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Tour code: 5120_H0007
Soar over the rugged coastline, active volcanoes and cascading waterfalls of the Big Island on this unforgettable, 3-hour helicopter tour. Listen to expert narration from your pilot while soaking up incredible aerial views of smoking Kilauea Volcano and the magnificent mountains and sea cliffs of the Kohala Coast. Touch down on a lush and remote part of the island that most visitors never get to see, and enjoy your own private slice of paradise before taking to the skies again.


  • 3-hour helicopter adventure with a landing in a remote valley - two hours in the air; one hour on the ground
  • Get amazing views of the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Soar over the active Kilauea volcano and look for flowing lava
  • See the lush Kohala Coast from the air
  • Land at a private landing site and enjoy free time in a remote tropical setting
  • Listen to descriptive narration from your professional pilot
  • HAI and ISBAO safety certified operator

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Not only do you fly over the lively Kilauea volcano and enjoy two hours of air time on this helicopter tour, you also have the chance to explore an ethereally beautiful part of the Kohala Coast that most tourists don't get to see.

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What You Can Expect

Volcano and Kohala Landing Helicopter Tour on the Big Island

Fly Over the Big Island's Volcanoes

Experience the spectacular scenery of Hawaii’s Big Island the way it was meant to be seen — from the air! Your adventure begins at Kona International Airport, where you’ll meet your expert pilot and climb aboard a luxury, 6-passenger Bell 407 helicopter. Slip on a two-way headset to communicate with your pilot throughout the flight and listen to narration about the sights below.
Soar over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and its most famous feature, Kilauea Volcano. See evidence of the most recent eruption of Kilauea, which ranks among the most active volcanoes in the world. You might even see puffs of smoke and molten lava spewing from its crater. Gain a new perspective on the dramatic cliffs and waterfalls of the Kohala Coast, as well as lush inland mountains and valleys.
Touch down on a remote, rarely visited section of the island and enjoy an hour of leisure time to explore this secluded tropical paradise. After strolling and relaxing among your private slice of island heaven, climb back aboard the helicopter to continue your airborne tour of Hawaii’s highlights.
The 3-hour tour concludes back at the Kona airport, where you can pose for pictures with your pilot and helicopter if you like.

Customer Reviews

Anita H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We all enjoyed the guided tour and of course the view was excellent. We were lucky with a very clear day. My husband 85 had this on his bucket list. Well worth the cost. Thank you.

Samantha B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Friendly staff, smooth ride, and gorgeous views. What more could we ask?

Michael J A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

SPECTACULAR!! AMAZING!! SUPERB!! Add about 30 more adjectives and you will get an idea of how fun this was. Our pilot, CHRIS, was a Marine helicopter pilot for a couple of decades, and took us up close and personal into the narrowest of canyons, with 4 waterfalls each a few hundred feet high flowing heavily, and we were right next to them. He landed us in the remote valley where King Kamehameha was hidden when he was a child from the rulers who were trying to kill him before he could claim the throne. We spent an hour having a picnic and hiking around. We made alot of memories on this flight, and cannot thank Chris and Paradise Helicopters enough. I would absolutely recommend everyone do this. There is a point where you are looking at the cost and going Thats a helluva lotta money for three hours but trust me, just do it. The money will come and go but the memories from this ride will last forever.

A note of caution, this is a weather dependent thing - the island has almost daily rain on one side, and I would really recommend getting a clear understanding how it will work if you need to reschedule. We drew very lucky, huge rains the day before and after our ride, but spectacular clear skies were what we got. Sometimes you just get lucky, as I said. Also, my wife experienced nausea because she got the seat facing backwards in the copter. If anyone in your party is prone to sea/air sickness or motion sickness, let them know so they can do their best to minimize anything in that regard.

LeRoy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The helicopter tour was absolutely fantastic. The staff was excellent and professional - very helpful from start to finish. Our pilot gave us great information, made us feel safe and gave us a smooth, beautiful ride. This was certainly the most exciting and memorable experience of our trip to Hawaii.

Joyce L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Awesome...everything we expected and more...we will do it again.

Leslie M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great ride! we really enjoyed it all. Landing was fun for a quick sto over

William B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing trip, amazing views, with expert narration!

Dean A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

It is a must for first timers to the island. Incredible experience

elliot r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015


Troy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

We had a wonderful experience with paradise helicopters! Marco was a great guide, the scenery was amazing. This is an incredible overall view of the big island that you will not experience from the ground. It was a great way to start off our 10 day Hawaiian adventure! Definitely worth the money. By the way, I was in the middle seat and still had an awesome view!

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