Kona Helicopter Tour - Hawaii Circle Island - Paradise Helicopters
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Kona: Circle Island Experience

See it all. The only helicopter tour that flies around the entire island, including South Point.

cliffs at seaside
Helicopter flying by waterfall
Helicopter flying by water
Hawaiian beach at sunset
cliffs at seaside
Helicopter flying by waterfall
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Cost of Tour: $795 per person

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Activity Level 

Easy: Suitable for adults, children and seniors.
Gain a new perspective on the Island of Hawai'i's incredibly diverse terrain, micro-climates, volcanic formations, and seascapes.

Experience 

You flew all the way to Hawai‘i; you should see it all on the only complete helicopter tour around Hawai'i island. The Island of Hawai’i really is a “Big Island.” Paradise’s Circle Island Experience is the only helicopter tour in Hawai‘i that ventures south to encompass the entire perimeter, and we do it in just two hours! Starting from the Kona International Airport at the island’s western-most tip, your pilot takes you past the Kona coffee district and the slopes of Mauna Loa to the southernmost town in the United States. You’ll be amazed when viewing one of only four green sand beaches in the world!

Next, your pilot will take you to view the world’s most active volcano, and continue towards Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent. After over 35 years of activity, discover what Kīlauea Volcano has left in the wake of its recent eruptive episode. Witness otherworldly landscapes like the incredible eight-mile river of frozen lava from Ahuʻailāʻau to the Pacific Ocean, the newest black sand beaches on earth, and enormous craters created by these historic events. Then, turn to the east, the island’s lush windward side and Hilo town. Notice how water now flows where lava once did, gushing out of sheer cliffs through lava tubes, creating hundreds of waterfalls and nourishing the rich vegetation. The grandeur of the Kohala valleys and waterfalls of the north are sure to catch your breath, as are the white sand beaches on your return to Kona.

Flight Details 

Tour departs from

Kona Airport
Flight Time2 hours*

*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 

  • Circle the entire island
  • All five volcanoes of Hawaiʻi Island
  • 2,500-foot deep valleys
  • White, black and green sand beaches
  • Rugged coastlines with crashing waves
  • Stunning waterfalls
  • Any current activity at Kīlauea
  • Dramatic aftermath of the 2018 lava flow
  • Lush rainforests
  • Eleven of the planet’s 13 climate zones

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

For Answers to common questionsplease read our FAQ.

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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.