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Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour provided by Paradise Helicopters - KONA

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Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour
We're offering private tours only for guests living in a single household. Face masks required for anyone over 5 years old, unless a medical condition prevents it. If COVID-like symptoms are observed, temperature may be taken and we may reschedule your flight. paradisecopters.com/health-and-safety
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Prebook to secure your place on a Hawaii Big Island helicopter tour from Kona at a time that suits you. With your seat guaranteed for the longer-than-typical trip, you’re free to just look forward to the experience. Then, admire the volcanoes, rainforests, waterfalls, and resorts from above as your pilot provides live commentary. A choice of departures, select Kona hotel pickup, and optional window-seat upgrades provide extra flexibility and comfort.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    73300-73200 Uu St
    73300-73200 Uu St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
    Commuter Terminal
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    Mt. Kilauea
    Mauna Kea Summit
    Waipi'o Valley
    Hamakua Coast
  • You'll end at
    73300-73200 Uu St
    73300-73200 Uu St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
    Commuter Terminal
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Soar over Hawaii’s Big Island during a longer-than-typical helicopter tour
  • Book ahead to clinch a seat for a flight time that fits your schedule
  • See volcanoes, forests, falls, and cliffs accompanied by live commentary
  • Includes select Kona hotel pickup, choice of times, and window-seat upgrades
Important Information
Departure Point
73300-73200 Uu St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 100-120 minute helicopter tour
  • Two-way headset communication with your pilot
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel Pick-up from select Kona Hotels ONLY
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to weather, flights may be 100 to 120 minutes in length
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own caregiver
  • All pilots and aircraft are FAA-certified
  • Helicopter holds 5 passengers; larger groups may be separated
  • Due to the current social distancing requirements for the state of Hawai'i, this will only be offered as a private tour.
  • A private tour, private flight, or private excursion is when one party flies on a helicopter at a time – defined as those dwelling in the same household.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
106Reviews
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Jody T wrote a review 19 Nov
Orlando, Florida12 contributions
DURING COVID AMAZING PEOPLE. FABULOUS. We did Experience Hawaii for a family of 5 on November 19, 2020. I have tears in my eyes, as we chose a long time again to spend money on memories/experiences and buy our clothes at Walmart. These guys did not disappoint and this mom's
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from ParadiseHelicopters, General Manager at Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Jody, Mahalo nui loa for your kind words. Safety has been Paradise Helicopters' number one priority since day one, we are thrilled to hear that even in this time of uncertainty you felt safe throughout your experience. Helicopter tours are truly one of the most incredible ways to see this island, thank you for choosing to fly with us. We appreciate your kind words and we hope to fly you again soon. With Aloha, Paradise Ohana
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gf00rd wrote a review Apr 2020
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My wife and I flew to the Big Island from Oahu to fly with Paradise Helicopters for an overall view of Hawaii in May, 2019. We were treated to a breathtakingly beautiful and exciting way to see the Island ! In our flight with our extremely 'Island Knowledgeable & skilled pilot
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Paradise Helico... W, Manager at Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour
Responded 23 Apr 2020
Aloha gf00rd, Mahalo for taking the time to review your experience with us on the "Experience Hawai'i" tour out of our Kona base! This is one of our most popular tours, it's amazing how much of the island you can see in such a short amount of time. A lot of what you do get to see from the air is not hike-able and only can be seen from the air. We are proud to have some of the best pilots in the state, but we're most happy to hear you felt the same. Again, we appreciate your time and your review. We hope to see you again! Mahalo, Paradise Ohana
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Jeff K wrote a review Feb 2020
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From arranging through the prompt office emails and arriving at there facility at Kona Airport, everything was professionally organised with skilled briefing and safety drill. Then the spectacular flight with a very skilled pilot, Ryan, taking us into inaccessible areas of the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Paradise Helico... W, Manager at Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Aloha jeffkV1010LP, Mahalo for your review, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with us. We're constantly reminded how incredible our island is when we get to see our guests so in awe of the paradise we live in. Additionally, Ryan is a top-notch pilot and knows this island better than most as he grew up on the Island of Hawai'i. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your review. We hope to see you again! Mahalo, Paradise 'Ohana
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Jenna D wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York48 contributions35 helpful votes
Ryan was an awesome pilot. He explained everything and was very engaging. We did a 2 hour trip of the entire island and covered lots of ground. We even saw a shark in the ocean from the helicopter! Thanks Ryan! Highly recommend.
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Response from Paradise Helico... W, Manager at Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona - Private Tour
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Aloha Jennifer, Mahalo for taking the time to review your Circle Island Experience tour with us. Paradise’s Circle Island Experience is the only helicopter tour in Hawai‘i that ventures south to encompass the entire island, and we do it in just over two hours! We hope you will visit us on your next return to Hawai'i! Mahalo nui loa, Paradise Ohana
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Ginny M wrote a review Dec 2019
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Seeing the different lava flows and looking into the calderas from the sky was amazing. I also did the land tour which was excellent but looking down at the landscape was the highlight of the trip. The waterfalls and valleys were also a beautiful although they were not at full
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Date of experience: February 2019
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By: Paradise Helicopters - KONA
kellyksells702
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Highly Recommend
The helicopter pilot, Matt, and land tour guide, Joel, were extremely knowledgeable and personable. It is important
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286sues
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Fantastic service and experience
Our trip involved flying over the volcano plus seeing waterfalls from the air. It really was a great experience and
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radeey
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Josh great pilot informative
New tour of old craters and shoreline in Kona . Great open door helicopter ride and was smooth and got great arial
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techtrav4ler
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Enjoyed the Helicopter Tour
I enjoyed the valley helicopter tour. Was cool to be able to get into the valleys by air and see the waterfalls. Th
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clintp606
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Disappointed
If you are fortunate enough to be in the copilot seat, well worth it. If you get to face forward mighty fine, if yo
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Hurdyturtles
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Amazing!
Our party of six booked a flight that circled the island. Matt was our pilot. The sites were amazing! Matt pointe
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331lisas331
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Great way to see the Big Island
We flew around the Big Island by helicopter during Christmas vacation. What a wonderful experience. Our pilot, Ry
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40karmac
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Awesome day above the clouds
Wow what an experience, the morning helicopter ride over the volcano as the sun was coming up was breath taking. Ha
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Jengray70
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Top notch unforgettable
OMG. OMG. OMG. So glad we chose Paradise for our helicopter trip! I was a little apprehensive to do one with my wh
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Claudiusfx
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Co-pilot seat is worth it!
We went on the 8am tour with window seats. Picked up at 6am and learned a lot of great tips as we headed to the air
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wineron1
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A great tour and try and ask for Captain Ryan!
Having a local boy grow up and become a helicopter pilot allows you to have the best island tour guide! Starting wi
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twinttakeover
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Great way to see the Big Island!
Wonderful and safe tour! This was a great way for us to see the Big Island in a way that we would not have been abl
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COBill
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The only way to tour The Big Island
Booked a full island tour with Paradise and was not disappointed. Pilots all have hundreds of hours of Military ex
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DiveTraveler1976
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Highlight of our trip to Kona!
Awesome tour! Paradise Helicopters provided a top tier experience in which they went above and beyond. This was my
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Merry W
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Great helicopter tour
This was a 90 minute tour of the volcanos and waterfalls. It was interesting to see the new lava fields, and the an
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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