• Location: Hilo, Hawaii
  • Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)
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Get views of the Big Island's volcanoes and waterfalls from the air on this 45-minute helicopter flight from Hilo. Fly over rain forest, lava flows, craters, and the Wailuku River. Upgrade to guarantee a window seat for the best views. Multiple departure times are available to suit your schedule.


  • 45-minute Big Island helicopter flight from Hilo
  • See some of the biggest and most active volcanoes in the world
  • Enjoy lush Hawaiian scenery
  • Talk to your pilot on two-way radios
  • HAI and ISBAO safety certified operator

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What You Can Expect

Volcanoes and Waterfalls Helicopter Adventure from Hilo

Fire and Falls Helicopter Adventure from Hilo

Make your way to the airport, located at 2450 Kekuanaoa St in Hilo, at least 45 minutes before your booked departure time. Multiple departure times throughout the day are available to fit your schedule. 

Climb in to the Hughes 500 helicopter with your FAA-certified captain and guide, buckle in, and put on your 2-way radio headset. Make sure to upgrade to a guaranteed window sea when booking for the best possible views. 

Take off and fly over the island's waterfalls and volcanoes, including one of the world's most active volcanoes, Kilauea. As you fly over the Wailuku River, see a series of waterfalls cascading in to jewel-toned pools. Your captain will narrate then entire 45-minute ride, and the 2-way headsets enable you to ask questions.

Land back at the airport after 45 minutes.

Customer Reviews

Marquita B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It was beautiful the pilot was nice he even took a photo of us with our phones


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Totally awesome experience! First time in a helicopter. The pilot was great! Sean described all the various scenery well. He was very polite. i loved the seeing the flowing lava and the waterfalls were beautiful.

Tyrone M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Was a long day, but a great way to see the Island. The guide was super knowledgeable, friendly and inspired us with not only stories about the Island but the wider Pacific and Polynesian culture.

David A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Amazing flight. We had the doors off and while there was no big eruptions during our time, you could certainly feel the heat of the volcano below. We flew really close to the crater and you could see the hot lava bubbling. Our pilot flew over the old lava flows going down the mountain into the ocean. All the activity that has happened in the past was amazing to see it all first hand and from above was awesome. We flew over the waterfalls on our way back to the helipad. Fantastic experience that we would not get to have in New Zealand. Recommend to all. Great 45 minutes of our holiday. Doors off a must, well worth it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fantastic! Our pilot Keith was an absolute professional ....made sure we got to see everything. Thrill of a lifetime!

Anitha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wonderful pilot who told us a lot of facts and history about the volcanoes that he flew us over.

Ann W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Wow! would strongly recommend doing this. The trip was very well organised and our pilot was very knowledgeable and clearly loves his job. Fantastic view of the lava in the crater and we were lucky enough to see lava on the surface and going into the ocean. The waterfalls was an added bonus.

Sharon S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great adventure! Took my 87 year-old father and they were very accommodating with his physical limitations.

Sally M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Fantastic! Pilot was friendly and very informative.

Barb B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We took a four passenger helicopter tour and flew over coffee farms, waterfalls, active volcano craters, and saw the lava flow into the ocean. Our pilot pointed out everything and really took us low. The cascading waterfalls from the air was really awesome.

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