Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7 hours
Our original flight was limited due to visibility. Chris at Maverick called us in advance and gave us the opportunity to do half our trip or delay to the next day. The sun gods were with us and we got to fly the entire route which we highly recommend. Our pilot, Adam Chase, was great. While watching out for the numerous other helicopters, provided us with a wonder narrative and humor. As my first helicopter flight, it was an awesome experience. Safety was a priority from the quality of the helicopter to personal safety. Thanks for the memories!
We flew along the Na Pali coast and saw amazing views of the gorgeous cliffs and ridges. Then we headed up north and cruised along the North Shore and saw the Kileaua Lighthouse and all the sandy beaches around it. I really loved the end of our flight where we got a great shot of Wailua Falls. Makoa, our tour guide and pilot, was awesome!!! He did a great show sharing with us the history of each site we flew over. He was also born and raised on the islands, so he showed us where he learned to surf as a kid, and spear fish! So cool!!!
This app is a must if you want to see the island with the eyes and knowledge of a local. We were able to see so many things I'm sure we wouldn't know about if we just tried to figure it out on our own. The only difficulties we had were some of the hikes not being marked well enough. The app gives instructions but its not always clear (was that the fork back there?)
Easy booking, prompt confirmation, timely start, friendly staff and pilot. Was not fully aware it’s a propeller plane not a helicopter, but happy I was able to pay less for more air time compared to other companies. For an extra $50 they will mount a GoPro on the wing and provide you with 1 hour video and 800+ photos, totally unobstructed by any glass/reflection.
The tour was the complete opposite of what I thought it would be. I came away with wonderful images of Hawaiian history from the point of view of one whose family lived it, as well as incredible views of this beautiful island. I will remember with joy the whole day and Do Mi's running commentary! Thank you for such a terrific day!