Volcanoes and lava are natural phenomena and they are often changing. If there is any activity, your pilot will do their very best to fly wherever it may be.
After over 35 years of actively flowing lava visible on the surface, discover what Kīlauea Volcano has left in the wake of its recent historic eruptive episode on the Big Island. Witness otherworldly landscapes like the incredible 8-mile river of frozen lava from Fissure 8 to the Pacific Ocean, the newest black sand beaches on earth, and enormous craters formed by these recent events!
Nobody can get you closer to Kīlauea Volcano, the world’s most active volcano, than Paradise. Often, the only way to see lava activity is from a helicopter. Because these are an unpredictable natural phenomenon, we recommend you call ahead to confirm the activity of specific lava flows.
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Fly over lush Hilo and see the home of Pele, Hawaiian volcano goddess, who resides at Kīlauea in Volcanoes National Park.
We still come across people who remember our name due to footage they saw shot during that era showing the owner of our company, Cal, flying over lava and working with a ground crew of veterinarians and paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboys, to rescue stranded animals.