Fly from Kona Airport to Hilo town, on this round-trip helicopter tour featuring the sights of Hilo from the sky, and sightseeing on land!
Fly round-trip from Kona to Hilo and sight-see historic Hilo Town! Hop on the comfortable Bell Jet 407 as you depart from the Kona coast, flying over the world famous Kohala and Hamakua, towards Hilo. After landing, you will be free to explore to your heart's content. The town is pedestrian friendly and you will also have the option of a discount car rental to help you cover more distance! Your return flight to Kona awaits, flying you over the world's most active volcano, Kilauea, capping the perfect ending to a fun-filled and adventurous day.
Transportation to and from Hilo Town and the Hilo Airport
My husband and I wanted to go to Hilo, but since we were staying in Kona, we weren't sure if we wanted to drive all the way over there and back. This tour was the perfect option since we got a great helicopter AND we got to spend the day in Hilo too. The view from the helicopter was just incredible and Hilo was a great treat too. It was so quiet and quaint. LOVED IT!
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Pick-up from Keauhou & Waikoloa Hotels & Check-in at Kona Airport
Helicopter Flight to Hilo (1 hr)
Fly over the Kona coffee district and the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa on your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to hunt for red, hot lava at Kilauea.
Explore Hilo! (8 hrs)
Take the complimentary shuttle to the downtown area for a self-guided walking to the farmers market, Pacific Tsunami Museum & other points of interest. Or you can choose to drive out to Akaka Falls, World Botanical Gardens, Imiloa Astronomy Center, & Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Complimentary Shuttle to Hilo Airport
Helicopter Flight back to Kona (1 hr)
See lush rainforests, Kohala Valley, Hāpuna Beach and Kua Bay.
Arrive at Kona Airport & Drop off at Keauhou & Waikoloa Hotels
Price & Options
All guests weighing between 265lbs (120kg) and 315lbs (142kg) will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge (CS). This fee is already reflected in the pricing section. Guests will be guaranteed a window seat.
All guests weighing between 316lbs (143kg) and above will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge of extra seat. This fee is already reflected in the pricing section. Guests will be guaranteed a window seat.
In compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, 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.
Wheelchair Accessibility: The vehicle used for pick-up transportation is not wheelchair accessible. However, guests who use their own transportation and check in can participate in the helicopter flight if they are able to board the aircraft on their own or have members of their party available to offer assistance. Additional assistance from the crew may be available. The airport facilities are wheelchair accessible.
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Guests should not have serious fear of heights (acrophobia).
A valid government-issued photo ID
Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Participants will be weighed upon check-in.
The tour/activity schedule is subject to change.
Please note that if you are interested in booking a rental car while in Hilo, you will need to pay the rental car company directly and prices are subject to change.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
Meals are not included in the price.
Drinks and meals are available for purchase
If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.
You can book a minimum of 1.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the First Class and Open Seating
Open Seating offers raised seats and unobstructed views while Preferred Seating is our most popular option. This First Class experience includes sitting next to the pilot, extra arm and leg room, and no one in front of you to obstruct your views of the island!
Is there a safe place to store my belongings while on tour?
Yes, there are lockers available free of charge that are large enough to hold a few handbags. The key is kept by the staff at the base while you enjoy your flight.
Is giving a tip (gratuity) required?
Gratuity is never required, but if you enjoyed your experience a tip is always greatly appreciated!
How far in advance should I book this activity?
We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
What kind of helicopter will be used?
The Bell Jet 407 is a 6-passenger aircraft flown for the Hawaii Experience and Volcano & Valley Landing flights that depart from Kona. This aircraft has the fastest cruise speed of any helicopter on the islands and offers unsurpassed comfort and a virtually vibration-free ride. Its over-sized sliding windows offer great picture taking views and it is capable of flying non-stop around the entire Big Island, giving you as much time in the air as time permits!
My husband and I wanted to go to Hilo, but since we were staying in Kona, we weren't sure if we wanted to drive all the way o...ver there and back. This tour was the perfect option since we got a great helicopter AND we got to spend the day in Hilo too. The view from the helicopter was just incredible and Hilo was a great treat too. It was so quiet and quaint. LOVED IT! more
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 22:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.