Admire the island’s beauty from a bird’s eye view on the Kauai Discovery Helicopter Tour with Maverick Helicopters. So much of the Garden Island is untouched wilderness that can truly only be seen by either undertaking an extensive hike or by viewing it from above. There really is no better vantage point than taking in Kauai’s lush mountains, verdant valleys, hidden beaches, and dramatic waterfalls from a hovering position overhead!
Kauai Discovery Helicopter Tour Details
Known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon is a dramatic fourteen miles long, one mile wide, and up to 3,000 feet deep – a sight you may not expect to see on a small island like Kauai. Throughout the canyon are hidden valleys with dramatic waterfalls dropping several hundred feet to the valley floor below. As you can imagine, exploring this vast wilderness and enjoying all of its hidden gems poses a challenge in such an inaccessible terrain. The ECO-Star EC-130 helicopter is able to navigate through the canyon and valleys, giving you up close looks at jaw-dropping waterfalls such as Awini Falls and Waialae Falls. A highlight of the trip is seeing 400-foot Manawaiopuna Falls, also known as Jurassic Falls due to its feature in the movie. Soaring over the Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve and much of the island’s seldom-explored interior gives you a strong understanding of why this tropical paradise is known as the Garden Island.
Planning Your Excursion
The Kauai Discovery Helicopter Tour departs from Maverick Helicopters at the Port Allen Airport in the southwestern town of Ele’ele. Tours last approximately 25 minutes and are $199 per person, although deals can frequently found by booking online. There are no age restrictions, so a helicopter tour can be a great option for a family excursion for children of all ages. Children two and under qualify for lap seats, as on a traditional airline.
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We have vacation rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Staying at one of our south shore properties will put you in perfect proximity for enjoying some of the island’s best beaches as well as embarking on the Kauai Discovery Helicopter Tour. Many of our vacation rentals offer amenities such as refreshing swimming pools, full kitchens, and island-inspired décor. Contact us today to learn more about Kauai helicopter tours and to book one of our beautiful vacation rentals!