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Doors-off Valleys & Waterfalls Helicopter Flight to Kohala Coast (from Kohala)


Cut close to towering rock faces

Experience the Big Island's only "doors-off" helicopter tour that flies over Kohala! See towering waterfalls and beautiful valleys in the lush eastern coast of the island, while having unobstructed views from the air on your doors-off flight!

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Take the ultimate Kohala helicopter tour during your visit to the Big Island and experience a birds-eye view of the rugged Kohala Valleys, birthplace of King Kamehameha! Set out with Paradise Helicopters from Kohala Airport and take to the skies, navigating deep into the magnificent valleys of the Big Island's northeast coast. Your air tour includes illuminating commentary and a doors-off experience that will let you fly with the wind in your face! This 30-minute helicopter tour is the only Big Island tour that will allow you to see the towering 2500ft Kohala waterfalls and sheer cliffs in a doors-off flight!

There is no better way to experience and learn about the geography, history and incomparable lush beauty of Kohala, birthplace of King Kamehameha, than our doors-off tour.

Add on the Landing Option to make your tour even more exciting!

Middle on the flight, your aircraft will touch down at a remote location where is deep in Kohala Mountains. So you can explore and enjoy a moderate 0.5-mile pilot-led hike through a forest. The meandering trail immerses you in the fauna and flora of Kohala and takes you to a dramatic coastline vista that offers the great views of the Mokupuku island formations with waves crashing along the rugged north shore of Hawaii Island. You'll learn about the diverse natural habitat of Hawaii's untouched serene location where most people never see and culture and history of Hawaii! After your refreshing hike, take to the air again.

*Please Note:
If you add the landing option, the total tour duration would be 1hr 45 min.

Aircraft Information:

Name: Hughes "Magnum" 500
Capacity: 4 Passengers
Seating: Guaranteed Window Seats! With only four seats, all passengers are able to sit near a window; 3 out of the 4 seats are next to a side window. The seat located between the pilot and seat 2 has a view of the spectacular landscape through the windshield.
  • Awesome – the sports car of helicopters!
  • Known as the "Magnum P.I." helicopter, its quick maneuverability and smooth ride produces an exciting helicopter experience.
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Doors-Off Flight [30 mins]
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Adult/Child (Age 8 & over)
USD 324.00
USD 324.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 374.00
USD 374.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 604.45
USD 604.45
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 8 & over)
USD 324.00
USD 324.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 374.00
USD 374.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 604.45
USD 604.45
GE Tax, Fuel Surcharge & Capacity Surcharge included
Experience the excitement of flying in an open cabin! This doors off helicopter tour of the Hawaii Island lets you see the beauty of the Big Island's valleys and waterfalls with no doors in the way!
  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Guide / Doors-off experience / 30-min helicopter ride
Landing Remote Hike + USD 100.00
Landing Remote Hike + USD 100.00
Remote Hike 0.5-mile pilot-led hiking through deep into the heart of the spectacular Kohala valleys.

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Starting time: 07:30 - 17:30 (Show details)
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  • 06:30 Check-in at Hilo Airport
  • Valleys & Waterfalls Kohala Air Tour (30 mins)
    159017 Soar over the majestic valleys of Kohala in search of waterfalls. Paradise Helicopters offers the only doors-off helicopter tour in the Kohala area!
  • 08:10 Check-out
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
    • Guests should not have serious fear of heights (acrophobia).
    • Wheelchair Accessibility: The vehicle used for pick-up transportation is not wheelchair accessible. However, guests who use their own transportation and check in can participate in the helicopter flight if they are able to board the aircraft on their own or have members of their party available to offer assistance. Additional assistance from the crew may be available. Please contact VELTRA customer service for more information. 1-808-690-9990
    • 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 (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 315lbs (142kg) 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.
    • For safety reasons, only one child will be allowed on the helicopter at a time. Children must be seated away from the doors in the center seat of the helicopter.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Printed VELTRA voucher
    • A valid government-issued photo ID
    • Dress comfortably. It often gets cold in the helicopter at altitude, and passing showers are common in the area. Wearing dark clothing can reduce the amount of glare in the helicopter.
    • 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.
    • Warm clothing suggested as flight is cool and windy.
    • All cameras and sunglasses must have straps.
    • No hats permitted on flight.
    • Closed-toe shoes required.
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.
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.
    • This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
    • 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.
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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.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 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 2 hour(s)
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Doors-off Valleys & Waterfalls Helicopter Flight to Kohala Coast (from Kohala)