Frequently Asked Questions (and answers)

Are all your tours doors off?

Yes!  and No.  We can run any of our helicopters in pretty much any configuration.  Each passenger has the choice of keeping their door on.  For instance, if you have a lap child, we put you both in the front seat with the door on for comfort and safety.  With the great weather here in Hawaii, we generally run all our tours with the doors off; it is an unforgettable experience!

Can I bring a camera?

Absolutely!  Bring your DSLR, GoPro, cell phone, etc!  Anything other than a cell phone requires a wrist strap or neck strap for safety.

When is the best time to go?

It depends on what you are after.  Generally mornings are the best combination of lighting and flight conditions.  If you are a hardcore photographer and want the best shots, the 7:30 departure is your flight!

Can we go anywhere else besides the tours you have listed?

Absolutely!  We can plan a custom charter for you, no problem!  Our smaller group tours give us the flexibility that you won’t find anywhere else!

Will I get motion sick?

Generally, people that are prone to motion sickness find helicopters less inducing than boats or small planes, and with the doors off, you gets lots of fresh air.  If you are concerned about it, a dramamine or ginger chew before you go will help immensely.

What camera settings are best?

I recommend sports mode, or shutter priority with at least a 1/1250 sec or faster exposure time.

For those that love photography, ISO 400 and a wide lens such as a 16-35 or 24-70 is best.  We get pretty close 🙂

When do I pay?

You can pay anytime, but we ask that payment be made at least 48 hours before your departure date.  The link to pay is in your confirmation email that you received when you booked your tour.  When you enter your card information, the system will charge your card at that time.