Although available on all the islands, helicopter tours are most popular on Kaua‘i where the ageless beauty of the island’s rugged interior comes into full perspective. Expect to see waterfalls cascading down 3,000-foot cliffs and unique geographic or mythical sites described to you through noise-canceling headphones connected to your pilot’s microphone. One view that is… Continue »
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The Kauai Wildlife Refuge is located in a remote area of the island, which, until recently, was not accessible to the public. Now, Safari Helicopters has made it possible to land here and get a look at what one man is doing to save endangered Hawaiian species. Located on a 10-acre site overlooking the privately… Continue »
This island tempts adventurers like schools of sardines attract hungry marlin. A ride in a hang glider is one way to satisfy the urge. Floating above the surface in a two-person flying machine is an adventure that dips and soars through the air. Powered hang gliding is as close as it gets to flying without… Continue »
Whispers of Hawai‘i’s “Forbidden Island,” more commonly known as Ni‘ihau, are bound to reach the ears of most Kaua‘i visitors. Famous for its native, Hawaiian-speaking community and its exquisite shell jewelry, the island is owned by the Robinson family who once commanded vast acreages of sugar cane fields on the island’s west side. Located 17… Continue »
The view from the Cessna 182 is all gorgeous coastline, shimmering canyons and beckoning blue sea. Any other day, it would be relaxing. But today, your heart is pumping, your hands sweating, and you can practically smell the adrenalin. That’s normal. You’re about to jump out of an airplane. From the minute you shoot out… Continue »
The view from a commercial jet coming in for a landing at Lihu‘e Airport is enough to make most people want more. That’s why so many Kaua‘i visitors book flight-seeing tours. For a slow-paced, affordable tour instead of the albeit popular buzz of a helicopter, try a small, fixed-wing aircraft. These planes come equipped with… Continue »
Kaua‘i is a good place to observe the stars. The night skies are particularly dark, with limited interference from high voltage lights. In celebration of the rare out-of-this-world view, stargazers assemble at sunset on the Kaumakani softball field once a month to take in the celestial show. Kaumakani, a tiny plantation town on the west… Continue »