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Big Island Air

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Address: 73-103 Uu St, Kona International Airport/ Commuter Air Terminal, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number:
+1 808-329-4868
This attraction is at Keahole Airport
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

E KOMO MAI, Welcome! Join us for a spectacular air tour of the Hawaii...

E KOMO MAI, Welcome! Join us for a spectacular air tour of the Hawaii volcano Big Island that you will never forget.From Kona International Airport, our big reliable Cessna Caravan tour plane takes you over the active Kilauea volcano with views of ancient Hawaiian settlements, lush green valleys and towering waterfalls along hundreds miles of rugged coastline. Air Conditioned Comfort, Every Seat a Window Seat! Experienced, Knowledgeable Tour Pilots who take pride in sharing the splendors of the island.Try our 5 Island Tour too!!

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US$ 399.00*
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Big Island Air Tour by Cessna Plane
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US$ 449.99*
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Big Island Sunset Flight from Kona

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My best friend and I went on a sunset tour on the 19th of April. Rex was our pilot and he was awesome! Very cool very funny, full of knowledge and an extremely good pilot. It was... read more

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27 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My best friend and I went on a sunset tour on the 19th of April. Rex was our pilot and he was awesome! Very cool very funny, full of knowledge and an extremely good pilot. It was a smooth beautiful flight we saw beauty at its finest! Learned new things about the island and would definitely recommend taking this tour!

Thank TruthTellerKari
West Allis, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are not a helicopter person then this is for you. I, myself, am a pilot and would rather fly in a plane over helicopter. Their service is second to none. It started with the initial call and email, at check in and with the flight. Felt first class all the way. The aircraft is super comfortable. The give... More 

Thank Pila J
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have taken three of Island Air tours: two from Hilo and the other from Kona. All have been excellent. Each begins with a short but important safety briefing. The Hilo trip is essentially over the volcano, while the Kona trip circles the island and then duplicates the trip over the volcano. In '17 the volcanic activity was very high... More 

Thank John P B
Amarillo, Texas
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We took an Amazing trip to the Big Island to see the active Volcano. Big Island Air is a 9 seater Cessna plane. The plane was very nice & everyone had a window seat. The trip was super exciting! The scenery was absolutely beautiful & the Volcano was incredible flowing into the ocean. This is a must see!

Thank FNBlondie
Alberta, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We stumbled across this tour and are so thankful we did. It was the perfect way to kick off our week on this island - got to see the entire island, including the Northern Sea Cliffs (felt like we were in a movie!), the towns of Hilo from above, numerous beaches (and learn abit about them from the pilot) AND... More 

Thank TaraDVancouv
Lahaina, Hawaii
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

WOW! What a wonderful experience it was to be a part of Big Island Air’s VIP Tour. We were warmly greeted by their Representative Maile in the Kapalua Airport and had a safety briefing with our Pilot Darryl. Darryl was fantastic and gave us a great play-by-play commentary with so many amazing fun facts along the tour. We saw dozens... More 

Thank AlfieDoe83
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We did the Twilight Tour out of Kona International Airport in Big Island's (delightfully customized) Cessna 208B. Rex was our pilot and he did a magnificent job. He is not only an excellent pilot, but a superb guide; he knows a LOT about the area. He showed us waterfalls, valleys, celebrities homes .... all the things you'd expect, but the... More 

1 Thank Edward A
Fair Oaks, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We booked the sunset tour - which turned out to be a complete tour around the island. We were lucky to get reservations at all three days in advance from our hotel. I recommend booking any tour in advance of your visit to the Big Island. Rex was our pilot and tour guide and he was the best. The plane... More 

1 Thank Reviewer235
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The captain Darryl was awesome. ‏ he was funny and very informative. The flight was so smooth and as matter-of-fact I thought it was even better than the commercial flight from LA to Maui. Having said that, I really don't think it worth the money.I think they need that to better advertise for themselves by distributing video of the trip... More 

3 Thank Yaser A
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

DO NOT GET STUCK IN THE BACKSEAT! My wife and I got stuck in by back seat and it was not comfortable. The Pilot offered to let me sit in the Co-Pilot seat and it too was not a comfortable seat. Not to mention it is just about impossible to get good pictures from the Co-Pilot seat. To make matters... More 

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Hilda L, Manager at Big Island Air, responded to this review

First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing to do your air tour with us. Also, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very disappointed to hear that the flight did not meet your expectations. The day you chose to fly with us, February 2, 2017, was an absolutely beautiful day. On... More 

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