Look down on the varied landscape of the Big Island from the air on a helicopter tour from Kona. At about one hour and 45 minutes, this flight is longer than typical heli tours and provides the opportunity to be wowed by Hawaii’s amazing natural features, from waterfalls to volcanoes to rainforests. Fly along the coast and over Waimanu and Waipio valleys, and spot island industry like macadamia nut orchards. Upgrade to guarantee a window seat.
Big Island helicopter tour from Kona
See the beauty of the largest of the Hawaiian Islands from the air
Fly over Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes
Soar over tropical waterfalls and the misty peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea
Cruise along the 2,000-foot (610-meter) cliffs of Waipio Valley
HAI and ISBAO safety certified operator
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Helicopters used on this trip have sliding windows for better picture taking.
We can't say enough how much we loved our flight!! Everyone at Paradise Copters was professional and informative!! Our pilot Ryan was so knowledgeable about the Big Island, telling us about its history as we fly betw Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, heading towards SE area of the island. He flew us close enough while at a safe distance for some incredible views of the ongoing Kilauea volcano eruption. Even though the cloud ceiling was low, Ryan was also able to get us some incredible views of the NE and north coastline of Big Island, pointing out numerous waterfalls and crop fields. We highly recommend Paradise for any helicopter tours you may want to do.
My first helicopter ride. Wow, what an amazing way to see the island. The weather was perfect and the views were amazing. We did get to see a little flare up of some lava on Maona Kea. Definitely an experience you should do once in your life.
paid extra ...... for window seats but the loading is based on peoples weight so not only didnt get a window seat but was sitting and facing backwards ....... after arriving we were told that they would not be doing the 2 hour trip do to weather and a 30-40 min trip was being offered or rebooked ..... paying extra was a ripe off ...
This really was a great tour. Koji, the pilot, did a fantastic job with his commentary and wonderful manoeuvres to maximise scenery and photo opportunities. I had done one other helicopter tour over another island in Hawai'i. This one was superb and probably hard to beat. Strongly recommend this!
This was amazing. Absolutely loved the flight over the island to see the changes from one side of the island to the other. Fascinating to see the lava trails, some smouldering trees and then the lush green on the other side of the island. Felt very safe with our pilot
This was brilliant - completely round the island, over Mauna Loa and past Mauna Kea - with excellent clear views of the tops! Then off to the active volcano, Kilauea - a look at the lava flows, the active crater and where lava boils into the sea! After this, we went off and did the scenic valleys and waterfalls - it was excellent. The pilot was exceedingly good, making sure that he showed everything to both sides of the helicopter by flying in and out - wonderful! It was definitely worth paying for the extended flight - a short one would not have taken us to see the whole island and would not have been a fraction as good. A once in a lifetime experience that did not disappoint!
I was incredibly nervous for this trip, as I hate heights and my stomach tends to get a bit nervous during flights! This trip was AMAZING! You essentially get to see everything you possibly would want to see, from a view that not many people can say they have seen. Our pilot was amazing, and reviewed details of our trip before taking off. Once we were loaded into the helicopter, we were off for an adventure of a lifetime! My fiancé and I would recommend this tour to everyone, although it is pricey, you will not be disappointed!