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Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona

Highlights
  • Big Island helicopter tour from Kona
  • See the beauty of the largest of the Hawaiian Islands from the air
  • Fly over Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes
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Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona
From US$ 559.00
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Mid-Morning - WindowMost Popular
Tours depart between 10am-12pm. Guarantees a window seat. You must call the local operator prior to travel date to confirm exact departure time. Contact info will be provided with your confirmation.
From US$ 609.00
Afternoon - Window
Tours depart between 1:30pm-5pm. Guarantees a window seat. You must call the local operator prior to travel date to confirm exact departure time. Contact info will be provided with your confirmation.
From US$ 609.00
Morning - Window
Tours depart between 7am-9:30am. Guarantees a window seat. You must call the local operator prior to travel date to confirm exact departure time. Contact info will be provided with your confirmation.
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Overview
Look down on the varied landscape of the Big Island from the air on a helicopter tour from Kona. At about one hour and 45 minutes, this flight is longer than typical heli tours and provides the opportunity to be wowed by Hawaii’s amazing natural features, from waterfalls to volcanoes to rainforests. Fly along the coast and over Waimanu and Waipio valleys, and spot island industry like macadamia nut orchards. Upgrade to guarantee a window seat.
What to Expect
It’s no secret that Hawaii is a particularly stunning piece of the Pacific Ocean, so see it from the best angle possible on a helicopter tour of the Big Island. This exciting two-hour tour from Kona will introduce you the Big Island’s beautiful and powerful features, including the active volcano of Kilauea, where if you're lucky, you'll see actual lava flow from the crater.

Take off from Kona in a comfortable, low-vibration, six-seat Bell 407 helicopter, and soar south along the coast and then east to Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. See the most recent volcanic activity and look for flowing lava before heading to the north end of the island.

Climb between the volcanic peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, enjoying the fantastic views from the helicopter’s oversized sliding windows, perfect for taking photos. Revel in the beauty of ocean cliffs and tropical rainforests, where you'll dive between mist-shrouded peaks. Admire the cool mountain waterfalls and the deep green valleys of the Hamakua Coast before returning to Kona, where you can spot the million-dollar resorts that dot the coast.

Your knowledgeable pilot will offer expert narration, which you’ll hear over your two-way headset. Ask questions and talk with pilot as you fly!

Please note: due to weather, the flight can range from 100 - 120 minutes.
Reviews (87)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
The best experience during our honeymoon

We spent our honeymoon in Hawaii, staying in Oahu, and flying to Kona for just this experience, and omg, this was the best last minute decision of ours. Matt, our pilot was super cool and knowledgeable, we couldnt have asked for more, the whole staff...More

Thank thesved
Reviewed 25 January 2019
Our dream come true !

Never forget this great flight!!! It was fantastic..... Thanks Ashley for planning and upgrading our fligt at our Birthday journey in January 2019.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karin H
Paradise Helico... W, Public Relations at Paradise Helicopters - KONA, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Aloha Karin, Mahalo for your review, we appreciate your short and sweet feedback on your experience. We hope you enjoyed your Birthday celebration and hope to see you in the future. Mahalo, Tiffany

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Thrilling and educational doorless helicopter experience!

We loved our Doors off Lava & Rainforests Adventure. Sean was an excellent and entertaining pilot and it was really interesting seeing the effects of the recent volcano destruction. I wasn't near sides but my family said that it was quite thrilling to be flying...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank haldb
Paradise Helico... W, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Helicopters - KONA, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Aloha haldb, Mahalo for your kind review, the Doors-off experience is definitely a favorite to many of our guests! We love hearing the feedback on our guests perspective of the aftermath of the volcano. Sean is one of our many adored pilots who try to...More

Reviewed 9 January 2019
Great way to see the Big Island from air

I took this tour in mid-December of 2018. This flight started at 11 and ending at about 1pm in the afternoon. A 2 hour flight. Their office/base is at the Knona airport, next to the Mokulele terminal. The office was just the right size for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2019
Add Experience Hawaii to your list for 2019

I started my 2019 off with a bang with Paradise Helicopter's Experience Hawaii tour! Booking was fast and easy, Kaiulani was so helpful! Checking in was a breeze and the office staff made sure I felt safe and comfortable. Ryan was an excellent pilot who...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank keeleejade
Paradise Helico... W, Manager at Paradise Helicopters - KONA, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019

Aloha Keeleejade, It is always a pleasure to get a local up in the air and witness the amazing views that the Big Island has to offer. I was born and raised on the Big Island as well, and I remember growing up stating that...More

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