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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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Doors off- Experience of a lifetime!

We booked a doors off helicopter tour with Mauna Loa for our first morning in Kauai. I was a little nervous that we would have to reschedule since the morning forecast called for... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2015
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

We booked a doors off helicopter tour with Mauna Loa for our first morning in Kauai. I was a little nervous that we would have to reschedule since the morning forecast called for thunderstorms, but everything went as planned. This was an experience I will never forget! Mauna Loa books private tours so that you are not combined with any... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

We booked an 11:30am tour on Saturday, doors off, private tour. The location was easy to find by plugging the address into Google Maps. Parking is in a safe, secure location in the Harbor Mall (pay lot but validated by Mauna Loa staff). We were requested to arrive at 10:45am to review the paperwork, weigh in, and watch a safety... More 

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2 Thank mkl120
Houston, Texas
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168 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Mauna Loa allows you to book a private helicopter tour of Kauai for 2-3 people, so you can be guaranteed a window seat. They started as, and still include, a helicopter flight training operation, so their pilots have much experience. We opted for doors-off for great photos. I sat in the front next to the pilot, where you have the... More 

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3 Thank novacamp
Warner Robins, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience with this tour company. Do the doors off option!!! There is no better way to experience the island! Our pilot was very knowledgeable and had a great personality! Simply fantastic. We'll never forget it.

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1 Thank Autumn P
Henderson, Nevada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Absolutely fantastic doors off experience. We wanted a private tour and smaller copter and Mauna Loa delivered at reasonable rates. Our pilot narrated throughout the journey and we were treated to exceptional scenery. Finding their office in a recycled bus in a shopping center on Rice was a little tricky but worth it. Highly recommend!

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1 Thank La D
Springfield, Missouri
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

We rode tweety bird. I forgot our pilot's name, but he was from Ireland. Did an amazing job describing the beautiful scenery. He made sure we got all of the photos we needed. We really liked the smaller helicopter which allowed us to have it all to ourself. My girlfriend is a photographer and she took some great shots. I'd... More 

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Grand Cayman
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Best way to see Kauai! Our pilot Guy was the best and great fun! We opted for the private photography tour (although we are not great photographers) and he showed us the beautiful island of kauai. My husband had the door off and i kept the door on. You can decide on the moment with the pilot (although the lady... More 

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Hellerup, Denmark
2 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

We booked about a week before we came to Kauai, and we got a very nice and informational e-mail about when during the day we should book according to weather conditions and the position of the sun. We chose a tour with the doors off, and would recommend others to do this! The experience was amazing!! We had an extremely... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

This tour was fantastic! At first, I was a bit nervous at the thought of a doors off helicopter tour but friends convinced me to go ahead and book this tour for my husband and myself. I am SO happy that we did. To begin with, I very much liked the private tour and not having to share the helicopter... More 

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1 Thank Christina T
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

This is by far the best way to see Kauai! The helicopter brings you into valleys that you can't even hike to. So amazing and pristine! We had the doors off for our flight. It was the best way to see everything and feel like you were right there. I wore a t-shirt and jeans and was never to cold.... More 

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