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Sunshine Helicopters Kohala Coast Waterfalls & Waipio Valley Flight


Fly with Sunshine Helicopters and witness the beauty of the Kohala mountains, cascading waterfalls, steep ocean cliffs and the hiding valleys of Waipio, Waimanu and Pololu. Enjoy a 45-min scenic flight on Hawaii's most affordable helicopter tour!

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The beauty of the Kohala and Hamakua Coast of the Big Island is at your fingertips with an incredible flight with Sunshine Helicopters. Professional pilots take you over the majestic Kohala Mountains with panoramic views of the South Kohala Resort coastline beneath. Climb over sweeping pastures and lush tropical rainforests, hidden valleys and steep ocean cliffs, to see all of the gorgeous Kohala coast. Sunshine Helicopters has been providing the islands with quality helicopter tours since 1985, with a perfect safety record!
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WhisperSTAR [35-40 min]
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 6.
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 279.00
USD 279.00
Adult (290 lbs & over)
USD 558.00
USD 558.00
Infant (Age 0-1)
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 279.00
USD 279.00
Adult (290 lbs & over)
USD 558.00
USD 558.00
Infant (Age 0-1)
GE Tax included
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Witness the awesome beauty of the Kohala Mountains with panoramic views of the resort coastline. Climb past Waimea over the sweeping pasture lands of the Kahua and Ponoholo Ranches in route to the lush tropical rainforest of Hamakua. Explore the steep ocean cliffs and hidden valleys of Waimanu, Pololu and Waipio, alive with dozens of roaring waterfalls.
  • Duration: 1.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Guide
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

Starting time: 14:00 15:00 16:00
Starting time: 14:00 15:00 16:00
  • 13:15 Check-in at Hapuna Beach Helipad
  • 14:00 Helicopter Tour (45 mins)
    sunshine heli bigIslandHamakua flight map_2 Sights include:
    ・Kohala Mountains
    ・Kahua and Ponoholo Ranches
    ・Lush Tropical Rainforest of Hamakua
    ・Ocean Cliffs
    ・Waipio Valley
  • 14:45 Check-out
First Class Seating Upgrade + USD 75.00
First Class Seating Upgrade + USD 75.00
Upgrade to First Class seating next to pilot and enjoy extra arm and leg room as well as unobstructed views out of the helicopter's front window. Maximum of two people per flight.
Package detail / Schedule
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
    • Wheelchair Accessibility: The heliport is accessible by wheelchair but not equipped with an electronic chair lift. Assistance boarding the aircraft will be necessary.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Valid, Government-Issued Photo ID
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
    • Passengers weighing 240 lbs (109 kg) or more may be required to purchase a comfort seat. Accurate weights are critical for clients comfort and satisfaction.
    • There is a maximum combined weight of 490 lbs (222 kg) for First Class Seating.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Large luggage (skis, surfboards, non-collapsible wheelchairs, golf bags, etc.) are allowed for an additional fee
    • Children under 24 months fly at no charge and must be seated on an adult's lap.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 6.
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What's the difference between open seating and first class seating?
  • Although Open Seating offers raised seats and unobstructed views, First Class seating is more popular! The First Class Experience allows you to sit along side the pilot with extra arm and leg room with no one in front of you to obstruct your aerial views.
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 2-3 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.
Do I need to provide our exacts weights even if we don't exceed the weight limits?
  • Yes, the aircraft must be balanced in order to take flight. Providing incorrect weights can cause complications during check-in.
What kind of helicopters will be used?
  • The EC 130 B4 WhisperSTAR was manufactured by American Eurocopters and developed to be the ultimate in sightseeing helicopters. More interior room with individual seats gives guests more shoulder and leg room, more visibility, and elevated rear seats makes for fantastic views. First class seating next to the pilot further enhances passenger comfort and visibility. The state-of-the-art WhisperSTAR is superbly quiet and comfortable and one of the most technologically advanced sightseeing helicopters around.
What is the difference between Open and First Class Seating?
  • Open Seating: Up to six-passengers, the seat assignment is determined by weight and balance. The maximum weight limit per person is 290lbs.

    First Class Seating: The three front seat configuration is replaced with two seats next to the pilot and includes extra arm and leg room. Maximum combined weight of 490lbs for two passengers.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 20:00 local time, 3 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.

From USD 279.00
From USD 279.00

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
(4.67/5.00) 4.67 / 5
(12 reviews)

Pick-up Not available
Duration 1.5 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat


Soooo glad we did this - it was well worth the cost! It will be something all of us remember forever for sure. The flight itself was so beautiful - seeing all those huge waterfalls and pools they crea...more
First helicopter tour and it was totally worth it! Great views and great staff!
by: Joe Daniel
Was like floating in a dream !! Every one with us enjoyed the flight . Never had any idea about the water falls .

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USD 279.00 ~
USD 279.00 ~
4.67 / 5
Sunshine Helicopters Kohala Coast Waterfalls & Waipio Valley Flight