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Private Kauai And Forbidden Island By Airplane

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When there is such a vast amount of jaw-dropping beauty on Kauai, it can be very difficult to choose the best tour option while in port. This offer makes the decision for you, two air tours combined into one that will provide the best of what the "Garden Island" is known for.

Private Kauai and Forbidden Island by Airplane

This private airplane tour will make for some of the most thrilling memories of your cruise when you port in Kauai, nicknamed the "Garden Island," where stunning natural beauty includes the rugged Na Pali Coast and the massive Waimea Canyon, known as "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Combining both views over Kauai and the arid island of Ni'ihau, this private tour will offer absolute breath-taking scenery where rainbows and cascading waterfalls abound. Climb aboard, buckle in and experience Kauai with your new Ohana (Family).

Your private aircraft is a twin engine, high wing, Partenavia P68 with large windows for your viewing pleasure. This aircraft is perfect for the breath-taking, panoramic views you will encounter. This airplane has capacity seating for just 5 passengers, making for a comfortable ride with every person having their own window seat. No other guests will be on board your aircraft and all tours are specially designed for you and your Ohana (family) and or friends desired sightseeing requests.

After meeting your friendly, local representative you will make your way to the Lihue Airport to board your aircraft. Kauai's natural gifts are unparalleled in Hawaii and you are about to learn first-hand just how extraordinary the island is. Your personal pilot will educate you about sacred Hawaiian cultures and myths, as they introduce you and your family or friends to mind-blowing scenic views of Kauai and beyond. See the Menehune Fishpond, the Eucalyptus Tunnel of Trees and Waita Reservoir, the largest reservoir on Kauai. You will also view Captain Cook's Landing in Waimea Town, the awe-inspiring Waimea Canyon and the majestic Napali Coastline. Fly over Lumahai Beach where the movie South Pacific was filmed, as well as Hanalei Valley, cascading waterfalls and Kilauea Lighthouse, a Frigate bird sanctuary. But that's not all as there are miles and miles of beautiful coastline and beaches that seem to stretch forever.

Continue to the arid island of Ni'ihau, the westernmost and seventh largest inhabited island in Hawaii. It is 17.5 miles southwest of Kauai across the Kaulakahi Channel and stretches only some 18 miles long and approximately 6 miles wide. Several intermittent playa lakes provide wetland habitats for the Hawaiian coot, the Hawaiian stilt, and the Hawaiian duck. What makes Ni'ihau so mystifying is that life here has remained mostly frozen in time.

Since it was purchased for a mere $10,000 by the Sinclair family for ranching purposes in 1864, not much has changed. There are no paved roads, no commercial buildings, no hospitals and few modern-day comforts. A small population of less than 200 live in a tiny village called Pu'uwai on the westside of the island and still communicate in the native tongue. Hunting and gathering are how sustenance are accrued and monetary work is nearly nonexistent except for a few jobs and artisan trades like selling Ni'ihau Jewelry, treasures made exclusively from shells plucked from the island's pristine beaches.

Your time in the air will be priceless with one incredible view after another, don't pass up the chance to book what may be the best tour of your cruise. This scenic adventure will be one you will remember for a lifetime!

All Kauai air tours are flown and narrated by highly experienced, professional air tour pilots that are certified Hawaii air tour guides. Be assured you are with the only Hawaiian family owned and operated air tour company on Kauai with over 30 years of flying experience in the Hawaiian Islands. Seasoned pilots and well-maintained aircraft will guarantee you will have a scenic adventure that you will remember for a lifetime.

Please Note: The plane available for this tour accommodates groups of up to 5 guests maximum. Please take this information into consideration when booking.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $317.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Tour Duration
1.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier, Harbor Mall. A short walk, or shuttle, from the pier area
Food/Beverage Provided
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual clothing and walking shoes.
Guests must be able to enter and exit the aircraft on their own. Guests must be a minimum of 2 years of age in order to participate. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.