Pilot and flight were great but ground crew and policies were a bit insulting. The safety video states that they will give us an opportunity to take photos before we board the helicopter and showed a family with a crew member taking their camera and taking their photo. When we got to the helicopter, they had a camera and took our photo then I handed them mine and they said they couldn't do it because it was a safety concern. Really? Or is it a money concern??? If I am paying $300. x 5 people = $1500 I can't take a photo because I need to buy your $50 package??? Then I told my family that I was going to take a selfie of us as we walked off the tarmac. I started to but the crew made us stop! Not even a selfie. Then we walk in the buiding and they try to UPSELL us the photo they took of us and a video. How insulting. I'd rather pay more for the ticket than to be made to feel like a scofflaw not allowed to take my own photo with a fake excuse about safey. Our pilot was a former navy pilot with decades of flying experience...but as we walk in we see that he is working partially off of tips!!! There is a huge clear acrylic box with blank envelopes with a big sign for us to leave a tip for our pilot. So they don't even pay him enough? What a horrible experience. We felt like we were just dollar signs. Such a bad taste was left in our mouths I would definitely NEVER go back and recommend using a more professional company.
Absolutely a must do! We drove all over the island, but this was so good. Staff was super nice and professional. Pilot was awesome! Very nice helicopter and the view from the air is great. Well worth the cost.
Unbelievable views of the island from viewing lava within the volcano crater, to viewing the rainforest, and ending with spectacular waterfall views. I couldn’t ask for more.
Highly recommend this - we had a magical week in Hawaii and this was the most amazing part. We did the waterfall landing, and it was absolutely worth every penny. Our pilot was engaging during the ride, made sure to speak to each member of the flight, and took amazing pictures for us at our landing. It was an incredible way to see the big island, especially since so many parts of it are not easily accessible via other forms of transportation.
Amazing tour with blue hawaiian in Kauai. Captain Keith was simply amazing and showed us sights that were phenomenal. He made the flight extremely entertaining. Highly recommend this tour.
Pilot Wesley is best
What a beautiful way to start off a two week vacation in Hawaii! The Blue Skies of Oahu tour was AMAZING!!! This was the first time that my son and I flew in a helicopter. I paid a little extra for the front seats. It was worth every penny. What a view! Koji, our pilot, was an awesome tour guide. He was very informative and gave so much information and made you feel at ease during our flight. Oahu is so beautiful scenic to see from the air. You will see beautiful sites Diamond Head, the Sacred Falls, China man's Hat, Ko'olau Mountains, the North Shore, Dole Pineapple Plantation and Pearl Harbor. A site that I will NEVER FORGET - the oil that still can be seen trailing from the USS Arizona as you pass over Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona. I would HIGHLY recommend Blue Hawaiian Helicopters whether it is your first time to Hawaii, as in my case, or if you been here many times before. Aloha!
Keith was our pilot. We did the flight with a young child. Keith was very conscious of the weather as he repeatedly does flights throughout the day and analyzes the surroundings. Keith said we were able to go into the green crater because there was sunlight in it. So if your lucky on your flight, the weather cooperates. Nevertheless, Keith prioritizes safety. He did not get too close to the waterfalls so we felt very safe on the tour. I thought I was in a movie. I thought my helicopter ride was just surreal. A must do flight!
We had an amazing experience with Blue Hawaiian! We hesitated about spending so much money but we decided to book the tour and my family of four will always remember our 50 minute flight. The morning of our tour, it was beautiful and clear and that really made the experience incredible. Our pilot was great and he shared a lot of interesting facts during our tour. The company has cameras on each helicopter to tape the tours but unfortunately, the camera was not working properly and our tour did not tape. Although we would have liked the original, they offered us a copy of another tour for free. Overall we highly recommend spending the money on this tour to enjoy parts of Kauai that you would never otherwise be able to see on the ground.
Amazing experience with view of Kilauea volcano with lava and also south coast. Our pilot Ethan was very friendly and gave a lot of comments and explanations during the flight. I highly recommand this company. It is well organized and everything went perfect as scheduled.
Today I faced my fear of getting on a helicopter for a tour of Kaua'i. Ailo was our pilot and he was phenomenal!!! He was knowledgeable about the island and every stop we made. Ailo made sure we were all comfortable during the flight and did an amazing job of answering all of our questions. Thank you Ailo for a spectacular trip! I would highly recommend Blue Hawaiian and Ailo as your pilot. Additionally, loved the music P.S. The video and photos are $85 total but it's a usb and you can share them with your whole group. So it is worth it! Also, don't forget to tip the pilot! They do such great work
We took the short tour around the north end of the island. We went into Valley's, around the shear face coast lines, and saw some of the tallest waterfalls I've ever seen. Matt was very informative about the local scenery and peoples. We had music and intercom's so we could talk to him and to each other while we were on the tour. The equipment was in good shape and all the staff were very professional. I would recommend this company and I would take one of their tours again.
The best thing we did on the island. Koji was a great pilot and we felt safe the whole time. Paid extra for front seats with no regrets!
Pete was a smooth pilot for 2 of our crew who tend towards motion sickness. The best views are from above where Maui’s diverse landscape shines. This was our second helicopter tour….and our favorite!
Excellent experience. Views of rain forests and waterfalls were unbelievable. Seeing the results of volcanic activity years ago from the air is educational!