Big Island Helicopter Tours

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Explore Paradise from Above: The Ultimate Big Island Helicopter Tour Guide

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Are you considering a big island helicopter tour over the Big Island? This guide reveals what you can expect: upfront looks at lava flows, green rainforests, and even secluded waterfalls. Find out how to select the right big island helicopter flight for your interests, and learn tips for the best experience, from picking a departure airport to dressing for the ride.

The Big Island Helicopter Tour we took by Real Hawaii Tours were such a fun and exhilarating experience!

Robert N. - Hawaii Island Visitor

Big Island Helicopter Tours

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Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour

Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour

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Ride in a premier helicopter with large viewing windows

See more from the air in a short time

Choose from morning or afternoon departures

Round-trip transportation available from select Waikoloa and Kona hotels


Unforgettable Big Island Helicopter Adventures

Big Island helicopter tours take you on a visual feast across Hawaii’s diverse landscapes. From the bubbling lava of active volcanoes to the lush greenery of tropical rainforests, these tours offer a breathtaking panorama that captures the heart and soul of the Big Island. The helicopter rides are a gateway to hard-to-reach places and provide exclusive views of nature’s wonders, all within a short flying time.
These aerial adventures are categorized into distinct experiences, each offering a unique perspective of the island’s beauty. Whether it’s the volcanic spectacle of a lava viewing tour, the serene landscapes of a sunset flight, or the dramatic topography of a waterfall and towering sea cliffs excursion, there’s an adventure that caters to every preference.
Now, we’ll delve into the realm of helicopter tours and uncover the unforgettable experiences they provide.


Volcanoes National Park Helicopter Tour

Imagine yourself soaring above a volcanic landscape, witnessing the raw power of nature as molten lava flows beneath you. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Helicopter Tour offers this mesmerizing experience, providing aerial views of the active lava flows, the expansive Mauna Loa, and the significantly enlarged Halema’uma’u Crater. This excursion transports you to the center of volcanic activity in the National Park, including an active volcano, promising an experience that is both thrilling and awe-inspiring.

Departing from Hilo, the tour provides quick access to the Kilauea volcano, one of the most active volcanoes on earth. But the experience doesn’t end in the sky. Paradise Helicopters offers a unique ‘Volcano by Air & Land’ tour that allows you to explore the volcanoes both from above and on the ground, providing a comprehensive experience of Hawaii’s volcanic landscape.