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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
Good for avoiding crowds

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. 
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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 - 8/10/2022
Monday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Wednesday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Friday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sunday:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Due to the current social distancing requirements for the state of Hawai'i, face masks are required at all times
  • A resident who has been on island for at least 10 days or who has had a negative COVID-19 test in the past 72 hours.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A visitor who has either quarantined for 10 days (showing an airline ticket with an arrival date 10 days prior to flight), or who can show that the pre-testing travel program accepted a negative test result from them.
  • All guests weighing between 265 lbs – 300 lbs when weighed at check-in, will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge of $50 on our Hughes/MD 500 helicopter or $100 on our Bell 407 helicopter. They will be guaranteed a window seat.
  • We require that any guests weighing 300 lbs. or more purchase an additional empty seat to safely balance the aircraft. Upon check-in, we will weigh all passengers. They will be guaranteed a window seat.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • 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 ?
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 .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona ?
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 .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona ?
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 .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona ?
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 .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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

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Traveler Tips


  • "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

Reviews

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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.
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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
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Wonderful island flight
JJ-Mo
, 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
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Serenity’s Skies
Susan_Howell
, 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
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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!
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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
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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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