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Kilauea Volcano Helicopter Flight & Zipline Adventures (from Kona)

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Fly from Kona Airport over volcanoes, waterfalls and green mountains on a thrilling helicopter tour and stop for ziplining through a lush forest or tropical garden.

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Take to the skies in a Bell 407 helicopter from Kona Airport and tour the Big Island in style. View Hualalai, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, three of Hawaii's towering volcanoes, from above and scour the area around Kilauea for active lava flows. Sweep over the rolling greens and gushing waterfalls of Kohala. Continue the adventure when you land, and strap yourself in for a zipline adventure through a dense canopy of trees or a flourishing botanical garden. You can even take the time to explore Hawi or Hilo, two of the Hawaii's charming, historic towns.
Aircraft Information:

Name: Bell 407
Capacity: 6 Passengers
Seating:

Luxurious – Executive Limousine Style Seating!
One passenger in the front with the pilot and five in the back. Two seats face the other 3 seats allowing you to see and talk to the person(s) you are flying with.  Viewing is great from all of the seats.

Features:
  • Fast – see more in less time
  • Large windows – get great pictures
  • Smooth – more comfortable for longer hours
  • Long distance – less transit time, more time at attractions
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Price
Volcano Helicopter & Zipline at Hilo Botanical Garden
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 6.
Adult/Child (Age 6 & over)
USD 773.00
USD 773.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 873.00
USD 873.00
Adult (315 lbs & over)
USD 1,293.18
USD 1,293.18
Quick Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 6 & over)
USD 773.00
USD 773.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 873.00
USD 873.00
Adult (315 lbs & over)
USD 1,293.18
USD 1,293.18
GE Tax, Fuel Surcharge, & Capacity Surcharge included
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    The perfect family tour by land and air
Split your helicopter tour into two parts, first flying over Hawaii's famous volcanoes and then landing in Hilo, where you will be shuttled to Botanical World Adventures for a zipline and tour experience like none other. Shoot down 7 ziplines through acres of exotic flora, and enjoy an additional stroll through the garden grounds. Take in the sights of Hilo before your flight back.
*Total flight time typically 1hr 45min (Subject to change depend on the condition.)


Highlights:

  • See Kona’s famous coffee district
  • Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
  • Hunt for red, hot lava around Kīlauea
  • Explore Hilo Town
  • Rugged coastlines and beautiful beaches
  • Botanical World Adventures – lush gardens with 5,000 plant species
  • Zipline adventure
  • Rain forests
  • Pastoral fields and ranches
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 11.5 - 13.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Keauhou, North Kohala & Waikoloa Hotels free x per person
      Round-trip from Keauhou, North Kohala & Waikoloa Hotels free x per person
  • Inclusion: Equipment rental / Guide / Ground transportation between tour locations / Helicopter Ride (Approx. 1 hr 45 mins) / Explore historic downtown Hilo (Approx. 2 hrs) / Botanical World Adventures 7 Ziplines
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • 05:20-06:20 Pick-up & Check-in at Kona Airport
  • 07:30 Departs from the Kona International Airport
    Get in an executive style Bell 407 helicopter, which is Hawaii’s premier touring helicopter.
  • Helicopter Flight - Over Hawaii Volcanoes (1 hr)
    20181003_41 Upon arrival over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, your pilot will take you to view what was the world’s most active volcano.

    Sights include; Hualalai, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Search for the Lava Flow Activity at Kilauea Crater, Pu‘u ʻŌʻō Vent
  • Continue the flight to Hilo
    Then, you will head north along the rugged coastline of the island, seeing jagged cliffs and lava fields that give way torich vegetation and hundreds of waterfalls.
  • Drive to Botanical World Adventures
  • Botanical Garden Tour & 7-Line Zipline Adventure (2.5 hrs)
    BWA-02 Enjoy the colors of the flowers beneath you as you feel the wind in your face. Soar over running rivers and the beautiful gardens where they maintain more than 5,000 plant species. You'll also be able to catch great views of Mauna Kea, as well as the Hāmākua District’s pastoral fields and ranches.
  • Drive Back to Hilo (30 mins)
    Head back to Hilo International Airport, where your helicopter awaits to take you on the second half of your air tour.
  • Explore historic downtown Hilo (2 hrs)
    237739 Explore historic downtown Hilo for a short self-guided tour. (Tour length subject to change.)
  • 16:00 Helicopter Flight Back to Kona Airport - Valleys & Waterfalls (1 hr)
    Paradise-Helicopters-02 You’ll see lush tropical rainforests and the incomparable Kohala valleys, majestic waterfalls, Hapuna Beach, and Kua Bay. The views are spectacular and often the favorite hidden gem discovered only from the air.
  • 17:30-18:45 Check-out & Drop-off
Add-ons:
Window Seating + USD 50.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.
Window Seating + USD 50.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.
Co-Pilot Seat + USD 125.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Share the cockpit with the pilot, giving you maximum visibility from the front and side windows. Also great for aviation enthusiasts interested in getting a look at the helicopter's controls.
Co-Pilot Seat + USD 125.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Share the cockpit with the pilot, giving you maximum visibility from the front and side windows. Also great for aviation enthusiasts interested in getting a look at the helicopter's controls.
Package detail / Schedule
Volcano Helicopter & Kohala Zip & Dip
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 12.
Adult/Child (Age 8 & over)
USD 922.00
USD 922.00
Adult (265-270 lbs)
USD 1,022.00
USD 1,022.00
Quick Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 8 & over)
USD 922.00
USD 922.00
Adult (265-270 lbs)
USD 1,022.00
USD 1,022.00
GE Tax, Fuel Surcharge, & Capacity Surcharge included
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    Amazing thrills in the sky and through the trees
Three great adventures into one trip! First, fly a sweeping arc around the island on an extended helicopter tour. Then, land in Kohala where Hawaii Forest and Trail will escort you to through exciting rainforest ziplines. Finally, hike to a private waterfall in gorgeous North Kohala and take a dip into mountain water! After that, ground transportation will take you back to the Kona Airport.
*Total flight time typically 1hr 45min (Subject to change depend on the condition.)


Highlights:

  • See Kona’s famous coffee district
  • Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
  • Hunt for red, hot lava around Kīlauea
  • Rugged coastlines and beautiful beaches
  • Zipline adventure
  • Rain forests
  • Pastoral fields and ranches
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 8 - 10.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Keauhou, North Kohala & Waikoloa Hotels free x per person
      Round-trip from Keauhou, North Kohala & Waikoloa Hotels free x per person
  • Inclusion: Beverages / Bottled water / Lunch / Equipment rental / Guide / Ground transportation between tour locations / Ground experience (Approx. 5 hours at Kohala Canopy Tour
    & Kohala Waterfall Adventure) / 9-Line Zipline / Helicopter Ride (Approx. 1 hr 45 mins) / Swim in the waterfall
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 05:05-06:05 Pick-up & Check-in at Kona Airport
  • 07:15 Departs from the Kona International Airport
    Get in an executive style Bell 407 helicopter, which is Hawaii’s premier touring helicopter.
  • Volcanoes & Waterfalls Helicopter Flight (1.5 hrs)
    20181003_41 En route to the Volcano area sights include:
    • Kona coffee district
    • Hualālai
    • Mauna Kea
    • Mauna Loa
    • Kilauea
    • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    • A crater that was previously Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Vent
  • Keep flying over waterfalls and rainforests
    Venture deep into uninhabited valleys and see Hawaii's wild untamed beauty.
    Sights include:
    • Lush Tropical Rainforests
    • Majestic Waterfalls
    • Rocky cliffs and secluded beaches
  • Land in Historic North Kohala
    Land in historic North Kohala to meet your guide who will take you through a rainforest zipline. They will outfit you with a helmet and harness.
  • Kohala 9-line Zipline Treetop Canopy Adventure (2.5 hrs)
    Paradise-Helicopters-09 Trek along elevated suspension bridges, traverse tree platforms, glide on zip lines and rappel from the final tree. Kohala Zipline Canopy Adventures offers such a fun experience the only full canopy tour on the island, featuring 9 lines!
  • Picnic Lunch & Waterfall Swimm
    Upon completion of the course, picnic with stunning views of the North Kohala valleys and swim under a private waterfall.
  • 12:45 Shuttle Back to Kona Airport (1 hr)
  • 14:00-15:15 Check-out & Drop-off
Add-ons:
Window Seating + USD 50.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.
Window Seating + USD 50.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.
Co-Pilot Seat + USD 125.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Share the cockpit with the pilot, giving you maximum visibility from the front and side windows. Also great for aviation enthusiasts interested in getting a look at the helicopter's controls.
Co-Pilot Seat + USD 125.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Share the cockpit with the pilot, giving you maximum visibility from the front and side windows. Also great for aviation enthusiasts interested in getting a look at the helicopter's controls.
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests with neck, back or joint problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Guests should not have serious fear of heights (acrophobia).
    • Guests must be able to walk over uneven terrain and handle one short walk up about 25 stairs.
    • Seat assignments are based on everyone’s weights, heights and the balance of the helicopter. By maintaining proper weight and balance in our aircraft we can provide guests with a safe, smooth and comfortable Experience on Paradise Helicopters.
    • All guests weighing between 265lbs (120kg) and 315lbs (142.8kg) will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge (CS) on the helicopter tour. This fee is already reflected in the pricing section. Guests will be guaranteed a window seat.
    • In compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation, Paradise Helicopters will weigh each individual when checking in at the Airport for safety and weight balance of the aircraft. Please provide accurate body weights for all passengers. Misrepresentation of body weight could result in denial of service without refund.
    • Exceptions and other restrictions may apply.
    • Guests between the ages of 6 and 10 must be approved by a supervisor.
    • Guests must weigh between 35-270 lbs (16-122.5 kg) to zip in this activity.
    • Guests under 70 lbs (31.5 kg) must ride tandem on the Zipline and receive supervisor approval.
    • Guests must be over the age of 6 to zip.
    • Children 8 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Guests must be at least 70lbs (31.5kg) and below 270 lbs (122.5 kg) to zip in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Printed VELTRA voucher
    • A valid government-issued photo ID
    • Clothing that can get dirty
    • Camera
    • Insect repellent
    • Sweatshirt / light jacket
    • Wear whatever is comfortable for you. If you are going to take pictures, darker colors are better because it reduces the chance of reflections in your photos.
    • Closed-toe shoes required
    • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.
    • Bring a bathing suit (can be worn under clothes)
Requirement(s) - Others
  • All Packages
    • Please call the activity provider the day before your activity (no later than 18:00 local time) to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
    • Participants will be weighed upon check-in.
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
    • Minors are required to have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • You will share the transportation with other customers.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.
    • In the event that your pilot needs to cancel for safety due to weather, your flight will be rescheduled. If a reschedule is not possible, you will receive a full refund.
    • If you are prone to motion sickness, take motion sickness preventatives before you fly.
    • Tour lengths subject to change.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Activity provider
FAQ
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What kind of helicopter will be used?
  • The Bell Jet 407 is a six-passenger aircraft known for having the fastest cruising speed of any helicopter on the islands, offering unsurpassed comfort and a virtually vibration-free ride. Its over-sized windows are great for picture taking, and its large fuel capacity allows for extended, non-stop flights.
What are the zipline specifications?
  • Hawaii Forest and Trail (Kohala): Nine different ziplines, five sky bridges and a rappel are offered, making this the Big Island's only full canopy tour.

    Botanical World Adventures (Hilo): Seven different ziplines are offered, taking you over running rivers and the beautiful gardens where more than 5,000 plant species are maintained.
Are lava sightings guaranteed?
  • Although your pilot will make every effort to find active lava flows during your helicopter tour, volcanic activity is an unpredictable natural phenomena and cannot be guaranteed. Nevertheless, Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world, so the chances of seeing red-hot emerging lava are high.
How do the flight plans for each package differ?
  • The overall flight plan and length of time in the air is the same for each package. The Kona to Kohala Air & Zipline Adventure package covers the entire 2-hour flight first, and then lands in Kohala for ziplining. The Kona to Hilo Family Air & Zipline Adventure package splits the flight into two parts, first flying out to Hilo for ziplining, and then returning along a scenic route to Kona Airport.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

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