Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Big Island Zipline Adventure and Helicopter Tour from Kona or Hilo. 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.
Brilliant. You get a fantastic 2.5 hours time in the air; seeing the entire island (in 2 seperate flights which provides a nice break in flight times). The zip line was also a load of fun. Only advice: after the zip-line you're in Hilo with no specific agenda for a few hours before the 2nd leg of the flight. So I suggest you investigate options and plan something to do (even if only foregoing the zip-line lunch and having a nice meal/late lunch somewhere in Hilo)
This was our first trip to Hawaii and This Adventure Was Worth Every Single Penny. The Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Marco, was excellent, discussed everything, from what we were seeing and the locations' history. Minor turbulence was experienced once, but nobody was worried. The KapohoKine Adventure Tours took us to the 5th longest Zipline in the world. Amazing Ride and Super Safe Guides on the Lines! Greatly appreciated. The little kids (61lbs) with our group were so comfortable with the guides they were not afraid and even went down the lines first! When they didn't make it to the platform, the guides were retrieving them in moments. The Guides also were knowledgeable about the area and the history of the Big Island.
Absolutely a must do!! You will see some of the most amazing waterfalls and breathtaking views. Next time I come to the Big Island - I am Doing This Same Trip AGAIN!!
The Heli ride over the volcanoes and down to the water was awesome,
then off to Hilo to zipline.
Ziplines 1st few warm you up runs a little short but final
three runs awesome.
The Heli ride back around the cliffs once in a lifetime view for sure.
Thx all in all was fun.
We had a wonderful, exciting time on both adventures!!!! The staff was very knowledgable and the safety regulations were followed to a tee. I'd definitely recommend this trip to all my friends. The final zipline is a half a mile long over a beautiful canyon and waterfall. Gorgeous and thrilling!
The helicopter tour was fun and informative. We wished the helicopter would have taken us closer to the lava for better pictures. Our pilot was great!
With the exception of the van ride to the site, the zipline was the highlight of our trip. Guides were outstanding! They were an impressive group of young men who were well trained and obviously enjoyed what they were doing for a living. The entire experience was well done. Relaxed but effective safety instruction upfront. Never felt unsafe. Fun. We rented the Go Pro camera which captured the afternoon on video.
The helicopter ride and the zipline was AMAZING!!. Marco the pilot was incredible!! The only issue I have is that we were in Hilo (after the zipline adventure) waiting for our return for more than 4 hours. There should be a warning stating that this might happen so we can plan ahead (taking bathing suits or making other arrangements)
I thought the helicopter ride was by far the better part of this two part combo activity especially flying above the lava flow - pretty cool experience. I think it was a pretty expensive trip and I'm not sure I would do it again because of that price. The ziplines were pretty good and the guides were fun overall. The problem was it that we were left in Hilo for about 4.5 hours with nothing to do other than walk around. Not too much to do in Hilo without a car. The helicopter pilot was out giving tours to the cruiseline guests all day so that when it was time for our return trip to Kona he was pretty tired - not as enthusiastic - but still a very beautiful ride.