Hughes 500 Helicopter: Premier Kauai Aerial Views in All-Window-Seat Adventure
913 Ratings
Experience premier Kauai aerial views in a Hughes 500 Helicopter with all-window seats. Fly with Kauai's finest pilots for an adventure like no other!
Duration: 50 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic Park Falls) - 380’ waterfall featured in the movie Jurassic Park.
  • Waimea Canyon State Park - The Canyon spans approximately 10 miles long and 3 miles wide, filled with multiple waterfalls.
  • Na Pali Coast - Na Pali Coast, the crown jewel of Kauai. The massive seacliffs spans 17 miles long and towering over 3000’ above sea level.
  • Hanalei - Hanalei Valley features more waterfalls and scenic rivers.
  • Mt. Waialeale - With an average rainfall that exceeds 450 inches per year, Waialeale is the wettest spot on earth.
What's Included
  • Use of a smart phone tether.
  • Two-way communication headsets
  • All fees and/or taxes
  • 4 Passenger Doors-Off Helicopters
Additional Information

SOAR THE SKIES WITH THE BEST PILOTS IN KAUAIʻ<br>Our extensive experience in providing service for the Kauai Fire Department ensures our pilots have the unparalleled qualifications for your Doors-off Helicopter journey. Plus, our 4-passenger Hughes 500 Helicopters have NO MIDDLE BACK SEATS, thus ensuring unrivaled aerial vistas. Don’t compromise, choose Airborne!<br><br>Endorsed by FAA Part 133, 135, 136 and OAS-Carded.

  • *Every seat is a window seat! Actual assignment for Open Seating will be determined at checkin and only after completing a proper weight & balance: The pilot sits on the [Left-Front]. Passenger 1 [Front-Center window seat], Passenger 2 [Front-Right window seat], Passenger 3 [Left-Rear window seat], Passenger 4 [Right-Rear window seat].
  • The following Weight Restrictions require purchasing (1) additional seat: Single Passengers that exceed 240 lbs. or parties of two (2) with a combined weight that exceed 400 lbs. For parties of 4 the maximum combined weight allowed onboard is 745 lbs.
  • Checkin 30 minutes prior to flight time.
  • Camera devices are welcomed but must be tethered.
  • Minimum 10 years of age.
  • This is a shared tour up to 4 guests, for private tours select 4 seats upon booking.
  • No scuba diving within 24 hours of departure.
Airborne Aviation
Ahukini Road
CHECK-IN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO FLIGHT TIME! At the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Lihue Airport stay in the left lane at the second stop sign turn left to continue on Ahukini Rd. In 0.3 miles turn right onto Waikai, St., parking area is to your right.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Apr 23, 2024
Priceless Kauai Views - Max was a great pilot, telling us all about the island and the scenery, which was AMAZING. Much of it looked primeval. Many beautiful falls. It's a bit loud even with the headsets, but the door-less view is priceless. A+++
Review provided by Viator
Apr 23, 2024
Absolutely amazing - Super friendly people. Great pilot. Loved his narraration. Music he played was very fitting. I really can't recommend this more. You're missing out of you go on one of the other tours. This doors off small helicopter with only you and 3 other guests (plus pilot) provides an amazing one on a lifetime experience. Just make sure if you have long hair tie it back. Tie it back with like 3 ties. Tight. My hair tie came out and my hair was whipping my eyes and it looked like I had dreads when I got off the copter. Not their fault of course, just a word of advice.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 22, 2024
Extraordinary experience -must do! - This excursion was at the top of our list and we’re so glad we did it. The experience and views were incredible. The entire staff was exceptional. Thank you to our pilot Max who went above and beyond to make our experience special.
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Apr 22, 2024
Stop looking, book here! - Exceeded expectations in every way. Stop looking and book here. Doors off provided an unbelievable view and no worrying about glares in photos. only 4 customers per ride means every seat has an unobstructed view. At every notable landmark, the pilot did a 360 turn so everyone got a perfect view. Everyone made us feel very safe and cared for. Pilot even warns you when things will get a little bumpier before it happened. I would pay even more money for this experience. If you only do 1 thing on the island, it should hands down be a helicopter ride. One of the most memorable experiences. They provide a tether for your phone or camera for free. They also have free lockers for storing personal items.
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Apr 22, 2024
One for the books!!! - Once in a lifetime experience & something I'll never forget! If it's in the budget, I really can't recommend it enough. I only had 4 days on Kauai, so it also made me feel like I got to see so many of the sights on limited time. You also are able to see a lot that is only accessible by aircraft. Pilot was incredibly kind and knowledgable. Prepare to be humbled by the beauty of it all!!!
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Apr 21, 2024
An elevating experience - We smiled so much during and after the flight our cheeks hurt! We were so mesmerized by the vistas we saw flying over the island we almost forgot to take pictures! Amazing views with a touch of island history.
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Apr 21, 2024
Absolutely gorgeous... - Absolutely gorgeous landscape complete with many waterfalls. Max, ou pilot, was well versed on the history and facts of the island.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 20, 2024
Awesome experience! - What a great was to see the island. Staff was great. Our pilot Steve was awesome!! I have lived here 5 years and what a fun time!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 20, 2024
Amazing - First time on a helicopter. We loved it! Doors off was great! It allowed us to get great pictures. Our pilot Steve was awesome
Review provided by Viator
Apr 19, 2024
Definite Bucket List Item - Our pilot, Wayne was amazing and he helped make this tour the best part of our visit to Hawaii. Being our first helicopter ride we didn’t know what to expect but we got amazing photos and videos and a ton of information about the island of Kauwai.
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up to 4 guests
April 2024