Why Safari

“Our company is the culmination of a lifetime of flying, adventure, business and family experience. Each day we explore the natural wonders of Hawaii and relish the positive reactions from our customers. What more can a guy ask for?

Preston Myers, Owner

Safe, Smooth and Level

“There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots.” Preston

Safe, smooth and level is the motto of Safari Helicopters. We have a long term reputation and commitment to the highest safety standards—this includes pilots, equipment, and practices. “Many helicopter operators, including most in the Hawaiian Islands, cannot attain the first-class rating maintained by Safari Helicopters.”AvQuest Insurance Agency

Safari Safety and Comfort Commitment

State-of-the-Art Innovations

From our aircraft to numerous industry innovations, Safari has
always been at the
leading edge of
Hawaii Avia-
tion. Safari’s
B2-7 features
a left side pilot
seat, more passenger
leg room, higher visibility
with large side “mega windows” (on Kauai) and “picture windows” (on the Big Island). The exclusive “Safari Skylight” window (Kauai only) provides front and back-seat passengers a tremendous vertical overhead view for gawking at those amazing waterfalls.

Our Helicopters and Innovations

Trusted & Experienced

Locals, Hollywood, emergency services and the military all trust in Safari.

Owner Preston Myers has more than 40 years of commercial and military aviation experience. Safari’s experience extends far beyond the sightseeing operations on Kauai and the Big Island.

Credentials, Press and Experience

Friendly, Expert Pilots

“Better than our trip 4 years ago with a competitor. Great pilot!”

Mike & Rebecca Holcomb, Charlotte, NC

All Safari pilots are carefully recruited based on experience, professionalism and personality. Most of our full-time pilots are military veterans, and all exceed FAA requirements.

Customers First!


Suzy David Thompson, Huntington Beach, CA

From your first call or email to Safari you will experience top-notch customer service – with us it is not just an advertising slogan – customer service is our top priority!

Quotes from Our Customers

A Family Company

“It all starts with our people.”

All of the people who work with Safari are “ohana” – Hawaiian for family. OK – we’re not all blood-relatives but our team approach is a core Safari value. Our Company and Owners

Onboard Video

“We had the most amazing time (I cried a little bit) and your DVD is a spectacular souvenir.”

Charlotte and Gareth Lewis

In 1990, Safari led the industry when they designed and gained FAA approval for the first on-board multiple-camera video system to record passenger’s actual flights. The system has been upgraded, and the memories keep flowing.

Not a Tour – A Production

“I can’t even think of any suggestions to tell you :) . Thanks for the GREAT memories.”

Roy and Cathie Steele

From start to finish Safari reflects our company’s commitment to the experience. The pre-flight, the people, the sights, sounds and history. We’re out to give you an unforgettable experience.