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Mauna Loa Helicopters Tours

#3 of 33 Tours in Lihue
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Address: 3501 Rice St Ste 212, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
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+1 808-652-3148

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This will never get old!

I had gone on a helicopter tour of Kauai many years ago, on a larger 5-passenger helicopter, and I've never forgotten what an amazing ride it was. On our recent trip I learned... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2015
Mark C
San Jose, California

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San Jose, California
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62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

I had gone on a helicopter tour of Kauai many years ago, on a larger 5-passenger helicopter, and I've never forgotten what an amazing ride it was. On our recent trip I learned that my wife had never flown in a helicopter (not that she had ever wanted to...) so I thought that there couldn't be a better place for... More 

1 Thank Mark C
Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

We flew yesterday (doors on) and was fantastic!!! Mark was knowledgable, personable and funny to boot! Had a great time, the sights are FANTASTIC! Do early in your trip to orient yourself with the island...

1 Thank Jay P
Pebble Beach, California
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127 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

BOTTOM LINE - If the weather looks bad AND if you have time to reschedule - trust your gut and reschedule. This is an expensive and, for many people, an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Kauai is visually stunning place. Viewing it from the air could be phenomenal. But it does you no good if you can't see anything. It is important to... More 

9 Thank PebbleBCritic
Newmarket, Canada
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

My husband and I did the doors off helicopter tour and it was beyond wonderful. Forrest our pilot was fantastic and made us feel very comfortable and he was very informative. This is a must do. We never felt unsafe and to see the beauty of Kauai from the air without windows or doors was breathtaking. I cannot say enough... More 

4 Thank limeee
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

OK, I'll admit it. I am a wimp, fear heights, and get carsick, so the thought of a doors off helicopter flight was intimidating. But as soon as Ronnie lifted gently off the helipad and began soaring over Kauai, the thrills and scenery had me hooked. He handled the craft expertly, minimizing turbulence and maximizing views of landmarks and scenery.... More 

1 Thank JUDY K
Richmond, Michigan
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

After booking our trip to Kauai we knew we wanted to do a helicopter tour. I did a lot of research on the companies offering helicopter tours. To be honest I had a hard time deciding which one to go with. The deciding factor was that Mauna Loa offered private tours, just the 2 of us and the pilot. Then... More 

3 Thank lovesthetropics2
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309 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I spent a lot of time trying to decide between Mauna Loa (ML) and another company for our Kauai helicopter tour. It's an expensive activity (ML charged $750 for a 75 minute flight for the two of us and that's before you factor in transportation to get to their offices, tipping your pilot and if you purchase a souvenir t-shirt... More 

Thank milril44
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I did a lot of research before choosing a company to book our Kauai helicopter tour and I'm so glad we went with Mauna Loa. We had such a wonderful experience. It was easy to find where to park at their office. After you watch a safety video, you board a shuttle that takes you to the landing strip. We... More 

1 Thank Emily T
Mansfield, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

When planning our second trip to Kauai we decided to do something we hadn't done on our last trip - a helicopter tour. After much research and reading endless reviews of the various tour companies, we decided on Mauna Loa. The were a few reasons we chose them. One was the ability to have a more personal, private tour. It... More 

2 Thank Steve W
Hoboken, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

A helicopter tour of Kauai is a must do. I would recommend Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours because you can get a private tour with the doors off. It looked like Blue Hawaiian and the other bigger tours were packing 6 people into the same helicopter together. Totally different experience than riding in an agile little 4 seater without the doors... More 

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