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Convenient flights departing from the North Shore of Kauai

Princeville Airport Helicopter Tours


  • 45 Minute Flight over the Hidden Sights of Kauai
  • State of the Art Eco-star Touring Helicopters
  • Departure from Princeville Airport on the North Shore
  • Only helicopter company in the state operating on ALL islands!


Princeville Airport Helicopter Tour with Blue Hawaiian is an unforgettable, awe-inspiring aerial adventure over the Garden Isle of Kauai whose legendary beauty has been sculpted by nature for six million years. Most of these sights are inaccessible from the ground and can only be seen by helicopter. Experience the breathtaking Hanapepe Valley, Manawaiapuna Falls, or "Jurassic Park" Falls, Olokele Canyon, Bali Hai Cliffs and the pristine blue waters of Hanalei Bay. Be inspired by the incomparable vistas of the Na Pali Coast, 14 miles of sea cliffs ascending 3,000 feet above untamed shoreline, with sheer-walled valleys and cascading waterfalls. Soar above the sensational Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific".

Appreciate Kauai's epic beauty aboard a Blue Hawaiian Eco-Star, which features "quiet-technology," first-class seating for every guest, an expansive cockpit, and incomparable panoramic views. On this state of the art aircraft, you can enjoy Bose® aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets, 4-camera digital DVD in-flight recording, and two-way communication between you and your expert Blue Hawaiian pilot (State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guide). This is a wide-bodied 6 passenger aircraft that incorporates the latest in cutting-edge technologies, materials, systems, safety features, and avionics, and offers incomparable passenger comfort and sweeping views.

Seating assignments on each flight are made in accordance with weight and balance requirements of the aircraft. For those who have qualifying weights, an upgrade to purchase "First Class Front Row" seats is available for $150 per seat. Both seats must be purchased together, and the combined weights cannot exceed 470 pounds.


45 Minute Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Princeville Rate (BHH4)

$439.00 per Passenger   (Hawaii sales tax included) 


Directions: Check in at Blue Hawaiian Helicopter's facility at the Princeville Airport.

GPS Address: 5-3541 Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea, HI 96754 Click to view map


Schedule: Tours operate Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 3:00pm

Duration: Flight time is approximately 45 minutes

Reservations: Advanced reservations required and we recommend booking this a month or more before your arrival. A credit card is required to finalize a reservation with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and they will charge you for your seats at the time your space is confirmed with their office.

Minimum Notice for Cancellation / Changes: 48 hours prior to the start of the tour. If the pilot feels a quality tour cannot be conducted due to weather conditions, you will be contacted to reschedule for another day. If you can't reschedule, there is no charge for a tour cancelled by the pilot's decision to not fly.

Equipment: Eurocopter ECOSTAR that seats 6 guests plus the pilot.

Restrictions: For each guest weighing 240 pounds or more, an adjacent, empty seat purchase is required to safely balance the aircraft. The charge for a comfort seat is reduced to 50% off of the regular tour price.

What to Wear: Dress comfortably, because their aircraft is temperature controlled. Wear dark clothing to minimize reflection in photos. Smartphones are allowed and must be in airplane mode. Selfie sticks, extendable wands, iPads, tablet computers are not permitted. No hats, scarves, bandanas, purses, bags or camera bags.

Kevin at Falls

Kevin's Activity Tips:

You really haven't seen the island of Kauai until you've seen it from above. There is so much beauty on this island that it will leave you speechless. Countless remote waterfalls are just waiting for you to point your camera lens at them!

Most helicopter tours leave from the main airport in Lihue, and for visitors staying on the north shore (Princeville, Hanalei, Haena, etc.) the drive into town can take an hour or more depending on traffic. Helicopter tours are expensive, and the LAST thing you want to do is miss your tour time because you cut it a little too close and then run into congestion on a stretch of our two-lane "highway." There is a north shore alternative … and these flights out of the Princeville Airport save you the drive back into town. You really don't need stress on your vacation, and this is a stress-free way to see the very best that our island has to offer.

One other advantage of the north shore departures … the flights from here have a slightly higher % of the time spent over the mountainous interior, Waimea Canyon, and the Na Pali coast. The flights out of LIhue spend a few more minutes over flatter terrain on return back to the airport.