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An August 2005 trip to Kauai by Tsakiyama

Quote: We had a great adventure and tour of Kauai from the air. The landing in the rain forest and dip in the waterfall pool was the highlight from this trip.

Inter-Island Helicopters

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Attraction | "Inter-Island Helicopter Tour"

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We had a rain-forest landing, picnic, and dip in a waterfall tour. The five-seat helicopter flies with no doors (unless you request otherwise), allowing fantastic picture-taking from the outside front and both back seats. The middle front, although the views are GREAT, really doesn't work for pictures. 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 w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 7, 2005

Inter-Island Helicopters
Hwy 50
Kauai, Hawaii

Jack Harter Helicopters

Attraction | "Jack Harter Helicopter Tours"

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This is the best photo helicopter tour on Kauai.

Jack Harter Helicopters offers a 90-minute tour, covering the same ground as the 60-minute tour, but allowing for more time and views in the tour areas. We’ve taken the tour twice and also have flown with Inter-Island. Harter’s extended tour time plus excellent, comprehensive, accurate narration make them tops for the island tour. The new Hughes aircraft would be our first choice over the tour with the A-Star. Although the A-Star is more comfortable (A/C, closed doors), the doors-off Hughes is better for picture taking without reflections.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 7, 2005

Jack Harter Helicopters
4231 Ahukini Road
Kauai, Hawaii 96766
(888) 245-2001

Blue Dolphin Charters

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Attraction | "Blue Dolphin Tours"

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A well-configured boat with a competent, tourist-orientated crew is the key element of a snorkel-tour boat company. We vote for Blue Dolphin Charters operating out of Port Allen. The upper deck seating is a great place to enjoy the cruise to the Na Pali area. There are also seating areas around the deck. There’s even seating inside if your body has had enough sun. There are two reasonably clean "heads." The captain does a good job pointing out the various landmarks without going overboard. The crew goes out of its way to serve the food and drinks. They seem to know the basic questions to ask a tourist without sounding like they were taught at Wal-Mart. The opportunity to leave a grat...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 9, 2005

Blue Dolphin Charters
Kukuiula Harbor
Poipu, Hawaii 96756
+1 808 335 5553; +1