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.
Enjoyed every minute of this flight. The best way of seeing the volcanoes.
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.
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!
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!
Great views from lava flows to waterfalls. Piloft was super informed and skilled.
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!
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!
Got to see flowing Lava! Awaesome! Paradise Helicopters is great!!
Excellent from pickup at hotel to organisation of taxi on departure the staff were friendly and competent.The trip itself was spectacular and made even better by the extremely competent pilot who was both informative about the places seen and considerate of the passengers by preparing them in advance for maneuvers made by the helicoptor.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hour helicopter ride from Kona. We were very disappointed when we were informed we could have paid another $50.00 and secured a window seat which we were never given the option of. However Viator made good, and offered us a 50% discount. So although one of us did not have the greatest view, the ride was still worth doing and the pilot did a magnificent job.
This helicopter tour is one of two ways to watch lava spew from active volcanoes and crash into the southeastern shore of the Big Island, creating magnificent plumes of white smoke. Truly an amazing view. This comprehensive aerial tour of the Big Island gives you the lay of the land while hovering over waterfalls, valleys, shorelines and (of course) Volcanoes National Park for plenty of picture-taking opportunities. This is a private tour that maxes out at 6 passengers, plus a pilot who points out the significant sites as he cruises along - sometimes as low as 1,500 feet. Tip: This is a two-hour long helicopter ride so if you prone to air-sickness, make sure to be prepared with medication before hand!
This was a fun flight with amazing views. Seeing an active volcano from the air is incredible though the most beautiful parts were the lush sea cliffs and Waipio Valley. With current volcanic activity, this is the best way to see actual lava, especially going into the ocean. Alternative is to take a boat and the seas are apparently pretty choppy there though we didn’t take the boat. Note that 2 seats in the helicopter are rear facing so if you are prone to air sickness you may want to request not having those seats. I sat up front and had a great view but my fiance sat in a rear facing seat and didn’t feel terrific though she still enjoyed the views. 2 hours is a bit long all in one go. In hindsight I’d recommend paying a little more and doing the version that includes a stop midway at a secluded waterfall. Getting out to stretch would have been a nice break.
The pilot did a great job but you could not understand much of what he said. I asked for a good seat to take many pictures but had to fly backward and try to take pictures through a small window bu twisting sideways. Not easy! Good thing that I did not have to pay extra for that seat! I was unhappy!
We had a fantastic 2-hr Big Island helicopter trip from Kona. My husband, my parents and I all enjoyed seeing the spectacular scenery of the volcanoes, waterfalls and coastline from the air. My mum wanted to come to Hawaii just to spend time looking at volcanoes and the best view of them was from the air.
Our safety was very important for the crew.
All passengers got the opportunity to take photographs and our pilot was well informed and very generous with his time and our questions.
I would recommend this trip unreservedly to anybody wanting a complete overview of the Big Island of Hawaii - helicopter is the best way to see all there is to see!
Thanks for a great trip (Viator and Paradise Helicopters).