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Big Island helicopter and airplane tours give volcano sightseeing a new meaning and highlights the majesty of the Big Island's most breathtaking active volcanoes from the sky. Planes fly low and slow for the most optimal views while helicopters can stop and hover directly above moving lava flows and lakes. The most popular volcano helicopter tours offer door removal service, allowing you to actually feel the heat of lava during your flight.
News Update (July 2018): Most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park remains closed due to increased and damaging earthquakes, corrosive volcanic ash, and continuing explosions from Halema‘uma‘u, the summit crater of Kīlauea Volcano.

The only way to currently view the volcano is from the air or the sea...
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    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Join the expert pilots of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters for unique aerial views of lava flows, cascading waterfalls and tropical rainforests.
    Accessible

    From USD259.00

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. 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!
    Accessible

    From USD274.00

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  3. Discover all the Big Island has to offer in a single flight. Fly from Waikoloa to Volanoes National Park. Soar over the inspiring Kohala Coast, see Kilauea Volcano, sea cliffs & waterfalls.
    Pick-up Provided
    Accessible

    From USD589.00

    Daily
    3 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Fly with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and experience panoramic views of the Big Island's natural landscape. Soar over Kilauea Volcano, Kohala Coast & land at the base of a stunning 1200' tall waterfall.
    Pick-up Provided
    Accessible

    From USD739.00

    Daily
    3 - 4 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Embark on a sunset helicopter journey to some of the Big Island's most famous sights, such as the Place of Refuge, including a volcano pass for lava viewing.
    Pick-up Provided
    Accessible

    From USD639.00

    Daily
    3.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  6. Fly over the Big Island by airplane to see some of Hawaii's most scenic sights. Epic views of Kilauea Volcano, Waipio Valley, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beaches!

    From USD367.71

    23%
    OFF
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. See all of the Big Island from above, on a circle island helicopter tour flying over Kilauea Volcano, stunning coastlines, and thundering waterfalls!
    Pick-up Provided
    Accessible

    From USD559.00

    Daily
    3 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Witness the power of the Fire Goddess by helicopter and fly over one of the world's most active volcanoes, Kilauea! A safe and comfortable ride.
    Accessible

    From USD529.00

    9%
    OFF
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Fly from Kona Airport to Hilo town, on this round-trip helicopter tour featuring the sights of Hilo from the sky, and sightseeing on land!
    Pick-up Provided
    Accessible

    USD599.00

    Daily
    11 - 14 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Fly on an open-door helicopter over smoldering fields of molten lava. Enjoy an exclusive landing at a tropical farm and swim at a private waterfall.
    Meal Provided

    USD497.00

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Soar over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in search of active lava, then land in Kohala for a relaxing nature hike to a flowing waterfall.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD791.00

    Daily
    8.5 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Fly from Kona Airport over volcanoes, waterfalls and green mountains on a thrilling helicopter tour and stop for ziplining through a lush forest or tropical garden.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD764.00

    Daily
    11.5 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
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