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Lava & Rainforests Helicopter Adventure from Hilo

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You will fly over Kīlauea, the most active volcano on earth.  However, the windward side also catches enough rain to make Hilo the wettest city in the United States. All this water fills tunnels that once flowed with lava, creating incredible rivers, pools and waterfalls all over East Hawai’i. Hilo’s lush rain forests, Mauna Loa’s vistas and the plunging Wai‘ānuenue (Rainbow Falls), so named for the rainbows you can see in the mist when the early morning sunshine hits the water.
For a guaranteed window seat, make sure to upgrade to the preferred seating option.
Highlights
  • Take a scenic helicopter flight over the Big Island from Hilo
  • Fly over Kilauea, the Wailuku River, and the wettest city in the U.S.
  • Upgrade your tour to guarantee a window seat for the best views
  • Multiple departure times are available to suit your schedule
What to Expect
Make your own way to the airport in Hilo at least 45 minutes before your chosen departure time. Meet your FAA-certified captain-guide, climb into your 4-passenger helicopter, and get fitted for your 2-way radio headset. For those who want to see all the action, upgrade your tour to a guaranteed window seat in the helicopter.
After takeoff, admire the lush scenery of the Big Island and fly over waterfalls and volcanoes, including the famous Kilauea. Listen to engaging commentary from your captain through the 2-way radio and feel free to ask any questions.
Your tour concludes back at Hilo Airport.
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Reviewed 14 June 2019 via mobile

This was an amazing experience ! Very professional company. It was a once in a lifetime experience. I can check it off my bucket list.

Thank elyseh
Reviewed 13 June 2019

This company can meet all your flight needs; shirts, glasses, videos. Hilo airport is easy to find and park. Sit in front if possible, as viewing from the back seats are side views only. Very pleasant, would do again.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jul D
Reviewed 8 May 2019

We took an afternoon ride to see the lava flow and had a wonderful time. The helicopter is very comfortable and has large windows so you can see everything even if you are in the center seat. The pilot was great as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Vinay R
Reviewed 2 April 2019

My first time in a helicopter and this was a ton of fun! We did the doors on option but now that I've been up, I think the doors off would have been great as well. There is not lava flowing on Hawaii right now...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank wildflowergirl
Paradise Helico... W, Front Desk Agent at Paradise Helicopters - KONA, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

Aloha wildflowergirl, We're so happy to hear that you guys enjoyed your time with us. The volcanic features on the Big Island are definitely a sight to behold! There's nothing quite like flying over an active crater and then enjoying the waterfalls in town. Experiencing...More

Reviewed 31 March 2019

We took this trip with friends to celebrate my partners 60th birthday- a first as we had never taken a helicopter trip before. Arrived at Hilo airport for the weigh/check in and were ushered into the waiting room. After a good 30 minute wait we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank SuperSal1
Paradise Helico... W, Front Desk Agent at Paradise Helicopters - KONA, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

Aloha SuperSal1, Thank you so much for your review. Reviews like this help us work to improve the services and experiences that we are offering to guests. We are always looking for avenues to improve. We try to allow for enough time for the pre...More

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Two or 3 miles and taxi is best it only to airport and back. There is lots to see by car if you have some time.
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