Kona Helicopter Tour - Hawaii Island at Sunset - Paradise Helicopters
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Kona: Sunset Experience

Enjoy the quiet of the evening from the air while mother nature paints a dreamy masterpiece and the sun sets into the Pacific.

Helicopter at Sunset
Sunset shot of some clouds and the sky
helicopter flying by a waterfall
Helicopter flying at sunset
Beach venue at sunset
Helicopter at Sunset
Sunset shot of some clouds and the sky
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Cost of Tour: $965 per person

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Activity Level 

Easy: Suitable for adults, children and seniors.
Ignite your imagination. Soar over a tropical paradise as the sun paints a spectacular colored horizon.

Experience 

Our Sunset Experience is the perfect way to cap off a day in paradise. You will see the gorgeous beaches tucked away below lava fields along with the Kona and Kohala Coasts. Next, you’ll venture to the far side of the Kohala mountains, where a secluded and nearly inaccessible series of valleys await. Then, explore the world's most active volcano to catch a glimpse of Pele's fires at twilight. As you pass over Pu‘uhonua ‘o Hōnaunau, a place of refuge under ancient Hawaiian law, and Kealakekua Bay where Captain James Cook first came ashore in the 1700s, the sun begins to set.

This is truly one of nature’s best shows. The sky will turn shades of bright yellow, deep orange, burning red, and, occasionally, brilliant purple. Even locals pause what they’re doing and turn to the western skies most evenings to snap a photo. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a green flash on the horizon as the sun slips below. Don’t forget to turn around, as the last rays of light illuminate the clouds behind you. Before dark, the colors will fade to delicate pastel hues, a gentle postscript for nature’s masterwork.

Flight Details 

Tour departs from

Kona Airport
Flight Time2.25 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 

  • Hawai‘i Island’s only sunset helicopter tour
  • 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 during late evening
  • Dramatic aftermath of the 2018 lava flow
  • Lush Rainforests
  • Eleven of the planet’s 13 climate zones
  • The “Green Flash” when conditions are right

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.