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Circle of Fire Helicopter Tour from Hilo

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Hilo, United States
Circle of Fire Helicopter Tour from Hilo

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Fly over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on a scenic helicopter flight from Hilo. Enjoy an aerial perspective of the Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes and stunning views of the most geologically active environment on earth. Ride in comfort and safety in an ECO-Star helicopter. You'll hear informative commentary from your pilot as you spot the Halemaumau Crater and other sights in the national park.
  • FAA Diamond Award. Every year since 1998, Blue Hawaiian’s superb maintenance technicians have earned the FAA’s Certificate of Excellence Diamond Award.”
  • Scenic helicopter tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Hilo
  • Learn about the geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from recorded commentary on provided audio headphones
  • Fly by the Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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Pilot Guide who are also State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guides
Use of Bose Aviation-grade, electronic noise-cancelling headsets
Use of microphones with 2-way communication with pilot
All Fees and Taxes
USB in-flight video and photo packages available after flight for purchase.
Transportation to and from heliport
Parking fees at heliport
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters , 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Heliport and helicopter are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair lift is available at base to assist boarding.
  • Children 23 months and younger are complimentary and considered a lap child.
  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to tour time. You will receive confirmation of tour time after booking. Late arrivals may not be accepted and non-refundable.
  • For each guest weighing 240 pounds (108 kg) or more, an adjacent empty seat is required to safely balance the aircraft. The second seat charge is half off of the regular tour price. Please arrange your additional seat after booking.
  • Tour sights vary depending on weather.
  • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • You must wear dark colored clothing so not to reflect in photos.
  • You should bring a credit card for optional video/photo packages and souvenirs at heliport. Cash is not accepted.
  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No scuba diving within 24-hours of tour departure
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • 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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Circle of Fire Helicopter Tour from Hilo?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Circle of Fire Helicopter Tour from Hilo?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Circle of Fire Helicopter Tour from Hilo?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Circle of Fire Helicopter Tour from Hilo?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Very weather dependent in a place that rains a lot
, Jun. 2022
Our first flight got cancelled due to rain & clouds; were able to try afternoon one but although rain had stopped, still cloudy so we were warned we won't see the volcano as helicopters can't fly below clouds. Extremely disappointing. We were offered a refund, but half the reason to do this was the helicopter ride so we went. That was a mistake, made worse in that seat #6 (behind pilot, seated by passenger weights) sees nothing but ocean the whole time the guide is talking on the way toward the volcano, and pilot didn't repeat his tour on the way back. Felt like seat 6 should get a discount. Guide wasn't terrific like all the others either. Wasted a full day & money.
Great flight
, Jun. 2022
The entire experience was amazing from the ease of booking to the professional team onsite. Our pilot Wesley provided facts and stories along the way with great music to enhance the flying. Get the video of your trip!!
Ring of Fire Tour
, May 2022
Best part of the trip was circling the volcanos. Captian Mike did an awesome job both flying and explaining things.
1 traveller found this review helpful
Pilot was great the company not so much
, May 2022
The company itself was a 3 star called the day before flight made us move our flight and then said we had to pay additional money due to weight issues even though when i booked it i told them the weight was above the level but the our pilot wesely was a 5 star had great knowledge and made the flight fun and informational even though we couldnt do the ring of fire part of the tour due to weather
Sit in back by window….
, May 2022
Bucket list - check!! Wish I hadn’t paid the extra for the front seat. A lot of man leg pics, lol !! But great views and great experience.
Breath taking!
, Mar. 2022
Blue Hawaiian is an exceptional and professional helicopter service! They provide a breath taking perspective of one of the worlds most amazing natural wonders. We felt safe and welcomed. It was truly a privileged to take part in this amazing tour!
Great tour and way to see...
, Mar. 2022
Great tour and way to see the volcano. Pilot & staff were great. Worth the money! Would recommend to anyone.
1 traveller found this review helpful
Great view of active volcano
, Feb. 2022
Good look at volcano. Small lava flow on the day we went. But we did get to see actual lava flowing which was an experience. Pilot was very nice and respectful.
Process prior well...
, Jan. 2022
Process prior well organized, pilot excellent , duration of tour just right, good quality for cost. Will continue to use Blue Hawaiian
1 traveller found this review helpful
, Jan. 2022
Super amazing thing to do when you in a Hawaii the sat us before time everything went well saw amazing stuff from above the driving was great and will answer any questions you have I highly recommend this tour
Must do
, Nov. 2021
My husband and I absolutely loved our tour. Definitely a must do. Perfect way to end our vacation. Staff was very friendly
A definite MUST!
, Oct. 2021
In a word- REMARKABLE! My sister & I absolutely enjoyed the experience. Our pilot Ethan was the BEST!
What a great ride!
, Sep. 2021
I love flying in a helicopter, but this trip was especially nice. The scenery, well it's Hawaii, of course it's outstanding. For this ride, the pilot was great!!!!! And the ground crew were also great. You should definitely go on this if you are on the Big Island!!!
Great tour.
, Sep. 2021
Wonderful change of perspective to view not only the volcano but the surrounding terrain. Full explanations by our pilot of what we were viewing throughout the trip. I highly recommend this tour.
Great trip
, Aug. 2021
Despite the iffy weather rain and low clouds Ethan made it a fun and educational trip . Every precaution Was taken by the company regarding COVID , to make you feel safe .
Unique experience
, Aug. 2021
Looking at the crater from the top was ana amazing experience. The pilot (Wesley) was nice, kind, and informative.
Absolutely stunning
, Aug. 2021
Breathtaking views, a great soundtrack, and a very knowledgeable pilot made for an afternoon of a lifetime. I highly recommend.
Where’s the hot lava?
, Aug. 2021
The guy after us yelling at the lady at the desk b/c his tour was cancelled. Our tour was cancelled too and we had to wait around for 3.5 hours for another tour. Way over-priced. Disappointed.
Breathtaking. A must have experience.
, Jul. 2021
The view is spectacular. To see the depth of the crater is breathtaking. No matter where you sat the pilot made sure everyone had a close view The pilot was amazing; friendly and very knowledgeable on the ecology but most of all the history lesson on Hawaii was for me the icing on the cake.
1 traveller found this review helpful
, Jun. 2021
Loved this tour. Flying over volcanoes and seeing so many rainbows. Never have a seen a complete circular rainbow until this tour. The pilot and staff were awesome. I would not think twice about doing this tour again. One of the highlights of our stay on the Big Island
1 traveller found this review helpful

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