The island of Kauai, known as the “Garden Isle,” is the oldest and smallest of the four main Hawaiian islands. The island’s geography is unique as millions of years of erosion have created deep canyons, massive ocean cliffs, and towering waterfalls. Most of these features are in the island’s interior or along the massive cliffs of the Na Pali* coastline. Scenic overlooks or offshore boat views are beautiful, but these distant views are limited. However, a helicopter tour brings all the island’s splendors into full view! Kauai is surely one of the best islands to enjoy a sightseeing helicopter tour!
Waimea Canyon*, called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” by Mark Twain, is a spectacular sight to witness no matter how you get there. Still, from the air, you’ll see the incredible patterns and colors of bright red soil and lush green rainforests as the canyon twists and turns its way to the ocean.
The Na Pali* coastline consists of miles of thousand ft high cliffs that meet pounding ocean waves along the island’s lush north shore. Access is limited to a rigorous hiking trail or by ocean raft. You’ll see these extensive cliffs connect with the peaks and canyons of this amazing island! Adding to this, flyovers of the only navigable freshwater river in Hawaii, multiple waterfalls, and stunning beaches, and you’ll know why a helicopter tour is one of the most popular things to do on Kauai!
*Designated nature preserve