1.5 hrs
Duration
All Ages
Minimum Age
Kauai, Niihau
Island
Lihue
City

Kauai & Niihau the Forbidden Island Airplane Tour

Two air tours in one! 

Enjoy views of the Menehune Fish Pond, the Eucalyptus Tunnel of Trees, Waita Reservoir (the largest reservoir on Kauai), Captain Cook’s Landing in Waimea Town, the breathtaking Waimea Canyon, the majestic Napali Coastline, Lumahai Beach (where the movie South Pacific was filmed), Hanalei Valley, cascading waterfalls, Kilauea Lighthouse (the largest Frigate bird sanctuary) and miles of beautiful coastline and beaches.

Stretching only some 18 miles long and about six miles wide, the arid island is located approximately 17 miles off the west coast of Kaua’i. What makes Ni‘ihau so mystifying is that life here has remained mostly frozen in time.

Since it was purchased for $10,000 by the Sinclair family for ranching purposes in 1864, not much has changed. There are no paved roads, no commercial buildings, no hospitals, and a few modern-day comforts.

A small population of less than 200 live in a tiny village called Pu‘uwai on the westside of the island and still communicate in the native tongue. Hunting and gathering are how sustenance is accrued and monetary work is nearly nonexistent except for a few jobs and artisan trades like selling Ni’ihau Jewelry–treasures made exclusively from shells plucked from the island’s pristine beaches.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION 3745 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766

We provide complimentary transportation for cruise ship passengers, to and from the ABC Store at Anchor Cove Mall, Harbor Mall, and Lihue area upon request.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive promptly 15-30 minutes before your adventure.
WHAT TO BRING We recommend you wear comfortable clothing. If you are comfortable on the ground you will be equally comfortable in the helicopter or airplane.
CANCELLATION POLICY
48-hour cancellation or change of tour notice is required for all airplane tours. If for any reason you decide to cancel or change your reservation, you must notify us 48-hours prior to the tour date/time. Cancellations, changes, or no-shows within 48-hours of the tour are not refundable and will be charged in full. Routes and flight patterns subject to change due to weather conditions.
Kauai Airplane Tour
Per Person
$349
Children
Ages 2-9
$309
Children
Under 2
Free

This adventure is operated by Ali’i Kauai Air Tours & Charters

Do you offer transportation?
Yes, we provide complimentary transportation for cruise ship passengers, to and from the ABC Store at Anchor Cove Mall, Harbor Mall and Lihue area upon request.

Are taxes and fuel surcharges included in the price?
Yes, we have no other added fees.

What if the weather is bad? Do we get a refund?
Should your flight be delayed or canceled due to inclement weather, we will make every effort to reschedule. In the event that rescheduling is not possible, you will receive a full refund.

Will I see everything in your tour description?
Every attempt will be made by our pilots to cover each site described, weather permitting. Pilots will adjust their flight path for wind and weather and may include alternate sites. You will have the very best air tour of Kauai possible! However, your safety and comfort come first!

How is your safety record?
We have a perfect safety record with no accidents or incidents.

What should I wear?
We recommend you wear comfortable clothing. If you are comfortable on the ground you will be equally comfortable in the helicopter or airplane.

Should we bring a camera?
Yes, we encourage passengers to bring their cameras. We can also mount your Go-Pro on the exterior of our helicopters or airplane for a fee of $25.00, should you desire it. We also provide phone lanyards for passengers flying in our helicopters

How many people does our Helicopters and Airplane hold?
Our helicopters hold 3 passengers and our airplane holds 4 passengers, everyone gets a window seat.

When should I do my tour?
We recommend doing your tour at the beginning of your stay. The reason being that if the weather is marginal we can reschedule your tour to another day, also your pilot will be giving you many unique and special places to visit during your stay which you will not want to miss out on.