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Kauai: Sightseeing Flight over Napali Coast & Waimea Canyon

1. Kauai: Sightseeing Flight over Napali Coast & Waimea Canyon

Kauai offers the visitor spectacular and dramatic views at every turn. But this lovely island is only truly appreciated from the air. Aboard your scenic flight tour, you'll experience the best of Kauai on one incredible adventure. We'll fly you over the Garden Island's most dramatic and beautiful areas so that you can truly get a sense of this majestic place. Most of these places are completely inaccessible by car, and remain untouched by human hands. Your expert pilot will sail you over the cathedral-like spires of Napali Coastline and high above the Hanalei Bay's white crescent sand beach. You can snap some pictures of the azure blue waters below, as well as monumental red valley walls of Waimea Canyon. The hour-long flight takes you past all this and more, and is a chance to experience the untouched beauty of this spectacular place.

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Kauai: Private Luxury Full Island Sightseeing Flight

2. Kauai: Private Luxury Full Island Sightseeing Flight

Get a bird’s eye view of all the most iconic sights of Kaui on this exclusive 1 hour and 10-minute flight. Soar over rugged landscapes, sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls, and lush valleys. Your expert pilot will entertain you with personalized narration about the geography, history, legends, and culture of this tropical paradise. The aircraft comfortably accommodates 3 passengers, so it’s perfect for a small group or couple. First, fly up to the sunny and secluded coastline, Kipu Kai, nicknamed the baby Napali Coast. Your knowledgable pilot will point out notable sights including the sandy Poipu Beach, the Spouting Horn, Hawaii’s largest coffee plantation, and the lush Hanapepe Valley, where you will have a great view of Jurassic Falls. Gain an entirely new perspective on the Garden Island’s diverse landscape as you cruise over dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, red lava fields, and cascading waterfalls from above.  Feel a rush of excitement as you make a big u-turn inside the Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Marvel at the beauty of this multicolored expanse speckled with lush greenery and foliage. Soar gracefully over the 21-mile long Napali Coast consisting of ancient valleys, waterfalls, sweeping cliffs, and bright blue ocean waters. Your pilot will make sure to give you the best view of the Kilauea River with its mesmerizing waterfall as you continue up the lush Hanalei Valley and see its jagged 4,000-foot cliffs. Continue your sightseeing tour flying down the Wailua River to catch sights of Fern Grotto. Conclude your magical journey by passing by Coco Palms where Elvis made the romantic film “Blue Hawaii”.

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Kauai: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

3. Kauai: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

Explore Kauai at your own pace with this narrated, self-guided driving tour. Visit some of the island's most popular and memorable attractions, including white sand beaches, waterfalls, and deep canyons. Take breathtaking hikes through the jungle while learning about the history and natural wonders of this beautiful island or go snorkeling and swimming at the local beaches. Make the most of your vacation time with the freedom to stop and go as you please. Drive around Kauai while listening to relaxing Hawaiian music, stories, and fun facts about the area. Your narrated audio guide will lead you safely where you want to go, so don't worry about getting lost or wondering where to go next.

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What people are saying about Hanalei

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 102 reviews

Our guide was awesome. He took us to beautiful spots for pictures, some spots that we would have not known about otherwise, and he got some unique shots. It was fun to have some different pictures then the normal selfies when you are traveling with a spouse. And to top it off he recommended some great places to go after we were done with the shoot and drew us maps on how to get there, which were better then google! And it actually ended up being our favorite day on the island. I highly recommend doing adventure photography to spend a few hours at beautiful locations for some great pictures and memories....

just amazing: the app, the narration, the accuracy, the freedom it gave us...highly recommend it a little disappointed (mainly because we were so impressed with the rest of what we got with the Shaka Kauai tour app): the actual on foot trail experience and finding the waterfalls we were suppose to find on the trail (we never did!)

Loved the intimate experience with my family with an experienced pilot who was knowledgeable of the island. Thank you for the memories.

The air tour was great - super professional crew. And Kauai from the sky is amazing, totally worth!

Wow, it was absolutely amazing, thank you very much Ray!