Flying over the Hawaiian Islands in a helicopter is one of the most thrilling experiences one can enjoy during a trip to Hawaii, providing views of places inaccessible to most travelers. The island of Kauai is especially spectacular. Gliding along shoulder to shoulder with the massive cliffs of the Na Pali coast or soaring through the deeply carved walls of Waimea Canyon are just a couple of the breathtaking scenes offered by the Kauai helicopter tour. Taking the doors off of the helicopter transforms a tour into an adventure. Flying with the doors removed you are one with the elements. You feel cool air and the spray of mist from the waterfall that is within spitting distance. Lean just out of the aircraft and your suddenly aware of the speed you're traveling as the rushing air tries with all its might to remove your headset. The views are not limited to a window and you can capture the most outstanding photos without any glare. Only a few of the helicopter operators on the island offer the amazing doors off experience, so check the operators' websites to see whether they offer doors off or not. The operators that do provide the doors off option do so at no additional charge. Most importantly, avoid helicopters with a front middle seat between the pilot and window seat as it is extremely cramped, the view is severely limited and the price is the same. Someone will definitely return unhappy, while everyone else had the time of their lives.