Kona, Hawaii
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Soar over the rugged coastline, active volcanoes and cascading waterfalls of the Big Island on this unforgettable, 3-hour helicopter tour. Listen to expert narration from your pilot while soaking up incredible aerial views of smoking Kilauea Volcano and the magnificent mountains and sea cliffs of the Kohala Coast. Touch down on a lush and remote part of the island that most visitors never get to see, and enjoy your own private slice of paradise before taking to the skies again.
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

Take a helicopter ride to part of the Kohala Coast that most tourists don't get to see.
Experience the spectacular scenery of Hawaii’s Big Island the way it was meant to be seen — from the air! Your adventure begins at Kona International Airport, where you’ll meet your expert pilot and climb aboard a luxury, 6-passenger Bell 407 helicopter. Slip on a two-way headset to communicate with your pilot throughout the flight and listen to narration about the sights below.
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.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Mar 2018

Highly recommended. Worth the price. To be in between valleys and have waterfalls on both sides, landing on a no-man place, seeing volcano drain into ocean is one of kind experience.

, Feb 2018

Awesome tour but did not know I would be sick in the air. But I really did enjoy the scenery and the company.

, Nov 2016

Great way to see the island. Weather can affect flight and caused cancellation of our first scheduled flight. Flowing lava into the sea is very impressive view. Note that there are restrictions on how close helicopters can approach the eruptions in Volcano National Park. Facing backwards was not the best seat for viewing or photography. Mountains on north end of the island extremely impressive. Brief landing was plus for trip.

, Sep 2016

What a great experience! Our pilot, Troy was exceptional in telling the story of the Big Island. He took us up close and personal with the volcano and its amazing history. The flight into the green caverns was amazing. Absolutely the best way to start your stay on the Big Island.

, Aug 2016

Had a great trip. Well worth time and money. Lots of fun, interesting, and beautiful sights.

, Jun 2016

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!

, May 2016

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.

, Apr 2016

Friendly staff, smooth ride, and gorgeous views. What more could we ask?

, Nov 2015

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.

, Aug 2015

Had a great trip we did the 3 hour trip around the Big Island our pilot was professional and informed. Fortunately we had fairly good weather and the windward side we got to see great water falls and valleys.
The landing in the outback was a minor disappointment we were high on a ridge and had great views but it was a clear cut area and hunting/ work camp. We did hike to the camp cabin was nice but not great. I would recommend this.

, Jul 2015

The pilot could of been more knowledgeable and informative

, Jun 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.

, Jun 2015

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

, Jun 2015

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

, Jun 2015

Amazing trip, amazing views, with expert narration!

, Mar 2015

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

, Mar 2015


, Jan 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!

, Oct 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.

, Aug 2014

This tour was amazing!

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