5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

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  • Location:Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)
This exclusive Big Island helicopter tour includes not only wonderful views of Hawaii’s famous volcanoes, but also a private landing in a secluded location so you can enjoy your own piece of paradise! The three-hour adventure starts with a flight over Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet and often spews lava from its crater. If you’re lucky, you just may see it! Then fly north to the lush Kohala Coast, where you will land in a remote area and enjoy your own private paradise for an hour.

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


  • 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

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 Helicopter Tour and Private Paradise Landing

Fly Over the Big Island's Volcanoes

Take an unforgettable journey over the Big Island of Hawaii on this helicopter adventure. Take off from Kona in a six-passenger Bell 407 luxury helicopter and enjoy the panoramic views from oversized sliding windows. With two-way radio communication, you’ll listen to expert commentary from your pilot and be able to ask any questions you have as you fly.

You’ll head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and soar over Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Keep your eyes peeled for flowing lava and marvel at the intensity of this natural wonder. Fly over the site of the volcano’s latest eruption, where you can admire the amazing power of Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes who is believed to live in a section of Kilauea.

You’ll then fly to a remote section of the island and enjoy a private landing. You’ll have about an hour of free time at this secluded location, where you can unwind and bask in your own piece of paradise.

Customer Reviews

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing trip, amazing views, with expert narration!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015


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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our Pilot Dan was awesome! There are views of the Island you can only see from plane or helicopter. It was beautiful! I highly recommend this tour, especially if you want to see the volcano action.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Our pilot Danny provided instructions early in the morning for our trip. We had 6 people on the trip (3 in my party) tha had never flown in a helicopter. Danny has military background in piloting that showed when he flew us around the island. Danny flew us with precision and precise positioning to see the island of Hawaii including mountains (volcanos), gulleys, cliffs, beaches, lava flows, and landmarks. He keep the trip focused on areas that you cannot see by car so it was a more unique and valuable sightseeing experience. We spent about 90 minutes flying from Kona airport over the South Kona Forest Reserve to the Kilauea volcano. We flew over the Volcanoes National Park and hovered above flowing lava within the volcano. Danny flew us in several directions above the lava so both sides of the helicopter could view/take pictures of the lava. He changed directions many times on this trip to allow both sides to get gret views. We then flew up the coast from Hilo (rainforest) and over massive cliffs. He hovered over the ocean so we could view the cliffs and awsome views of the island. We flew up some gulleys on the north part of the island where we landed on top of a mountain. We walked to a house built in 1950s secluded in the forest (privately owned) that you cannot reach unless by helicopter. Nice hike and rest stop of about an hour. Then back to the tour of the western coast of Hawaii for about 30 minutes flying over Parker Ranch, Kohalo Coast, and beaches while viewing Mauna Kea. The entire trip you view the old lava flows throughout the island with brown, black and multicolored lava dried up for years flowing to the sea. I HIGHLY recommend this specific tour and tour company. Best views of the island that you can experience and worth every penny. I also recommend paying extra for a window seat for better photo ops and face forward seating if you get motion illness.

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