GLIDING HIGH SINCE 1980
Island Helicopters Kauai, Inc. has been providing deluxe helicopter tours from the Lihue Airport longer than any other company. It is the only company on Kauai permitted to land at a waterfall during a helicopter tour, and that is the best helicopter tour on Kauai. All of Island Helicopters’ highly skilled professional pilots have thousands of hours and numerous years of flying experience.
Island Helicopters’ fleet of six-passenger, Airbus (formerly Eurocopter) AStar helicopters boast paramount viewing opportunities with custom ceiling-to-floor windows. Due to Kauai’s daily variable weather conditions (i.e. temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind), the company elects to fly “doors-on.” Because of this, tours are quiet, safe, climate-controlled, and provide spectacular views.
Island Helicopters owners Curt and Bonnie Lofstedt employ a staff of 18 (on average), some of whom have been with the company for over 30 years! All of the company’s pilots and employees reside on Kauai with their families. Both Island Helicopters and all of the pilots are FAA Certified Part 135. Curt personally selects and trains every one of its exceptional pilots, all of whom have excellent safety records and thousands of hours of flying experience.
Curt and Bonnie have kept the company small by choice, but the standards are always the highest. The safety, comfort, and satisfaction of each customer are the main concerns. Since 1980, Island Helicopters has specialized in providing personalized tours for the independent traveler, for families, and groups of all sizes, best helicopter tour Kauai. With the majority of this picturesque island unreachable by car, a helicopter tour is the most ecologically friendly way to see one of the most beautiful places in the world in its entirety.