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Hilo Helicopter Tours Waterfall Flights & Kilauea Volcano Tours from Above

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A Big Island volcano tour from the sky!

Hop aboard Big Island's only "Doors-Off" helicopter and fly over Kilauea in Volcanoes National Park to really experience the heat and smoke from below! After your Hilo volcano tour, scour the Big Island for towering waterfalls!

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Take the ultimate Kilauea helicopter tour during your visit to the Big Island and experience a birds-eye view of the rugged east-side of the island, home to the active Kilauea Volcano! Set out with Paradise Helicopters from Hilo Airport and take to the skies, where you can safely see lava on the Big Island and pillars of smoke from Volcanoes National Park. Your air tour includes illuminating commentary and the option to take the doors off the aircraft and fly with the wind in your face! This Big Island helicopter tour will also give you the chance to discover popular waterfalls in Hawaii (and a few hidden ones).
Aircraft Bell 407 - Most popular tour helicopter in Hawaii
Seating 6 passengers (3 front-facing, 2 back-facing & 1 next to pilot)
Visibility High (7 large windows on all sides)

Pro Tip: It's an awesome flight, but it's a long flight. If you are prone to motion sickness, consider taking a motion sickness preventative before you depart Kona Airport.

For other tips or questions, check out our FAQ section!
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Price
Popular! Doors-OFF Flight
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult/Child (Age 8 & over)
USD 324.00
USD 324.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 349.00
USD 349.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 604.45
USD 604.45
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 8 & over)
USD 324.00
USD 324.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 349.00
USD 349.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 604.45
USD 604.45
GE Tax, Fuel Surcharge & Capacity Surcharge included
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    Witness the power of the Kilauea Volcano!
Experience the excitement and heat in flight with an open cabin. This doors off helicopter tour of the Hawaii Island lets you feel the heat radiating from the freshest lava flows and experience volcanic activity with no doors in the way! The most exciting helicopter flight on the Big Island!
Flight time is approximately 40 mins.
  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Guide
Add-ons:
Window Seating (max 3) + USD 25.00
Window Seating (max 3) + USD 25.00
Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.
Package detail / Schedule
Doors-on Flight
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 274.00
USD 274.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 299.00
USD 299.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 511.95
USD 511.95
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 274.00
USD 274.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 299.00
USD 299.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 511.95
USD 511.95
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax, Fuel Surcharge & Capacity Surcharge included
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Volcano helicopter tours from Hilo give you nearly unrestricted views of Volcanoes National Park and let you score breathtaking photographs from the sky. With the doors secure, this Kilauea helicopter tour is great for families.
Flight time is approximately 40 mins.
  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Guide
Add-ons:
Window Seating (max 5) + USD 25.00
Window Seating (max 5) + USD 25.00
Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
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Starting time: 07:30 - 17:30 (Show details)
Starting time: 07:30 08:30 09:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:30 17:30 (Hide details)
  • 06:30 Check-in at Hilo Airport
  • 07:30 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Helicopter Tour
    130268 Scour Kilauea crater from the sky in search of flowing lava. Fly over Volcanoes National Park and witness the destructive aftermath of the world's most active volcano. Helicopter tours in Hawaii don't get much better than this.
  • Waterfall & Rainforest Air Tour
    159017 Soar over the dense rainforest north of Hilo in search of waterfalls. This spectacle will form a moving contrast with the intense power of Kilauea Volcano. Hawaii Big Island helicopter tours are the best way to discover the diversity and beauty of this place.
  • 08:10 Check-out
Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • Guests should not have serious fear of heights (acrophobia).
    • 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.
    • Wheelchair Accessibility: Guests 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. The airport facilities are wheelchair accessible.
    • Children 8 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • For safety reasons, only one child between the ages of 8 and 11 will be allowed on the helicopter at a time. Children between the ages of 8 and 11 must be seated away from the doors in the center seat of the helicopter.
    • Children 2 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • A valid government-issued photo ID
    • Camera
Requirement(s) - Others
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    • Participants will be weighed upon check-in.
Additional Note(s)
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    • 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.
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FAQ
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If I don't get a window seat, what will the visibility be like?
  • The helicopter is built specifically for touring so visibility is great wherever you are seated. Solo travelers will most likely get a window seat unless weight balance makes this impossible. For couples, it is easy to look over your partner from the inner seat.
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.
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 several handbags. The key is kept by the staff at the base while you enjoy your flight.
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 type of helicopters are used?
  • Hughes 500: A 4-passenger aircraft flown for the Hilo Fire & Falls and Doors Off Experience flights that depart from Hilo, this offers a more personalized flight and you are always guaranteed a window seat. Known as the "Magnum P.I" helicopter, its quick maneuverability and smooth ride gives visitors an exciting and memorable helicopter ride.
Can I bring my camera?
  • Yes, you may bring your camera and the neck strap. The bag must be locked at the office.
Should I fly with doors on or off?
  • Whether to take a doors on helicopter tour or a doors off helicopter tour in Hawaii is a matter of personal preference and who you will be traveling with.

    Families with young children will probably want to consider a doors on flight, as a doors off flight will limit seating options for young children. (Children under 8 are not permitted on doors off flights, and only one child between 8 and 11 is allowed per helicopter when the doors are removed.) A doors on flight, however, has no such age restrictions and can accommodate families with kids of any age.

    As for preferences, while a doors off helicopter tour provides a more exciting and visceral experience, the intensity of the wind may be unpleasant for some, and the noise level may prevent you from hearing audio narration clearly.

    A doors on flight lets you experience the tour in a more comfortable environment.

    Both are great choices, depending on the type of experience you are hoping to have.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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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 2 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: Theron
Rob was an excellent pilot. Everything was well organized and went smoothly. The view was awesome. Could have stayed up there all day.
The cool thing about this helicopter flight is that you get to see a lot of volcanoes national park in a relatively little amount of time. Especially since the lava wasn't flowing a lot that day, flyi...more
by: Deborah
WE were very fortunate to have our tour just after the eruption. An unforgettable experience that lasted not long enough
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