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Big Island Air Tour by Cessna Plane

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Big Island Air Tour by Cessna Plane

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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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Soar above the Big Island’s volcanic steam vents, rainforests and rugged coastline on an air tour by Cessna Plane. Enjoy almost two hours of flying time as you explore Hawaii’s most iconic island, and explore a dynamic landscape of simmering volcanos, crashing surf and lava flows. Take in commentary from your pilot as you bank above Hawaii Volcanos National Park and get extraordinary aerial views of Kilauea and Mauna Loa, then watch for migrating whales as you glide over the coast’s beaches, farms and renowned surf breaks.
  • 105-minute sightseeing flight over Hawaii, from Kona
  • Enjoy aerial views of two of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Get great photo ops of waterfalls, lush valleys, rainforest, volcanoes, beaches, cliffs and the coast
  • See sights from the air that are inaccessible by land
  • Learn about Hawaii’s history, geography, volcanology and more
  • Spend more time in the air than many other flights, thus covering more of the Big Island
  • Includes a guaranteed window seat and headsets to hear your pilots narrative

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

All travelers get guaranteed window seats on his Cessna flight over Kilauea and Mauna Loa.
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Landing fee and fuel surcharge
Local taxes
1 hour 30-minute scenic flight and tour narration
Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum per person weight of 245 lbs (112kilos)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 23 months old and below with a combination of adult and the baby for 245 lbs.
  • passenger exceeding 245 lbs can purchase 2 seats
  • Most travelers can participate
  • not recommended for travelers that can not walk.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Big Island Air Tours

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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.
What is the maximum group size during Big Island Air Tour by Cessna Plane?
This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

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40 Reviews
2 stars

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, Jul 2021
Pilot Steve was exceptionally excellent, he was informative as well as entertaining. He is a talented professional who is a gifted pilot as he was able to provide us an experience that we will not soon forget!! Will highly recommend this experience to all as it provided us with an incredible aerial view of the Big Island. Thank you Steve!! The Safirs
Well done flight
, Nov 2019
Weather was not kind to us on this flight with clouds and rain over Kilauea and the south of the island. Wade did a good job of flying around the clouds and finding holes to see through even though they were pretty small. Overall it was a good flight and Wade made sure that we saw as much as was available.
Great flight, fantastic pilot
Frank S
, Oct 2019
Best Tour in big Island. Many thanks for the great experience. Every time again. It was a Lot of fun, we loved the Tour.
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Paula H
, Sep 2018
This tour was fantastic! I am very afraid of being in an airplane and this was very smooth. We were able to see so clearly where the new lava was. The pilot seemed to really enjoy his job and he made sure everyone in the plane was able to see all of the sights. My husband and I felt this tour was well worth the money.
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I highly recommend taking the Cessna...
Evelyn C
, Jan 2018
I highly recommend taking the Cessna flight. The Big Island is so large that it has been difficult in two weeks here to feel I've fully seen it. Driving from Kona to other parts of the island takes a long time, and I was disappointed in some of the driving trips I made. After taking this 2-hour airplane ride, I feel I have seen the entire island...I even saw lava flowing from the volcano! The plane was comfortable and expertly piloted the pilot was knowledgeable and personable. The 500 foot altitude was the perfect viewpoint for looking at the ocean, the coastline, the lava fields, the desert, the black-sand beaches, the rainforest areas and waterfalls, the town of Hilo and so much more. Worth the price!
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A lovely trip. The plane was very nice...
Richard V
, Oct 2017
A lovely trip. The plane was very nice and the guide unmatched. Do it!
We had a great time on the tour and...
David S
, Mar 2015
We had a great time on the tour and our pilot was very nice and informative. The seats were so comfortable you could take a nap in them, but if you did, you'd miss the scenery which went by so fast. Great tour!!!
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