Kalapaki Ahupua`a, Hawaii
4231 Ahukini Rd
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 245-3774

3 Hughes 500 Features That Enhance Helicopter Tours October 8, 2019

Kalapaki Ahupua`a, Lihue
3 Hughes 500 Features That Enhance Helicopter Tours, Lihue, Hawaii

Few Hawaii vacation activities are more memorable than helicopter tours. However, the beautiful scenery of the Na Pali Coast isn’t the only thing that can make these scenic tours the highlight of your trip. The type of helicopter can also make a difference, and few models are better suited for your adventure than the Hughes 500.

Why Are Hughes 500 Helicopters Great for Tours?

1. Doors-Off Experience

helicopter toursA doors-off helicopter tour is an unforgettable experience. The Hughes 500 features a unique design that offers an unobstructed view of the island. Taking in this breathtaking sight as the wind blows through your hair can add a new perspective to your vacation.  

2. Smaller Craft Size

The Hughes 500 is smaller than other commercial helicopters, with room for up to four passengers. However, its smaller size makes the helicopter better equipped for low-elevation flying and navigating difficult terrain, allowing pilots to give passengers amazing close-up views of the area’s natural beauty.

3. Two-Way Intercom System

Seeing beautiful Hawaiian scenery is one thing, but it’s quite another to gain additional perspective on what you are seeing. Hughes 500 helicopters feature a two-way intercom system that enables pilot to passenger communication. You’ll be able to listen as the pilot provides cultural and historical context to what you’re seeing, and you can ask questions to learn more about the interesting sights and customs that Hawaii has to offer.


For helicopter tours that will create lifelong memories, contact Jack Harter Helicopters in Lihue, HI. Serving the Island of Kauai since 1962, their top of the line helicopters and exciting 60 and 90-minute tours have made them a multi-year winner in the Best of Kauai awards. To learn more about their helicopter tours or to make a reservation, visit them online or call them at (808) 245-3774.