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Kauai: Waimea Canyon, Jurassic Falls, & More Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Safari Helicopters

Kauai: Waimea Canyon, Jurassic Falls, & More Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Safari Helicopters
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From US$ 359 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the view from above in the comfort of a state-of-the-art helicopter on this tour covering over 100 miles of amazing Kauai scenery. Land at the movie-famous Jurassic Park Falls and more.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Itinerary
1.5 hours
  • Lihue

  • Jurassic Park Falls, Hawaii (view)

  • Olokele Canyon (view)

  • Waimea Canyon (view)

  • Na Pali Coast (view)

  • Lihue

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Step into the 1993 Jurassic Park film at Jurassic Falls (Manawaiopuna Falls)
  • See the unmatched beauty that many Hollywood directors have tried to capture
  • Land in Olokele Canyon for stunning panoramic scenery and fly over Waimea Canyon
  • Marvel at the sheer red cliffs and turquoise waters along the Napali Coast
  • Get access to some of the island’s 80% of land that isn’t accessible by car
Full description

Take a journey on and over the Garden Isle and see scenery that's been the backdrop for Hollywood blockbusters for decades on this Kauai helicopter trip. See Manawaiopuna Falls, Olokele Canyon, Waimea Canyon, and the Na Pali Coast. 

Take off on an up-to-date helicopter and immediately start taking in a bird's eye view of the lush jungles, red canyons, choppy seas, and gorgeous landscapes that make up Kauai, the oldest island in the Hawaiian Islands archipelago. 

Marvel at Manawaiopuna Falls, also known as Jurrasic Park Falls thanks to it being featured in the hit 1993 Steven Spielberg film. This privately-owned location is only accessible by helicopter, making it part of the 80% of Kauai that isn’t accessible by car.

Land in Olokele Canyon, home to endangered plant life. Once kapu (forbidden), guests can now enjoy this pristine paradise valley. Soar over Waimea Canyon next, and see characteristic crimson and emerald jagged cliffs.

Before heading back to the starting point of the trip, enjoy views of the world-famous Napali Coast. Spot jagged cliffs rising straight from the sea, making for one of Hawaii's most famous destinations.

Includes
  • Helicopter tour
  • Pilot
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with a cold
  • People prone to seasickness
  • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)
  • People with motion sickness

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Credit card

Not allowed

  • Hats
  • Selfie sticks
  • Bags

Know before you go

  • Due to the weight balance and safety of flights, any individual guest weighing 250 pounds or more will be required to purchase an additional seat
  • Any 2 guests who individually do not exceed 250 pounds but together weigh 420 pounds or more must purchase an additional seat
  • Passengers unable to sit upright will not be permitted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 111 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.9/5

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Wonderful team worked well together to provide an amazing experience! Views were breathtaking, and our pilot, Kate, was very professional and made us feel completely at ease. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because we thought we were actually stopping at Jurassic Falls, but only flew over them. Instead we stopped at a point overlooking a canyon. It was beautiful but not what we had hoped for.

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January 20, 2023

This was my first helicopter ride, and it was absolutely one of the most enjoyable and memorable travel experiences I’ve ever had. Kate, our pilot, was fantastic providing great information as we weaved our way through the canyons, mountains, fields and coasts. The tour made a stop at a mountain top owned by a Robinson descendant, and the views were breathtaking, which is an understatement. The tour even got as far as the Na Pali coast and Hanalei. We lucked out with great weather and visibility. I’ll certainly treasure the photos and videos I took for the rest of my life. I can’t recommend the tour any more highly. It’s expensive, but it’s easily worth it. The staff at the meeting location and office were just the friendliest people you could ever meet.

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January 14, 2023

Such a helicopter flight is absolutely great on Kauai, also because you need a registration for many NPs, for example for hiking along the Na'apali Coast Trail (often fully booked months in advance). Safari-Tours has special permission to land at a canyon that is in the Waimea Canyon area = beautiful.

November 2, 2022

Product ID: 408686