5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 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
December 2014

An incredibly great and very memorable experience! It is, of course, in many ways dependent on weather conditions.However, our pilot Dan always called ahead to get weather updates and was able to make modifications in the flight plan. His ground crew, the other two Dans, were also very helpful in the flight preparation, and in the post flight photo session! Thanks to Dan, Dan, and Dan of the helicopter operators. They did their duties...and they did them well!... :-)
Gerhard A. Fuerst, Kalamazoo, Michigan (G1st@aol.com)

We winged our way
to Hawaii…
by means of jet-powered flights,
to escape Michigan’s wintry cold,
seeking sun, sand, and surf,
wondrous warmth, balmy winds,
miraculous flora and fauna,
soothing sounds and sights,
the treasures of dreamily tropical delights…
exotic aromas, secretive smells,
pleasing, pleasant,
taunting, teasing, tempting
fine fragrances of myriad colorful blossoms…
We sailed and soared at incredible heights,
easily overcoming continental and oceanic differences in time…
leaping over enormous distances in space…
We landed at Kona…
to experience Hawaiian hospitality…
the joys, challenges, and memorable adventures
of a shared family vacation…
to sample tasty treats and liquid libations
of the local cuisine…
and to leave temporary footprints
in soft sands…on beautiful beaches…
until washed away once again
by blue waters with perpetually rolling
and rhythmically undulating waves…
of the vast Pacific Ocean…
resulting in dramatic effects
of crashing surf…
dashing and splashing
on massive volcanic rocks
along curvy coasts and shores.
Footprints in the sand
are symbolic of our human existence…
which is temporal at best…
with the passage of time
fast and fleeting…
So, in order to leave
a lasting impression
our daily deeds done
must be purposeful, positive,
principled, and passionately peaceful…
Come see these wondrous vistas in Paradise...
Gerhard A. Fuerst
12/14/2014
Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This was an amazing experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

I would recommend this trip to everyone. It was awesome. We did take the Blue Hawaiian in Hilo over the volcano and that was good. But this trip over the volcano and by the waterfalls was way better. The price is worth it. When we come back, we will probably take this trip again. I loved it. Ask for Marcus he was our Helicopter pilot, he was awesome. Thanks to the tour operator for the great trip within the island. We saw so much stuff.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The pilot was great. The tour was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

We had an excellent flight with our pilot Koji! He rocks! I would suggest this company and tour to anyone who wants a beautiful, breathtaking view of the Big Island! We had a great view of the activity over the volcanos and also the waterfalls in the Valley! Thanks Paradise for our memories!

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.

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