North Shore of Kauai with Kepuhi Beach, Tunnels Beach and Ha'ena Beach as seen from an AirVentures Hawaii GA-8 Airvan on a Big Kahuna Air Tour
Photo by John Fischer, licensed to About.com
The only way to see over 70% of the island of Kauai is from the air and a great, and less expensive, alternative to one of the popular helicopter tours is a flight with AirVentures Kauai on one of their state-of-the-art six-passenger GA-8 Airvans where every seat is a window sea featuring large bubble windows specially designed for aerial sightseeing. The plane features a wide sliding cabin door for easy access, and a spacious aisle way that provides comfortable seating and ample leg room.
AirVentures Hawaii offers the choice of two flights on Kauai. By far the most popular, and the one I'd recommend, is their Big Kahuna Air Tour, a 70-minute flight that is offered numerous times throughout the day. The flight encompasses the entire island of Kauai. Their Kauai Mini-Tour is offered once daily and is a 30-minute flight with a much shorter route.
A flight with AirVentures Hawaii is a fine alternative to a helicopter tour on Kauai. It's perfect for the significant number of people who are afraid of flying in a helicopter or who tend to get sick in a helicopter. It is an economical (about $100 less expensive per person) and eco-friendly (lower fuel consumption) alternative to a helicopter tour. For folks who have taken a helicopter tour on Kauai, a flight with AirVentures Hawaii offers the opportunity to see areas of the island from the air that are not on the standard helicopter route.
If you'd like more information about AirVentures Hawaii, please read our Review of an AirVentures Hawaii Big Kahuna Air Tour.
You can also view our gallery of 36 photos taken on a AirVentures Hawaii Big Kahuna Air Tour.