Kohala Helicopter Tour - Coastal Views, Waterfalls, and Remote Hike - Paradise Helicopters
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Kona: Kohala Coast Waterfalls & Remote Hike

Leave the world you know far behind, as you explore the untamed Kohala region from above and touch down for a short hike to an incredible ocean vista.

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Helicopter flying next to waterfall
Kohala waterfalls
Helicopter flying off the coast of kohala
helicopter near waterfall
Helicopter flying next to waterfall

Starting at $499 per person

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Activity Level 

Moderate: Ideal for active adults and active children over the age of eight. We suggest you wear clothes appropriate for moderate physical activity: long pants, closed-toe shoes, and sunblock.
FREE DOORS-OFF UPGRADE! Our remote, exclusive ridgetop landing and hike will immerse you in the essence of Hawai'i. The perfect backdrop for epic vacation photos.


Fly with Paradise to the Kohala valleys to hover amidst the breathtaking 2500’ waterfalls and sheer cliff faces. Dotting the shoreline along the way, you can pick out one of the few pristine white or black sand beaches including Mahaiʻula, Kiholo, Anaehoʻomalu, and Hāpuna – to visit during your stay. Upon arriving at the lush landscape of Kohala, your pilot will not only show you its rugged coastline, home to forested valleys but will also educate you about this region’s significance in Hawaiian history as the birthplace of Hawaiʻi’s famous aliʻi (nobility), Kamehameha the Great.

Mid-flight your aircraft will touch down at a remote location deep in the Kohala mountains to explore and enjoy a moderate half-mile pilot-led hike through a waiwi (guava) forest. The meandering trail immerses you in the flora and fauna of Kohala and surprises you with a dramatic coastline vista, offering views of the Mokupuku island formations and waves crashing along the rugged north shore of Hawai’i Island. All the while you will learn about the culture and diverse natural habitat of this serene location that most people never see. After your refreshing hike, take to the air again, to view the drastic landscape change from windward to leeward, and the world-famous white and black sand beaches and resorts en route back to Kona.

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.


Kona Airport


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


  • 2500′ waterfalls and sheer cliff faces
  • Waterfalls and rugged coastlines
  • Birthplace of Kamehameha the Great
  • Strawberry guava forest
  • Landing and hike to beautiful lookout point


two people in a doors off helicopter


Paradise offers a variety of doors-off helicopter tours throughout O'ahu and the Island of Hawai'i. There is no better way to experience the incomparable beauty of Hawai'i.

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Co-Pilot Seat

Request a seat up front with the pilot.

Bell 407 interior

Window Seat

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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.