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

Experience the spectacular highlights of Hawai'i Island in under two hours.

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Cost of Tour: $725 per person

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Activity Level 

Easy: Suitable for adults, children, and seniors.
Soar over lush jungle-covered valleys, get up close and personal to towering remote waterfalls, and peer into the incredible volcanic formations near Volcanoes National Park.

Experience 

Enjoy a true Hawai‘i experience on Paradise Helicopters' premier air adventure. Explore all five volcanoes, hidden white and black sand beaches, lush waterfalls cascading down 2,500-foot valley walls, breathtaking coastlines, and 11 different climate zones. Hawai‘i is the largest of the islands, and due to activity at Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, it’s still growing. Upon departure from the Kona Airport, you will fly over the world-famous Kona coffee district and the slopes of Hualālai and Mauna Loa. Learn about the unique history, geology, and culture of Hawai'i Island through a two-way communication system that lets you ask questions and get to know your pilot. See Kīlauea, the world's most active volcano, and hunt out any current lava flows. After over 35 years of activity, discover what has been left in the wake of the recent historic eruptive episode.

Witness otherworldly landscapes like the incredible 8-mile river of frozen lava from Ahuʻailāʻau to the Pacific Ocean, the newest black sand beaches on earth, and enormous craters created by these recent events! In winter, you may see snow atop Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Then, you will head toward east Hawai‘i’s lush rainforests and the incomparable Kohala valleys. The views here are so spectacular that even our pilots, who see them on a daily basis, often say this area is their favorite hidden gem to share with visitors and guests. Rounding out your trip, you’ll enjoy a birds-eye view of iconic beaches, including Hāpuna Beach and Kua Bay, consistently voted as some of the best beaches in the world.

Flight Details 

Tour departs from

Kona Airport
Flight TimeFlight Time Varies
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*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 

  • All five volcanoes of Hawaiʻi Island
  • 2,500-foot deep valleys
  • White and black 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 

Bell 407 interior

Window Seat

Request a seat next to the window

co-pilot seat

Co-Pilot Seat

Request a seat up front with the pilot.

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.