Jack Harter Helicopter Tour Kauai

My feet leave the ground.  Rising into the air.  Clouds are close enough to touch.  Ground is far away now.  Birds are flying below me.  Wind is blowing so hard I can barely see.  I have dreamed of flying since I was a kid and I read my first Superman comic.

About to take off.
Leaving Lihue Airport.

Now.  Flying over Kauai in a no doors helicopter operated by Jack Harter Helicopter Tours I am living my dream.  Holding my camera outside the helicopter my hand is buffeted by 100mph winds and shaking badly.  View is crystal clear without any glass of plastic in the way.  We start heading up the coast past the Nanini Lighthouse.

Ninini Point Lighthouse

 

Nawiliwili Bay

View from the air is spectacular.

Hanapepe Valley

 

Manawaiopuna Falls

Waimea Canyon

 

Nā Pali Coast

Hanakapi`ai Beach

Tunnels Beach

 

Hanalei Valley

 

Hanalei Bay
Mt. Waiʻaleʻale 2nd wettest spot on earth.

Kalepa Mountain Forest Reserve

Tour took us around the island to many places inaccessible by foot.  Pilot Ben Silver was very informative about points of interest and did 360 degrees turns so you get a great view no matter what side of the helicopter you sit on.  We saw awesome sights and I’ll be looking for doors off helicopter tours next time I vacation somewhere with remote sights like Kauai.

Our pilot Ben Silver posed for a photo with us.

 

4231 Ahukini Rd
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 245-3774

5 Comment

  1. Maggie says: Reply

    Breathtaking once in a lifetime event! Stunning photography! 🚁

    1. Soo says: Reply

      Thanks! We gotta try another doors off helicopter tour!

  2. Faye says: Reply

    Those were beautiful photos but I think I got air sick just looking at em 🙁 I have huge fear of flying so a doorless heli would freak me out. You are brave for sticking your camera out the helicopter!

    Beautiful photos of the waterfalls. It would have been awesome if the heli landed somewhere close to the waterfalls for you guys to take more pics or explore the waterfalls.

    1. Maggie says: Reply

      Dramamine works wonders for any type of motion sickness. I’m sure it would help if you had to get on a regular plane. ✈️

    2. Soo says: Reply

      Thanks! I had to stick my camera outside to get a few shots. I was lucky they turned out as the wind was really strong blowing against the camera. The helicopters in Kauai don’t land near waterfalls. I read there are helicopters that land at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

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