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4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

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  • Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 2-Hour Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

What an awesome way to discover the beauty of the Big Island! My wife and I drove around the island the day before to view the geological and biological differences that the island has to offer. Then took this tour the next day! What a perspective! Well worth your time! The pilot was informative and skilled in his craft!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

The helicopter tour was a perfect start to our trip and a great way to see the water falls! Our pilot was funny, knowledgeable and just made our experience that more special! If you never been to the Big Island, I would highly recommend seeing it from the sky!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

I went on this tour with my mother-in-law and we choose preferred seating. It was a good option for me as I'm smaller and everyone else was large, I would have ended up in the middle of the seat. This is a truly wonderful way to see the island and the volcano. Our pilot was very informative and the ground crew were great too. The views are spectacular.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

After several days of going back and forth and wondering if I wanted to spend the money for this tour, I signed up and reserved a space on the helicopter. Wow...it was so worth the money! I went on the first flight out in the morning (8:00am) and while I don't like to set the alarm while on vacation, I recommend going this early. The weather was perfect and we were lucky enough to see many volcano hot spots and several waterfalls. The pilot even spotted two whales so we were able to fly over them to get a good view of them playing! In summary, I totally recommend this tour. Definitely worth the money spent!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Wonderful trip - well worth it! It's the only way to really see the volcano now with the lava flowing the direction it currently is. The pilot was great about letting all have a great view. The trip to the waterfalls not visible any other way was a special treat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Worth every penny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

This was an amazing experience! Beautiful views, and the best way to see the glowing lava of the volcano, and several waterfalls. Our pilot Koji was fantastic.From the start, we felt that we were in expert hands! He gave us a smooth ride and was very informative. People have mentioned motion sickness: none of us felt the slightest, and a couple of our party of four easily do feel queasy otherwise. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone. It is pricey, but an experience of a lifetime!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Absolutely topnotch from start to finish. Ground crew knowledgeable and friendly. Pilot clearly committed to his passengers seeing lava and later the W. Valley sites as well. You should go.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Enjoyed every minute of this flight. The best way of seeing the volcanoes.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Best way to see the natural beauty of hte Big Island. Informative dialog with the pilot. Thoughtful approaches to the sights. Only way to see the lava at present and only way to see the large stuningly beautiful waterfalls. However, you should bear in mind that the tour opperator dosen't control the weather and cloud cover is often unpredicatable. Generally ealier seems better than later, but there is no guarantee either way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

So amazing! The pilot was awesome and super informative, casual and friendly. He made sure that both sides of the helicopter saw the scenery. We saw red lava and got up close to waterfalls all along the coast. This is the best (and only) way to see much of the Big Islands beautiful scenery. A must for any trip to Kona!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

An amazing experience - it was the highlight of our trip.
If you suffer even mildly with motion sickness, then I would strongly recommend taking something before the trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Great views from lava flows to waterfalls. Piloft was super informed and skilled.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Great trip! Smooth flight, lots to see and learn. Very knowledgable and professional pilot made this excursion a highlight of our first trip to Hawaii. I highly recommend Paradise Helicopters!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

I'm SOOOOO glad I took this tour...ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!

The Big Island is SOOO BIG and has something to offer EVERYONE! And, some of the island's most beautiful areas can only be experienced from above!

I only had 2-days to spend on the Big Island, so I decided to take this tour immediately upon arriving. I figured that based upon what I found interesting on the tour, I could determine where I'd like to spend the remainder of my time. This was a GREAT way to make the most of my time.

I'd HIGHLY recommend this tour...HIGHLY!

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