Kohala Helicopter Tour - Coast and Waterfalls - Paradise Helicopters
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Kona: Kohala Coast & Waterfalls

Find out why wild & wonderful Kohala still thrills our pilots, every time.

Helicopter flying over kohala coast
kohala coast
Helicopter flying over lush, green foliage
Helicopter flying over kohala coast
kohala coast
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Cost of Tour: $420 per person

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Activity Level 

Easy: Suitable for Adults, Children & Seniors.
Visit this hidden gem of the tropics, where graceful 2500' waterfalls tumble down steep volcanic cliffs covered in lush vegetation before flowing out to sea. Skip the grueling multi-day hike, and take in views of this majestic region from the air.

Experience 

Fly with Paradise to the Kohala valleys to hover amidst the breathtaking 2,500-foot waterfalls and sheer cliff faces. En route, you will witness frozen lava flows on the Kona and Kohala coasts from the 1801 Hualālai eruption and the 1859 Mauna Loa eruption, which traveled over 31 miles before reaching the coastline. Dotting the shoreline along the way, you can pick out pristine white and black sand beaches - including Mahai’ula, Kiholo, Anaeho’omalu and Hāpuna – to visit during your stay!

Upon arriving to the lush landscape of Kohala, your pilot will not only show you its rugged coastline, home to dramatic valleys, but will also educate you about this region’s significance in Hawaiian history as the birthplace of Hawai’i’s most famous ali’i (nobility), Kamehameha the Great. Departing from the Kona International Airport, this 60-minute tour is a great choice for guests wanting to see the beauty of Kohala, without sacrificing beach time for drive time.

Flight Details 

Tour departs from

Kona Airport
Flight Time1 hour
Ground Tour45-60 minutes

*Flight times are approximate, do not include check-in time, and total times may vary depending on weather conditions and where the best sights are at the time of your tour.

Route 

Kona Airport

Features 

  • Narrated
  • Beaches
  • Black Sand Beaches
  • Waterfalls
  • Rainforest

Sights 

  • 2500′ waterfalls and sheer cliff faces
  • Frozen lava flows, Kona and Kohala
  • Shorelines and black sand beaches
  • Waterfalls and rugged coastlines
  • Lush landscape of Kohala
  • Birthplace of Kamehameha the Great

Upgrades 

co-pilot seat

Co-Pilot Seat

Request a seat up front with the pilot.

Bell 407 interior

Window Seat

Request a seat next to the window

Endemic trees

Carbon Offset

Green your seat by helping to plant endemic trees in Hawai'i

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Check-in at our Kona Airport 

Our Kona base is located at the commuter terminal area of the airport by Mokulele.

Self-Pay parking is available.

Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure time at our Kona base at the Kona Airport.