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Doors-Off Oʻahu Circle Island Experience from Kapolei

Kapolei, United States

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  • 1 hour 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Two of the best ways to explore the Big Island of Hawaii are by air and your own two feet—both of which are possible with this Big Island helicopter tour and hiking adventure. Begin by exploring the island by air on a scenic flight, where you’ll experience the fury of Kilauea Volcano in Volcanoes National Park, and pass over pasture lands, black-sand beaches, and waterfalls that spill toward the coast. You’ll next touch down in North Kohala, the home of King Kamehameha, to hike through valleys and lush rainforests that were once inhabited by kings.
  • Full-day helicopter and hiking tour of the Big Island
  • Fly over Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, and look for recent volcanic activity during your helicopter flight
  • See panoramic views of gorgeous valleys and rugged coastline as you soar through the air
  • Hike for two miles with an interpretive guide through private land to the town of Hawi and refresh yourself with a swim at a waterfall
  • Learn about the natural and cultural history of Hawaii from your professional pilot and hiking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Upgrade your tour to ensure a window seat
  • HAI and ISBAO safety certified operator

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Round-trip shared transfer from Ko Olina Resort
  • 2 way communication between you and the pilot

    Departure & Return

    This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

    Departure Point

    • Kalaeloa Airport
      300 Midway St, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA

      For guests who are driving our van will pick you up 45 minutes prior to departure at the Kalaeloa Airport Tower parking lot.

    Pickup Details

    • Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
      92-1001 Olani St, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707-2203

    • Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
      925 Ali'inui Dr, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707

    • Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, A Marriott Vacation Club Resort
      92-161 Waipahe Place, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707

    • Beach Villas at Ko Olina
      92-106 Waialii Pl, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707-2260

    Departure Time

    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
    9/15/2020 - 8/27/2023
    Monday - Friday:08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Return Details

    This activity will end right where it started.

    Please Note

    Kapolei West Oahu Resort Area pickup available 75 minutes before departure. Return service to the Kapolei West Oahu Resort Area also available after tour.

    What To Expect

    Your Big Island helicopter tour begins at the Kona airport, where you’ll board a Bell 407 helicopter before lifting off towards the sky. Within seconds from take-off, you’re surrounded by fields of rough, jagged black lava, and also have views of sandy beaches that are hidden along the coast. 

    While flying towards Volcanoes National Park, you’ll pass right over the 'coffee belt' on the slopes of Hualalai volcano, where much of the famous Kona Coffee is grown on the cool mountain air. You’ll also get views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, which are often snowcapped in winter, before dropping down towards Kilauea volcano and searching for lava and steam. Since much of Kilauea is inaccessible by foot, you’ll visit isolated areas of the park that are only visible by air, and potentially see lava spurting from the ground or spilling out into the sea. 

    With Kilauea in the rearview mirror, continue on towards the Hamakua Coast and verdant, emerald green valleys, where waterfalls tumble their way towards the sea and waves detonate on shore. Next, the helicopter will land in North Kohala, and you’ll embark on a hike over private land with a Hawaii forest and trail guide. Over the course of this hike, you’ll hear the stories of ancient Hawaii and the kings who have lived in these valleys, including the famous King Kamehameha who was born here in 1758. 

    You’ll stop at a waterfall for a refreshing dip, and continue walking to the artistic outpost and rural town of Hawi, which was once a hub of the sugar industry but is now known for its galleries. Spend a few minutes browsing through town and poking your head into shops, before hiking back to your awaiting helicopter for the short flight back to Kona.

    During this Big Island helicopter and hiking tour, you can expect to walk about two miles (three km) at a slow, leisurely pace, and will also receive rain gear, a walking stick, towel, and small daypack for hiking. You’ll also enjoy a deli-style lunch of ham, turkey or tuna, as well as fruit, vegetables, dessert and a small assortment of beverages.

    Kaneohe (Pass By)

    Kane'ohe Bay

    Sandy Beach Park (Pass By)

    Sandy Beach Park

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be at least 12 years to fly doors-off
    • All pilots and aircraft are FAA-certified
    • Helicopter holds 4 passengers; larger groups may be separated
    • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own caregiver
    • All guests weighing 270 lbs or more when weighed at check-in, will be required to purchase an additional empty seat less 15% before fuel surcharge to safely balance the aircraft. They will be guaranteed a window seat.
    • Seating is assigned based on weight and balance following guidelines which have been approved by the FAA. We cannot guarantee seats as the weight of guests must be balanced within the aircraft.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 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.

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    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 Doors-Off Oʻahu Circle Island Experience from Kapolei?

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

    Q:What is the social distancing policy during Doors-Off Oʻahu Circle Island Experience from Kapolei?

    A:The policy on social distancing is:
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Doors-Off Oʻahu Circle Island Experience from Kapolei?

    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands


    Product code: 5120_H0003