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Top Rated Hilo Helicopter Tours - Rainforest, Waterfall & Volcano Flights
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See lava flow into the ocean

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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Special Deal! Book 8AM or 9AM Flight & Save! (until 2019/12/31)

Book 5 Days Early & Save $20! (until 2019/12/31)

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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Price
Premium Circle of Fire - Volcano, Tropical Rainforest & Waterfalls [Eco-Star]
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 (261 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)
USD 319.00
USD 319.00
Adult (261 lbs & over)
USD 478.50
USD 478.50
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax and Fuel Surcharge included

Special Deal! Book 8AM or 9AM Flight & Save! (until 2019/12/31)

Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 280.00
USD 280.00
USD 319.00 12%off
USD 319.00 12%off
Adult (261 lbs & over)
USD 420.00
USD 420.00
USD 478.50 12%off
USD 478.50 12%off
Participation period: 2019/06/04 - 2019/12/31
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    An eagle-eye view of lava flows
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 - 16:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 07:15 Check-in
  • 08:00 Air Tour of Volcanoes National Park (45 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.
Package detail / Schedule
Standard Circle of Fire - Volcano, Tropical Rainforest & Waterfalls [A-Star]
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 (249 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)
USD 269.00
USD 269.00
Adult (249 lbs & over)
USD 403.50
USD 403.50
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax and Fuel Surcharge included

Book 5 Days Early & Save $20! (until 2019/12/31)

Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 249.00
USD 249.00
USD 269.00 7%off
USD 269.00 7%off
Participation period: 2019/09/28 - 2019/12/31
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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 Air Tour of Volcanoes National Park
    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 Eco-Star [250lbs max] + USD 100.00
Front Row Seating Eco-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.
Package detail / Schedule
Hilo Beauty Express Flight [15 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 99.00
USD 99.00
Adult (249 lbs & over)
USD 148.50
USD 148.50
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)
USD 99.00
USD 99.00
Adult (249 lbs & over)
USD 148.50
USD 148.50
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax and Fuel Surcharge included
Please note. You will not see the volcano on this tour.

Let altitude breathe fresh air into your attitude as you experience colorful and picturesque Hilo Town, the hula capital of the world, home of the Merrie Monarch Festival; gorgeous Hilo Bay, with its extraordinary history of tsunamis and the break wall protecting the town from the sea; Onomea Bay, featuring the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens and legendary Lover’s Rock; and of course, the Big Island’s incredibly lush and world-renowned rainforest. Don’t miss this truly thrilling, 15-minute getaway
  • Duration: 1 - 1.5 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 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 08:15 Check-in
  • 09:00 Hilo Beauty Express Flight (15 Mins)
  • 09:15-09:20 Check-out
Add-ons:
Front Row Seating Eco-Star [260lbs max] per person + USD 50.00
Front Row Seating Eco-Star [260lbs max] per person + USD 50.00
- 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.
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
    • Chair lifts are only able to access the rear row of seats, therefore guests in wheelchairs cannot sit in the front row.
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Wheelchair Accessibility: Airport and heliport facilities are ADA compliant and the Eco-Star helicopter is equipped with a mobility lift. However, wheelchairs and portable oxygen tanks will not be allowed on board.
      **Front Row Upgrade is not wheelchair accessible.**
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The additional cost for guests weighing 260 lbs (118 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.
    • 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.
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.
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.
Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity
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.

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 1 - 2 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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Sarah was the Most informative pilot ever out of our 6 helicopter experiences in Hawaii. The views o...more
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