🏨 Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona Activity - Travel Guide

Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona

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From $761.87

146 reviews   (4.66)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Hawaii, Hawaii

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Get breathtaking views of Hawaii from the air! On this deluxe, two-hour helicopter tour of the Big Island, you’ll take off from Kona and fly above spectacular waterfalls, along the coastline and over the Waipio and Waimanu valleys. Soar above rainforests, macadamia nut orchards and live volcanoes. Enjoy executive seating in a Bell 407 helicopter.

For a guaranteed window seat, make sure to upgrade to the preferred seating option.

What's Included

100-120 minute helicopter tour

Live commentary on board

Two-way headset communication with your pilot

What's Not Included

Parking Fees

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • ADULT: Age: 2 - 120

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • 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.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own caregiver
  • A seat upgrade is not a guarantee; however, if you purchase a co-pilot and/or window seat upgrades, we will do our best to seat you in your purchased location. If we cannot accomodate a seat upgrade due to weight and balance requirements for your flight (
  • All pilots and aircraft are FAA-certified
  • Due to weather, flights may be 100 to 120 minutes in length
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Helicopter holds 6 passengers; larger groups may be separated
  • Mask Mandate is no longer in effect after March 26, 2022. However, all guests on state airport property will be required to wear a mask through 18 April 2022 per the TSA guideline. If guests appear to be experiencing any symptoms of illness, they may be a
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Take off from Kona in a comfortable, low-vibration, six-seat Bell 407 helicopter, and soar south along the coast and then east to Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

• Admission Ticket Free

This exciting two-hour tour from Kona will introduce you the Big Island’s beautiful and powerful features, including the active volcano of Kilauea, where if you're lucky, you'll see actual lava flow from the crater.

• Admission Ticket Free

Mauna Loa
See the most recent volcanic activity and look for flowing lava before heading to the north end of the island.

• Admission Ticket Free

Mauna Kea Summit
Climb between the volcanic peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, enjoying the fantastic views from the helicopter’s oversized sliding windows, perfect for taking photos.

• Admission Ticket Free

Waipi'o Valley
Revel in the beauty of ocean cliffs and tropical rainforests, where you'll dive between mist-shrouded peaks.

• Admission Ticket Free

Hamakua Coast
Admire the cool mountain waterfalls and the deep green valleys of the Hamakua Coast before returning to Kona, where you can spot the million-dollar resorts that dot the coast.

• Admission Ticket Free


KSH_007, 23-09-2022
Great views of the island and areas not normally accessible. Very good guidance from the pilot. Would recommend.
Once in a lifetime...
Chris_F, 09-08-2022
Once in a lifetime experience! Best activity you can possibly do. Rick, Mike and pilot Darren were the friendliest and most professional you could hope for. Amazing views from over the volcano to almost touching the waterfalls. Best time of any vacation anywhere! Karen, Chris and Kaprix from NM.
Up up and away
Christopher_Y, 29-05-2022
Professional and informative along with great comms before and during tour. Totally safe and amazing views of a beautiful island including the volcano and valkies that land level don't afford. Witty playlist that compliments the sites too.
Couldn’t recommend more!!!!
MeganHelen94, 27-04-2022
We had a group of 5 for a helicopter tour on 4/25. From the moment we walked into the check in office, we were cheerfully greeted by Cory and the other two members of the welcome crew. We felt confident after the safety briefing and tour overview with the team and the pilot, Page. We had a spectacularly detailed, hour-long tour on the helicopter where all of our questions were answered. The waterfalls were gorgeous and flowing and our pilot was so knowledgeable. I couldn’t recommend this tour more- it was the highlight of our stay in Kona. If/when we come back we’ll definitely book another tour! Thanks for the adventure!
Do this tour!!
Renuka_R, 15-04-2022
Lava, waterfalls, valley and coast. This was an unbelievable experience. Our pilot, Ryan, was a wealth of information and a lot of fun. This was a great trip to take on our first full day on the island. It gives you the lay of the land and you can plan hikes and beaches and snorkeling based on what you see from above. All ages in our family loved this experience.
Spectacular views, great staff
flabeachgirl7, 02-02-2023
I had booked the circle island tour, and weather didn't cooperate, so we were rebooked on the Experience Hawaii tour. As we were heading to the Volcano portion of the tour weather intervened again, and our pilot put safety first and took us to the Kohala Coast. We didn't see lava, but all the rain made the waterfalls spectacular! The staff were great to work with, and the tour exceeded my expectations.
Amazing memort
Connell_T, 30-01-2023
The volcanos my husband was sick and couldn’t go. It broke my heart that he missed this. It was a wonderful experience.
Exciting and exhilarating
Larry_W, 29-01-2023
This was a bucket list item for me and it was everything I had hoped for!!! The pilot briefing us. The Paradise ground crew so informative and then we took off. Brian was great. He gave us so many facts and descriptions of what we were looking at.
Heli Tour
kevin p, 08-01-2023
The helicopter was comfortable and newer. This is the only way to see the amazing Kohala coast and valleys. And they are amazing!! The volcanoes were erupting and nice to see. I would highly recommend a helicopter tour atleast once on the Big Island. Given headphone set for communication.
Best experience ever
siyang_y, 08-01-2023
Best experience ever, this is best way to see the Island with great captain who knows the store of the local places.