Paradise Copters

Seating Arrangement

Note: Seating diagram shown is our typical helicopter type for this tour. Substitution may occur if this type is unavailable.

Preferred Seats: Yes! I want preferred seating - a guaranteed window seat.
$22.50/seat fee applies for preferred seats. Preferred Seat selections will be honored subject to weight and balance restrictions.
LAST POSSIBLE DEPARTURE 4:30p summer, 3:30p winter


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$256.50 per person

$230.85* per person
*includes taxes and fuel surcharge

Capacity Surcharges are applicable to Guests 250 lbs and over
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Hilo's Fire and Falls Adventure Plus Jack's Lava House Landing


This Tour is Temporarily unavailable.

As an alternative, we suggest you try our ''Hilo's Fire and Falls Adventure'' tour.

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

Approximately 30 minutes spent on the ground at Jack's House

This tour is an educational experience - great for students and volcano enthusiasts! Narrated tour, fully interactive, gets all of your questions answered. For travelers looking for the ultimate volcano adventure, this completes your vacation.

Hawaii is a unique place and with so much to offer its hard to do it all! Let us help with a Fire and Falls Tour from the Hilo International Airport. One of our most popular tours! In just 45 minutes you will see an active volcano, red hot molten lava, lush green tropical rainforests, and beautiful waterfalls.

Enjoy the view from the air of active parts of Kilauea and the waterfalls of the Wailuku River. Flying over the active lave flow is once in life time experience, but why not make it that much more and land at Jack's? Climb over the newest part of the Big Island and conditions permitting; get up close and personal to the most recent lava activity.

There is no better way to see the active lava flow than from the air and no better aircraft than our MD 500! Fast and nimble, our MD500 will wisk you to the volcano in comfort and style. One of the safest helicopters available, it provides a unique viewing experience with all window seats! There is no other tour company that can guarantee everyone a window seat!

The Fire and Falls tour is a ''must do'' while in Hawaii, and Jack's Lava House just makes it better!

  • Approximately 90 minute adventure
  • Four passengers
  • Landing near recent lava flows
  • All window seats
  • Only company to offer two-way communication with the pilot and each other
  • Current activity at Kilauea Volcano
  • Tropical rainforests of Puna
  • Hilo Harbor
  • Waterfalls of North Hilo
  • All taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Headsets
Physical Activity Level
Easy, however, stepping up onto a ladder is required

Suitable for adults, children, seniors

What to Wear
Comfortable clothing
Dark colored shirts for picture taking (no reflection in pictures)

Tour Notes
Check in 45 minutes prior to departure
Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee

About 90 minutes


Departure Time & Location
Morning and afternoon departures
Hilo International Airport (Lobby 2) located in the Main Terminal Building

We will sometimes offer this tour using the Bell 407 (six-passenger) helicopter.

Driving Directions from Kona to Hilo
  1. Hwy 19 North brings you into Hilo.
  2. Turn right on Hwy 11
  3. First stop light is the Hilo International Airport
It will take approximately 2.5 hours to drive from Kona to Hilo if you take the Northern route (Hwy. 19) so please allow enough time if you are staying on the west side of the Big Island. (3.5 hours if you go South)

Tour departure times, flight durations, route and viewing may vary due to weather, volcanic activity and other uncontrollable events. We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Late cancels and no shows pay full fare. We reserve the right to refuse service. All prices are subject to applicable taxes and fees. All prices are subject to change.

*Our 10% online discount cannot be used with any other offers.


See More from a Helicopter

Hawaiian helicopter tours are among the most breathtaking adventures available on earth. Although the natural landscape of the Hawaiian Islands is breathtaking from any angle, helicopter tours give you and your guests access to some of the most untouched and wild beauty in the world.

For the eco-conscious, helicopter tours offer a way to view the environment without disturbing the natural flora and fauna of the area. For the adventure-lover, there is no better way to get within 500 feet of hot, molten lava or to view a 2000-foot waterfall from a hovering vantage point so close you can almost feel the spray. For those simply looking to create an unforgettable vacation experience, the sights and sounds of Hawaii from the air allow you to experience as much of this island paradise as possible.

No matter what you're looking for, our helicopter tours provides the perfect opportunity to go places and see sites that only exist in most people's imaginations.
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