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Air Ventures Kauai Circle Island Airplane Tour (from Lihue)


Fly with one of the safest air tours in Hawaii. Expert plane pilots take you over stunning scenery, flying low and slow for best viewing!

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The remote and rugged beauty of Kauai is best appreciated from above! Many of the Garden Island's most dramatic and beautiful areas are totally inaccessible by car so to truly see the island you have to get off (or above) the beaten path. Gaze out at the cathedral-like spires of the Napali Coastline; soar above Hanalei Bay’s white crescent sand beach and sapphire blue waters; marvel at the steep red valley walls of Waimea Canyon and the river that meanders through it; and gain an albatross’s view of the waterfall saturated walls of Mt. Waialeale.
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The Big Kahuna Tour
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You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 6.
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GE Tax 4.166% & Fuel Surcharge included
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    An amazing view of Kipu Kai Cove!
Our most popular Kauai air tour encompasses the entire Garden Island aboard a six (6) passenger GA-8 Airvan with air conditioned cabin, and a tow-say noise reduction headsets. The aircraft is very spacious (there are no “middle” seats) and every seat has a large bubble window specifically designed for sightseeing and photography – so everyone can enjoy the view!
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 2 - 2.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • From Cruise Ship Terminal (Cruise Ship Passengers ONLY) free x per person
      From Cruise Ship Terminal (Cruise Ship Passengers ONLY) free x per person
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Schedule & Location
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Starting time: 08:30 - 16:30 (Show details)
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  • 07:30-08:00 Pick-Up and Check-in
  • 08:30 Circle Island Airplane Tour (70 mins)
    158964 Enjoy incredible unobstructed views of lush valleys, mountains, beaches and waterfalls. Sights include:
    - Waimea Canyon
    - Na Pali Coast,
    - Wailua River
    - Kapa’a
    - Mt Waialeale
    - Hanalei Bay & Hanalei Valley
    - Poipu
  • 09:40-10:00 Return to Airport and Drop-Off
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
    • Guests must be below 350 lbs (159 kg) to participate in this activity.
    • Wheelchair Accessibility: Aircraft are not equipped with a lift. If you wish to participate, it is advisable that you (or a member of your party) are able to ascend 4 steps to enter the plane. Wheelchairs and oxygen tanks can not be taken on the plane.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • A valid government-issued photo ID
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • For guests from the Cruise Ship, complimentary transportation is available upon request.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 6.
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Is there a safe place to store my belongings while on tour?
  • Yes, you are able to safely store your belongings at the Kauai Air Tours base during your flight.
What will we see during the flight?
  • The circle island flight will take you over the Menehune Fish Pond (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Maha'ulepu Beach, Eucalyptus Tunnel of Trees, Manawaiopuna Waterfall (Jurassic Park), Spouting Horn, Captain Cook's Landing (Old Waimea Town), Waimea Canyon, Na Pali Coastline, Hanalei Bay, Kilauea Lighthouse, Waialeale Crater, Wailua Falls (Fantasy Island), Opaeka'a Falls, multiple white sand beaches and much more.
What kind of airplane will be used on the Big Kahuna Tour?
  • Air Ventures operates the only, eco-friendly G8 Airvan in the entire aloha state. This modern Airvan is specifically designed for aerial sightseeing, and is capable of flying at a slower pace in order to provide passengers with optimal viewing and amazing photo ops! It is also known for its smooth ride, huge bubble windows, wide cabin doors for easy access, and spacious cabin offering comfortable seating.
Is there transportation available from the cruise ship pier?
  • For those arriving by Cruise Ship, there is a free shuttle provided to and from the Anchor Cove Mall and Harbor Mall upon request.
What kind of plane will be used on the Private Kauai Air Tour?
  • The Cessna C-182 is the ultimate flyer. Featuring window seats for all 3 passengers and a 230 Horsepower Continental O-470 L piston engine.
What kind of plane will be used on the Kauai Bi-Plane Tour?
  • The YMF-5 Super hearkens back the golden years of aviation! Featuring two-way radios, side by side seating for 2 passengers, and an open cockpit. Each passenger wears helmets and goggles during each flight.
Are photo services available?
  • There will be a group photo in front of the plane prior to take-off. The video offered is a previously recorded DVD of the tour. You can bring your own camera and taking video or photos during the flight.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 20:00, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. (Parties of 3 or less)
    Any cancellations made after 20:00, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. (Parties of 4 or more)
USD 145.00
USD 145.00

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(4.80/5.00) 4.80 / 5
(10 reviews)
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 2 - 2.5 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat


Best tour ever! All staff were amazing. Can't wait to go again! Will be recommending this company.
by: Colin & Jo
This was our first flight in a small plane my wife and I found it was a fantastic experience there was only the two of us plus Harry our pilot who was brilliant with his knowledge the views over Kaua...more
by: Paul D.
This was an exceptional experience. Easily one of the highlights of our two weeks in Hawaii!
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USD 145.00
USD 145.00
4.80 / 5
Air Ventures Kauai Circle Island Airplane Tour (from Lihue)