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.
100% Refund Policy
Full Refunds are given 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.
No Shows are non-refundable.
Groups of 8 or more may make changes and cancellations up to 17:00 local time, 7 business days prior to the activity. Cancellations made later are subject to a 100% charge.
Changes and cancellations on private tours may be made up to 17:00 local time, 15 business days prior to the activity. Cancellations made later are subject to a 100% charge.
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.
Why Can't I Select A Specific Departure Time?
We arrange each flight in order to maximize comfort and ensure that the aircraft is properly weighted and balanced. For this reason, we can provide you with your specific flight time once we receive the passenger information requested in our confirmation e-mail. We will contact you with a confirmed flight time at the email address and/or phone number provided during purchase.
Should We Take Motion Sickness Pills?
If you know you may get motion sickness then we suggest taking something before you fly. We provide a smooth ride and most people do great!
What is the Window Seat upgrade?
For an additional $50.00 per seat you will be guaranteed a window seat. Please Note: guaranteed window seating is included in the capacity surcharge for passengers over 250 lbs., but are subject to weight and balance restrictions.
Children under the age of 24 months (2 years) will fly free when seated in the lap of a paying adult – proof of age required for lap children. Children that are 24 months and over require an individual full-fare seat.
Can I go scuba diving before the tour?
For safety and health reasons, no scuba diving before 24 hours prior to the tour date.
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
Flight is Narrated with views of Beaches, Black Sand Beach, Waterfalls, Volcano, & Rainforest
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.