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For the first time ever, visitors can now land at Manawaiopuna Falls & feel the awesome power of the waterfall made famous in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster movie ‘Jurassic Park’! This elite tour is 75-80 minutes. It includes the Island Helicopters Kauai Grand Circle Island tour (50-55 minutes) PLUS a waterfall landing deep within the interior of Kauaʻi, inaccessible to the public.

Adults Ages 12+
Children Ages 2-12
Lap Child 23 months and younger
Private Tour (Parties of 4 or less)
  • Tropical Hanapepe Valley
  • Manawaiopuna Falls, made famous in the blockbuster, Jurassic Park
  • Waimea Canyon “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”
  • Na Pali Coast
  • And more…….

Helicopter Tour Description

This tour gently lifts off from the Lihue Airport and provides a birds eye view of Nawiliwili Harbor and the Kauai Marriott Resort within the first few minutes of flight. Your air destinations will also include the tropical Hanapepe Valley which is known for its fantastic rainbows, the spectacular 400 ft. high Manawaiopuna Falls made famous in the movie ‘Jurassic Park’, Olokele Canyon – the gateway to the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’, Waimea!

What sets this tour apart from the Grand Deluxe Circle tour, and all other helicopter tours on the island, is that you will be landing at the Manawaiopuna Falls! This heavily secluded waterfall is unlike any other on the island and is inaccessible to the public. This is the only way to see Manawaiopuna Falls!  After setting down near the base of the 400 foot falls, your pilot will guide you along a jungle path adjacent to a stream to the bottom of the spectacular falls. Feel the tropical mist, take pictures and learn the fascinating history of this remote area including native plants, geologic formations and agricultural history. Sorry…no swimming allowed! Ground time for the falls is approximately 25 minutes.

On this flight guests will also explore in detail pristine cathedral cliffs, the spectacular and isolated NaPali Coast, see majestic mountains, cascading waterfalls and secluded beaches from beginning to end. As your flight continues past the ancient caves and terraces your pilot & guide will share great legends of Hawaii and its people. Also see Bali Hai and Lumahai Beach made famous in the movie South Pacific, hover over Hanalei Bay & Valley with a view of Princeville Resort. You’ll also be flying inside the crater of Mt. Waialeale volcano where waterfalls cascade thousands of feet to the valley below. Many other fantastic locations are seen on this tour including Wailua Falls seen on the 80’s TV show Fantasy Island.

This tour not offered on Sundays and most Thursdays.

Tour Notes

What to Bring: Bring lots of film and wear a dark colored shirt to reduce glare on the Plexiglas windows.  For your safety and comfort, hats and oversized bags are not permitted on the flight line or in the helicopter. Please leave these items in your automobile. Bring picture I.D.

Tour Time Note: Multiple tour times available for this flight. When booking, please indicate preference of flight time (morning or afternoon). An agent will contact you within 24 hours of reservation to confirm flight details.

Groups of Five (5) Passengers:
Groups of exactly 5 passengers are required to purchase a private tour. The 6th seat is offered at a special rate.

No scuba diving within 24 hours prior of helicopter tour.