3 Tips for Planning A Helicopter Tour

Helicopter tours are an unforgettable part of any Kauai vacation. If you dream of getting a bird’s eye view of this beautiful island, there are a few things you should keep in mind when selecting and planning this adventure. Here are a few ways you can prepare for the ultimate flight experience.

What Should You Do When Booking a Helicopter Tour?

1. Schedule the Tour Early

When it comes to helicopter tours, you don’t want to show up at the last minute without a plan in mind. Once you’ve set the dates for your trip, schedule the flight toward the beginning of your vacation. With this arrangement, you have the flexibility to rearrange the appointment in case of weather complications, such as strong winds. Also, if you wish to capture photos when the sunlight isn’t as strong, look for an early morning or late afternoon appointment.

2. Ask About Route

While the aerial views are beautiful throughout Kauai, certain areas are particularly captivating. Ask your tour operator about the landmarks and scenery you’ll see along the route.

A typical flight includes stunning views of the isolated coastline, rugged mountains, and cities and towns. For example, you can witness the sweeping waterfalls of Wai’ale’ale Crater and Manawaiopuna Falls, featured in the blockbuster “Jurassic Park.”

3. Dress Appropriately

Being prepared with the right items will make your tour more enjoyable. Ensure that you have appropriate clothing for the weather, so wear a jacket and long pants to handle the high-altitude winds and sunglasses to help cut glare. You can also carry a camera or phone to capture sights along the way. However, avoid bringing extra bags that take up space in the cabin and hats, as they can fly into the helicopter’s rotors.