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Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Look down on the varied landscape of the Big Island from the air on a helicopter tour from Kona. 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.
  • 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
  • Soar over tropical waterfalls and the misty peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea
  • Cruise along the 2,000-foot (610-meter) cliffs of Waipio Valley
  • HAI and ISBAO safety certified operator

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Helicopters used on this trip have sliding windows for better picture taking. 
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100-120 minute helicopter tour
Two-way headset communication with your pilot
Live commentary on board
Parking Fees
73-341 Uu St , 73-341 Uu St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
9/15/2020 - 7/18/2023
Monday - Friday:08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to weather, flights may be 100 to 120 minutes in length
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own caregiver
  • All pilots and aircraft are FAA-certified
  • Helicopter holds 6 passengers; larger groups may be separated
  • All guests weighing 270 lbs or more when weighed at check-in, will be required to purchase an additional empty seat less 15% before fuel surcharge to safely balance the aircraft. They will be guaranteed a window seat.
  • Seating is assigned based on weight and balance following guidelines which have been approved by the FAA. We cannot guarantee seats as the weight of guests must be balanced within the aircraft.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A seat upgrade is not a guarantee; however, if you purchase a co-pilot and/or window seat upgrades, we will do our best to seat you in your purchased location. If we cannot accomodate a seat upgrade due to weight and balance requirements for your flight (or for any other reason), we will refund your upgrade purchase at check-in.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Paradise Helicopters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona ?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona .

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  • "You don't need flowing lava to make this trip exciting." See review
  • "The helicopter gives you a great view of some inaccessible areas of The Big Island as well as a stunning view of the Waipio Valley." See review

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star-5
Up up and away
Christopher_Y
, May 2022
Professional and informative along with great comms before and during tour. Totally safe and amazing views of a beautiful island including the volcano and valkies that land level don't afford. Witty playlist that compliments the sites too.
star-5
Do this tour!!
Renuka_R
, Apr. 2022
Lava, waterfalls, valley and coast. This was an unbelievable experience. Our pilot, Ryan, was a wealth of information and a lot of fun. This was a great trip to take on our first full day on the island. It gives you the lay of the land and you can plan hikes and beaches and snorkeling based on what you see from above. All ages in our family loved this experience.
star-5
Worth to try
Panumas_L
, Nov. 2021
Experience of a lifetime. Matt was superb. What a nice day. We were able to see erupting volcano & plane crash.
star-5
Great tour
gmarquina
, Oct. 2021
Great trip. Wonderful sites. Great ride. Knowledgeable pilot. We had a excellent experience. 🚁🚁🚁🚁🚁
star-5
Loved it, it was beautiful
Adrienne_D
, Jul. 2021
Being picked for co-pilot was a great experience. It was so beautiful to see everything from that view. I did get a little sick feeling towards the end, im glad I didn't eat before we went.
star-5
Big Island
Steve_G
, Jun. 2021
We had a great time would highly recommend it. We will use this company next time we are in town Ryan did a great trip
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2021
Aloha Steve, Mahalo for taking the time to review your experience with us on the Big Island! This is such a fantastic way to see the entire island without spending hours on the road - we are thrilled to hear you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back! Mahalo nui loa! Paradise Ohana
star-5
Wonderful island flight
James_L
, Jun. 2021
Beautiful weather for an afternoon flight. Pilot Ryan was great and very informative. Smooth ride for our first flight ever. Beautiful views of the volcanos, waterfalls and northern beaches. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2021
Aloha JJ-Mo! Mahalo for taking the time to review your experience on the Big Island with us. It's pretty incredible to see this Island from the air and to see it al in such a quick trip! The volcanos & waterfalls are certainly our a couple of our favorite sights on this island, we're thrilled to have gotten to share this with you! Mahalo for flying with us and we hope to see you again in the future! Mahalo nui loa, Paradise Ohana
star-5
Serenity’s Skies
Susan_H
, Apr. 2021
It was a trip of a lifetime! The waterfalls were awesome!!! I felt like I was in another world!! Pure serenity to look in the heart of the crater!
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2021
Aloha Susan, Mahalo for taking the time to review your experience with us, we're thrilled to hear you had such a great time and you had the chance to see the iconic Kohala Coast Waterfalls - we hope you to see you again on your next visit here! Mahalo, Paradise Helicopters
star-5
Amazing flight with nature
James_H
, Mar. 2021
Well worth the money! Ryan was the helicopter pilot and provided a wealth of information on the surrounding area and great views of the waterfalls and volcano. The volcano is a must see!
star-5
So amazing
Lacie_B
, Jan. 2021
The tour was great! We saw so much stuff. Dan was our pilot and I felt so comfortable. The ride was smooth and he showed us some incredible views! Spend the money and do the longer tour! So worth it! The ground crew was great as well!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2021
Aloha Lacie_B, Mahalo for taking the time to post your review! We're proud to have such amazing pilots who are not only some of the best in the state, but they have a passion and love what they do. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with us and hope that you will return to join us again. A hui hou! (Until we meet again) Paradise Helicopters
star-5
Awesome
Kathleen_M
, Mar. 2020
The experience was awesome. I recommend that everyone should do this tour and make sure it is on their bucket list.
star-5
A-MAZ-ZING
Jake_V
, Jan. 2020
Our pilot Joel, was very informative with not only the sites but the history of the island as well...He took us to places no one would ever be able to see including sheer cliffs dropping to the sea, 300' waterfalls, even an entire whale just beneath the ocean surface!
star-5
Worthwhile adventure
Shawn_R
, Oct. 2019
My wife and I did the 2 hour Big Island tour for our wedding anniversary. It was spectacular. Worth every dollar. Knowledgeable and humorous pilot/tour guide. I regret not bringing appropriate cash to tip him.
star-5
Best tour in Kona
Susanna L
, Sep. 2019
My first helicopter ride and I LOVED it. The helicopter gives you a great view of some inaccessible areas of The Big Island as well as a stunning view of the Waipio Valley. Pacific Helicopters were great, the ground staff look after you and the pilot was very experienced and you felt very safe on the flight.
star-5
Up Up and Away
Brian_G
, Jun. 2019
You should always listen to your pilot, when he says the clouds will clear they do! You don't need flowing lava to make this trip exciting. Hovering over gas & steam vents lets you know there is still plenty of activity just below the surface. The trip up a narrow valley to see a waterfall was exhilarating.
star-5
Brilliant!
Sam_N
, Apr. 2019
Fantastic tour saw so much from helicopter that you had no way of seeing on ground. Pilot very informative great tour would recommend
star-5
Wonderful experience!
Mark_M
, Apr. 2019
What a great experience from all aspects. From Ashleigh at reservations, to Jezelle at pre-flight to our amazing pilot, Matt! My kids enjoyed the views and stories about the volcanoes, waterfalls, towns and even the hidden bomber. Worth every penny for a lifetime of memories!
star-3
Pictures oversell the real experience
Craig_M
, Jan. 2019
You should not show red lava in your pics. 99.9% of the time there is no red lava as explained by the pilot
star-5
We can't say enough how much we...
Christine H
, Jun. 2018
We can't say enough how much we loved our flight!! Everyone at Paradise Copters was professional and informative!! Our pilot Ryan was so knowledgeable about the Big Island, telling us about its history as we fly betw Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, heading towards SE area of the island. He flew us close enough while at a safe distance for some incredible views of the ongoing Kilauea volcano eruption. Even though the cloud ceiling was low, Ryan was also able to get us some incredible views of the NE and north coastline of Big Island, pointing out numerous waterfalls and crop fields. We highly recommend Paradise for any helicopter tours you may want to do.
star-5
My first helicopter ride. Wow, what...
Scott T
, Apr. 2018
My first helicopter ride. Wow, what an amazing way to see the island. The weather was perfect and the views were amazing. We did get to see a little flare up of some lava on Maona Kea. Definitely an experience you should do once in your life.

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