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Old 11-25-2009, 01:16 PM
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which do you prefer?

plane tours are about 125 for an hour with dedicated window per person
Helicopter tours are 200 or so an hour and you might get the dreaded 'middle seat'

what's your take on it?
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:55 PM
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Helicopter all the way, no debate for me on this.

Plane: sure everyone gets a window seat, but you can't get as low or go into as many places as a helicopter can. planes are closed, i find this a read draw back not to have them open.
Helicopter: i am very small, i usually get the window seat. i don't mind at all. i don't feel that it obstructed my view or takes away from the expirience at all. on kaua'i i think a helicopter is important for the na pali coast and wai'ale'ale-we got to up up to the sheer walls insite the wai'ale'ale crater, a place where a plane could never dream of going. go doorless too! it's a more fun expirience and your pictures will turn out 1000 times better with no glare or vibration.

the only exeption to this i think is the big island-i think planes and copters are equal there. you want to be closed in because of the volcano portion of the tour, so as long as the copter has doors i think it would be about the same.

my suggestion for a copter ride on kaua'i would be Inter-Island Helicopters, my personal favorite. they have a variety of different tours to choose from. Kauai, Hawaii - Interisland Helicopters - Helicopter Tours
my favorite is of course the Waterfall Adventure Tour. You fly around the entire island, focusing on Waimea Canyon and Na Pali, and get to land and eat lunch/swim at a secluded waterfall that you can only get to by copter. we had a great tour guide and i have never been on a better tour.
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