12 years old for Doors-Off, 7 years old for Doors-On
1 Hour
Lihue, Kauai
Available 8:00am to 3:30pm
Tour Times

Fly Over Waimea Canyon, Na Pali Coast, & More During This Helicopter Tour in Kauai!

Join us on our famous Kauai Experience helicopter tour. For around one hour, you are swept away exploring the rugged splendor of the Na Pali Coast on this helicopter tour. Take in views of the deep colorful gorges of Kauai Waimea Canyon, magnificent Manawaiopuna (“Jurassic”) Falls, and, weather permitting, the breathtaking Mt. Waialeale Crater, which is the site of Kauai’s last volcanic eruption 1.5 million years ago.

This helicopter tour in Kauai is for parties of 2-3 passengers for a private tour. See all the best of the Garden Isle on this unforgettable flight with Mauna Loa Helicopters in Kauai.

For parties of 4 passengers Private Tours, book our Kauai Experience to be in one helicopter all together.

Helicopter Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the rugged splendor of the Na Pali Coast
  • Experience the colorful gorges of Waimea Canyon
  • View the magnificent Manawaiopuna Falls aka “Jurassic Falls”
  • Fly over the breathtaking Mt. Waiale’ale Crater, known to be the wettest place on earth! (weather permitting)
  • Doors-on or doors-off option (at no extra cost)


  • Availability: Daily
  • Tour Time:
    • November-December: Available from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
    • January-Onward: Available from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Duration: 1 Hour


  • An open-door experience is exciting and fun and we want you to enjoy your flight without being distracted by wind or chill. A warm outer layer that you can zip up, such as a windproof jacket, is ideal. 
  • If you are particularly prone to motion sickness, we do recommend that you prepare with oral motion‐sickness medication so you can enjoy your flight, free from worry. Please request an “Aloha Bag” from our pilot prior to takeoff or during the flight.


  • The minimum age is 7 years old for doors-on tours and 12 years old for doors-off tours.
    All passengers must check-in with a valid photo ID
  • Weight Limitations
    • 3 Seat Helicopter:
      • Max weight per passenger of 285lbs
      • Max total group weight cannot exceed 800lbs, no more than two people can be over 200 pounds.
  • Weights will be taken at the time of check-in with all items going on the helicopter with you. Due to legal and safety reasons, if weight limits are exceeded at the time of check-in, we will not be able to accommodate the tour, and is non-refundable. NOTE: Seat assignments may be subject to weight and balance restrictions of the aircraft.
  • Minimum 2, maximum 3 passengers (of the same family group only). Reservations of 4 or more will be split between helicopters.
  • We strongly advise against wind-susceptible clothing such as dresses and hooded items. In winter, long pants are highly recommended.
  • To keep you and your belongings safe, we cannot permit any loose objects on your doors-off flight. This includes hats, visors, scarves, hair clips, and strapless sandals.
  • Eyeglasses are permissible. Hair that is long enough should be tied tightly with an elastic band. Any equipment must be secured to you via a strap.
  • Routes or flight times may vary due to weather conditions. Mauna Loa Helicopters reserves the right to cancel any tour due to unsafe weather. If cancellation due to weather occurs prior to the flight, any money collected will be refunded. If the flight has begun and must be canceled due to weather within 10 minutes of takeoff, the tour price will be refunded in full. If the flight has exceeded 10 minutes, the passengers will be refunded for the percentage of the flight that did not take place. The pilots do have all the way up until the flight time to make a weather decision. If canceled due to weather per the pilot, rescheduling opportunities are based upon availability.
  • Customers who are sick inside the helicopter during the flight will be charged a $100 cleaning fee.
  • Please note that all body parts must remain inside the helicopter for the duration of the tour. We do not allow “foot selfies” or similar on our tours for safety reasons.
  • Passengers who miss their scheduled flight time due to a late check-in will be charged a fee of $100 if they are able to reschedule.
  • The passenger’s ID must match the name of the credit card being charged. ID will be checked at the time of check-in. If ID does not match the credit card we will need a new card or we will not be able to fly the tour.

Location: Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours at The Harbor Mall*
Address: 3501 Rice St, Suite 1008, Lihue, HI 96766
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/fupHB6oig6DwLBNe9

*Do not report to the Airport for Check-in.

Check-in: All passengers must check in with a valid photo ID no less than 40 minutes prior to their scheduled flight time.
You will check-in at our office (located at the Harbor Mall) then you will need to have your own means of transportation to the airport for the tour.

Parking is FREE.

Special Notes:
Please arrive 40 minutes prior to your tour time.

Activity Company: Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours