See some of Kauai's most beautiful scenery; first by soaring overhead in a helicopter, and then by driving along the striking North Shore on this limited participation tour.
From the pier you'll transfer via van to the town of Lihue, where you'll board a modern air-conditioned jet helicopter. During the next 45 minutes, you'll fly over some of Kauai's most dramatic, impossibly beautiful landscapes. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of lush valleys, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic Waimea Canyon on the island's western side.
Known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea is a geological wonder more than 10 miles long and filled with crested buttes, rugged crags and deep gorges. It's an amazing sight, especially from the air. You'll also soar over the Na Pali Coast, whose characteristic sheer cliffs plummet thousands of feet into the ocean.
Following your unforgettable helicopter ride, you'll re-join your van and drive to Kauai's enchanting North Shore. At the Kilauea Lighthouse, which was built in 1913 more than 200 feet above the water, you'll enjoy a stop for photos. Being a wildlife refuge, the surrounding acreage serves as a sanctuary for seabirds, and you may spot frigates, shearwaters and albatrosses.
Continuing on, you'll spend several hours exploring the luxurious Princeville area and lovely Hanalei Town, which is surrounded by fields of taro and emerald-green mountains. Be sure to take a stroll on the town's pier. Constructed in 1892, it gained fame in the classic 1957 film "South Pacific." Before returning to the pier in Nawiliwili, you will be treated to a deli-style picnic lunch at Anini Beach Park.
Please note: This tour includes a varied amount of walking at the stops, including uneven and sandy terrain at the beach stops. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not recommended for those who suffer from motion sickness. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Participants must be able to enter and exit the helicopter on their own. Furthermore, it will be required to advise the Destination Services Desk of your weight at least 36 hours in advance of the tour's departure and guests weighing over 240 lbs. will be given a second seat and assessed an additional surcharge. A child of 23 months or less is considered a lap-child. A child 24 months or older, will occupy a seat and require a full purchase price ticket. Weights will be required of all participants, including children. Casual, weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. In the event the flight portion of the tour is canceled due to unsafe flying conditions, a partial refund will be given. DVDs of the flight will be available from the helicopter provider at the end of the tour.