Touring the island by small airplane instead of helicopter offers a far more affordable route to the average customer. We take advantage of that here at Honu Hawaii Activities by offering our customers the chance to enjoy this fabulous tour from the air!
It's well known that the remote and rugged beauty of Kauai is best appreciated from above – aboard a scenic flightseeing tour. Many of the Garden Island's most dramatic and beautiful areas are totally inaccessible by car so to truly see the island you have to get off (or above) the beaten path. You’ll gaze out at the cathedral-like spires of the Napali Coastline; soar above Hanalei Bay’s white crescent sand beach and sapphire blue waters; marvel at the steep red valley walls of Waimea Canyon and the river that meanders through it; and gain an albatross’s view of the waterfall saturated walls of Mt. Waialeale.
AirVentures is the Eco-friendly Choice – and a great value.
When you travel with AirVentures, you’ll be flying the most eco-friendly air tour company on Kauai. Our Airvans use only a fraction of the fuel that a typical helicopter consumes, which translates to cost savings for you – save up to $100 per person compared to a typical Kauai helicopter tour.
A New Level of Comfort and Stability AirVentures is also unique among Kauai airplane tours, because they can accommodate up to six people per flight and have no passenger weight restrictions. The Airvan is a very spacious aircraft (there are no “middle” seats) and every seat has a large bubble window specifically designed for sightseeing and photography – so everyone can enjoy the view. The airplanes’ slower speed allows optimal exposure time for viewing Kauai’s most awesome features. And, you’ll share the experience with your fellow passengers through two-way noise reduction headsets as our friendly pilots share the legends and history of Kauai during your flight.
Big Kahuna Air Tour
Enjoy views of the Menehune Fish Pond, the Eucalyptus Tunnel of Trees, Waita Reservoir (the largest reservoir on Kauai), Captain Cook’s Landing in Waimea Town, the breathtaking Waimea Canyon, the majestic Napali Coastline, Lumahai Beach (were the movie South Pacific was filmed), Hanalei Valley, cascading waterfalls, Kilauea Lighthouse (the largest Frigate bird sanctuary) and miles of beautiful coastline and beaches.
Big Kahuna Air & Land COMBO
This is our one hour Big Kahuna entire island airplane tour followed by a Wailua River boat cruise and tour of the Fern Grotto. The Wailua River is the only navigable river in Hawaii and the Fern Grotto is one of Kauai’s most popular tours. You will be entertained with live performances of Hawaiian music and hula dancing while you relax and enjoy the tales and stories of Kauai’s ancient history. Tour includes roundtrip ground transportation from the Lihue Commuter Terminal to the Wailua River. The Fern Grotto boat tour takes approximately 90 minutes.
What to Know
Check in: at AirVentures, Lihue Airport Commuter Air Terminal, 3651 Ahukini Road, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766
Tours and times may vary due to weather conditions.
Any child under 2 years of age is welcome as a lap child at no charge.
Children 2 years and over require an individual full-fare seat.
There is no per passenger weight limit.
Please bring: car seat for children ages 2 and under for the combo.
Each air tour must have a minimum of 2 full paying passengers.
Single person bookings are subject to a wait-list and flight is not guaranteed.
Follow signs to Lihue Airport. At traffic light entering airport, stay in left lane to Ahukini Landing.
Go straight at first stop sign; at second stop sign, turn left.
Take a right turn after beige FEDEX building. You’ll see AirVentures sign.
Parking to the left (signs will say parking by permit only).