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Big Island Air Tour by Cessna Plane

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    What to Expect
    Meet your expert pilot after making your own way to Kona International Airport. After a short briefing, get comfortable in your guaranteed window seat and put on the provided headset, which allows you to hear your pilots narrative throughout the flight. Enjoy extra legroom on your Cessna Caravan plane, which seats a maximum of nine passengers.

    Take in the sights as your pilot flies to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Preserve. From the air, enjoy an excellent perspective on the enormous park, which includes two volcanoes: Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's largest subaerial volcano. Learn fascinating facts about each as you look for fresh lava flows, and marvel at stunning views of steaming calderas and lava fields. You can take amazing photos and see areas of the volcanic field that are not readily accessible by land.

    Continuing over the Big Island, gaze at green valleys lush with rainforests and waterfalls, black-sand and white-sand beaches, macadamia nut and Kona coffee farms, ancient Hawaiian settlements and hundreds of mile of coastline. You might even spot migrating whales. Throughout your flight, your pilot shares detailed information about Hawaii’s geography, history, legends and other interesting facts.

    Your pilot makes sure to circle the sights so that both sides of the plane get great views and photo ops. You also get more time in the air than most flights, which means that you see more and cover more territory before touching down at the airport, where your air tour ends.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
    1h 45m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Landing fee and fuel surcharge
    • Local taxes
    • 1 hour 45-minute scenic flight and tour narration
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Maximum per person weight of 245 lbs (112kilos)
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • 23 months old and below with a combination of adult and the baby for 245 lbs.
    • passenger exceeding 245 lbs can purchase 2 seats
    • Most travelers can participate
    • not recommended for travelers that can not walk.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

    After doing this, I feel it’s the best way to see the island. Do it on the first day and you’ll know what areas you want to visit later. Very friendly and felt safe in the plane.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Paul S
    Hilda L, Manager at Big Island Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

    Mahalo for flying with us here at Big Island Air!

    Reviewed 18 August 2019

    Terrific experience! Easy to book, super friendly staff, slick little plane with A/C and two way communication. Best of all was our pilot Steve. He was so nice and really has a love for the Island. He gave us a wonderful guided tour. He has...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Lindsey C
    Hilda L, Manager at Big Island Air, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

    Aloha, A big Mahalo! Glad you guys had fun! Yes every body is loving this slick little plane so far.

    Reviewed 27 May 2019

    Well, I never had a chance to go on the Circle Island Tour. My wife was injured on Maui, there in lies the problem. Because of her injury we had to fly back home and were not able to honor our reservation. We had documentation...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Kk4hoos
    Hilda L, Manager at Big Island Air, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2019

    We were very sorry to hear about your wife's injury. You booked your reservation 90 days ago. We were notified of your situation one day before your flight. We immediately agreed to refund your wife's money even though we were not provided with any documentation...More

    Reviewed 23 May 2019

    My wife and I went on the Maui Big Island tour in April '19 as part of our anniversary week. We stayed in Maui and wanted to go to the Big Island to see the volcanoes and the Four Seasons recommended this tour. We didn't...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank phoenix1958
    Reviewed 9 May 2019

    We have been to the big Island twice. This is a must do in my opinion. The pilot, I don't how to spell his name but it was something like Atian, was friendly and knowledgeable and made me feel totally comfortable and safe. The view...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank kevinpams
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    1 July 2018|
    Response from PhyllisY61 |
    Is there an easy way to take a plane ride over the volcano on Hawaii from Oahu w/o the hassle of going to HNL, then to Kona via commercial plane and then catch your tour? Is there a flight from Honolulu that goes over the... More
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