Helicopter Tours

A must do!  This is the best way to see the spectacular island of Hawaii and take in all of the amazing sights. Fly over dramatic cascading waterfalls, flowing lava, and diverse landscape.  There are several tours available, so call today to explore the possibilities.  Be prepared to provide  height and weight info for all passengers.

 

 


Circle of Fire plus Waterfalls

Departs from HILO.Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. Tour emphasis is on the most current areas of volcanic activity. View lava flows and black sand beaches. See tropical rain forests and cascading waterfalls while learning about the history and culture of Hawaii.Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions. Volcanic activity varies hourly.

 

Duration of flight: 45-50min

Price:  $259 per person

 Includes tax and Fuel surcharge  


Kohala Coast Adventure

Departs from WAIKOLOA.Tour the Kohala coast, valleys, and waterfalls. Many consider this area to have the most spectacular scenery on the Big Island. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions.

 

Duration of Flight: 45-50 min.

Price: $309 per person

Includes tax and Fuel surchare


Big Island Spectacular

Departs from WAIKOLOA. Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. View lava flows and black sand beaches. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, then explore the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. This is the perfect finish to the ultimate Big Island adventure. This tour was voted #1 by The Travel Channel as the "World's Best Helicopter Thrill."Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions. Volcanic activity varies hourly.

 

Duration of flight: 2 hours

Price: $589 per person

Includes tax and Fuel surcharge  


Sunset Experience

The Sunset Experience is the perfect way to cap off a day in paradise. See the gorgeous beaches tucked away below lava fields along the Kona and Kohala Coasts. Venture to the far side of the Kohala Mountains, and Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano. With the sun now behind the mountain, you’ll be able to better spot the glowing lava, as well as the magma lake within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.  You’ll see Punalu‘u black sand beach and Papakōlea green sand beach. Pass over Pu‘uhonua ‘o Hōnaunau, as the sun begins to set. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a green flash on the horizon as the sun slips down below. Don’t forget to turn around, as the last rays of light illuminate the clouds behind you. 


Duration of tour: 2.5 hours
Departs:  Paradise Helicopters, Kona Airport
Price: $639 per person


Experience Hawaii


Enjoy a true Hawai‘i Experience as you explore all five volcanoes, hidden white and black sand beaches, lush waterfalls cascading down 2,000-foot valley walls, breathtaking coastlines and 11 different climate zones. Hawai‘i is the largest of the Islands and thanks to Kīlauea and Mauna Loa it’s still growing. Upon departure from Kona Airport, overfly the world-famous Kona coffee district and the slopes of Hualālai and Mauna Loa. Arriving over Hawai‘i Volcanoes National, you’ll start the hunt for red, hot lava at Kīlauea, the world’s most active volcano, and continue around Pu‘u ʻŌʻō Vent.  In winter, you’ll see snow atop Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Watch for the sun glinting off the handful of astronomical observatories positioned on Mauna Kea, where scientists have the best earth-bound views of the universe. Then, you will head toward East Hawai‘i’s lush rainforests and the incomparable Kohala valleys. Rounding out your trip, you’ll enjoy a birds-eye view of iconic beaches, including Hāpuna Beach and Kua Bay, consistently voted as some of the best beaches in the world, on your return to Kona. 


Duration of Tour: 2 hours

Departs:  Paradise Helicopters, Kona Airport

Price: $539 per person


Volcano Kohala Landing

See the breathtaking beauty of Hawai‘i Island plus land at a remote overlook for a total immersion into the Kohala area on the Kohala Paradise Landing air adventure. Overfly the Kona coffee district on your way to explore the activity at Kīlauea crater. Then, turn your attention north to Hilo town and the lush rainforests of East Hawai‘i. Notice how the windward side of the island is transformed by the water caught by the mountains. Then, unlike any other air adventure on the Big Island, Paradise will take you deep into Kohala for an exclusive landing. You can choose to explore the area during your time on the ground or relax at the scenic overlook. After exploring on the ground, take to the air again, to view the drastic landscape change from windward to leeward and the world-famous white sand beaches and resorts of Waikoloa en route to back to Kona.


Duration of Trip: 3.5 hours
(Approximately 2 hours flight time)

Departs:  Paradise Helicopters, Kona Airport

Price: $639 per person

 

Circle Island Experience

Hawai‘i Island really is a “Big Island” and you want to see it all! Why spend your whole vacation in the car, when you can get the lay of the land by air?  Circle Island Experience is the only helicopter tour in Hawai‘i that ventures south to encompass the entire island, and it does so in just over two hours! Starting from Kona Airport at the island’s western-most tip, your pilot leads you past the Kona coffee district and slopes of Mauna Loa to the southern-most town in the United States, Punalu‘u.  You’ll be amazed by our exclusive views of Papakōlea – one of only four green sand beaches in the world!  Next, explore the lava flow activity at Kīlauea crater. Then, turn to the east, the island’s lush windward side and Hilo town.  Notice how now water flows where lava once did, gushing out of sheer cliffs through lava tubes, creating hundreds of waterfalls, and nourishing the rich vegetation.  The grandeur of the Kohala valleys and waterfalls of the north are sure to catch your breath, as are the white sand beaches on your return to Kona.

 

Duration of Tour: 3 hours

(Approximately 2.25 hours flight time)

Departs:  Paradise Helicopters, Kona Airport

Price: $599 per person

 


Cancellation Policy

We require 24 hours notice in order to change or cancel your reservation. Tours cancelled with less than 24 hours affect other guests booked on the flight and don't allow enough time to resell the cancelled seats. Reservations cancelled within 24 hours will be assessed a 50% cancellation fee. No-shows will be assessed a 100% cancellation fee. If you need to change or cancel your reservation please provide us with 24 hours notice prior to your tour time and we will be happy to accommodate you.



Waterfall Heli-Trek

Waterfall Heli-Trek adventure let’s you soak in the island’s incredible views and get your boots muddy! You will overfly the world-famous Kona coffee district and Hawai‘i’s towering volcanoes: Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Kīlauea in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, uninhabited valleys , waterfalls, coasts of rocky cliffs and remote beaches. After navigating the island by air, land in historic North Kohala, where your Hawaii Forest & Trail interpretive guide meets you and takes you behind locked gates, over charming foot bridges, and past historic taro terraces. Your guide will tell you the rich history of the Kohala District, while you enjoy a relaxed trail walk. Enjoy swimming in a waterfall, before strolling through Hāwī, a quaint plantation village now home to galleries and artists. This is the perfect adventure for guests looking for the best of Old Hawai‘i.


Duration of tour: 8 hours
(Approximately 1.5 hours of flight time)

Departs:  Paradise Helicopters, Kona Airport

Price:  $766 per person


Big Island Expedition

The Island Expedition trip offers a chance to see Hawai‘i Island’s most stunning scenery, as well as delve into the island’s rich history and culture. See the island from the air and land in Hilo to explore the windward side. Fly over the Kona coffee district and the slopes of Hualālai, Mauna Loa and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National. Enjoy the views of the island’s rugged coastline of cliffs, lava fields, and waterfalls.   You’ll touch down in the Hilo area and take the complimentary ground transportation to the downtown area for a self-guided walking to the farmers market, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Lyman Museum, quirky shops, and other points of interest.  Or, you can choose to venture out on your own.  ‘Akaka Falls, the World Botanical Gardens, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park are all within driving distance.  At the end of your excursion your helicopter waits to take you on the second half of your air tour.  Visit lush rainforests and the incomparable Kohala valleys.

 

Duration of tour: 10 hours
Approximately 2 hours of flight time, and 8 hours in Hilo
Departs:  Paradise Helicopters, Kona Airport
Price: $ 579 per person


Volcano by Air & Land

The Volcano by Air & Land tour allows you to explore the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park area in flight and on foot.  You will overfly the world-famous Kona coffee district and skirt three of Hawai‘i’s towering volcanoes: Hualālai, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, venture deep into uninhabited valleys that showcase Hawai‘i’s wild, untamed beauty. Visit water cascades down dangerously sheer valley walls, and surf pounds rocky cliffs and unreachable beaches.  Fly over Pololū Valley, south to Kawaihae and over beautiful white and black sand beaches. You will land in Hilo and meet your expert Hawaii Forest & Trail interpretive guide and visit the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, on the ground. Once at the Park you will see splendid native rainforest, visit a lava tube, discover remarkable volcanic formations and experience an incredible diversity of geography and climates.  A picnic lunch is served during your adventure before you return to the Hilo Airport to take to the sky again. Your trip ends as you make your way down the coastline and return to the Kona Airport in time to enjoy one of Hawai‘i’s famed sunsets.

 

Duration of Trip: 10 hours

(Approximately 2 hours flight time, with 6 hour)

Departs:  Paradise Helicopters, Kona Airport

Price: $756 per person


Volcanoes & Waterfalls

The Volcanoes & Waterfalls air adventure gives the story of how Hawai‘i is inextricably linked to the elements.  You will fly over Kīlauea, the most active volcano on earth, and search out glowing red lava, evidence that this fiery hot spot is constantly cycling through both creation and destruction.  However, the windward side also catches enough rain to make Hilo the wettest city in the United States.  All this water fills tunnels that once flowed with lava, creating incredible rivers, pools and waterfalls all over East Hawai‘i. Hilo’s lush rain forests, Mauna Loa’s vistas and the plunging Wai‘ānuenue (Rainbow Falls), so named for the rainbows you can see in the mist when the early morning sunshine hits the water.  Choose the Hilo Volcanoes & Waterfalls air adventure to see volcanic activity and waterfalls inaccessible by any other means!  


Duration of Trip: 45 minutes
Departs:  Paradise Helicopters, Hilo Airport
Price: $249 per person


Volcanoes & Waterfalls (Extreme)

Feel The Heat!  Take a ride in a Hughes 500 helicopter with no doors, and find out for yourself why the Travel Channel calls this the “hottest helicopter ride on Earth!” Kīlauea Volcano has been continuously erupting for 30 years, and even at 500 feet above the flowing lava and open vents, you will feel waves of hot air rolling off the subsurface flows, which can reach temperatures of 2,000 degrees! Along the way, cool off as you soar over Hilo’s lush rain forests, Mauna Loa’s vistas and the plunging Wai‘ānuenue (Rainbow Falls), so named for the rainbows you can see in the mist when the early morning sunshine hits the water. There’s no better vantage point than a helicopter, and there’s no bigger thrill than leaving the doors behind so there is nothing between you and the sights! 


Duration of Trip: 45 minutes
Departs:  Paradise Helicopters, Hilo Airport
Price: $299 per person



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