"The views were incredible...It's true what they say you need to see Kauai by air..."
– Rachael P, TripAdvisor 5 out of 5 stars Senior Reviewer 10/27/2014. Read full review

Helicopter tours to Waimea Canyon, Kauai

Waimea Canyon is a remote wilderness area on the West side of Kauai that Mark Twain aptly titled "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific."

About These Tours

Waimea translated means "water that is red, sacred." This 10-mile long canyon with 3,000 foot side-walls is the result of erosion over millions of years. Flying over Waimea you'll see steep, red cliffs and ridge lines, waterfalls, deep valleys, sub-tropical rainforests, and red colored water of the Waimea river flowing to the sea.

Here at Waimea misty waterfalls falls cascade off the high plateaus of the Alakai swamp and down multicolored cliffs. Iron-rich soil gives Waimea it's characteristic red hue.

From the vantage point of a Safari Helicopters tour, the characteristic red hues of the canyon stand in sharp relief, and the geological history of this region is fully revealed. Your helicopter pilot will also point out the many waterfalls and streams that have eroded and carved out this deep-river gorge.

Waimea Canyon stands out as a huge geological feature on the relatively small island of Kauai, and a Safari Helicopter tour takes you into the heart of this natural wonder.

Safari combines the right equipment, practices and experience to make this the safest and most comfortable experience possible.

"We are proud of our impeccable safety record. Our policy is to exceed safety standards set forth by the FAA"
– Preston Myers, Owner & Pilot
"Many helicopter operators, including most in Hawaii, cannot attain the first-class rating maintained by Safari."
– AvQuest Insurance Agency
"10 stars — the highest ever awarded by the Hawaii Helicopter Operator's Association."
– Grace Myers, Owner
"Friendly, professional, fun - and the best views of Kaua'i. My daughter and I did the Safari Waterfall sightseeing flight last week and can't recommend this highly enough."
– CMacNZ, TripAdvisor 5 out of 5 stars Senior Reviewer. 10/17/2014. Read full review