- 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
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.
Ryan our pilot was AWESOME!! This was our first time in a helicopter and have to admit we were a little nervous! No reason to be nervous at all! Such a smooth ride! Got to see so much of the island from a totally different view which was breathtaking! I think this was our favorite thing that we did all week and we did a lot! If you can do this one while you are there... DO IT!
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.
Friendly staff, smooth ride, and gorgeous views. What more could we ask?
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.
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.
Awesome...everything we expected and more...we will do it again.
Leslie M United States of ...
Great ride! we really enjoyed it all. Landing was fun for a quick sto over
Amazing trip, amazing views, with expert narration!
It is a must for first timers to the island. Incredible experience
GREAT WAY TO SEE THE ISLAND. WONDERFUL PILOT AND LANDING IN THE VALLEY WAS BEAUTIFUL.. NOT TO BE MISSED