Kauai Refuge Eco-Tour
Land at a secluded botanical preserve! The flight portion is the same as the Deluxe Waterfall Safari with the addition of approximately a 40-minute stop over at the Kauai Wildlife Refuge overlooking Olokele Canyon.
90 Minutes | Botanical Preserve Landing | Waialeale Crater | Waimea Canyon | Na Pali Coast
The landing site for this tour is temporary being renovated. No reservations are being taken until further notice. You can still book our Deluxe Waterfall Safari!
“Pick Safari Helicopters Kauai for their safety record and friendly service!
I selected Safari Helicopters primarily based on their safety record and also for their ECO-Tour package that allows them to land on Waimea Canyon property owned by Keith Robinson. Keith (subject to availability) will educate you about the islands native plants that are struggling to survive the onslaught of invasive non-native plants, goats, and wild hogs.”
- Joe Trippin, US Read full review
About this Flight…
Safari is the first and only legally authorized company to provide a remote landing eco-tour on the island of Kauai since helicopters were banned from landing anywhere on the island over 25 years ago. Any other company that does remote landing on a regular basis is doing so illegally.
The Kauai Wildlife Refuge is located within the Robinson Ranch on property exclusively owned by Keith Robinson who is dedicated to the preservation of native Hawaiian plants endemic to the Islands. This site over looks the Olokele Canyon owned by the Robinson Family and is totally inaccessible to the public otherwise. You will be able to view the vastness of this particular canyon and the wonders of possible rainbows and waterfalls in the distance. The canyon is sometimes called the East Fork of the Waimea Canyon and extends from Waimea to the back west side of Mt. Waialeale Crater. There are no public roads or overlooks by land to view this spectacular site. A number of films were produced at this location including a scene from the movie Jurassic Park.
The pilot will discuss the Robinson Family history and the plans to develop the property into a wildlife preserve for native Hawaiian plants endemic to the Islands. If you are lucky, Mr. Keith Robinson may be on site to discuss his botanical plans.
To learn more about the flight portion of this tour please see the Deluxe Waterfall Safari.
Please note: Safety is our top priority. All tour sites are weather permitting and may vary according to existing conditions at the time of the tour with no guarantee that all falls will be seen.
Fly in Safety & Style with Safari
Safari’s ASTAR 350 B2-7 is a balance of power, technology and comfort:
- Visibility – Mega windows are 37% larger then any other helicopter – it’s like flying with the doors off only safer
- Comfort – air-conditioned cabins and more rear cabin legroom then any operator on Kauai
- Quiet – soundproof cabin and Bose® noise-cancelling headsets
- Personal – two-way communications with the pilot
- Memories – four-camera video system records your actual flight