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Circle of Fire and Waterfalls Helicopter Tour from Hilo

Hilo, United States

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icon45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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 your choice of either an ECO-Star or A-Star helicopter. You'll hear informative commentary from your pilot as you spot the Halemaumau Crater and other sights in the national park, and pass over waterfalls and the Hamakua Coast.
  • 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 and waterfalls, 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
  • See waterfalls and the Hamakua Coast from above
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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What is the maximum group size during Circle of Fire and Waterfalls Helicopter Tour from Hilo?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "It wouldn't be too hard, I'm sure, to erect a temporary shelter and maybe some plastic chairs ?" See review
  • "You can also speak to the pilot with the microphone and hear what he is saying throughout your tour." See review


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Reviews by Viator travelers
The views were breath taking
, Jan 2020
Ron was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and great at making sure everyone got to see everything.
, Dec 2019
I have never been so disappointed in something in all my life. We paid several hundreds of dollars to fly over the volcano. Shortly after we took off the pilot says we won't be able fly to the volcano as it was sprinkling. All we did was fly on the coastline. Total disappointment. We had other helicopter rides so didn't need to see the coast One coast looks like the other.. Nothing was said about partial refund as we sure didn't get what we paid for. TOTALLY WASTED MONEY!!!!!! I do hope they post this so others won't be disappointed like we were.I know it was an act of nature, but really. Others had taken a bus to the volcano and said they even got to see the steam. What a bunch of garbage!!!!!!
Christmas day adventure!
, Dec 2019
Kilauea really destroyed everything in its path. Ron gave us a wonderful view of it all........The beauty of the falls contrasted with the blackness of lava. Awesome!
Hilo flight .
, Oct 2019
Great flight ,just a pity that we had no rainfall for the water fall .Wished we could have seen the lava flowing.
Great tour & company
Jennifer B
, Sep 2019
This is a very educational tour. Beau was a knowledgeable guide! We highly recommend it and Blue Hawaiian.
Excellent service
Gymmia l
, Aug 2019
We booked this tour for my family of four about 3 weeks before arriving the Bis Island. They were professional from start to finish. They reached out immediate upon booking. Directions were easy to follow and clear. They called the day before again to confirm. They are strict about all passengers wearing dark colors while on the tour as we saw them require a woman wearing yellow to buy a navy colored shirt in order to board. There is a safety briefing before you board which was helpful. . The views were spectacular of course.
Circle of fire
, Jul 2019
With the exception of the excitement of climbing on board a helicopter, this excursion was very disappointing. The inactivity of the volcano is just nature, however the decison to fly with moisture /rain in the air, and average visibilty due to cloud and mist was the wrong decision in my opinion. The mention of 'Waterfalls' is a joke, we travelled for at least 15 min from the crater to see A 'waterfall'? and very average at that... should there have been more waterfalls? the $NZ1000.00. spent was badly mis-spent.
Best Thing We Did On the Island
, Jul 2019
Blue Hawaiian staff are extremely accommodating. We were clouded/rained out Monday when we originally went, and then again on Tuesday. I regret that I did not get the name of the lady at the front desk who helped us both times with rescheduling, apologies, and coupons for the tropical rain forest. She made the process of having to reschedule the trip twice painless and easy. On Wednesday we were finally able to go, and our pilot Jeremy was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. He addressed all the guests by name, and told us when and where to look for the most interesting views. The ride itself was very enjoyable. It was my first time in a helicopter and I would gladly take another ride with Blue Hawaiian next time we visit. When we landed, the staff was ready with cold towels and water, and they talked with us excitedly about our trip. It was really nice that they were just as happy for us as we were to finally get up there. I can't wait to watch the video of our tour. It's a memory I will cherish forever. Mahalo!
Very professional
, Jun 2019
All very professional. If I had to give one bit of construction feedback it would be change the title tour and visual picture of Erupting Volcano from calling it circle of fire to something more current as we were expecting to see what the picture displayed. Staff were fantastic.
Helicoptor trip to Hawaii volcano
Scott L
, Jun 2019
We ended up going in marginal weather as the company would not let us move it to another day. There was no view of the caldera at the volcano because of fog although we could see the hardened lava flows out on the lower plains from eruptions at other time periods well. The waterfalls compared to Kauai were unremarkable. Kauai trip cheaper and much better.

Product code: 23786P4

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