This activity is located on: Big Island

Kona: Circle Island Experience


Experience the spectacular two-hour helicopter flight over the Big Island with breathtaking views of tropical rainforests, waterfalls and volcanic activity.


Due to extremely high demand, this tour is not available for online booking.  Please call 808-900-6070 or use contact form to check availability.

Departing from Kona, experience the best of the Big Island en route to Kilauea volcano. Fly over the majestic mountains Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Continue toward East Hawaii for the incomparable rainforest & Kohala Valleys. Rounding out your trip, enjoying birds-eye iconic island views, including Hapuna Beach, Kua Bay, the famous Captain Cook & Kealakekua Bay.


  • See all five volcanoes
  • 2 hour helicopter flight, circle the entire island!
  • Live commentary on board
  • 2,000-foot deep valleys
  • White, black and green sand beaches
  • Rugged coastlines with crashing waves
  • Stunning waterfalls
  • View the dramatic aftermath of the 2018 Lava flow at Klauea crater
  • Lush Rainforests
  • See 11 of the planets 13 climate zones

Activity Times:

10:30 AM
2:00 PM

Activity Duration:

2 Hours

Upgrade Options:

Window Seats ($50 per person)
Front Co-Pilot Seat ($125)

What’s Included?

Flight is Narrated with views of Beaches, Black Sand Beach, Waterfalls, Volcano, & Rainforest


The Volcano

Valleys & Waterfalls

Green Sand Beach


Hawaii Island really is a 'Big Island' and Paradise's Circle Island Experience is the only helicopter tour in Hawaii that ventures south to encompass the entire island, and we do it in just over two hours!

Starting from Kona International Airport at the island's western-most tip, your pilot takes you past the Kona coffee district and slopes of Mauna Loa to the southernmost town in the United States. You'll be amazed when viewing one of only four green sand beaches in the world! Next, your pilot will take you to view what was the world's most active volcano, and continue towards the crater that was previously Pu'u Oo Vent.

Then, turn to the east, the island's lush windward side and Hilo town. Notice how water now 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.

Know before you book:

  • Activity Level - Easy: Suitable for adults, children and seniors.
  • Please arrive at the Kona Airport 45 min prior to your tour departure time.
  • Self-Pay parking at Kona Airport.
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