Kaua‘i is an island wonderland graced with an abundance of incomparable
magnificence. But in order to visit some of the most stunning places on the island,
you’ll have to think “up”—and take a ride on a helicopter. Kaua‘i’s wet mountainous
interior has defied all road construction, even seasoned hikers balk at penetrating
the canyons and jungles in the heart of the island. Quite simply, there’s no other way
to see the island’s secret center except by air. Within minutes, a helicopter can take
sightseers to places unimaginable—destinations that some will never be fortunate to
see in their lifetime.
Over the millennia, heavy rainfall has created a unique geography of razor thin ridges
and cavernous gorges. Fluted canyon walls encircle tremendous bowl like valleys,
while gullies and spires reach toward the heavens. Most of Kaua‘i’s rain falls on the
high mountains. These downpours form streams and raging torrents of water spring
forth from the cliffs. As a result, countless waterfalls cascade splendidly from the misty
green peaks. To see it all from a bird’s-eye view is a privilege you will appreciate with
a deep sense of awe.
Near the island’s center, helicopters fly directly into Kaua‘i’s largest crater, where cliffs
rise over 3000-ft to the sacred Mount Wai‘ale‘ale. On the leeward side of the island,
gaping Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, stretches toward the sky
with dramatic shades of red. And on Kaua‘i’s North Shore, the Näpali Coast is a
shoreline of plummeting cliffs that crash into the deep blue sea. While it may seem
like enough sightseeing for several helicopter trips, all of these locations lie in close
proximity, making it possible to see in just one tour. For fixed wing tours, contact
AirVentures (808) 651-0679 or for helicoptour tour options, contact Blue Hawaiian
Helicopters (808) 245-5800 or Sunshine Helicopters (808) 245-8881.