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Jack Harter Helicopters - Tours

4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
+1 808-245-3774
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Amazing!

We did the open helicopter ride with Eli and it was amazing! Eli was a great pilot and very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
agnesc660
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Doors off - the only way to go!

We were booked on the 3:15, 60 minute, doors off tour yesterday afternoon. We chose this time of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joanhessidence
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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.
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4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the open helicopter ride with Eli and it was amazing! Eli was a great pilot and very knowledgeable about the area. The trip was well organized and we felt safe! Highly recommend this tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked on the 3:15, 60 minute, doors off tour yesterday afternoon. We chose this time of day because we thought the light might be better for photos. Not sure if it was better, but it was a great time to do it.Good visibility,...More

Thank joanhessidence
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of 6 chartered the closed door helicopter. Really comfortable ride and fairly smooth. A little turbulence should be expected, but nothing crazy. Eli was our pilot and was really good at telling us about the points of interest we were flying over. The canyon...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family of four we took a 60 min tour ‘with the doors off’. What an unforgettable experience ! Our pilot Bruno was great, very knowledgeable, very skilled at maneuvering down those valleys. Would recommend taking a longer tour such as this one as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful helicopter tour. A full 60 minutes and always making sure both sides of the copter got a great view. Our pilot Harry was very informative and made us feel very safe.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the doors off Hughes/MD/Boeing 500 tour. Amazing how quickly an hour goes by. It really is the best way to see the entire island, and it's geographic/geological diversity. We spent half of our trip in Princeville, and booked this tour the day we were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough about this tour! It was the highlight of our trip to Hawaii. Our pilot, Ben, was very informative and took extra care in reassuring my 10 yo daughter on how to operate the mic, take care of her seat belt in...More

Thank sejj33
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

NaPali Coast - 5 stars. Jack Harter’s customer care after leaving a 6 year old devastated and inconsolable for being placed in a seat with no view - ZERO stars! The true measure of customer care comes down to what a company does when something...More

Thank Resmnky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DOORS OFF IS THE WAY TO GO. This is one of the coolest things I’ve done in life. It’s so fun! I am an adrenaline junkie and this is just shy of that but truly exhilarating and just plain fun. My mouth was open in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the highlight of our entire trip....a one hour doors off helicopter tour of the island! Our family of four was able to charter the copter for ourselves- four seats and the driver. Our smallest teen was placed in the middle front seat but...More

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Shenali W
16 March 2018|
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Response from Jack-Harter-Heli | Property representative |
We take children on our helicopters with a few restrictions. In the doors-off Hughes 500 helicopters, the minimum age for children is 10 years of age. In the doors-on AStar we take children of all ages, but no lap riders... More
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Rdizazzo
11 March 2018|
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Response from Jack-Harter-Heli | Property representative |
Jack Harter Helicopters does not video our flights. Flying safely and narrating the flights is enough for our pilots to do during a tour flights. Running the video system would take away from attention to these two primary... More
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evillemom
5 December 2017|
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Response from Jack-Harter-Heli | Property representative |
Seating depends upon many things. Aircraft type, other customers, individual passenger weight and height. We do not guarantee where a passenger would be seated unless the passenger's party is chartering the flight and we... More
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