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This Big Island helicopter adventure will show you the best of Hawaii – volcanoes and waterfalls – from the air! Starting from Hilo, you’ll journey over miles of tropical rainforest on your way to Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on Earth; keep your eyes open for lava flowing from the crater. You’ll then soar past the many hidden waterfalls near the Wailuku River before flying back to Hilo.

For a guaranteed window seat, make sure to upgrade to the preferred seating option.


  • 45-minute Big Island helicopter flight from Hilo
  • See some of the biggest and most active volcanoes in the world
  • Enjoy lush Hawaiian scenery
  • Fly over cascading waterfalls
  • Talk to your pilot on two-way radios
  • Guaranteed your own window seat!
  • HAI and ISBAO safety certified operator

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The guaranteed window seats mean you're sure to have fantastic views of several active volcanoes, rainforests and plenty of waterfalls. And being able to talk to the pilot via 2-way radio makes it easy to ask questions!

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What You Can Expect

Volcanoes and Waterfalls Helicopter Adventure from Hilo

Fire and Falls Helicopter Adventure from Hilo

On this 45-minute helicopter tour around the Big Island, you’ll get amazing aerial views of those natural wonders that make Hawaii so special – waterfalls and volcanoes, including one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Kilauea. If you're lucky, Kilauea will be oozing fiery lava for your viewing pleasure.

After you’ve seen Kilauea, your four-passenger Hughes 500 helicopter will whisk you to the next jaw-dropping sight. All passengers are guaranteed window seats on the flight, so you won’t miss any of the panoramic views. You’ll see the Wailuku River, where you’ll fly by an amazing series of waterfalls cascading into the emerald pools below.

Customer Reviews

Teresa c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Really exciting excursion you could actually feel the heat of the lava the pilot got so close. Loved the accompanying music as well!

Joanne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Awesome Ron the pilot was great 10 stars a must do

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A bit expensive but the view was unbeatable.

Marie L Pucel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great time, was able to see some lava. Water falls were nice too

Michael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fun ride. We were able to go right over an active volcano at treetop level. Winds were favorable for a few minutes. Quite a tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was incredible! i was really nervous as I'm really afraid of heights and I was upgraded to a door-off flight! But the folks at Paradise Helicopters were really assuring and I felt really safe throughout the entire ride. Saw some lava rivers and a lava lake. Totally awesome! Would highly recommend this for anyone who comes to the Big Island. Shout out to Jie and our pilot Ryan!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Trip was fabulous. I highly recommend Viator for booking any excursions. Excellent to work with and extremely accommodating. Very professional.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was absolutely amazing! Our pilot was great, very knowledgeable, and made our experience that much better. Thank you

Lisa P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip even with a little rain! Friendly service, spectacular views, fun day!

James R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were upgraded. To the 2 hour tour from Kona. We enjoyed the tour. We saw lava flowing and it was incredible

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