience!! Adam was such a great pilot. He made us feel safe and was very knowledgeable with the entire tour. Definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the island.
star-5
The Perfect Kauai Tour
Devon_D
, Jun 2022
My husband and I have THE most amazing time on this tour. Our pilot Kelby was fantastic. He had great music playing the whole time and was super knowledgeable about the whole island and seemed to really enjoy what he does. We cannot wait for our next tour. 1000/10 recommend. Do not miss this!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The beautiful scenery &...
Larry_T
, Jun 2022
The beautiful scenery & our pilot Kelby’s expert cometary. Our daughter especially liked his playlist!
star-5
Highly recommended doors off
Nancy_C
, Jun 2022
This was great Jackson took great care of prior to the flight , also there was a second guy at helipad sorry I don’t remember his name super nice and answered our tourist questions. Pilot Kelby gave us an awesome tour of the island area we could’ve never seens
star-5
Must experience adventure
Allen_C
, Jun 2022
Hard to put into words how amazing this experience was. The entire outing from start to finish was first class. The pilot was amazing. Giving valuable insights yet allowing the scenery to speak for itself. Doors off with Kauai Air is the way to go!
star-5
Adam was a great pilot....
John_D
, Jun 2022
Adam was a great pilot. The views were beautiful and I couldn't imagine doing a tour with doors on after doing the open door experience.
star-5
Fantastic Time!!
Chloe_M
, Jun 2022
This helicopter ride was fantastic and I would definitely go again with this company! The pilot was very engaged with the passengers and provided a smooth ride while showing off spectacular views of the island!
star-3
Didn't get to enjoy much of the view!
rashmita_d
, Jun 2022
This heli ride sits 6 ppl, if you happen to be 2/4 sitting on the back, you will get middle seat which is painfully uncomfortable and you will not get to see the view that isn't blocked by other riders. My recommendation will be sit only 3ppl on the back so there is room to breathe, those seats are small (and I consider my self average size) and I was cramped for 45mins ride, very unpleasant. Those sit on the back is clearly not for 4 adults.
star-4
Amazing Adventure in the Air
Pam_O
, May 2022
Friendly and professional staff. Very detailed and well managed, with safety as a priority. Our pilot, Adam, made us feel safe on our doorless adventure and his narration was both historical and specific to Kauai. Only suggestion I have is to limit the number of passengers to five from six for comfort and ease of those photographing.
star-5
"Doors-off" is the way to go
Debasmita_B
, May 2022
This was our most anticipated activity for the vacation and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend taking the "doors-off" ride for the best views and feel. It almost felt like I can reach out and touch those majestic mountains and waterfalls. I went with my partner and his mother who needed assistance as she has a disability. The team there was very supportive and although they didn't directly help her onboard, they were there guiding us on how to help her get onto the helicopter. About our pilot, Kelby, he was AMAZING! He had curated the best music list for the ride (that was in sync with the location we were flying over. E.g. imagine listening to the Jurrassic park theme music while flying over the Manawaiopuna Falls.. :D mind-blowing) and the best narration throughout. The helicopters are fitted with multiple cameras that constantly records the entire ride and view along with the narration/music and you can buy the entire video at the end of the ride. Be mindful that not everyone in your party may get a window seat. They prepare the seating arrangement based on individual weight, but regardless of that you get amazing views from pretty much anywhere in the Helicopter. Also, it's not scary, the ride was pretty comfortable and you feel pretty snug in your seat the whole time. If you are sitting in one of the window seats in the back theres no handle to hold onto, so they recommend grabbing the roof edge, so if you fly through rain, you may feel the rain prickling your hands, but thats about it. Really worth-it
star-5
Amazing!!
Olivia_R
, May 2022
Truly magical and amazing experiences. Staff was friendly and pilot was a great guide we got to see all over the island
star-2
Huge disappointment
Sarah_P
, May 2022
Our tour was cancelled 2 hours before we were supposed to fly due to “radio issues”. While I completely understand that anything can happen and safety is a priority, this company did nothing to try to accommodate a different flight on another day or offer anything for our trouble. We planned our entire trip around this activity and because it was cancelled so late, we were unable to reschedule. This was the biggest disappointment of our trip.
star-5
Surreal Experience, Beauty from a different lens
MAYA_S
, May 2022
My first-time experience on a helicopter left me with wonderful memories! It felt like a living-on-the-edge experience, watching untouched beauty that has evolved over countless ages! Just wonderful! Take this single step of booking this ride, and a mesmerising experience awaits you all!
star-5
Doors off is the way to go!
Clay_W
, May 2022
Our tour guide was great, the staff was friendly. Highly recommend doors off, it is a rush and the guide took us to all the best stops. Best way to see Kauai!
star-5
Just Do This!
Charles_M
, May 2022
It may seem expensive, but, this really is a must do. I loved the fly overs of the NaPali Coast. Absolutely beautiful. The open door was really cool - you didn’t have to peer through a rain spattered or dirty window to see the sights. I wish I could have brought my gopro which was on a gimbal, but, understand that the wind really whips through the cabin so you could lose handle of it. They do give you a necklace to put your phone in so you can shoot - its hard to keep the camera steady though with the wind in the cabin. I think the best seats are the outside seat behind the pilot, and the front seat next to the pilot. They number your positions so you may want to ask which seat #s those are so you can get them. The only improvement I would suggest is to fly up and down the NaPali coast so the people on the outside seats have the experience of going along the cliffs.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic Experience
Shelly_Z
, May 2022
The scenery was absolutely amazing. The pilot Kelby was Great and his music selection was awesome. Perfect way to see Waimea Canyon and Na Pali Coast. Having 4 adults in back seat was definitely uncomfortable. The two people in the front should be instructed to stay in their area when taking pictures instead of being allowed to lean behind the pilot. From the back seat she blocked a lot of photo ops.
star-5
Fantastic experience, do it!
John_R
, May 2022
Unparalleled birds-eye views make this experience a must! Took my wife and two adult daughters in the doors off helicopter and felt completely safe while taking in unobstructed views of the spectacular scenes. Pilot Adam was fantastic and very helpful with information about everything we saw.
star-5
Outstanding experience!
erika_s
, May 2022
Majestic views the entire trip. Our pilot was excellent, which made the experience so much more enjoyable. Highly recommend the tour!

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