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Circle of Fire and Waterfalls Helicopter Tour from Hilo

Highlights
  • See Kilauea and Mauna Loa safely from up in the air during a helicopter tour
  • Hear informative commentary clearly from provided headsets
  • All fees are included in this tour price, so there’s no last-minute surprises 
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Circle of Fire and Waterfalls Helicopter Tour from Hilo
From US$259.00
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A-Star Morning Departures
Tour the most geologically active environment on earth, with emphasis on the most current areas of volcanic activity and black sand beaches, from the comfort and safety of our A-Star Helicopter.
US$259.00
A-Star Afternoon Departures
Tour the most geologically active environment on earth, with emphasis on the most current areas of volcanic activity and black sand beaches, from the comfort and safety of our A-Star Helicopter.
US$259.00
ECO Morning Departures
Tour the most geologically active environment on earth, with emphasis on the most current areas of volcanic activity and black sand beaches, from the comfort and safety of our Eco-Star Helicopter.
US$309.00
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Overview

Fly above Hawaii’s active volcanoes, black sand beaches, and waterfalls on this helicopter tour from Hilo. Spot Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, Halemaumau Crater, and other sights within the island’s national park. Choose from two state-of-the-art helicopters that prioritize your safety, comfort, and view of the scenery. With a morning or afternoon flight, and helicopter choice, this tour can suit your needs and budget.

What to Expect

For this Hawaii Volcanoes National Park helicopter tour make your own way to the Hilo Heliport. Once you’re there, board the helicopter type you picked at checkout—either an ECO-Star or A-Star.

The ECO-Star offers a spacious interior, more than 60 square feet of viewing glass and theater-style back row seating for a better view. The A-Star features bench-style seating and 50 square feet of viewing glass. Both are flown by Blue Hawaiian's pilots and maintained by Blue Hawaiian's technicians.

Put on headphones for commentary as you go, and take flight. You’ll soar high above Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see the active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Catch sight of Hawaiian waterfalls, Halemaumau Crater, and the Hamakua Coast, too.

At the end of this Hawaii helicopter flight, land back at the heliport, where you can decide what to do next during your stay in the Aloha State.

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Worth Every Penny!

After another helicopter tour cancelled on us last minute, we booked the Circle of Fire/Waterfalls tour on Blue Hawaiian and we were so glad we did! Getting to see the lava at Fissure 8 was absolutely incredible. I don't think words can quite describe what...More

Thank jacculler
Reviewed 6 days ago
Awesome views of Kilauea volcano !!

This trip was a must do on the Big Island. We did the Circle of Fire / waterfall tour. It was hard to believe how close we got to the erupting volanco's lava flow. We had to stay away from the actual eruption, for obvious...More

Thank ValDave90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Chance to See Lava in Action

During our visit fissure 8 was pouring out lava with a stream all the way to the ocean. First off if you weigh anything near 260 pounds with your sandals on be prepared to pay 1.5 times the normal rate even if you are a...More

2  Thank Bigsurrunner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great flight great views

We had a safe and relaxing flight to see nature in action. Our pilot demonstrated his commitment to our safety and our enjoyment throughout the flight. He worked hard around VOG and clouds to get as the best views of the erupting volcano and later...More

3  Thank Valdis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Flowing lava....

Blue Hawaiian is a top notch operation. Online registration and local check-in were efficient. Staff was knowledgeable and engaging with our group of six. The flight itself was amazing. Fissure 8 was spewing about 26,000 gallons per second and the river of lava was glowing...More

3  Thank Divehpu
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Ann840
18 July 2018|
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Response from eiam1964 | Reviewed this property |
It gets hot outside (on solid and liquid lava- lol) so I would choose morning if it is June-Aug otherwise it would not matter.
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Riverreb
16 July 2018|
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Response from eiam1964 | Reviewed this property |
It is not hard to get on the helicopter-- if you can get in and out of a truck I think you could on the helicopter. Spreading ashes-- not going to happen from the helicopter.
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Chris L
15 July 2018|
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Response from eiam1964 | Reviewed this property |
About 30 minutes in the air.
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