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Kilauea Volcano Helicopter Flight & Zipline Adventures (from Kona)

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Fly from Kona Airport over volcanoes, waterfalls and green mountains on a thrilling helicopter tour and stop for ziplining through a lush forest or tropical garden.


Take to the skies in a Bell 407 helicopter from Kona Airport and tour the Big Island in style. View Hualalai, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, three of Hawaii's towering volcanoes, from above and scour the area around Kilauea for active lava flows. Sweep over the rolling greens and gushing waterfalls of Kohala. Continue the adventure when you land, and strap yourself in for a zipline adventure through a dense canopy of trees or a flourishing botanical garden. You can even take the time to explore Hawi or Hilo, two of the Hawaii's charming, historic towns.


  • Guide

  • Ground transportation between tour locations

  • Bottled water

  • Equipment rental

  • Snacks
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Volcano Helicopter & Zipline at Hilo Botanical Garden

Split your helicopter tour into two parts, first flying over Hawaii's famous volcanoes and then landing in Hilo, where you will be shuttled to Botanical World Adventures for a zipline and tour experience like none other. Shoot down 7 ziplines through acres of exotic flora, and enjoy an additional stroll through the garden grounds. Take in the sights of Hilo before your flight back.

Duration: 11:30 - 13:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guide / Ground transportation between tour locations / Bottled water / Equipment rental / Snacks
  • Window Seating +

    Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.

  • Co-Pilot Seat +

    Share the cockpit with the pilot, giving you maximum visibility from the front and side windows. Also great for aviation enthusiasts interested in getting a look at the helicopter's controls.

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  • 06:20-05:20

    Pick-up & Check-in at Kona Airport

  • 07:30

    Helicopter Flight to Hilo - Hawaii Volcanoes (1 hr)

    Sights include:
    ・Mauna Loa
    ・Mauna Kea
    ・Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    ・Search for the Lava Flow Activity at Kilauea Crater
    ・Pu‘u ʻŌʻō Vent

  • 09:00

    Drive to Botanical World Adventures (30 mins)

  • 09:30

    Botanical Garden Tour & 7-Line Zipline Adventure (3 hrs)

    Enjoy the colors of the flowers beneath you as you feel the wind in your face. Soar over running rivers and the beautiful gardens!

  • 12:30

    Drive Back to Hilo (30 mins)

  • 13:00

    Explore Hilo Town & Lunch Stop (3 hrs)

    Explore historic downtown Hilo for a short self-guided tour. After exploring the museums and landmarks by the seaside, be sure to grab a quick lunch.

  • 16:00

    Helicopter Flight Back to Kona Airport - Valleys & Waterfalls (1 hr)

    Sights include:
    ・Kohala Valleys
    ・Lush Tropical Rainforests
    ・Majestic Waterfalls
    ・Hapuna Beach and Kua Bay

  • 17:30-17:45

    Check-out & Drop-off

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  • Guests must be able to walk over uneven terrain and handle one short walk up about 25 stairs.

  • Guests between the ages of 6 and 10 must be approved by a supervisor.

  • Guests must be at least 70lbs (32kg) and below 270 lbs (122 kg) to participate in this activity.

  • Guests under 70 pounds must ride tandem on the Zipline and receive supervisor approval.

  • All guests weighing between 265lbs (120kg) and 270lbs (122kg) will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge (CS) on the helicopter tour. This fee is already reflected in the pricing section. Guests will be guaranteed a window seat.

  • In compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation, Paradise Helicopters will weigh each individual when checking in at the Airport for safety and weight balance of the aircraft. Please provide accurate body weights for all passengers. Misrepresentation of body weight could result in denial of service without refund.

  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • Guests with neck, back or joint problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.

  • Guests should not have serious fear of heights (acrophobia).

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • A valid government-issued photo ID

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Clothing that can get dirty

  • Camera

  • Insect repellent

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Participants will be weighed upon check-in.

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

  • Minors are required to have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver.

Additional Note(s)
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • You will share the transportation with other customers.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of helicopter will be used?

The Bell Jet 407 is a six-passenger aircraft known for having the fastest cruising speed of any helicopter on the islands, offering unsurpassed comfort and a virtually vibration-free ride. Its over-sized windows are great for picture taking, and its large fuel capacity allows for extended, non-stop flights.

What are the zipline specifications?

Hawaii Forest and Trail (Kohala): Nine different ziplines, five sky bridges and a rappel are offered, making this the Big Island's only full canopy tour.

Botanical World Adventures (Hilo): Seven different ziplines are offered, taking you over running rivers and the beautiful gardens where more than 5,000 plant species are maintained.

Are lava sightings guaranteed?

Although your pilot will make every effort to find active lava flows during your helicopter tour, volcanic activity is an unpredictable natural phenomena and cannot be guaranteed. Nevertheless, Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world, so the chances of seeing red-hot emerging lava are high.

How do the flight plans for each package differ?

The overall flight plan and length of time in the air is the same for each package. The Kona to Kohala Air & Zipline Adventure package covers the entire 2-hour flight first, and then lands in Kohala for ziplining. The Kona to Hilo Family Air & Zipline Adventure package splits the flight into two parts, first flying out to Hilo for ziplining, and then returning along a scenic route to Kona Airport.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 18:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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