Kauai – A sightseeing flight over Waimea Canyon & the Napali Coast (USA)

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After we had already made a catamaran tour along the Napali Coast in the morning, we went to the hotel for a short time and made our way to Lihue airport at half past four, because our private sightseeing flight with Wings over Kauai was scheduled for 4 p.m.

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The route of our scenic flight over Kauai

When we arrived at the terminal at Luhue airport, we were greeted with a Hawaiian necklace by a member of staff who then gave us a brief briefing on the planned flight route. Since it was very windy, she also told us that the flight could be a bit bumpy. The information that our pilot has already made the round trip more than 6,000 times really reassured us a lot.

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Our flight route via Kauai

The start of our sightseeing flight with Wings over Kauai

A few minutes later we sat in the little Cessna, our pilot Bruce greeted us and gave us some instructions. And then it started. We waited for another Hawaiian Airlines plane and then rolled onto the runway. First we saw the harbour with our hotel and the beach, which became known through Harrison Ford’s “6 days, 7 nights”. We were often accompanied by rainbows 🙂

The Waimea Canyon

And then the flight already went over the Waimea Canyon, which we had already seen yesterday from the road.

The flight along the Napali Coast

Then we continued towards Napali Coast. The rain in the mountains caused dozens of waterfalls to form on the Napali Coast.

A video of our flight over Kauai

Here is a short video of our flight along the Napali Coast:

As you can see, the sky was very obscure, so we didn’t have the very best view. But the flight was fortunately by no means bumpy and through the clouds sometimes also beautiful light plays gave up. Finally we flew over the Waimea waterfalls, which we saw from below yesterday.

After 65 minutes we landed safely at the airport in Lihue. It was a great flight!

All travelogues from Hawaii (2015)

Our world trip led us after almost 2 months from the American mainland to Hawaii. Situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 3,600 kilometres away from the US mainland, the 50th state of the USA. For many, it is the epitome of the South Seas. During our two-week stay in Hawaii we visited four of the six main islands: Kauai, O'ahu, Maui and Big Island. Each of these islands has its own personality, nature and sights and offers different activities for all tastes: From the big city Honolulu with the famous Waikiki Beach, the fascinating Waimea Canyon and the breathtaking Napali Coast on Kauai, the famous Road to Hana on Maui to the most active volcano in the world on Big Island. The islands radiate a unique flair and have enchanted us very quickly with the famous Aloha charm.
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