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Vintage Biplane Tour of Kauai provided by Air Ventures Hawaii

Vintage Biplane Tour of Kauai

Vintage Biplane Tour of Kauai
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About
Combine nostalgia with unbeatable aerial views on a vintage biplane flight over Kauai. Feel the excitement of an open cockpit as you soar over the Garden Isle’s geography, from the sandy beaches of Poipu and the red ravines of the Waimea Canyon to the jagged Na Pali Coast and Mount Waialeale’s lush crater.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 10m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Soar over Kauai in a vintage biplane
  • Get an aerial perspective on the island’s diverse landscapes
  • Fly inside the crater of Mount Waialeale and Waimea Canyon
  • Communicate with the pilot using two-way radio
What to expect
  • Meet your pilot at Lihue Airport and get a safety briefing before gearing up with a vintage-style cloth helmet and goggles and settling into the open cockpit. You also wear a two-way radio to hear live narration. After takeoff, head north over Wailua River, Kapaa, and Anahola mountain range, soaring over Kilauea Lighthouse at Kauai’s northernmost point. A highlight is flying above the waterfall-laced crater of Mount Waialeale. You also see Wailua and Opaeka’a Falls before turning towards the beaches of Poipu. Get a glimpse of Hawaii's largest coffee plantation and Hanapepe Valley, and then take a U-turn inside the rust-colored ravines of Waimea Canyon. Hear native legends of the jagged Na Pali coast while cruising above spires and secluded beaches, and see a popular Hollywood filming location at Honopu'u Arches. Admire the waterfall of Hanakapiai Valley and serene Ke'e beach before the flight touches down at the Lihue Airport.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 10m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Soar over Kauai in a vintage biplane
  • Get an aerial perspective on the island’s diverse landscapes
  • Fly inside the crater of Mount Waialeale and Waimea Canyon
  • Communicate with the pilot using two-way radio
What to expect
  • Meet your pilot at Lihue Airport and get a safety briefing before gearing up with a vintage-style cloth helmet and goggles and settling into the open cockpit. You also wear a two-way radio to hear live narration. After takeoff, head north over Wailua River, Kapaa, and Anahola mountain range, soaring over Kilauea Lighthouse at Kauai’s northernmost point. A highlight is flying above the waterfall-laced crater of Mount Waialeale. You also see Wailua and Opaeka’a Falls before turning towards the beaches of Poipu. Get a glimpse of Hawaii's largest coffee plantation and Hanapepe Valley, and then take a U-turn inside the rust-colored ravines of Waimea Canyon. Hear native legends of the jagged Na Pali coast while cruising above spires and secluded beaches, and see a popular Hollywood filming location at Honopu'u Arches. Admire the waterfall of Hanakapiai Valley and serene Ke'e beach before the flight touches down at the Lihue Airport.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3264BIPLANE
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • 60-70 minute open-cockpit Waco Biplane tour, the ONLY one in the Stae of Hawaii
  • Highly trained, professional, knowledgable pilot
  • Option to wear our vintage cloth helmet and goggles
  • Bose 2-way noise canceling headset with voice activated microphone for communication with your pilot
  • Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • A memorable 'Ride of a Lifetime" experience
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration
1h 10m
Departure details
  • 3745 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA Lihue Airport Private/Commuter Terminal 3745 Ahukini Road Lihue, HI 96766 Upon entering the Lihue Airport follow the signs left toward Cargo/Heliport. At the second stop sign turn left. You will see us straight ahead about two blocks on your right, just past FedEx.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • 60-70 minute open-cockpit Waco Biplane tour, the ONLY one in the Stae of Hawaii
  • Highly trained, professional, knowledgable pilot
  • Option to wear our vintage cloth helmet and goggles
  • Bose 2-way noise canceling headset with voice activated microphone for communication with your pilot
  • Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • A memorable 'Ride of a Lifetime" experience
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Departure details
  • 3745 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA Lihue Airport Private/Commuter Terminal 3745 Ahukini Road Lihue, HI 96766 Upon entering the Lihue Airport follow the signs left toward Cargo/Heliport. At the second stop sign turn left. You will see us straight ahead about two blocks on your right, just past FedEx.
Duration
1h 10m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3745 Ahukini Rd
    3745 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
    Lihue Airport Private/Commuter Terminal 3745 Ahukini Road Lihue, HI 96766 Upon entering the Lihue Airport follow the signs left toward Cargo/Heliport. At the second stop sign turn left. You will see us straight ahead about two blocks on your right, just past FedEx.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Kilauea Lighthouse
    Na Pali Coast State Park
    Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course
    Waimea Canyon State Park
    Wailua Falls
    Kealia Beach
    Hanalei Bay
    Kauai Coffee Company
    Shipwreck Beach
    Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic Park Falls)
  • You'll return to the starting point
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The Dean of Green
4 contributions
Best flight ever.
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Happy birthday Pilot Kevin Melanie and I had a great flight. You have awesome knowledge and skills.

You made our Kauai....

Mahalo
Written 23 March 2020
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donovanSY
Singapore, Singapore198 contributions
Whole lot of Fun
Mar. 2020
if its your first time and you are adventurous, you will love it. Service at the counter by Jill was good and Kevin our pilot cool as a cucumber. Great way to see Kuai, the Napali coastline, Wilua falls, the coastlines etc..
Written 13 March 2020
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David L
Island of Hawaii, HI34 contributions
An amazing experience and the best way to see the island of Kauai
Mar. 2020
We had scheduled a tour on one of their regular 4 seater planes all enclosed and protected from the elements viewing the island though windows. When we arrived, I noticed a poster with a beautiful yellow bi-plane. Upon being greeted by owner, Jill, who by the way was terrific, I related my memories of decades ago with my uncle, flying with him in an very small open airplane. Jill said the bi-plane was available right away and would switch us to that if we wanted. Of course we said yes. During the flight, I must have said 50 times ‘simply amazing’. Out in the elements, even rained on a little WAS absolutely amazing. Many thanks to Kevin for a terrific tour.
Written 11 March 2020
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jgeyer2020
Salida, CO2 contributions
Will do it again
Mar. 2020
We have done helicopter tours in the past but wanted to try something new and unique. The biplane ride over the island and through the canyon certainly fit the bill. We will do it again the next time we are in Kauai. Much fun.
Written 6 March 2020
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Miatazum
Oklahoma City, OK38 contributions
Snoopy takes to the air
Mar. 2020
Kevin took us up in Snoopy II yesterday for a beautiful flight around the island. Had perfect weather. He has thirty one years on the island and very knowledgeable. Wonderful open air cockpit and the sound of a radial engine is like nothing else. Saw many whales and about every waterfall on the island. Can’t wait to do it again next year!
Written 5 March 2020
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MrPopcorn
Minneapolis, MN26 contributions
Great Experience
Feb. 2020
We arrived very early and because of a customers' error in booking the Biplane was available immediately. Wind was to get rough later, so everything turned out on time. Keven was our pilot/guide. He was very personable and knowledgeable as was the greeting and support staff. The flight was very smooth and the biplane was almost new , very clean and smooth running. Keven provided much information, This is our 4th visit to Kauai so we knew some of it, yet learned so much more. We have a favorite beach that was not on the route, Keven rerouted a little and gave us some great Arial views. Confident that we were in good hands, we loved everything about it!
Written 1 March 2020
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Saman M
New York City, NY44 contributions
Must do in Kauai
Nov. 2019
We took the Biplane ride and the experience was just unbelievable. The views are breathtaking and the ride pretty much covers everything you need to see in Kauai. Also, the staff are very nice and helpful, which made our experience even more memorable.
Written 23 December 2019
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Larry
Santa Monica, CA4 contributions
Great Aerial Tour of Kauai
Nov. 2019
Such a neat flying experience in a biplane with an open cockpit. There's just enough room for two people up front and the pilot sits behind in a separate compartment You even get to an old timey helmet and goggles. Flight time in the air was exactly an hour. Our pilot, Kevin, gave us a little history of the plane that we rode in and the sights of the island. Waimea Canyon, Na Pali coast, Hanalei Bay, and Wailua Falls are all part of the tour. You can pay them an additional $25 to have your GoPro mounted to the wing.
Written 30 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MandyLuTX
Frisco, TX6 contributions
Unique experience
We have taken helicopter tours in other places, loved it, and when we saw this biplane we thought it would be better. Glad we did it, but we will be going back to the helicopters in the future. This is great for average to smaller size people.
Pilot was great, plane was shiny and new, service and booking experience was excellent. We thought the pictures would be better since there is no window, but the wing is in almost every shot. Also, my husband is a big, broad shouldered man (size XXL shirt) and we technically fit, but definitely not comfortably.
Again, the plane and service was excellent, we have no complaints. Just not our “size”
Written 25 November 2019
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Alex S
Fugen, Austria25 contributions
P-E-R-F-E-C-T / Absolute must-do when in Kauai
We took a ride today with the biplane and it was just fantastic! Brand new airplane (2017), excellent Pilot and great company! I am a Pilot myself so I pre-checked everything before booking and I tell you all: absolut trustworthy, professional and worth each Dollar! The Ride was really fun, learned lots about the island and it’s just awesome to see this beautiful island from above...so my final statement: don’t think about, just do it :-)
Written 16 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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