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Hawaii Helicopter Tour: Prepare Yourself for the Experience of a Lifetime

With a few preparations, your Hawaii helicopter tour is sure to be a safe, amazing, and exhilarating experience you will never forget.



Hawaii Helicopter Tour

by Amy Finley

Hawaii Helicopter Tour Preparation

When planning a trip to Hawaii, many people fall in love with the idea of a Hawaii helicopter tour. Some of the most magnificent and unique areas of Hawaii are accessible only by helicopter, so naturally many want to include this as part of their Hawaiian vacation package.

With a few preparations, your Hawaii helicopter tour is sure to be a safe, amazing, and exhilarating experience you will never forget. Browse the following before you book your Hawaii helicopter tour to get the best experience.


While helicopters are not notorious for accidents, it’s always better to play it safe. Find out the safety record of the Hawaii helicopter tour company you’re considering before you book the tour. You’ll be more relaxed and have a better time if you know you’re going with a helicopter tour company with a good safety record.

When you actually go on your Hawaii helicopter tour, make sure you follow all the safety precautions and instructions given by the tour guide as well. If something’s not clear, ask the tour guide to repeat or clarify it – you don’t want your once in a lifetime experience turning into a near disaster!

Hawaii Helicopter Tour: With or Without Doors?

There are several decisions you want to make regarding your Hawaii helicopter tour experience, and one of them is to decide whether you want to view Hawaii in a helicopter with glass doors or a helicopter in which the doors are removed and allow you an ‘open air’ experience of viewing the magnificent Hawaiian landscape. Both types of Hawaii helicopter tours have been praised, so it basically boils down to what you’re comfortable with.

Other considerations in terms of your Hawaii helicopter tour experience are customization options and special features. Some places offer half day tours that include picnics or special waterfall visits, so check out what kind of options are available at a couple of different tour sites and decide exactly what will bring the most rewarding experience for you.

Hawaii Helicopter Tour Price Comparison

You may want to browse several different sites before you book you Hawaii helicopter tour to compare prices and find the best rate. Keep in mind however, that rates may vary depending on services, so if you really want the helicopter tour that includes a snorkeling stop, for example, you may regret trying to save a few bucks by getting a standard tour.

Book Your Hawaii Helicopter Tour Early

You can find a Hawaii helicopter tour as part of many Hawaiian vacation package deals, or you can book them individually. Don’t procrastinate if you book your tour separately, though. The popularity of Hawaii helicopter tour rides cause them to fill quickly, so you want to make sure you’ll be able to get a tour during your stay in Hawaii. Another advantage of booking your Hawaii helicopter tour early is that some companies will give you discounts if you book your tour at least seven days in advance.

Packing Preparedness

Don’t forget to toss a pair of binoculars in your suitcase if you’re planning a Hawaii helicopter tour. If you’re considering doorless helicopter tour options, you may want to toss in jeans and a sweatshirt or jacket as well.

Good luck, and may your Hawaii helicopter tour be a safe, fun, and unforgettable experience!


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