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.