Doors Off Air Kauai Helicopter Tour

Lihue, United States
Doors Off

From $318.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 50 minutes
  • Flight time: 45 to 50 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Known for its lush rainforests, dramatic cliffs, and tumbling waterfalls, Kauai is a sightseer’s dream—and this helicopter tour provides one-of-a-kind aerial views of its scenery. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, head to the Lihue Airport, and take to the skies: in this doorless helicopter, you’ll enjoy extraordinary perspectives on Mt. Waialeale, the Na Pali Coast, Manawaiopuna Falls, Waimea Canyon State Park, and more.
  • This personal, small-group flight is capped at just six people
  • Discover many of Kauai’s top landmarks in the space of a single tour
  • A special doorless helicopter means unbeatable views of the sights
  • Admire the Na Pali Coast, the “Jurassic Park” waterfalls, and more

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 3651 Ahukini Rd
      3651 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

      Upon entering the Lihue Airport stay to the left towards the CARGO/HELIPORT. Take a left at the second stop sign and head north on Ahukini Road. Take the first right after the UPS Customer Center Drive and look for the Air Kauai sign. Park on the grass area and check-in in the black office.

    Start time

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    Opening hours

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    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Mt. Waialeale (Pass By)

    Waimea Canyon State Park (Pass By)

    Hanapepe Valley Lookout (Pass By)

    Na Pali Coast State Park (Pass By)

    Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic Park Falls) (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Total weight per passenger: 229 lbs
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • NOW ALLOWING GO PROS AND CAMERAS! Air Kauai will provide lanyards for Cellphones and Go Pros
    • Passengers must be 10yrs old or older to participate on the Doors Off flight. Only passengers 16 years old and older can be on an outside/edge seat.
    • Any passenger exceeding 230lbs or two passenger combined over 400lbs must purchase a comfort seat. This is an additional seat for comfort and safety.
    • This also applies to ANY single passenger weighing 250lbs or more no matter what the combined weight with others is. This is for the safety and comfort of all passengers.
    • Tennis Shoes must be worn, no flip flops are allowed on board of the aircraft
    • Please view your ticket for your confirmation number, check-in and departure times.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Pilot Kelby made our tour exciting and memorable. We got up close views of the spectacular scenery on Kauai.


    405 reviews
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    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Spectacular views
    Krista_C, Sep 2023
    Our tour guide Steve was very informative and funny. The views of the Napali Coast line and the volcano were spectacular. This was our second helicopter tour, but the first time we did doors off and it was amazing.
    Stunning views!
    Laura_M, Sep 2023
    Our pilot Steve was awesome!! Such incredible views!!! It was by far our favorite adventure!!! The flight was smooth and the doors off made the scenery more stunning!
    Doors Off !
    Dan_B, Sep 2023
    Spectacular! Flying through the canyon and into the crater were the highlights, but the entire trip was incredible. Steve was the best and his commentary was super informative and fun. It’s a lot of money, but if you’ve never flown in a helicopter before, just do it, and Doors Off is a more immersive experience. They make sure you are tightly strapped in, and your headset and goggles are in place, so it’s not scary, just fun. Our whole family went and it was a highpoint of the vacation.
    Sept. 2023 Air Kauai Helicopter Tour
    Tim_S, Sep 2023
    The entire trip over and around the island of Kauai was UNFORGETTABLE. We are so glad we booked this adventure! Booking through Viator made the whole trip so easy and they were always available with answers to any and all of our questions.
    Dream flight over Kauai
    Fernando_O, Sep 2023
    Terrific experience with our pilot Steve and the whole Air Kauai crew. Perfect day to close out our week in Kauai with the doors off crew.
    Breathtaking experience
    John_P, Sep 2023
    Amazing views, awesome experience must do best way to see the island. Staff was amazing, absolutely loved it.
    Richard_H, Sep 2023
    Pilot Kelby made our tour exciting and memorable. We got up close views of the spectacular scenery on Kauai.
    Amazing experience
    Tyler_K, Sep 2023
    We had an amazing flight with Air Kauai! Our pilot, Steve, did a great job and his commentary and music made it even better. The staff in the office were great too! Definitely worth the splurge!
    Out of this world experience!
    Gary_A, Sep 2023
    I felt safe, the landscape was breathtaking, and Steve the pilot was the best! It’s an experience you will not regret.
    Just do it
    Libby_B, Sep 2023
    Very professional and f try ienfly outfit. Staff were amazing and pilot Steve was a great host very knowledgeable he made you feel at ease and his dad jokes well!!! Need I say more. Amazing life changing experience,
    Awesome! You should try it!
    JoAnn_O, Sep 2023
    What a phenomenal experience! Steve is an amazing pilot! The weather was perfect. We will never forget this exciting and fun experience!
    Wonderful experience and a unforgettable time!
    Timothy_M, Sep 2023
    The pilot was awesome with his information and details on everything. Made you feel very comfortable about the helicopter and did all things to make sure the experience was as great as possible!!
    I would no longer fly open doors with Air Kauai, on other Islands, on the other hand, it was great and could enjoy.
    Sandra_W, Sep 2023
    Kauai is a wonderful island with so much nature to marvel at. Last time I flew Air Kauai but not open doors, but this time it was supposed to be open doors, none of the other islands have, but I was really disappointed here. It was just too tight to sit in the back with 4 people and I sat on the outside and felt like I was about to fall out. One should leave one‘s hands and feet in, but where should one go with that? I hooked myself into the gentleman next to me so that I had something to hold on to and took a few photos with the other hand. I was glad when I had solid ground under me again. On the last flight there were only 3 people in the back and that is quite sufficient. And I have a height of about 176 cm and a weight of 66 Kilogram.
    Must-Do on Kauai!
    Michelle_P, Sep 2023
    It was the most amazing thing we did during our honeymoon! The view was amazing and our pilot Steve was great! Would recommend it to anyone visiting the island 👍🏼🌺🚁
    Island flight
    Lynn_L, Aug 2023
    We had a great time. The flight was awesome!!! The sights were so amazing. This is a must do experience!!!
    Simply amazing
    Tori_L, Aug 2023
    From start to finish, an amazing experience. Highly recommend taking this tour. Seamless check in, amazing staff & our pilot top-notch! Views of Kauai from the air cannot be described. A MUST do while in Kauai!!
    Highlight of our vacation!
    Erica_G, Aug 2023
    Incredible. This was the highlight of our trip. Money well spent. Service from staff was excellent from start to finish. Highly recommended this company and I would go again.
    Don’t be scared
    Ernestine_D, Aug 2023
    Pilot spoke in a very soothing voice and let us know upfront we were in capable hands. All our friends were telling us these copters crash
    Incredible experience
    Katelyn_A, Aug 2023
    Incredible experience.. we were in Hawai’i for 15 days and this was our favorite experience. The pilot Steve is so knowledgeable and he truly takes you on an amazing and incredible adventure. This is the best way to see Kaua’i in its entirety. It was truly an incredible experience for take off to landing! You feel so safe and they provided the best experience. If you have to think twice… DO IT!
    Close to death
    Noemi_A, Aug 2023
    I can not recommend the experience at all. The doors off thing is horrible, the wind made it impossible to take pictures and besides that there were so many turbulences, we thought we're going to die any second. But the pilot was great.

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