In case you haven’t heard, I’m a wimp when it comes to heights. I’m doing my best to conquer this fear and the best way to do it, seemingly, was to climb into a helicopter with no doors.
Since Kaua’i is made of mostly national and state parks, only 30% or so of it is accessible. This is why helicopter tours have become so popular there: you can’t see it all by car. When my mom suggested we do this tour, I wasn’t sure because of my aforementioned fear, as well as the $200 per person price tag. But there was no way we could not do it.
We signed up with Jack Harter tours, who have been doing it for over thirty years. After arriving at their headquarters in Lihue, we were weighed and measured and placed accordingly in the helicopter.
Our pilot, Chris, told us all about the island, pointing out sights like the Jurassic Falls (as seen in the movie Jurassic Park) and the iconic Na Pali Coast. It’s hard to know what to say about it, so instead, you should look at the pictures.
Watch my video footage I took from the helicopter!