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Paradise Helicopters Volcano Doors-Off Flight from Hilo Lava & Waterfalls Tour

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What to expect

Hop aboard the best Hawaii doors-off helicopter and enjoy unobstructed views that you can get nowhere else! Fly over Hawaii's top attractions, see Volcanoes National Park, black sand beach, amazing volcanic craters, waterfalls & rainforests!
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Doors-Off Flight (60 mins)
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Price per Adult/Child :
Adult/Child (Age 12 & over)
USD 474.00
USD 474.00
Total:
Adult/Child (Age 12 & over)
USD 474.00
USD 474.00
Price per Adult/Child :
Adult (270 lbs & over)
USD 886.03

Experience the excitement in flight with an open cabin. This helicopter tour lets you see the power of a volcanic eruption with no doors in the way!

Sites:
• Exciting Doors-off Helicopter Flight!
• Current active eruption of Kilauea Volcano
• Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
• Tropical rainforests of Puna
• Waterfalls of North Hilo
• Plunging Wai‘ānuenue, as known as the "Rainbow Falls"

Adult (270 lbs & over)
USD 886.03

Overview

Morning, Afternoon
2 hour(s)
Available Mon, Tue, Wed
Without pick-up
Inclusions: Guide / Doors-off experience / 60-min helicopter ride

Schedule

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Start time :
08:30

Check-in at Hilo Airport

09:15
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Helicopter Tour
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Check-out

Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • Children 12 years old and above 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 more than 270lbs (123kg) will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge (CS). 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.

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.

Required items to bring & attire

  • 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.
  • All cameras including cell phones must have straps.
  • No hats permitted on flight.
  • Closed-toe shoes required.

Additional notes

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
  • 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.
  • Flights are highly dependent upon the following :
    1. Volcanic activity
    2. The weather
    3. Federal flight restrictions in place

    All of these vary from day to day and even hour to hour.
  • Please Note: We are unable to guarantee that you will see "red" lava on your flight.

    Rest assured that our pilots will do their best to deliver to you the safest and best viewing experience possible on all of our tours.

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 15:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change Policy
  • Any changes made after 15:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. This includes, but not limited to, change of the activity date/ time, package, the number of participants, etc.

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Paradise Helicopters Volcano Doors-Off Flight from Hilo Lava & Waterfalls Tour
Hop aboard the best Hawaii doors-off helicopter and enjoy unobstructed views that you can get nowhere else! Fly over Hawaii's top attractions, see Volcanoes National Park, black sand beach, amazing volcanic craters, waterfalls & rainforests!