We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Jack Harter Helicopters

#4 of 33 Tours in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
Phone Number:
+1 808-245-3774
Website
Today
08:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Description:

Jack Harter is the Originator of Helicopter Tours on Kauai. Coming to Kauai...

Jack Harter is the Originator of Helicopter Tours on Kauai. Coming to Kauai in 1962, Jack began offering helicopter tours and charter flights with a focus on safety and quality. Jack's dedication to these important qualities is carried on by the company's hand-picked pilots and ground crew staff that are dedicated to continuing Jack's founding principles. The company offers scenic tours in two types of helicopters: Jack Harter Helicopters' luxurious 6-passenger Eurocopter AStar helicopter features huge floor-to-ceiling windows, BOSE noise-cancelling headsets, air-conditioning, and a cabin layout that has no physical obstructions to viewing the scenery outside. For the more adventurous, their 4-passenger Hughes 500s are flown with the doors removed. There is no luxury in the Hughes 500, but the doors-off flight is very cool! (Double meaning intended!) We ask you to be aware that there are WEIGHT LIMITATIONS for all helicopter tours. The 2 front passenger seats in BOTH helicopter types have more restrictive weight limits, so the SMALLEST PASSENGERS ON ANY GIVEN TOUR ARE USUALLY SEATED IN THE FRONT SEATS. Please look at the company's website to view the aircraft seating diagrams. The company's 60 and 90-minute tours feature Kauai's beautiful Na Pali Coast, the spectacular Waimea Canyon, numerous waterfall-filled valleys including the Hanalei Valley, and Mt. Waialeale, one of the wettest places on earth.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,556 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1374
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Doors off

Great experience and a wonderful way to see the island. Do a lot of planning on the lens and camera settings prior to going. With the doors off you will have many opportunities... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
RR8806
,
Newman Lake, Washington
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Lihue

Add Photo Write a Review

1,556 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,517: English reviews
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a truly unique experience to fly in a doors off helicopter tour over Kauai. The views were incredible. I'm only giving 4 stars because I was stuck in the middle seat of the helicopter and it wasn't the same experience as my husband who had a seat on the outside (not even seated next to me). In my... More 

Helpful?
Thank Melissa K
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The people were awesome and the experience was incredible but honestly I would have given them a 5 but I really think if you are going to spend the money, drop another $80 and do the tour that lands at the base of the Jurassic park waterfall!!!

Helpful?
Thank Sdhalter
Newman Lake, Washington
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience and a wonderful way to see the island. Do a lot of planning on the lens and camera settings prior to going. With the doors off you will have many opportunities for some great photos. Dress warmly and if possible sit on the right side as you will see a bit more than the person on the left.... More 

Helpful?
Thank RR8806
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Admittedly, I was a bit terrified about this activity. But everyone kept telling me "it's the only way to see the island". I have never flown on a helicopter or small plane and had to read every article I could find on the topic before making the reservations to get an idea of seat belts, safety records etc. When I... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank akatalenas
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly, everyone involved in Jack Harter Helicopters, from the shuttle driver who picked us up, to the lady at sign in, and the pilot who took us up, were extremely friendly and made us feel safe and comfortable. I have to admit I was a little nervous before getting on our no door helicopter, but the pilot put us at... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bellabutterfly28
Springfield, Missouri
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love our tour over Kauai. We did the doors off and loved it. Dress warm. It gets cold up there!! Miles was great.

Helpful?
Thank Travelbug2494
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Level Contributor
68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have done several copter trips before but this was by far the best yet. They were very professional and timely. We did the doors off copter and our pilot was Cliff. Cliff was very professional and did a fantastic job. He gave us just the right amount of information during the trip to be informative and yet not too... More 

Helpful?
Thank tarwillie
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's nothing better for photographers than flying in an aircraft with the doors stripped away. I had flown once before in a plane without doors and my shots were much better than if i had to fight the glare from the windows. Not knowing how quickly these air tours fill up, I booked at least two months before I arrived... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sowellman
Front Royal, Virginia
Level Contributor
166 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since this is a must-do for every trip to Kauai, schedule it for early in your trip. Make the reservation before you leave home. Get the no-doors Hughes for best viewing and photographs. Our first tour was cancelled for mechanical problems. Then, the weather had a low ceiling and they shut down all day. Then we had a perfect flight.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 882Traveler
Pittsburgh
Level Contributor
33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't care for flying as I get older and was positive I wouldn't do a helicopter tour until our guide book explained that in Kauai it's a must do tour in order to see the island. The majority of the island is forest/jungle/canyons and largely inaccessible except by helicopter, so you really miss out if you don't do a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bturk14

Travellers who viewed Jack Harter Helicopters also viewed

 

Been to Jack Harter Helicopters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jack Harter Helicopters and other visitors
13 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from Jack Harter Helicopters staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?