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Volcano Helicopter Tour & Hilo Sightseeing (from Kona)

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Regular flights to Waipio Valley in Hawaii

Fly from Kona Airport to Hilo town, on this round-trip helicopter tour featuring the sights of Hilo from the sky, and sightseeing on land!

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Fly round-trip from Kona to Hilo and sight-see historic Hilo Town! Hop on the comfortable Bell Jet 407 as you depart from the Kona coast, flying over the world famous Kohala and Hamakua, towards Hilo. After landing, you will be free to explore to your heart's content. The town is pedestrian friendly and you will also have the option of a discount car rental to help you cover more distance! Your return flight to Kona awaits, flying you over the world's most active volcano, Kilauea, capping the perfect ending to a fun-filled and adventurous day.
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
Discover Hilo - Full Day Tour
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 599.00
USD 599.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 699.00
USD 699.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 1,119.18
USD 1,119.18
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
Instant 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 2 & over)
USD 599.00
USD 599.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 699.00
USD 699.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 1,119.18
USD 1,119.18
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax, Fuel Surcharge, & Capacity Surcharge included
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* Total flight time typically varies by 1.7

Highlights:

  • See current activity at Kilauea Volcano
  • Amazing white and black sand beaches
  • Hundreds of waterfalls
  • 2,000′ valley walls
  • Breathtaking coast lines
  • 11 different climate zones
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 11 - 14 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Keauhou & Waikoloa Hotels free x per person
      Round-trip from Keauhou & Waikoloa Hotels free x per person
  • Inclusion: Ground transportation between tour locations / Helicopter ride
  • 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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  • 05:00-06:45 Pick-up from Keauhou & Waikoloa Hotels & Check-in at Kona Airport
  • 07:30 Helicopter Flight to Hilo (1 hr)
    Fly over the Kona coffee district and the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa on your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to hunt for red, hot lava at Kilauea.
  • Explore Hilo! (8 hrs)
    Take the complimentary shuttle to the downtown area for a self-guided walking to the farmers market, Pacific Tsunami Museum & other points of interest. Or you can choose to drive out to Akaka Falls, World Botanical Gardens, Imiloa Astronomy Center, & Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
  • 16:30 Complimentary Shuttle to Hilo Airport
  • 16:30 Helicopter Flight back to Kona (1 hr)
    See lush rainforests, Kohala Valley, H?puna Beach and Kua Bay.
  • 17:30-19:00 Arrive at Kona Airport & Drop off at Keauhou & Waikoloa Hotels
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!
Note: Guaranteed window seating is already included in the capacity surcharge for passengers over 265lbs.
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!
Note: Guaranteed window seating is already included in the capacity surcharge for passengers over 265lbs.
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)
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
    • Guests should not have serious fear of heights (acrophobia).
    • Seat assignments are based on everyone
    • All guests weighing between 265lbs (120kg) and 315lbs (142kg) will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge (CS). This fee is already reflected in the pricing section. Guests will be guaranteed a window seat.
    • All guests weighing between 316lbs (143kg) and above will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge of extra seat. This fee is already reflected in the pricing section. Guests will be guaranteed a window seat.
    • In compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, 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.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Printed VELTRA voucher
    • A valid government-issued photo ID
    • 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.
Requirement(s) - Others
    • 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.
    • Children under the age of two (2) fly free when seated in the lap of a paying adult. Proof of age is required for lap children under two (2). Children two(2) years old and over require an individual full-fare seat.
    • 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.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Meals are not included in the price.
    • Drinks and meals are available for purchase
    • If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.
    • The tour/activity schedule is subject to change.
    • Please note that if you are interested in booking a rental car while in Hilo, you will need to pay the rental car company directly and prices are subject to change.
    • 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.
Activity provider
FAQ
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What is the difference between the First Class and Open Seating
  • Open Seating offers raised seats and unobstructed views while Preferred Seating is our most popular option. This First Class experience includes sitting next to the pilot, extra arm and leg room, and no one in front of you to obstruct your views of the island!
Is there a safe place to store my belongings while on tour?
  • Yes, there are lockers available free of charge that are large enough to hold a few handbags. The key is kept by the staff at the base while you enjoy your flight.
Is giving a tip (gratuity) required?
  • Gratuity is never required, but if you enjoyed your experience a tip is always greatly appreciated!
How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
What kind of helicopter will be used?
  • The Bell Jet 407 is a 6-passenger aircraft flown for the Hawaii Experience and Volcano & Valley Landing flights that depart from Kona. This aircraft has the fastest cruise speed of any helicopter on the islands and offers unsurpassed comfort and a virtually vibration-free ride. Its over-sized sliding windows offer great picture taking views and it is capable of flying non-stop around the entire Big Island, giving you as much time in the air as time permits!
Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity
Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 22:00 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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Duration incl. transportation 11 - 14 hour(s)
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