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Entire Kauai Island Air Tour provided by Air Ventures Hawaii

Entire Kauai Island Air Tour

Entire Kauai Island Air Tour
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Tour snapshot
Fly above Kauai in an aircraft specially designed for sightseeing
Duration:
1h 10m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Get an unparalleled perspective of Kauai on this air tour of the Garden Island. Fly in an aircraft that’s specially designed for sightseeing and that accommodates no more than six passengers. Soak up views of Waimea Canyon, Opaekaa Falls, and Na Pali Coast, as well as filming locations for movies including Raiders of the Lost Ark, South Pacific, and King Kong.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 10m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Aerial views of island sights, including Wailua Falls and Waimea Canyon
  • Your pilot/guide provides enlightening commentary
  • Small group of no more than six ensures personal attention
What to expect
Make your way to the Lihue Airport in time for your selected departure. Meet your pilot, and climb aboard the comfortable GA8 Airvan, an aircraft specially designed for sightseeing, with large bubble windows and a spacious cabin that accommodates up to six passengers. Get an entirely new perspective on the Garden Island’s diverse landscape as you view dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, red lava fields, and cascading waterfalls from above. Listen through two-way headsets as your pilot provides narration on the sights below you, including Wailua Falls, the Na Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon, and Kilauea Lighthouse. Your tour returns to Lihue Airport where, with a camera full of photos, you bid your pilot goodbye.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 10m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Aerial views of island sights, including Wailua Falls and Waimea Canyon
  • Your pilot/guide provides enlightening commentary
  • Small group of no more than six ensures personal attention
What to expect
Make your way to the Lihue Airport in time for your selected departure. Meet your pilot, and climb aboard the comfortable GA8 Airvan, an aircraft specially designed for sightseeing, with large bubble windows and a spacious cabin that accommodates up to six passengers. Get an entirely new perspective on the Garden Island’s diverse landscape as you view dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, red lava fields, and cascading waterfalls from above. Listen through two-way headsets as your pilot provides narration on the sights below you, including Wailua Falls, the Na Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon, and Kilauea Lighthouse. Your tour returns to Lihue Airport where, with a camera full of photos, you bid your pilot goodbye.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3264BIG
Important information
Inclusions
  • 60-70 minute aerial sightseeing tour
  • Narrated by professional higly trained pilots
  • Noise reduction headsets for adults and children
  • Local taxes
  • Unimaginably beautiful scenery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration
1h 10m
Departure details
  • 3745 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA Lihue Airport Commuter Terminal
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • WIth two GA-8 Airvans, we are the ONLY airplane tour company on Kauai who can accommodate 12 guests (6 per airplane) at the same time! We love famlies and large groups. You must call us to confirm seats.
  • Professional, knowledgeable, highly trained pilots.
  • Everyone has a window seat with large bubble windows at no extra charge
  • Slow flying tour for optimal viewing and photography
  • Noise reduction headsets with voice activated microphones for communication between guests and pilot.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • MAXIMUM INDIVIDUAL WEIGHT LIMIT IS 300 LBS., with a total weight of 1100 lbs. per airplane. Anyone exceeding 300 lbs. will be required to purchase a second seat. Any group exceeding 1100 lbs. must be booked on two airplanes.
  • CHECK IN TIME IS 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR.
  • Individual guest names, weights, and contact information must accompany all bookings.
  • Maximum individual weight limit is 300 lb. - 1100 lb. weight limit per airplane
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • 60-70 minute aerial sightseeing tour
  • Narrated by professional higly trained pilots
  • Noise reduction headsets for adults and children
  • Local taxes
  • Unimaginably beautiful scenery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Departure details
  • 3745 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA Lihue Airport Commuter Terminal
Duration
1h 10m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • WIth two GA-8 Airvans, we are the ONLY airplane tour company on Kauai who can accommodate 12 guests (6 per airplane) at the same time! We love famlies and large groups. You must call us to confirm seats.
  • Professional, knowledgeable, highly trained pilots.
  • Everyone has a window seat with large bubble windows at no extra charge
  • Slow flying tour for optimal viewing and photography
  • Noise reduction headsets with voice activated microphones for communication between guests and pilot.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • MAXIMUM INDIVIDUAL WEIGHT LIMIT IS 300 LBS., with a total weight of 1100 lbs. per airplane. Anyone exceeding 300 lbs. will be required to purchase a second seat. Any group exceeding 1100 lbs. must be booked on two airplanes.
  • CHECK IN TIME IS 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR.
  • Individual guest names, weights, and contact information must accompany all bookings.
  • Maximum individual weight limit is 300 lb. - 1100 lb. weight limit per airplane
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Mar 2022
A note from Entire Kauai Island Air Tour
The State of Hawaii lifted the face mask in public areas mandate at 11:59PM on March 25, 2022. Our staff is 100% vaccinated and our airplanes are sanitized between tours. Face masks are optional on our airplane tours.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3745 Ahukini Rd
    3745 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
    Lihue Airport Commuter Terminal
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Kilauea Lighthouse
    Na Pali Coast State Park
    Menehune Fish Pond
    Waimea Canyon State Park
    Wailua Falls
    Hanakapiai Falls
    Hanalei Bay
    Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic Park Falls)
  • You'll return to the starting point
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424 reviews
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Michael Denis M
Castlewellan, UK317 contributions
There is so much of the beautiful island of Kaua’i that is inaccessible by road. So, you either have to take a boat trip or an airplane (or helicopter) ride.
The boat trip will reveal all the majestic beauty of the Na Pali Coast, but from the air you can see not only the craggy west coast, but also the beauty of the interior…the lush land, the waterfalls and Waimea Canyon (The Grand Canyon of the Pacific and so much more.
Air ventures is a great way to do this activity. The plane ride is much more keenly priced than the helicopters, and I venture (no pun intended) to suggest just as good.
On my trip, Pilot Nate was full of explanations of the history, the land and details of the rock formations. He skilfully guided over the many lovely waterfalls and after sn hour brought his charges safely back to Lihue.
I strongly recommend AirVentures to anyone eager to see and learn about Kaua’i.
Written 11 January 2022
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Brian E
2 contributions
My son and I did the nepali coast air tour in early March 2022. Joe was our pilot and there were 2 or 3 additional people that assisted in our check-in and check-out.

The staff was super friendly and professional and Joe was all of that and extremely knowledgeable to boot. He would answer our questions and give us a local perspective on things. The weather conditions were absolutely perfect, but even if we were socked in with fog (limiting the visibility), I still would've given him a top score. He did his best to make it a wonderful experience for all involved (there were 6 of us in addition to the pilot).
Written 10 March 2022
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Mark 5
Rockford, IL21 contributions
Pilot Ray did a great job showing the beauty of Kauai with many interesting points of narration along the way. Made extra pass by some more significant sights. Plane designed for touring, travels about 75 MPH, slower than the helicopters, giving a bit more time to appreciate the sights. Much less money than the helicopter, and equal to or better than the copters!
Written 1 May 2022
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William M
Connecticut285 contributions
To be fair, I want to say upfront that this review focuses not only on the provider but also on Trip Advisor (based on the comments of the owner/vendor that Trip Advisor is horrible to dealt with on his end) . Sadly I did not get to revisit a great experience. I took this tour 10 years ago with my late wife and it was truly wonderful. Please note at that time I weighed in excess of 300 pounds. My late wife 175 pounds. We had no issue at the time because our combined average weight met the vendors parameters. Now to 2022. I booked this latest tour 20 days before our arrival, entered all of the pertinent information, including body weight, on the Trip Advisor booking page and paid my $368, expecting to again have a wonderful experience. 25 hours before our appointed excursion I receive an email from the Vendor thru the Trip Advisor platform that they are not able to accommodate us based on my weight being in excess of 300 pounds, the maximum PER SEAT, but if I wanted to buy an additional seat on the next day....... I stated that my wife weighs 170 so our combined weight of 490 for two seats equated to 245 pounds per seat. Deaf Ears. OK I get it, please refund my booking. "NO, we are not able to refund your booking and it is Trip Advisors fault". OK, You, Air Venture, are the entity denying my booking, yet you cannot refund my money even though YOU are the entity who is refusing to provide the contracted service. "It is Trip Advisor's fault". OK I entered my correct weight on the Trip Advisor site when I booked. Do YOU not communicate your parameters to Trip Advisor? "It is Trip Advisors fault". OK, Isn't Trip Advisor your Agent, therefore an extension of Air Ventures? "It is Trip Advisors fault". OK, you do realize Air Ventures that I will be leaving a negative review on the said "Trip Advisor" based on this interaction? "DON'T THREATEN ME" and hung up. So, if you decide to book a trip with Air Ventures, I suggest you stay away from Trip Advisor or any other third party booking site as the owner of Air Venture will not work with you if there is an issue, even if it is his fault.

You will note that this is the only truly negative review I have ever left on Trip Advisor. God Bless Air Ventures. I hope you survive in business with your superb customer service.
Written 5 May 2022
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crawler_10
Santa Cruz, CA5 contributions
This owner/pilot Ray is dangerous. He told all passengers to remove their masks. My patient is hard of hearing and immune suppressed. I explained why we needed every one to wear masks and the pilot still instructed everyone to remove masks "because you can not hear with the microphone with masks on" I spoke to my hearing impaired patient with a mask on and she stated she could hear just fine. Regardless, all other passengers followed the instructions of the pilot and removed their masks. Landing was done without instruction to fasted seat belts. Some were not buckled in. Pilot's wife Jill stated that masks do not prevent Coved. I would not recommend any air tours with any company without checking about masking prior to reservations. I have reported Airventures to multiple governmental agencies and will continue to do so to try to protect others from this awful experience.
Written 13 February 2022
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QuinnBoSki
Kettering, OH1 contribution
This was absolutely amazing!!! Nate was an awesome pilot and guide for this flight. As of now, this is the highlight of the trip and it’s not even close. He was very accommodating for my wife and I along with our two friends and we got to see so much more than we ever imagined we would especially at such a reasonable price! If anyone reads this, I promise that you will not be disappointed! The photography and videos that I captured from above of the entire island were absolutely incredible! When we come back we will definitely be flying this tour again! Thank you guys so much for the hospitality and making my wife and I’s anniversary absolutely wonderful! 🤙🏽🤙🏽
Written 6 October 2021
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Scott
6 contributions
Couples
We had a great experience with Air Ventures, it was such a fantastic and affordable way to see the beauty of Kauai. All of the staff were personable and helpful. Our pilot, Nate, was concientious, safe, and told us a lot about Kauai as we toured the island. Every aspect of the flight was smooth and we just can't say enough good things about the experience.
Written 20 February 2022
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DirkVer
Vilamoura, Portugal50 contributions
We had a great scenic flight with AirVentures. As soon as we arrived, we were welcomed with a big smile as we ‘checked in’, and shortly after Jill gave us some info on what to expect. Then we met our pilot, Captain Ray, who is a very nice guy with loads of experience and just great fun to be around. A short safety demo and some pics later, we were on our way. We had perfect weather and had great views of the Na Pali coastline, the ‘Jurassic Park’ waterfall, Waimea Canyon and Tunnels Beach, just to name a few. It was simply stunning and a great experience. Ray was very informative, knew a lot about the island, it’s history and what we were looking at and made sure we were in the best spot to take photo’s. A great landing completed the trip and we couldn’t be happier with this activity. I would definitely recommend this flight and if you’re lucky enough to fly with Ray, you’ll enjoy it even more. Thank you Team AirVentures for making our visit to Kauai even better!
Written 28 November 2021
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abidinginhim2018
10 contributions
This is my second time taking the Island Air Tour; this time we brought friends with us. To say that we had a memorable experience is an understatement. The scenery from the air was breathtaking; everything from the Poipu Coast, Waimea Canyon, the amazing waterfalls, Hanalei Bay and the Islands beauty. My favorite remains the Napali Coastline in all it's magnificent splendor; it truly is Bali Hai.

Ten years ago we flew with Ray Smith, a 34 year veteran flying Jumbo Jets for United Airlines. Since then, Ray bought the company and still loves sharing this beautiful Island with all his guest. Our pilot today was Nate who was not only friendly but very knowledgeable in sharing with us so much about Kauai that we had never heard on any other tour during our several visits to Kauai. Nate also was more than willing to fly back over parts of the Island that we wanted to see up close again. Even though this is the middle of November with unpredictable weather we had beautiful sunshine and even the highest point on Kauai was fully visible.

The plane itself is unique, built in Australia to use by Bush pilots, the aircraft is steady and able to cruise much slower than the Helicopters that you can tour with on the Island. The interior of the aircraft was comfortable even for me who is 6'1" and 230 lbs. In fact I got to sit in the Co-Pilots seat! Each seat however has a bubble window which gives excellent visibility and is perfect for your camera or I phone for picture taking. Every guest has a headphone which keeps you in contact with the pilot and all the other guest. The headphones also filter out excess engine noise which enables everyone to carry on a pleasant conversation and to ask any question they wish about the Island.

Ray and his wife are truly customer oriented in answering questions and making this a great experience from beginning to end.

We love coming to Kauai to go swimming on the amazing beaches; riding bicycles; go on Snorkeling and Dinner Cruises; tubing in the sugar cane canals; and of course the Luaus. All of these are fun and have produced lasting memories with our children and now our grandchildren. Having done all of this over the years I can honestly say, If there is only 1 tour that you must take on Kauai, Air Adventures is that tour.
Written 15 November 2021
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John E
Edison, NJ226 contributions
Excellent experience of watching the Napali Coastline from above!!

Pilot Ray was excellent in providing the information along with showing the island.
Excellent service provided by Ray and Jill !
Napali coast is beautiful to watch.

Tip for photography: The seats just behind the pilot, has the wings which obstructs the view for photos. Right side was facing the coast and the mountain and left side I could see Ocean and little bit of coast line. So for photographs make sure you are sitting on the right side but not just behind the pilot.
I would recommend Ray to make a run of Napali coast, keeping the right side facing it, and then turn back and make a run facing the left side facing the coast and mountains so that everyone sitting on the left side (behind Pilot) also get a chance to see and take photos of the coast line.
Otherwise we enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Kauai Island!!
Written 25 March 2022
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Sheila S
Sheila S
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Views of Kauai That You Can't See From the Ground
Air Ventures was very professional from start to finish. Our pilot gave us a wonderful tour and pointed out waterfa
mkswan618
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Fantastic trip
We had a wonderful air tour of Kauai and would highly recommend! Makoa was an excellent pilot and guide.
Jeff W
Jeff W
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Worth the Price
Mahalo Air Venture for a great experience. The flight was one hour and you were taken to all the major sites on Kau
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Meander694554
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Kauai
The plan was for a fly-over of Kauai. The plane was small, with the passenger space limited. In the air, the plane
AnniversaryGift
AnniversaryGift
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The FLIGHT was the HIGHLIGHT of our Kauai Vacation
We were married in the Fern Grotto many years ago and Kauai is a Very Special place for us. The FLIGHT with Air Ven
johnstrong63
johnstrong63
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Awesome!
Pilot Nate was great! His air tour was informative and interactive yet not overbearing or scripted like some other
Kristine V
Kristine V
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The only way to see all the beauty of Kauai
We had a group of 9 split into two planes. Just an unbelievable epic flight of beauty. I cannot say enough that thi
AllyShelton
AllyShelton
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Loved our pilot!
We had a great experience! Loved how he told us history and all about the island. So pretty from above too!
sfanatic1234
sfanatic1234
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this flight is insane
Me and my friend got the private flight for 2 people, I cannot tell you how much the extra 50 dollars per person is
robbyandjess0204
robbyandjess0204
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Excellent tour, attentive guide
I believe our guide’s name was Nate and he was excellent. He was knowledgeable and made a point to circle in areas
blackforest2022
blackforest2022
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Very friendly and a great experience
It was the best choice to flight with AirVentures! Very frequently and a great experience to see the island from ab
Heidi S
Heidi S
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Excellent excursion
Had a wonderful flight, pilot was very friendly and a great guide. We went out after a hard morning rain and the n
BackPacker601269
BackPacker601269
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Great Time
My flight around Island was excellent, our pilot Ray was very experienced in both flying and the Island below. goin
SebastienLPT
SebastienLPT
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Overfly the paradise !
Flying with Air Ventures Hawaii over Kauai was just the best things we did in Kauai ! Overfly this Island is just t
wenzelagency2020
wenzelagency2020
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Nate was Great!
This whole operation is super chill! Rescheduled us with no problems when they suggested the weather was about 50%.
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