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“Close enough to feel the heat”
Review of Safari Helicopters

Safari Helicopters
Ranked #6 of 39 Outdoor Activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: For over 30 years Safari has been taking people on helicopter tours to the inaccessible wonders of Kauai. Guest safety and satisfaction are Safari Helicopters top priority. Take an air tour with Safari Helicopters to find out why we are the best in the business.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I tried 5 times to get a booking from a cancellation. The only space they had in early June was the day after I had to leave. Finally, on my second to last day an opening was created by juggling people around. I am so grateful. It was an absolutely awesome experience, especially for photography because it's an open door experience. I highly recommend the company to anyone who wants the thrill of a lifetime. The only downside is we were restricted from getting too close. Pity! And it was too short.

Thank tolo565
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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Aloha Tolo,

As much as I would love to take credit for your enjoyable experience, I dont believe it was our company you flew with. We dont offer doors off or open tours. Most likely you were referring to tropical or paradise helicopters. We thank you for sharing anyway and hope you will give us a try on your next visit to the islands.

Sincerely,

Safari Helicopters

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

To see the crater erupting and the hot, red, lava river flowing so fast left me speechless. I could not have been more pleased with this tour. The pilot Kyle, the staff, and even the helicopter all performed beautifully and safely. Our family will never forget this adventure.

Thank venje75
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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Aloha,

We are so glad that you and your family was able to experience this once in a lifetime event. It was a pleasure have you with us, and we hope you will take these memories with you always.

Till we see you again,

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We had an outstanding experience with a great pilot. The entire process was very professional from the reservation booking to the check in and the ride itself. The views of the active volcano were amazing along with the other island views of secluded waterfalls only available via helicopter tour. A first-class experience in every way.

Thank kerrypepsiman
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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Aloha Kerry,

Thank you for sharing you experience with us. It was a pleasure to have you with us, and we hope that your holiday was enjoyable and stress free.

Hope to see you on a future tour with us,

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Captain Brian took us on an hour long tour around the island, over Na Pali and into the canyons and waterfalls. The views were stunning and you get to see where parts of the original Jurassic Park was filmed. Great fun and very professional team.

Thank Karen P
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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Aloha Karen,

Thank you for your kind words. We had a great time on tour with you, and hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday. Come on back again, we would love to show you around again.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

We flew in the helicopter with Kyle who was very knowledgeable about the area and the Kilauea volcano. He got us so close to the vent and the incredible lava flow, it was totally amazing. Watching the steam cloud as the lava reaches the ocean was so beautiful. Highly recommend this adventure.

Thank 318Debra54
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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Aloha Debra,

Kyle is one of our best pilots, and we are glad to hear he gave a excellent tour as always. The lava is truly a once in a lifetime event, lucky to have the opportunity to see it. We enjoyed having you along, and we hope to see you again on a future tour.

Sincerely,

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