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Doors off helicopter tour in Kauai – prices, what to expect

The diversity of landscapes in Kauai makes it the best Hawaiian island for an aerial tour. 

A helicopter tour in Kauai will be your most expensive activity in Hawaii, but it will also be your most memorable of experiences.

Tourists who love adventure push it a bit further and opt for the doors-off helicopter experience, where there is nothing between the lush greens of Kauai and themselves. 

This article shares everything you need to know before booking a helicopter tour without doors in Kauai.

What to expect from doors off helicopter tour

Kauai is a breathtaking lush and mountainous Hawaiian island, and the best way to see it is from above.

The Garden Island gets its name from the tropical rainforest that covers much of its mountain topography, creating emerald valleys, vibrant canyons, jagged cliffs, and tumbling waterfalls. 

On a sunny day, you can fly over Kauai in a helicopter to get a bird’s eye view of the island. 

You’ll enjoy the breathtaking sights that can only be seen from the air. 

And when you book a doors-off helicopter – there is nothing between you high up in the air and nature’s bonanza down below. 

You can make a loop around the island, noting waterfalls along the way by flying over the breathtaking Waimea Canyon. 

The most breathtaking experience is flying among the craggy rocks along Nepal’s shore, where no vehicle can go.

When you continue along the north shore beaches before swinging in over the rainforest valleys to the highest point on the island’s extinct volcano, you will be frightened but delighted to fly without doors. 


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Best doors off helicopter tour in Kauai

Duration of the ride: Enjoy an amazing 50 minutes Kauai helicopter tour with the doors off.

You will see: Kauai is a dream, with its lush jungles, dramatic cliffs, and flowing waterfalls—and this helicopter trip delivers one-of-a-kind aerial views of its grandeur. 

Choose between morning and afternoon departure times, drive to Lihue Airport, and take to the skies.

In this doorless helicopter, you’ll get incredible views of Mt. Waialeale, the Na Pali Coast, Manawaiopuna Falls, Waimea Canyon State Park, and more.

Admire the Na Pali Coast, the “Jurassic Park” waterfalls, and other attractions.

You will discover many of Kauai’s best attractions in this single tour. 

A customizable doorless helicopter provides unrivaled views of the sights. 

The number of passengers: This exclusive helicopter tour in Kauai is limited to only six passengers.

Timings: Afternoon tour timing is 12 pm to 4 pm and morning tour timing is 8 am to 12 pm. 

Departure and Return details: You will depart and return to the same location.

3711 Ahukini Rd
3711 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

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When you arrive at Lihue Airport, turn left towards the HELIPORT. At the second stop sign, turn left into Ahukini Road and go north. After the UPS Customer Center Drive, take the first right and look for the Air Kauai sign. Check-in at the black office after parking on the lawn.

Cost of the tour

Adult ticket (10+ years): US$324


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Kauai helicopter tours with doors 

If you change your mind and want to opt for doors-on helicopter tours over Kauai, we suggest the 45-minute Kauai Air Tour or the 55-minute Kauai Shore Excursion.

45-minute Amazing Air Kauai Helicopter Tour

Duration of the ride: 45 minutes of unforgettable Kauai helicopter tour with doors.

You will see: See why Kauai is known as the Garden Isle on a helicopter tour that highlights the island’s incredibly diversified scenery. 

Soar over the mountainous Na Pali Coast for an unbeatable perspective of the emerald peaks and sea cliffs, marvel at the “Jurassic Park Falls” made famous by the movie film, and fly over the Waimea Canyon’s red desert valleys. 

It’s the ideal way to see the island in all its splendor, with a local’s perspective provided by the pilot’s narrative.

Additional benefits: You can see the best of Kauai from the air in less than an hour. The only way to visit the spectacular Manawaiopuna Falls is by helicopter, and you get to see it.

The number of passengers: This exclusive helicopter tour in Kauai is limited to only six passengers.

Timings: Morning tour timing is 8 am to 12 pm and afternoon tour timing is 12 pm to 4 pm.

Departure and Return details: You will depart and return to the same location.

3711 Ahukini Rd
3711 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

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Cost of the tour

Adult ticket (2+ years): US$281
Infant ticket (up to 1 year): Free

Kauai Shore Excursion: 55-minute Helicopter Adventure Flight

Duration of the ride: Enjoy an amazing 55 minutes Kauai helicopter tour 

You will see: Enjoy the natural wonders of Kauai from the air on this scenic helicopter tour from Lihue. 

Waimea Canyon (also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific), Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic Park Falls), Na Pali Coast State Park, the Hanalei Valley waterfalls, etc., are the other attractions.

Additional benefits: Experience a breathtaking helicopter flight over Kauai. Several excursions are available throughout the day. Enjoy views of Waimea Canyon, Na Pali, and waterfalls. A shore excursion returns you to your boat.

The number of passengers: This exclusive helicopter tour in Kauai is limited to only six passengers.

Timings: When booking, specify a departure time.

Departure and Return Details: You will depart and return to the same location.

Nawiliwili Harbor provides cruise port pickup and drop-off. You can also choose to come to the below departure point.

3730 Ahukini Rd
3730 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

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CUSTOMERS FROM HOTELS: Please check in at Lihue Airport, 3730 Ahukini Rd. Look for the Sunshine Helicopters’45 minutes before the FLIGHT TIME sign.

Cost of the tour

Adult ticket (13+ years): US$355
Child ticket (3 to 12 years): US$355
Infant ticket (up to 1 year): Free

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