Big Island of Hawaii
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Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour

Waikoloa Village, United States
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Fly above Hawaii's spectacular peaks, coasts, and valleys on this helicopter tour of the Big Island. Watch lava bubble up out of volcanoes, fly over the lush rain forests of the Hamakua Coast, and complete your trip with views of the waterfalls lining the Kohala Mountains. Only a helicopter tour lets you see so many of Hawaii's charms on a single ride and from an unforgettable perspective.
  • FAA Diamond Award. Every year since 1998, Blue Hawaiian’s superb maintenance technicians have earned the FAA’s Certificate of Excellence Diamond Award.”
  • Helicopter tour over the Big Island
  • See the volcanic badlands, lush rain forests, and Kohalas Mountains
  • Premier helicopters offer wide viewing windows
  • Unforgettable way to see Hawaii's famed natural attractions

What's Included

  • Use of Bose Aviation-grade, electronic noise-cancelling headsets
  • Use of microphones with 2-way communication with pilot
  • Pilot Guide who are also State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guides
  • All taxes and fees
  • USB in-flight video and photo packages available after flight for purchase.
  • Transportation to and from heliport

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
    68-690 Waikoloa Rd, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA

    Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Heliport

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Heliport and helicopter are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair lift is available at base to assist boarding.
  • Children 23 months and younger are complimentary and considered a lap child.
  • Check-in is 1hr prior to tour time. This allows for guest weight check-in, a safety briefing, and to be escorted and seated on the aircraft to ensure an on-time departure. You will receive confirmation of tour time after booking. Late arrivals will not be accepted and non-refundable. It is the guest responsibility to allow ample travel time to our bases in case of traffic delays.
  • For each guest weighing over 240 pounds (108 kg), an adjacent empty seat is required to safely balance the aircraft. The second seat charge is half off of the regular tour price. Please arrange your additional seat after booking.
  • Tour sights vary depending on weather.
  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • No scuba diving within 24-hours of tour departure
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
  • Bags, large cameras, extending selfie sticks are not allowed in the helicopter.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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Featured review
Matt was an excellent pilot and did great job of making it a fun and safe experience! I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone looking for some of the best views of their life.
319 reviews
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Great customer service...
doug_m, Nov 2022
Great customer service and our pilot Shane was knowledgeable and did an amazing job explaining the entire process and pointing out every possible scene
Akahai, Lokahi, Olu’Olu, Ha’aha’a, Ahonui. This experience perfectly explains why we should live the ALOHA life.
Christine_D, Nov 2022
This was by far the most money we have ever spent on an excursion. We had never been in a helicopter before so we were excited just for that reason alone. But we had no idea what we were really in store for. Our pilot, Greg, was absolutely fantastic. He was very considerate and reassuring… and funny! He knows EVERYTHING about this isLand and he shares so much knowledge with his passengers. He is also very passionate about this island and living the Aloha life. At no point during this flight were we bored. When we got to the area of the waterfalls, we were literally speechless at the beauty. Tears gathered in our eyes because it was so magnificent and that’s the only emotion that can come out. Words cannot explain what happens to you when Greg flies you into and out of the valley’s. The music he has playing in the background intensifies the experience. You can’t imagine it so you will be better off to just DO it!
Spectacular Complete Island Experience
William_C, Jul 2022
Getting an overview of the entire island. Learning much about volcanoes. Our pilot was excellent, showing us waterfalls, remote bridges, and cabins only visible from the air
Lava, rain forest, desert and waterfalls! A must do!!
Elizabeth_D, Jul 2022
We were truly able to see the entire island. We saw parts of the island that only a helicopter would be able to navigate. Stunningly breathtaking! Do the longer tour and see the entire island. It is an amazing Prospective. We did see LAVA!
What a lava-ly time we had
Jake_B, Jul 2022
Honestly it's hard to describe just how amazing it was. The views are incredible and you really will see things from a whole new perspective. Our pilot Toshi was almost as much of the star of the show as the island it's self and his passion was next to none. 2hours just flew by and wish it could have been longer!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Matt was an excellent...
Kyle_G, May 2022
Matt was an excellent pilot and did great job of making it a fun and safe experience! I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone looking for some of the best views of their life.
This is the one to book!
April_H, Mar 2022
This was an awesome experience. This is the best way to see all the beauty of the big island. Shane was very knowledgeable about the big island. He was willing to ensure that everyone was able to see the sites we were circling. His love and passion for what he does shines through. If you are considering a helicopter ride while on the island, this one is the one to book!
Best way to see all the island has to offer!
James_L, Feb 2022
We’ve done multiple excursions, on several of the islands, and this was by far the best. Such a great way to see the diverse landscapes of the island, especially spots you wouldn’t have access to otherwise. Our pilot, Matt, was amazing. An extremely skilled pilot and very knowledgeable on the island, he made the tour very enjoyable. Highlights: seeing lava in the volcano caldera, close up viewing of a 2.4k ft waterfall, and spotting whales along the shore.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Elizabeth_C, Jan 2022
We were unable to go to the volcano due to cloud coverage but they adjusted our trip to land at a waterfall and it was beautiful. Our pilot , Shane, did an excellent job!!
Brandon_T, Dec 2021
A great experience! Highly recommend! The trip hit all of the highlights of Hawaii, including Kilauea and the northern coast! We even saw whales!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome must do tour!
james_a, Aug 2021
This was an amazing tour. Excellent way to see whole island, from a different perspective, in a day. Greg was awesome! Must do!!
Beautiful, informative, and amazing.
Kathy_K, Jul 2021
Our guide was amazing. He had a ton of knowledge and was great at flying the helicopter, so smooth! Loved the experience and learned so much. Overall totally recommend. The views were amazing.
Klara_W, Jul 2021
Wonderful views and sites! Excellent experience with great photo opportunities. Staff was very knowledgeable about the areas.
Spectacular as the tour name indicates
Ramanathan_S, Jul 2021
Covering both brown, green, and blue areas. Ultimate was the landing in front of the falls. The pilot was very friendly, pleasant, and helpful.
Exhilarating adventure
Myrline_B, Jun 2021
Amazing views of the mountains, waterfalls, shoreline, volcanoes, and the whole Big Island! We enjoyed the ride with our wonderful pilot Greg. Awesome experience and will recommend this adventure to everyone! Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see active lava flowing, maybe next time 😂😂😂
unreal views
Albert_E, May 2021
Really great experience. The views are breathtaking. Waterfalls, volcanoes and coastline views were unreal. Pilot was extremely nice and knowledgeable about the island and it’s marvels. Overall amazing experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Difficult to reschedule tour
Edgar_R, Apr 2021
They did not perform the entire tour as planned… be it .. due to weather .. but would not reschedule us for at least 2 weeks … soo we were relinquished to half a tour
2 travelers found this review helpful
Highlight of our trip!
Nancy_W, Dec 2019
My husband was a bit skeptical about going up in a helicopter but I was adamant and he agreed to do it. Now he can't stop talking about how spectacular it was! It truly was the highlight of our trip to Hawaii, and that's saying a lot because we saw a lot! We bought the video so we could re-live it over and over. A big thanks to Shane who was an awesome pilot and guide. He made us feel so comfortable! I highly recommend this excursion!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bruno was Fantastic!
mdcovelli, Jul 2018
Great flight, amazing views! Great music choices, good facts, and funny. Highly recommend! Bruno was fantastic!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
It was awesome! Should have done...
Cindy_W, Feb 2018
It was awesome! Should have done the waterfall landing otherwise it was great. John our pilot was funny and knowledgeable. We have recommended to others who are going to the Hawaii.


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