Waimea Helicopter Tour - Kohala Waterfalls and Hike - Doors-Off - Paradise Helicopters
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Waimea-Kohala: Doors-Off Kohala Waterfalls & Hike

Touch down at our exclusive landing zone, deep in a guava forest in the hushed, rugged lands of Kohala, for a hike to an incredible ocean vista

Many waterfalls with a helicopter flying adjacent to them
Helicopter flying next to a waterfall
Kohala coast and waterfalls
Many waterfalls with a helicopter flying adjacent to them
Helicopter flying next to a waterfall

Starting at $500 per person

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Activity Level 

Moderate: Ideal for active adults and active children over the age of 8. We suggest you wear clothes appropriate for moderate physical activity: long pants, closed-toe shoes, and sunblock.
Experience the exhilaration of landing by helicopter at a revered and remote location, for a secluded hike through forested land few will ever set foot on.


The Doors-Off Kohala Valleys & Waterfall with Remote Hike flight is the only doors-off helicopter tour that takes you deep into the heart of the Kohala valleys. There is no better way to experience and learn about the geography, history, and incomparable lush beauty of Kohala, the birthplace of King Kamehameha, than our doors-off tour. Once you are in these valleys, your camera will be the only thing between you and the towering 2500-foot waterfalls and sheer cliff faces – talk about epic social media posts!

Your aircraft will touch down at a remote location deep in 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 untouched location that most people never see. After your refreshing hike, take to the air again, and enjoy views of the rolling hills of Kohala as you make your way back to Waimea.

Flight Details 

Tour departs from

Waimea-Kohala Airport
Flight Time35 minutes*
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.



  • Narrated
  • Beaches
  • Waterfalls
  • Rainforest


  • 2500′ waterfalls flowing down sheer cliff faces
  • Waves crashing along rugged shorelines
  • Misty valleys filled with lush rainforest
  • Birthplace of Kamehameha the Great
  • Guava forest
  • Landing and hike to beautiful lookout point


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 Waimea-Kohala Airport 

Check-in at our Waimea location

Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time at our counter at the Waimea-Kohala Airport Free parking is available For answers to common questions please read our FAQ