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Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour

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Kailua-Kona, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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 Travelers Choose This Tour

Helicopters used on this trip have sliding windows for better picture taking. 
100-120 minute helicopter tour
Two-way headset communication with your pilot
Live commentary on board
Hotel Pick-up from select Kona Hotels ONLY
Food
Gratuities

Departure Point

73300-73200 Uu St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Departure Time

9/15/2020 - 10/21/2021
Monday - Friday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, 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 5 passengers; larger groups may be separated
  • Due to the current social distancing requirements for the state of Hawai'i, this will only be offered as a private tour.
  • A private tour, private flight, or private excursion is when one party flies on a helicopter at a time – defined as those dwelling in the same household.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Paradise Helicopters

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

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

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You don't need flowing lava to make this trip exciting." See review

Reviews

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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.
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A-MAZ-ZING
randy464
, 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!
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Worthwhile adventure
575shawnr
, 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.
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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.
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Up Up and Away
TriumphTiger800XR
, 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.
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Brilliant!
Explorer24587662469
, 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
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Wonderful experience!
Connector634133
, 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!
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Pictures oversell the real experience
Tour44240452165
, 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
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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.
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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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