Kauai Rainbows

Kauai Rainbows

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 2:41:00 AM



Hawaii is known as the rainbow state, and it is for good reason. Beautiful Kauai rainbows can be seen any time of year and are a uniquely beautiful sight when seen from the air. Double rainbows, circular rainbows, rainbows in beautiful cascading waterfalls, pictures can’t capture the breathtaking sights you can see on one of Air Kauai’s helicopter tours.



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Did you know that there are many different types of rainbows?


A regular rainbow begins with red on the outer part of the rainbow and then orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

A supernumerary rainbow is a rainbow that contains additional bands of a pale pink or green color inside of the primary rainbow.

A twinned rainbow is a rainbow that splits into two arcs but originates from a single base.

A double rainbow is created when sunlight is reflected twice inside the same water droplets. The second rainbow is fainter and the order of the colors is reversed.

A circle rainbow, or a 360 degree rainbow, can only be seen from the air. This is because from the ground, half of a rainbow actually falls below the horizon, but actually all rainbows are circles!




Our guests rave about their experiences flying with Air Kauai. More than just seeing amazing rainbows from the sky here are some of the things our guest have said about the fantastic sights they have seen on their trip.

“Unreal experience. From start to finish was a professional outfit. The island is beautiful, but unless you see it this way, you are missing out. The pilot was a native Hawaiian and had plenty of history and culture blended in with sightseeing. He timed the Jurassic Park waterfall part perfectly with the music on the headsets and it gave me goosebumps. The doors off experience will take your breath away as the scenery feels like it is within arms reach. The highlight, and there were many, was flying into the dormant volcano that started the Hawaiian island chain. Truly awe inspiring. Will do it again and again and again...” - Ruabafly2

“Absolutely breathtaking! We went in the morning and it was a little rainy at times on the flight, but we got to see multiple rainbows so that made it well worth it! It was such a fun way to see parts of the island that aren’t otherwise accessible. Our pilot Kelby gave a great tour, pointing out the sights along the way! The views of the Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon were stunning! While it’s a little pricey, we think it’s absolutely worth the splurge.” - Angela K

“This was the highlight of our trip! We were able to find one last booking available for the week of our vacation at the last minute. Janell and Kelby in the entire staff at Air Kauai were phenomenal. My mom who is 76 was a little nervous about the tour in the beginning and initially said she wasn’t going. She couldn’t stop smiling getting off the helicopter. We felt safe the entire time. We saw some of the most amazing sites on Kauai especially because it it just rained the last day before. My boys couldn’t stop expressing their amazement at the sites” - bitoheimbuck

“Beautiful views. Very unique and amazing experience. Would highly recommend it! The crew and the captain made it super fun.” - Kyle W

“This was so worth the money! Best part of our trip. it was incredible. The pilot described every detail. it felt like we were floating the whole time.” - Kathleen J


Interested in flying with Air Kauai? Please book online through the tours page or feel free to call 808-877-7005 if you have any questions. We would be happy to help you!