Rented a car and drove out to Napali Coast. Came back in town and took the helicopter tour, was worth the money! I recommend Majna Loa as they carry only two to three people. The other companies are fine but carry two next to the pilot and four in the back. Makes it cramped and more difficult to take in all the scenary as well as obtain good photos. Wear dark clothes when riding with doors on as it cuts down in reflection in photos.
This was our first helicopter ride and, although expensive, was definitely worth doing--the scenery was fantastic. Blue Hawaiian makes a DVD of each tour available for $25--complete with video of the passengers and audio of any questions / comments made--couldn't pass it up! One complaint--shore excursions had recommended signing up for handicapped accessible transportation--when the van came the driver talked us out of needing that and we climbed into the regular van with some assistance; however, one of the gentlemen waiting with us clearly needed the specialized transportation and they did not make it available (even though indicated on his ticket). Instead he struggled for a good while to get into and out of the van--and it looked exhausting. This was unnecessary--they should have been prepared to provide what was promised. After the tour we took a shuttle to the shopping area near the ship, ate lunch overlooking the beach, then walked around the beautiful public beach and some of the grounds of the Marriott.
Heaven and Earth excursion was amazing. Got a good overview of the island with a land tour and then went on a 45 minute helo tour over the island and down the Napali Coast which was breathtaking. Highly recommend.
Awesome. First time in a helicopter. The pilot made us feel at ease. 70% of Kauai is inaccessible which is why I chose to do the helicopter tour here. A wonderful way to really see this beautiful island. And they take a video of your tour which we of course purchased - only $25, not bad.
AMAZING! Sat in front two seats and had views of everything: rainbows, waimea canyon, falls, Na Pali coast line, etc...Pilot was a local and was very informative. Company picks up and drops off at the port. Very friendly staff and comfy headquarters if you arrive early. Loved every moment of it a d totally worth it
Blue Hawaii Helicopter company is a very professional and organized company. Lot's of information given even before helicopter . Be sure to wear dark clothes so you can't see the reflection of light clothes in windows. They sell dark t-shirts for around $10 if you need one or they will provide one free to wear over your shirts if you don't mind wearing one that has been worn by someone before you.
There were other choices for the helicopter tours, but we did our homework and chose Blue Hawaiian. Glad we did, as others didn't appear to be as professional. Breath taking views, unforgettable experience.
OUTSTANDING. Do not miss this experience; it was exceptional. We saw the Waimea Canyon, Na Pali, Poipu Beach among other sites. The pilot share a lot of local information regarding hunting, hiking and Best Sites on Kauai - stunning.
Blue Hawaii. They have it down. Even the souvenir video wasn't thrown at you at $300, but rather a modest $25.The pilot was very well versed and communicated with us each by name. He flew all over the beautiful island.
I can't say enough good things about this excursion. It is a must do for anyone going to Kauai. Blue Hawaiian is a top notch outfit. The flight was amazing and the pilot was very good. We saw parts of the island that can only be seen by air.
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