Jack Harter Helicopters
The Premier Service

"We invite you to escape the ordinary; to leave the byways of man and immerse yourself in the wilderness grandeur of the Garden Isle. Only by exploring its natural wonders can you truly capture the meaning of this glorious island."

Jack and Bev Harter

Please browse through this site to learn about the unique and fascinating helicopter tours that we offer as well as some of the history of the helicopter industry that Jack founded here in 1962.

Na Pali Coast

Na Pali Sunshine

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  • Originator of scenic tours of Kauai

  • Six-passenger AStar with the largest windows available on a tour helicopter

  • Informative live narration focusing on Kauai's history and native ecosystems

  • We limit the number of tours each day to ensure quality

  • 60 and 90 minute tours

  • Exclusive tours, charters, and utility work available on request

Our flights are an excellent value.
Compare the dollar per flight minute cost with our competitors.

In 1994 the FAA established SFAR 71, a special set of rules governing tour flights in Hawaii. SFAR 71 severely restricted our minimum flight altitudes. The FAA has granted us a deviation from SFAR 71 based on our safety record and compliance with existing regulations.   Jack Harter Helicopters is permitted to fly down to 500 feet above the ground.  This is the lowest flight level allowed for helicopter tours in Hawaii.

"This was, without question, the most extraordinary experience of its kind weíve ever enjoyed. Your commentary was knowledgeable, articulate, and fascinating. I am sure some of these pictures will wind up in a magazine somewhere. Thanks again for a lovely 1.5 hours."
Granville Toogood, Condé Nast Traveler
"If you only have time for one activity ñ this is the one to do! The pilot was excellent and very smooth. They know Kauai very well and show you the best of it."
John and Linda Riggs



Email: jharter@aloha.net       
Toll Free: (888)-245-2001
Lihue Office: (808) 245-3774

Fax: (808)245-4661

Office Location 

4231 Ahukini Rd., Lihue

1/2 mile from the Lihue Airport

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 306, Lihue HI 96766

Your scenic adventure will remain a treasured lifetime memory.



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