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June 12, 2003
From journal The Garden Island - Kauai
January 13, 2003
From journal Kauai is Just Right
San Francisco, California
June 14, 2002
Flying in any helicopter is an adventure for most people. But this heli tour is even more exciting than the others, for several reasons:
1) Inter-Island is the only company to use the Hughes 500. It seats 4 passengers, rather than the 6 passengers that A-Star and Jet models carry, so you need not fear being stuck in a middle back seat. The Hughes 500 is smaller and more maneuverable, so you should get a more thrilling ride.
2) They fly with the doors OFF, unless otherwise requested. That's right, should you lose grip on your camera when the 'copter is banking, you might watch it plummet to the cliffs below. Aside from upping the adrenaline factor, you will have greater range of visibility and no glass glare in your pictures.
3) For their 2 hour tour they land at a waterfall in the remote interior (not reachable by any form ground transport, including hiking) for a mid-trip swim and lunch. This is the only company that currently offers a mid-trip landing.
Of course, helicopter tours are expensive, noisy and not inline with low-impact, fuel-efficient ecotourism, but a flight over Kaua'i is a guilty pleasure even die-hard, penny-pinching environmentalists should allow themselves, at least once.
From journal 6 Days, 7 Nights
September 7, 2005
After touring the island with minimal narration, the landing in the rain forest is breathtaking. Following a very short walk to a small picnic area, you're invited to take dip in the pool of the waterfall. No else is around!!!!!
This tour is an adventure. It is pricey ($300 per person), but the landing and waterfall are extraordinary. The air tour was about an hour, and the time at the waterfall was just about the same. It is very windy and somewhat cold in the helicopter with the doors off. They strongly suggest long pants and windbreakers.
Those looking for the best air tour and narration might do better with Jack Harter's 90-minute air tour out of Lihue. But, we thought that this was the highlight of this trip to Kauai.
Those ready for something that might raise your pulse a bit should look into this tour.
From journal Best and better of Kauai
December 13, 2005
From journal The Tranquility of Kauai
Fort Worth, Texas
July 23, 2005
From journal Captured by Kauai