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Top Rated Hilo Helicopter Tours - Rainforest, Waterfall & Volcano Flights
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BlueHawaiianHelicopters

Get an aerial view of the volcano

Join the expert pilots of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters for unique aerial views on this safe and comfortable Big Island helicopter tour. See the path of the recent lava flows in Puna, craters of Kilauea Volcano, or cascading waterfalls in Hilo.

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Experience a bird's-eye view of the Big Island's diverse tropical and volcanic landscapes. With a departure from the bay-side town of Hilo, this tour of the Big Island lets you discover the island's beauty as well as its volcanic fury as you fly over the steaming craters and lava fields of Kilauea Volcano. The Circle of Fire flight lets you see the volcanic landscapes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the most recent lava flows of Fissure 8. The Hilo Beauty Express Flight includes panoramic vistas of waterfalls, rainforests, and deep and meandering valleys only visible from the sky. Fly with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the most respected helicopter tour company in the islands.

Please Note!: Due to the current popularity of this tour, flights are often booked days in advance, but flights times are constantly being added. Please call for any last minute availability.

Helicopter Information:

A-Star
Eco-Star
Seating Type
Bench-style
Comfort fitting
Capacity
6 passengers
*6 passengers
Individual Weight Limit
249 lbs (112 kg)
259 lbs (117 kg)

*The Eco-Star offers greater personal space, expansive glass for exceptional visibility and can be reconfigured for 7 passengers to accommodate families.

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In an effort to maintain the health and safety of both guests and employees, this activity will be temporarily pausing operations. Resumption date is subject to change and bookings cannot be guaranteed past further notice.
Price
8:00 AM Flight Special - Eco-Star Premium Helicopter
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 6.
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 280.00
USD 280.00
Adult (260 lbs & over)
USD 420.00
USD 420.00
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 280.00
USD 280.00
USD 319.00 12%off
USD 319.00 12%off
Adult (260 lbs & over)
USD 420.00
USD 420.00
USD 478.50 12%off
USD 478.50 12%off
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax and Fuel Surcharge included
The Eco-Star offers greater personal space, expansive glass windows for exceptional visibility and can be reconfigured for 7 passengers to accommodate families. The world's first 21st-century touring helicopter, it is significantly quieter than the industry-standard A-Star and incorporates the latest cutting-edge technologies, materials, systems and avionics. The Eco-Star also offers more interior space and far more cockpit glass for fantastic panoramic views.
  • Duration: 1.5 - 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Guide / On-board narration
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 07:15 Check-in
  • 08:00 Early Bird Circle of Fire & Waterfalls Flight (45 - 50 mins)
    The best way to see the volcano! This helicopter tour takes you to Kilauea caldera and over active vents for a chance to see active lava flows. You'll also fly over various parts of the varied National Park which includes the lava-scarred environments, lush tropical forests, and barren deserts.
  • 08:45-08:50 Check-out
Add-ons:
Front Row Seating Eco-Star [260lbs max] + USD 100.00
Front Row Seating Eco-Star [260lbs max] + USD 100.00
- Combined weight must be under 470 lbs.
- Must be able to communicate in English with the pilot and be physically capable of operating exit doors.
- Lap children are not allowed.
Laupahoehoe Landing, a Blue Hawaiian Exclusive! + USD 150.00
Laupahoehoe Landing, a Blue Hawaiian Exclusive! + USD 150.00
With its majestic 1200-ft. waterfall, Laupahoehoe Landing gives you a one-of-a-kind photo and video opportunity! Get up close and personal with the real Hawaii: unspoiled, untouched, magnificent.
Package detail / Schedule
Eco-Star Premium Helicopter - Circle of Fire & Waterfalls Flight (45 mins)
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 6.
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 319.00
USD 319.00
Adult (260 lbs & over)
USD 478.50
USD 478.50
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)
from USD 319.00
from USD 319.00
Adult (260 lbs & over)
from USD 478.50
from USD 478.50
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax and Fuel Surcharge included
The Eco-Star offers greater personal space, expansive glass windows for exceptional visibility and can be reconfigured for 7 passengers to accommodate families. The world's first 21st-century touring helicopter, it is significantly quieter than the industry-standard A-Star and incorporates the latest cutting-edge technologies, materials, systems and avionics. The Eco-Star also offers more interior space and far more cockpit glass for fantastic panoramic views.
  • Duration: 1.5 - 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Guide / On-board narration
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 08:00 (Seasonal) - 16:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 08:00 (Seasonal) 09:00 10:00 11:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 07:15 Check-in
  • 08:00 Circle of Fire & Waterfalls Flight - Air Tour of Volcanoes National Park (45 - 50 mins)
    The best way to see the volcano! This helicopter tour takes you to Kilauea caldera and over active vents for a chance to see active lava flows. You'll also fly over various parts of the varied National Park which includes the lava-scarred environments, lush tropical forests, and barren deserts.
  • 08:45-08:55 Check-out
Add-ons:
Front Row Seating Eco-Star [260lbs max] + USD 100.00
Front Row Seating Eco-Star [260lbs max] + USD 100.00
- Combined weight must be under 470 lbs.
- Must be able to communicate in English with the pilot and be physically capable of operating exit doors.
- Lap children are not allowed.
Laupahoehoe Landing, a Blue Hawaiian Exclusive! + USD 150.00
Laupahoehoe Landing, a Blue Hawaiian Exclusive! + USD 150.00
With its majestic 1200-ft. waterfall, Laupahoehoe Landing gives you a one-of-a-kind photo and video opportunity! Get up close and personal with the real Hawaii: unspoiled, untouched, magnificent.
Package detail / Schedule
A-Star Standard Helicopter - Circle of Fire & Waterfalls Flight (45 mins)
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 6.
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 269.00
USD 269.00
Adult (250 lbs & over)
USD 403.50
USD 403.50
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)
from USD 269.00
from USD 269.00
Adult (250 lbs & over)
from USD 403.50
from USD 403.50
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax and Fuel Surcharge included
The A-Star is the most-utilized touring jet helicopter in the world. With cabin design that allows for 180-degree views from each seat, this model is used by the majority of air tour operators in Hawaii. All of Blue Hawaiian Helicopter's craft are constantly and meticulously maintained by the largest factory trained staff of A&P mechanics in the state of Hawaii.
  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Guide / On-board narration
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 09:00 - 16:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 09:00 10:00 11:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 08:15 Check-in
  • 09:00 Circle of Fire & Waterfalls Flight - Air Tour of Volcanoes National Park (45 - 50 mins)
    The best way to see the volcano! This helicopter tour takes you to Kilauea caldera and over active vents for a chance to see active lava flows. You'll also fly over various parts of the varied National Park which includes the lava-scarred environments, lush tropical forests, and barren deserts.
  • 09:50 Check-out
Add-ons:
Front Row Seating A-Star [250lbs max] + USD 100.00
Front Row Seating A-Star [250lbs max] + USD 100.00
- Combined weight must be under 319 lbs.
- Must be able to communicate in English with the pilot and be physically capable of operating exit doors.
- Lap children are not allowed.
Laupahoehoe Landing, a Blue Hawaiian Exclusive! + USD 150.00
Laupahoehoe Landing, a Blue Hawaiian Exclusive! + USD 150.00
With its majestic 1200-ft. waterfall, Laupahoehoe Landing gives you a one-of-a-kind photo and video opportunity! Get up close and personal with the real Hawaii: unspoiled, untouched, magnificent.
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
    • Wheelchair Accessibility: Facilities at the heliport are ADA compliant and the helicopter is equipped with a mobility lift. The chair lifts are able to accommodate passengers up to 250 lbs. However, wheelchairs and oxygen tanks are not allowed on the aircraft or runway. Front Row Upgrade is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Do not go SCUBA diving within 24 hours or SNUBA 12 hours prior to your tour. You may snorkel or swim prior to your tour and there is no risk in SCUBA or SNUBA after your helicopter tour.
    • The chair lifts are only able to access the rear row of seats therefore guests requiring a chair lift to board the helicopter cannot be accommodated in the front row. **Front Row Upgrade is not wheelchair accessible.**
    • Combined front row seat weight must be under 319 lbs for A-Star tours and 470 lbs for Eco-Star tours.
    • Front row passengers must occupy their own seats and must be able to refrain from interfering with the pilot and instrumentation. Lap children cannot be accommodated in the front row. In the event of an emergency front row passengers must be able to receive instructions in English and be physically capable of operating exit doors.
    • The additional cost for guests weighing 260 lbs (117.5 kg) and over is to secure an adjacent seat that will remain empty for the duration of the flight. This is to help properly balance the aircraft and ensure the comfort of all passengers. For each guest weighing more than 260 lbs, an adjacent, empty seat purchase is required.
    • The additional cost for guests weighing 250 lbs (113 kg) and over is to secure an adjacent seat that will remain empty for the duration of the flight. This is to help properly balance the aircraft and ensure the comfort of all passengers. For each guest weighing more than 250 lbs, an adjacent, empty seat purchase is required.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • A valid government-issued photo ID
    • You must present your VELTRA Voucher upon check-in (printed or mobile confirmation).
    • Hats and other loose articles of clothing are not permitted near the aircraft, as they may get pulled up into the rotor, causing damage.
    • The cabin of the aircraft is air conditioned. Consider bringing a long-sleeve shirt or light sweater.
    • If you plan on taking photographs during your flight, dark clothing is recommended to reduce glare from the window reflection.
Requirement(s) - Others
  • All Packages
    • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
    • 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.
    • In accordance with FAA regulations, each guest will be weighed upon check-in to ensure proper balance of the aircraft. Misrepresentation of body weight prior to check-in could result in denial of service without refund.
    • You must check-in at least 45 minutes prior to your activity start time.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • 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.
    • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
    • This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • All Packages
    • You can book a maximum of 6.
Activity provider
FAQ
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How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. Last-minute bookings are often possible, but availability is limited.
Is there a safe place to store my belongings during the flight?
  • Personal belongings can be safely stored at the Blue Hawaiian Helicopters office prior to your departure.
Will I see molten lava?
  • Molten lava sightings are not guaranteed because of the unpredictable nature of volcanic activity.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 269.00
From USD 269.00

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(4.62/5.00) 4.62 / 5
(238 reviews)

Pick-up Not available
Duration 1.5 - 2 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Accessible

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

What a thrill it was to fly over the various lava fields and craters on this lovely island. The pilot was very informative and told us stories about some of the people who were affected by these lava ...more
From the moment we took off to the theme song of Hawaii 50 (one of my highlights), this ride was sensational. From the front row, we soared over volcano craters, lava flows, waterfalls and macadamia n...more
by: Denise
What an amazing experience! It was so interesting to learn about the volcano, the island and all the beautiful landscapes. It made me want to learn more about it all. Our pilot was very professiona...more

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