(Closed) Helicopter? Yay or nay?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Well, if you get motion sickness in planes, boats and cars I doubt a helicopter will be much better. 

Save your money, you’ll more than likely discover something you just *have* to try.

Post # 4
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I see those helicopter rides on “The Bachelor” all the time, but they just don’t seem that appealing to me. Helicopter rides are really just for the views, and I think I would rather see the views from hiking up a mountain or something. I just feel closer to the awe of nature that way, if you know what I mean. For a splurge, I think swimming with dolphins would be totally awesome!

Post # 5
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My brother and sister in law went to Kauai and did a helicopter tour and they said it was the highlight of their trip! If you can do a helicopter tour, do it on Kaui since there’s so many canyons and beautiful sights to see. My hubby and I went to Maui for our honeymoon and if we had the money for it, we totally would’ve done a Heli tour. 

That being said, if you do get car sick easily, I can’t imagine a Heli would be any better. :-/ Maybe you can take something for anti-motion sickness? 


Post # 6
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Omg first of all, your boss sounds SO sweet and generous! That’s awesome! Okay, secondly, I’m using the power of google to live vicariously through you and come up with options for your honeymoon bonus! I haven’t been in a helicopter before, but I think in Hawaii it would be pretty cool to get a birds eye view of the volcanoes. Not sure about the motion sickness factor though…. What about a private luau or something?? Surfing lessons? Oooh ziplining!!! Private dinner on the beach?

I agree that you’ll likey find something you’ll be dying to do once you get there, so if you don’t figure it out now I wouldn’t stress. I’m sure there’ll be stuff that’s not advertised online that your hotel can recommend. I prefer the smaller locally based businesses anyway 🙂

Post # 7
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I went to Hawaii many years ago and did a helicopter ride over the volcanoes/lava.  I don’t remember all that much from the trip as a whole, but I remember the helicopter ride and it was awesome.  Your boss is so generous by the way!!

Post # 8
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We lived there and never did it but friends did. Everyone who did it loved it. If you think you’ll love it, you probably will. Everyone said it was well worth the $$.

Post # 9
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We went to Kauai 2 years ago, and a few people told me I HAD to do a helicopter tour there.  I ended up not doing it, cause I just couldn’t justify the cost…. and now I regret it.  I would rather have ‘wasted’ the money and found out for myself if it didnt turn out to be worth it, or gone and discovered that its as amazing as they all told me.  One of my coworkers said that he regularly does helipcopter tours all over, and Kauai is by far his favorite place to do it… according to him “if you were ever to do just one helicopter tour anywhere, do it in kauai.”

Post # 11
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

If you get sick, I’d skip the helicopter ride and spend it on something else – maybe swimming with dolphins or a really awesome spa day for the two of you…

Post # 12
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I get sick in small planes and helicopters.  It totally ruins it for me and I can’t enjoy myself.  I say spend the money on zip-lining, ATV rides and other outdoor adventures.  Maybe a private romantic dinner on the beach?

Post # 13
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh! Parasailing!

Post # 14
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011


I just returned from Kauai and the helicopter tour of the Island was the “BEST” part of our vacation.  It is amazing.  I can get motion sickness on boats and I was actually fine in the helicopter.  There are so many amazing things to look @ and the view is spectaular.  We were on the fence as well but worked through the concierge @ The Westin in Princeville and we were able to do an hour tour for $375 for two people.  I think the helicopter company was Sunshine out of Lihue.  If you take it out of Princeville it will cost almost double.

Good luck and enjoy the island…  It’s amazing! 


Post # 15
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I vote BIG yay. I got back from Kauai a couple weeks ago. We were thisclose to not doing the helicopter ride (because I am cheap AND terrified of things that sound dangerous), but our friends went the day before and raved about it so much that we went the following day. It was worth every penny. As my guidebook said, “Going to Kauai without doing a helicopter tour is like going to the Sistine Chapel and not looking up.” Of course Kauai is beautiful and you’ll appreciate it no matter what, but I didn’t realize how much we had been missing before we did the helicopter tour. I didn’t feel sick at all.

One of the most beautiful parts of the island is the Na Pali coast, and the only way to see it is by helicopter or boat. We did the no-doors ride with Jack Harter and I can’t speak highly enough. Maybe that helps with motion-sickness, too? You could always call them (Blue Hawaiian was the other company we looked at) and ask about motion sickness, like whether there’s a better place to sit or something. Some people recommend eating ginger candy beforehand. Regardless of what you decide, Kauai is amaaaaaazing and you will love every minute!!!

Post # 16
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


First, awesome boss!!!!

Second, I don’t have motion sickness but we did a helicopter ride for my husband’s surprise 30th and it was AWESOME. The view from up top is so magnificent, I can’t imagine how amazing it would be over the islands of Hawaii.

You can always take a pill prior for the motion sickness.

From the pricing of other Bees it doesn’t sound so expensive especially since you basically got a free 1K so I would totally do it! It’s your honeymoon and how often would you get a chance like that again!

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