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Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour

Highlights
  • FAA Diamond Award. Every year since 1998, Blue Hawaiian’s superb maintenance technicians have earned the FAA’s Certificate of Excellence Diamond Award.”
  • Helicopter tour over the Big Island
  • See the volcanic badlands, lush rain forests, and Kohalas Mountains
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Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour
From US$ 463.51
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ECO Morning Departures
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Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury in our ECO-Star helicopter. Experience Pele's lava and the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. Explore the deep, valleys of the Kohalas.
From US$ 589.00
ECO Afternoon Departures
Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury in our ECO-Star helicopter. Experience Pele's lava and the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. Explore the deep, valleys of the Kohalas
From US$ 589.00
A-Star Afternoon Departures
Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury in our A-Star helicopter. Experience Pele's lava and the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. Explore the deep, valleys of the Kohalas.
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Overview
Fly above Hawaii's spectacular peaks, coasts, and valleys on this helicopter tour of the Big Island. Watch lava bubble up out of volcanoes, fly over the lush rain forests of the Hamakua Coast, and complete your trip with views of the waterfalls lining the Kohala Mountains. Only a helicopter tour lets you see so many of Hawaii's charms on a single ride and from an unforgettable perspective.
What to Expect
Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, then explore lush rainforests and the Hamakua Coast. Finally, the deep and immense tropical valleys of the Kohala Mountains, with dozens of cascading waterfalls, provide the perfect finish to the ultimate Big Island adventure. (see tour options ECO-Star and A-Star)

EcoStar: Individual First-Class seats, 23% more interior space, over 60 sq. ft. of viewing glass, high-tech Fenestron instead of tail rotor for greatly increased smoothness, raised "theater-style" platform in the rear, a more powerful yet more fuel-efficient engine that delivers fast flight and thus more sightseeing value. 

A-Star: The industry-standard A-Star offers a great flight in a compact cabin, with bench-style seating and good visibility through over 50 sq. ft. of viewing glass. Most important, our A-Stars are flown by Blue Hawaiian's pilots and maintained by Blue Hawaiian's technicians, the best in the business. 

Tour departs from Waikoloa Heliport
Reviews (204)
1 - 5 of 203 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2018
Amazing Experience

We have done their tour of both The Big Island and Kauai. Amazing experience in both cases. Specular views and the pilots are very informative and personable.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Tricia T
Reviewed 4 October 2018
A wonderful Amazing Tour

We chose Blue Hawaii Helicopters for our Island Tour on September 20th. Our tour included hotel pickup and we left there location after easy check in at 9:20 am with pilot Patrick. He was friendly and knowledgeable and a perfect pilot for this adventure. He...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Palacerat
Reviewed 24 September 2018
Best way to see the Big Island

The experience with Blue Hawaiian was friendly, efficient, and professional from booking to the end of the trip. Our pilot was Karl and he was awesome! We did the Big Island Spectacular tour and Karl did a fantastic job pointing out interesting facts around the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 589austiny
Reviewed 23 September 2018
Seat assignment can suck

I really wanted to get some video footage and some photos from the air, so I booked Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and the Big Island Spectacular tour. I took the whole family, and it wasn't cheap. It ends up being over $2000 Canadian for 3 people....More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Ericwhipp
BlueCEO, Guest Relations Manager at Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Aloha, I'm sorry to hear your seat wasn't optimal for photography during this flight. Unfortunately, the computer generated weight & balance, takes into account not just the weight of you and your party, but also the combined weights of the other passengers, pilot, and fuel...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Truly spectacular

Claustrophobic? Afraid of heights? Leery of helicopters? Do NOT let any or all (me) of these fears deter you from having this unique adventure!! It is wonderful and actually relaxing! The number one reason I was not as anxious as I expected is our pilot,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CARebekah
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