The Big Island is gorgeous and well . . . big! This helicopter tour is the ideal way to see both her beauty and her volcanic fury.
Tour black sand beaches and lava flows as you approach Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. It has been erupting since 1983 and continues to provide a show for helicopter passengers.
The helicopter pilots communicate with each other to share information about the best viewing locations each day. Volcanic activity varies, but you will have the best chance of seeing it from a helicopter.
After departing the volcano, you will fly over macadamia nut orchards and coffee plantations. Just when you thought the volcano was the highlight of the tour, you arrive at the Hamakua Coast.
With lush rain forests and gorgeous sea cliffs, this coastline is not to be missed. The Hamakua coast has massive waterfalls that drop into the ocean from cliffs over 1000 feet (300m) high. You will see ancient Hawaiian settlements in a view only possible from a helicopter.
The helicopter tour from Waikoloa has an option to stop at a waterfall. We highly recommend choosing this option because it is an exclusive landing with 20-25 minutes on the ground. You will get photos of the magnificent Punalu’u waterfall that are one-of-a-kind. It makes this exceptional tour even more spectacular.
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Lava flowing is an act of nature, therefore we do not guarantee sighting of lava. Surface lava flows may be present but may not be visible due to environmental conditions or time constraints.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires that each passenger is weighed prior to departure. This weigh-in process is very discreet when you check in. For critical flight planning purposes we need to have the body weight of each passenger included in your order.
Please be as accurate as possible when providing weight information. Any significant variance in the weights provided and actual scale weight could result in flight delays or possible cancellation.
For each guest weighing more than 260 pounds on Eco-Star flights or more than 250 pounds on A-Star flights, an adjacent, empty seat purchase is required. The charge for an adjacent empty seat is 50% off of the regular tour price. This open seat ensures the comfort for you and all of our guests on your flight. Please inquire directly with our reservations staff by telephone about the possibility of a comfort seat waiver.
- A valid government-issued ID is required to fly
- This flight and the facilities are wheelchair accessible.
- The flight might not operate if fewer than 4 participants are booked.
- There is no age minimum
- Hats are not allowed to be worn around the helicopters as they can fly up into the rotors and cause damage
- The activity schedule is subject to change.
- The activity is subject to cancellation due to weather.
- Dress warmly due to air conditioning.
Tour narration by pilots who are State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guides.
A high quality, live DVD recording is made of your actual flight and may be purchased after your tour for $25.
A high definition, live Blu-Ray disc or USB stick recording is made of your actual flight and may be purchased after your tour for $40.
Transportation to/from Hilo International Airport.
Tour guide/pilot gratuity is not required, but encouraged.
Volcanic activity occasionally causes closures and detours that affect tour routes and sites. As a result, itineraries and stops are subject to change without notice at any time due to the continued volcanic activity as our guests’ safety is our top priority.
- Changes and cancellations are allowed up to 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity.
- Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.