Feeling adventurous? Wondering what it’s like to fly in a vintage aircraft? Biplane rides are for many a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Imagine the magic, romance and adventure of an open cockpit biplane ride. Imagine the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and joy in your heart.  Sound exciting?  You bet it is!

Classic biplane
Classic biplane

So what better place to see stunning views than Hawaii and further isn’t Kauai just the right fit?

 

What Is Included?

This tour is a 70-minute Kauai biplane tour complete with unobstructed aerial views of cascading waterfalls, rugged mountain ridges, lush valleys and white-sand beaches of Hawaii’s Garden Isle.

With all the amazing views, it’s easy to see that soaring over the lush landscapes of Kauai in an open-cockpit; biplane is truly a magical experience. Moreover, add that rustic vintage feature and you’ll develop a feeling of nostalgia common with these tours. Let’s take a look at what you’ll be seeing…

 

  • East Shore

The tour heads northeast to Kauai’s East Shore, on its way passing popular hotels and beaches such as Kauai Beach Resort, Kauai Beach Villas and Coco Palms, where Elvis made the romantic movie Blue Hawaii. What’s more, you will experience views of the Wailua Golf Course, the snaking Wailua River, and spot Fern Grotto and the imposing Sleeping Giant mountain ridge.

 

  • Kapa’a

Next up is Kapa’a. Here, you will see the hustle and bustle of the mall town below a well as the Kapa’a Beach. Continuing, you will meet upon the Anahola Mountain range, and pass by the northernmost most point in Hawaii, the Kilauea Lighthouse just before continuing up the Kilauea River toward the jagged cliffs of Hanalei Valley and finally to the – the wettest spot on earth, Mt Waialeale where you can admire cascading waterfalls.

'Opaeka'a Falls
‘Opaeka’a Falls

As the first leg of the flight draws to a close, you will witness Kilohana Crater, one of the main volcanoes that created Kauai, and then pass over Wailua Falls and Opaeka’a Falls before arriving back at Lihue Airport.

 

  • South Shore

After the brief recession, you will head to the South Shore where you will discover the famous Poipu Beach, Spouting Horn, Kipu Kai, Shipwreck Beach, Lawai Beach and Kauai Coffee, Hawaii’s largest coffee plantation.

 

  • Other Landforms

The tour then draws to an end with views of several landforms including Hanapepe Valley and Olokele Valley, breathtaking Waimea Canyon and the stunning Polihale Beach the largest beach in Hawaii, stretching along the sacred Na Pali Coast.

Hanakapiai Valley
Hanakapiai Valley

That’s not even all, you will also see the Cathedrals of Honopu’u and the Honopu’u Arches, as well as Kalalau Valley where several Hollywood movies were filmed. Finally, the lush Hanakapi’ai Valley, with its cascading waterfall and the secluded Ke’e Beach will dazzle your eyes before returning to Lihue.

What Can You Expect?

This enjoyable experience will being with a pre-arranged departure orientation at the Lihue Airport where you will meet your expert pilot. Subsequently, step onto a modern or vintage fixed-wing biplane for a safe, comfortable, scenic flight over Kuaui.

Flying over Waimea Canyon
Flying over Waimea Canyon

For the best experience, you will be provided with vintage cloth helmet and goggles that will bring you back in time. Throughout your flight, you can listen and talk to your pilot through your 2-way headset as he narrates the entire way. Included in the narration is an ancient Hawaiian legend as you fly past related ruins and landmarks.

What better way to mark a special occasion, celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or take home a thrilling memory of your time in Hawaii? How about just grabbing a friend, slip into your helmet; climb up on the wing and into the front seat for a trip back in time. A biplane tour of Kauai is no ordinary plane ride; it’s one of the most exciting things to enjoy in Hawaii.

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