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Waterfalls & Kilauea Volcano Doors-Off Helicopter Tour (from Hilo)
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What to expect

Hop aboard a doors-off helicopter and fly over Kilauea in Volcanoes National Park! See the volcano and lava structures with unobstructed views that you can get nowhere else. After your Hilo volcano tour, scour the Big Island for towering waterfalls!
To protect our visitors and activity providers, precautionary measures will be set up to monitor and mitigate the spread of potential disease. Please see the additional notes below for more details.

Packages

Currently selected
Now Available - Popular! Private Doors-Off Flight [40 mins] (up to 2 passengers)
USD 1,065.00
USD 1,065.00
USD 1,065.00
USD 1,065.00

*Price is person.

If you're traveling alone, you can still make the trip private if you buy out 2 seats.

Experience the excitement in this 35-40 mins flight with an open cabin. This doors-off helicopter tour of the Hawaii Island lets you see the destruction of the 2018 eruption with no doors in the way! The most exciting helicopter flight on the Big Island!

Overview

Morning, Afternoon, Evening
2 hour(s)
Available Daily
Without pick-up
Accessible
Inclusions: Guide / Doors-off experience / 40-min helicopter ride

Schedule

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Start time :
06:30

Check-in at Hilo Airport

07:30
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Helicopter Tour
20181003_41
Keep flying toward Hilo
Waterfall & Rainforest Air Tour
159017
08:10

Check-out

Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • 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: 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. 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Other requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.

Booking requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)

  • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 2.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Printed VELTRA voucher
  • A valid government-issued photo ID
  • Wear whatever is comfortable for you. If you are going to take pictures, darker colors are better because it reduces the chance of reflections in your photos.
  • Warm clothing suggested as flight is cool and windy.
  • All cameras including cell phones must have straps.
  • No hats permitted on flight.
  • Closed-toe shoes required.

Additional notes

  • 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.
  • In response to COVID-19, this activity provider is implementing the following safety & sanitation measures:
    1. All tours are private charters
    2. Added barrier between staff & guests at check-in
    3. Activity equipment (seat belt & headsets) sanitized between uses
    4. Extra hand wash/sanitizer stations
    5. Face mask required for staff
    6. All pilots receive routine screening for COVID-19
    7. Cash not accepted as a form of payment
  • The guests are required to follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines below:
    1. Pass mandatory health screening upon arrival
    2. Complete the 14 day quarantine as mandated by the government
    3. Pass temperature check upon arrival
    4. Wash/sanitize your hands prior to activity
    5. Wear face mask
    6. Practice social distancing
    7. Provide contact information when booking for contact tracing purposes
Currently selected
Temporarily Unavailable - Popular! Shared Doors-Off Flight [40 mins]
USD 355.00
USD 355.00
USD 355.00
USD 355.00
Adult (265-300 lbs)
USD 455.00
Adult (301 lbs & over)
USD 663.27

Experience the excitement in flight with an open cabin. This doors-off helicopter tour of the Hawaii Island lets you see the destruction of the 2018 eruption with no doors in the way! The most exciting helicopter flight on the Big Island!

* Tour Duration typically varies from 35 – 45 minutes, all of which is flight time.

Adult (265-300 lbs)
USD 455.00
Adult (301 lbs & over)
USD 663.27

Overview

Morning, Afternoon, Evening
2 hour(s)
Available Daily
Without pick-up
Accessible
Inclusions: Guide / Doors-off experience / 40-min helicopter ride

Schedule

View All
Start time :
06:30

Check-in at Hilo Airport

07:30
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Helicopter Tour
20181003_41
Keep flying toward Hilo
Waterfall & Rainforest Air Tour
159017
08:10

Check-out

Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • 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: 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. 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Other requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Printed VELTRA voucher
  • A valid government-issued photo ID
  • Wear whatever is comfortable for you. If you are going to take pictures, darker colors are better because it reduces the chance of reflections in your photos.
  • Warm clothing suggested as flight is cool and windy.
  • All cameras including cell phones must have straps.
  • No hats permitted on flight.
  • Closed-toe shoes required.

Additional notes

  • 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.
  • In response to COVID-19, this activity provider is implementing the following safety & sanitation measures:
    1. All tours are private charters
    2. Added barrier between staff & guests at check-in
    3. Activity equipment (seat belt & headsets) sanitized between uses
    4. Extra hand wash/sanitizer stations
    5. Face mask required for staff
    6. All pilots receive routine screening for COVID-19
    7. Cash not accepted as a form of payment
  • The guests are required to follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines below:
    1. Pass mandatory health screening upon arrival
    2. Complete the 14 day quarantine as mandated by the government
    3. Pass temperature check upon arrival
    4. Wash/sanitize your hands prior to activity
    5. Wear face mask
    6. Practice social distancing
    7. Provide contact information when booking for contact tracing purposes

Reviews

Big disappointment!

2019/12/04 Couples Lizjazza

After reading the detail for this tour we were extremely disappointed with what we experienced. We were a party of 4 who were split over 2 different tours. We thought this was due to weight restrictions which we could...

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Eye opening

2019/02/07 Couples GingerBeardNYC

We intend to do this everywhere we travel now. We loved it that much.

Awesome experience!

2018/06/19 Friends Theron

Rob was an excellent pilot. Everything was well organized and went smoothly. The view was awesome. Could have stayed up there all day.

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Activity Provider Paradise Helicopters

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FAQ

Q. If I don't get a window seat, what will the visibility be like?
A. 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.
Q. Do I need to provide our exacts weights even if we don't exceed the weight limits?
A. Yes, the aircraft must be balanced in order to take flight. Providing incorrect weights can cause complications during check-in.
Q. Is there a safe place to store my belongings while on tour?
A. 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.
Q. How far in advance should I book this activity?
A. 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.
Q. What type of helicopters are used?
A. 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.
Q. Can I bring my camera?
A. Yes, you may bring your camera and the neck strap. The bag must be locked at the office.
Q. Should I fly with doors on or off?
A. 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.
Please visit VELTRA Support page to send an inquiry about this activity.VELTRA Support

Payment / Cancellation Policy

Payment Methods
  • Credit card payment
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.

Waterfalls & Kilauea Volcano Doors-Off Helicopter Tour (from Hilo)
Hop aboard a doors-off helicopter and fly over Kilauea in Volcanoes National Park! See the volcano and lava structures with unobstructed views that you can get nowhere else. After your Hilo volcano tour, scour the Big Island for towering waterfalls!