The Big Island’s helicopter tours are all about connecting the sea to the sky. With this tour, you`ll fly over Kona and get amazing aerial views of the breathtaking landscapes of the Big Island of Hawaii like the VIP you are on this unforgettable helicopter tour from Kona.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Certainly a tour for thrill seekers, this helicopter experience offers views of the most biologically diverse and dramatic natural features on the planet (volcanoes, beaches, rainforest, lava fields, waterfalls and the list goes on.

Waterfalls, Hamakua coastline
Waterfalls, Hamakua coastline

Indeed, the Big Island was made for helicopter tours.

What You Can Expect

This tour begins at Kona airport. Once on board, the tour really kicks off in a state of the art Bell 407 helicopter, heading north to fly over the secluded beaches and lava fields along the Kona, Kohala and Hamakua coasts.

Halema'uma'u Crater_
Halema’uma’u Crater

Next up is the far side of the Kohala Mountains which offers a series of lush hidden valleys, exposing the health and natural prowess of the island. Following that is a look at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to hover over Mauna Loa, the largest volcano on Earth, and Kilauea, the most active of the Big Island’s volcanoes.

Next is the very southern tip of the Big Island, passing over the black-sand beach of Punalu’u and the green-sand beach of Papakolea, two of Hawaii’s most striking stretches of coastline.

The tour will hop around the tip of the island before heading back to the north along the west coast, flying over Pu’uhonua ‘o Honaunau National Historic Park, which once served as a refuge for ancient Hawaiian outlaws.

Pu’uhonua ‘o Honaunau National Historic Park
Pu’uhonua ‘o Honaunau National Historic Park

Of course, all these views are fully narrated by your knowledgeable pilot, bringing a sense of entertainment and useful information. Normally, the flight will last approximately two hours and includes hotel pickup and drop off.

 

How About The Experience?

This tour will treat you like the superstar you are. First, when you arrive, you will be treated to traditional Hawaiian greeting and glass of Champagne to mark the special occasion-whether it’s meant to be a romantic tour as part of your honeymoon, a couples outing or simply a personal treat, you will be treated like royalty.

This tour is largely about the striking views and the setting it creates. Imagine watching the sky morphing into an array of different colors including various shades of yellow, orange, red and purple, and the rare flash of green that may appear on the horizon.

After viewing the Volcanoes National Park, by  this time, the sun will have fallen behind the mountains, creating a calm and peaceful atmosphere and increasing the allure of the scenes, allowing you to spot the glowing lava more easily and admire the magma lake in Halema’uma’u Crater. This is amplified as you fly back to the from the park to Kealakekua Bay, a couple of miles north, the sun begins to set, creating quite dazzling show of colors in a tranquil setting.

With this tour, you will be mesmerized by unequaled views and the amazing photo opportunities of the Big Island’s most stunning scenery. Surely, it is a magical experience that you will cherish forever. Seize the moment and take the unique opportunity to see the Hawaii’s largest island in a very special way.

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