Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours in Kauai, HI

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters3651 Ahukini RoadLihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Offered by Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the Kauai ECO Adventure lets guests enjoy an incredible tour of Kauai aboard the state-of-the-art American Eurocopter ECO-Star, featuring a spacious interior, comfortable seating, two-way communication with the pilot and expansive windows for seeing the island’s natural beauty. Guests can see waterfalls, an ancient volcano, Waimea Canyon and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lihue, Kauai Travel Experts
  • Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions. Volcanic activity varies hourly.
  • Tour duration: approx. 55 minutes.
  • Two-way communication between you and your expert Blue Hawaiian pilot.
  • Bose® aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets.
  • 4-camera digital DVD in-flight recording available for purchase.
  • Sights include Wailua Falls, Mt. Waialeale, Hanapepe Valley, and Mana Waiapuna, commonly referred to as "Jurassic Park Falls."


from Blue Hawaiian Kauai Helicopter Tours
According to National Geographic, Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours is “Hawaii’s premiere helicopter tour company.”

In 2001 Blue introduced the 21st-century "quiet-technology" Eco-Star helicopter to Hawaii, featuring first-class seating for every guest, an expansive cockpit, and incomparable panoramic views. Blue was the first company on Kauai to offer you this phenomenal, state of the art aircraft.

When you choose Blue on Kauai, you’ll enjoy:
  • Bose® aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets

  • 4-camera digital DVD in-flight recording

  • Two-way communication between you and your expert Blue Hawaiian pilot—each of whom is a State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guide

  • The most honored mechanics and customer service in the industry

Treat yourself to a first-class ECO Adventure over the Garden Isle of Kauai in the incredible new American Eurocopter ECO-Star. This state-of-the-art marvel gives you 23% more interior room, individual Business Class style seats, two-way communication with your pilot, and expansive glass for outstanding sweeping views of Kauai's incomparable natural beauty.

Sculpted by nature for six million years, Kauai’s legendary beauty is epitomized by the Na Pali Coast – 14 miles of sea cliffs ascending 3,000 feet above the untamed shoreline, with sheer-walled valleys and cascading waterfalls—and sensational Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Most of Kauai’s awe-inspiring sights are inaccessible from the ground and can only be seen by helicopter, yet not all helicopters are equal. To truly appreciate Kauai’s epic beauty, you have to experience it aboard a Blue Hawaiian Eco-Star.

Duration of Flight: Approximately 55 minutes.

Tour Departures:
Morning - 7:00am - 10:30am
Mid-Day - 10:30am - 1:00pm
Afternoon - After 1:00pm
(A Reserve Direct representative will contact you within 48 hours after booking to confirm your actual flight time.)

Kauai Customer Reviews

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"Long fun trip to our favorite island in the world "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2019 NEW
We landed by plane in Lihue, got our rental vehicle and drove straight over to Blue Hawaiian Helicopters to book our flight. I think that of all the adventures we have done on island, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is our favorite! We feel like this adventure reacquaints us to Kaua’i and reminds us of all of the reasons we come here! Hello Hanalei! Hello Waimea Canyon! Hello Napali Coast! Rainbows and waterfalls and sunshine and gorgeous water and scenery! Oh, and we met our pilot, Miguel, for the first time. He’s a wonderful conversationalist and a great pilot! Thanks to all of the other friendly people on staff also who make Blue Hawaiian Helicopters our favorite Helicopter to fly!
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Laguna Niguel, California
"Kauai Eco Adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2019 NEW
This ride was worth every penny. They give you unparalleled views of the Napali coast that you couldn't see any other way. My husband and I were lucky enough to sit in the front row with the pilot which seriously enhances the experience. Note: when they say to wear dark clothing - DO IT! From head to toe! We got some great photos but were frustrated that our white skin reflected in the glass and ruined what could have been even more really great photos. As you fly around the island they play very appropriate music to accompany the landscape. They are also filming your experience with internal and external cameras and this video will have the music you are hearing and capture anything that anyone says over the microphones. If you are sitting in the front row, I highly recommend buying the video because you will be in full view for the internal shots. And we were able to use pieces of the video for our own iMovie we made of our whole trip. Our pilot, who's name escapes me, did a great job and had lots of information for what we were looking at. And a good story of how he ended up in Hawaii after taking a vacation there (long story short, he was hooked ^^). A way that you can tell if you will be in the front or back: If you are slim, your chances are better of being in the front. Once you see the group you will be in, if you are the lightest or 2nd lightest, you should be good to go. The heaviest people will be in the back row and towards the middle. Something to keep in mind. Bon voyage!
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TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2019 NEW
:-( My son and I come to Kauai every year and we have always wanted to take this trip. We decided this year - was the year! We shared our ride with a family of three. They were provided the seats in the front and the window seat on the left. My son was assigned to the inside seat and mine was on the back window on the right. I am sure that the family had great reviews to offer and wonderful pictures to share with their friends and family ... sadly, we do not. Videos are available of the trip for purchase which I typically would have bought but didn't I didn't feel that Blue Hawaiian had earned the additional $$$$. I would absolutely recommend that others take this trip - with another company - that assure that all customers have an equally exciting adventure. Profoundly disappointing!
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"Awesome company"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2019 NEW
Very professional with knowledgeable team members. Felt very safe. The tour of Kauai was beautiful and as described on their website.
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
"Wonderful pilots, watch your seating"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2019 NEW
This is an altered review as my first experience was less than satisfactory. I rode again, and had a completely different experience. My original review is below. Brian was our pilot, and he was fantastic. My first pilot was Beth, and she was also wonderful, but one major difference between the 2 is I thought Brian did an excellent job of making sure both sides of the aircraft got equal time in front of the more iconic spots. Both gave excellent commentary and were knowledgeable with the history of Kauai and both were able to answer all the questions asked. A+ for both! Moving on to the flight. Your seating assignment matters 100%. If you are not taking pictures and just want to enjoy the ride, the front, middle seat (#1) is great. If you want pictures, and window seat will be great, with seat #2 (front, window seat) being the best. Seat #4 and #7 are the other window seats and are also great for pictures (I asked the passengers in those seats) then seat #5 and #6 are in the back middle and are still good, but only if you are friendly with the person sitting by the window and aren’t taking pictures. If you are a photographer, I suggest doing a doors off ride with another company. That being said, with Blue Hawaiian you get a full experience with commentary, and you don’t have the age restrictions, you can also fit your whole group. As for the actual flight, the scenery is beautiful, and the time goes quickly. I HIGHLY suggest you speak with the other people on your flight. No one likes a window hog, and I tried to be conscious of the other passengers. I got a great picture in front of the helicopter at the end. It was memorable, and I would do it again. After my positive 2nd ride, I would highly recommend this tour. They have excellent customer service I spoke with Mel (Female Mel) and she was a sweetheart. The pilots are fantastic, and the views are like nowhere else on earth. If you are interested in my original review, please see below. Trip Advisor does not allow you to edit a review, only delete and re-post. My positive 2nd experience far outweighed my bad 1st one so I felt it wasn’t fair to leave that one up. Very disappointed with my experience. Beth, the pilot, was the only good thing about the flight. She was very sweet and knowledgeable. They need to charge you based on where you are seated because not all seats are the same. I was solo, and there was a party of 2 and 3. They sat me in the front middle. It was difficult to see and to take pictures. The girl by the window in the front was all over the place and kept getting in my pictures. Towards the end I was just sticking my hand over to take pictures, but she would knock my hand away. She was with her parents and her dad and her had fancy cameras, so I guess if you want a good seat you need to bring a fancy camera. I also thought we went so quickly over a lot of places, but part of that may have been because I couldn’t see. It wasn’t worth the money at all. I also don’t think it was a full 45 minutes (was sold to me as “just under an hour” 45 min is way under an hour!). At the end they take pictures of you by the helicopter with your camera. When it was my turn Mel had me stand on the X and said “say aloha” well he took the picture as I was talking. I checked it after and saw and I told him my mouth was open from saying “aloha” he just laughed and said “oh yeah?” And kept walking then I said more forcefully that I had no good picture of me in from of the helicopter and he looked and me and smiled and laughed and kept walking. The older couple asked him about getting a picture of me with the helicopter since he clearly wasn’t understanding and he didn’t respond and just greeted the next group. This is a mill that just pumps out fast rides for a crazy price. There are other companies that are the same price (or less) that offer a doors off option (no annoying glare) and seat fewer people, so everyone gets a window. Go with them, and skip Blue Hawaiian.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Hawaiian Kauai Helicopter Tours

Do you make a video of our actual tour? How long is it?
Every flight is captured on a high-quality DVD. Each helicopter is equipped with four cameras; three external and one in the cabin. The video recording begins during the boarding process. On the video, you'll most likely first see yourself as you approach the aircraft for boarding. To orchestrate the most interesting video, the pilot chooses between the forward, side or internal camera as the flight progresses. The cabin camera, for example, usually shows you right after lift-off as it is so much fun to capture our guests’ expressions of amazement. The recording is continuous until landing and includes digital quality music chosen to complement the changing scenery, plus all the pilot's narration. The video is available for purchase right after you return from your flight.

What should we wear?
Our helicopters are temperature-controlled so dress comfortably but wear dark clothing to minimize any window reflections. If your flight includes a landing at higher elevations, bring a sweater in case it's chilly. Hats are not allowed to be worn around the helicopters as they can fly up into the rotors and damage the aircraft. We will be happy to hold any hats for you until you return from your tour.

Do you recommend taking anti-motion sickness medication?
If you are particularly prone to motion sickness, taking a precautionary anti-motion sickness medication is a good idea. However, our flights are very smooth and turns are slow and gentle. This is a professional scenic tour, not a thrill ride. Most people do not experience motion sickness and do not need an anti-motion sickness medication.

Will we be the only ones in the helicopter? How is seating arranged?
Unless you charter the complete helicopter you will be sharing the flight with other guests. We try to seat couples and families side-by-side as much as possible. We cannot guarantee particular seating as it is often dictated by our FAA approved “weight and balance” program. However, visibility from every seat is excellent in both our A-Stars and Eco-Stars, since there are no cabin partitions that would block part of the view as is the case on other types of helicopters.