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Kona Experience Hawaii - Paradise Helicopters

Starting at: $450.90

On this two hour journey you explore the largest of all the islands and all of it's five volcanoes, hidden white and black sand beaches, lush waterfalls and breathtaking coastlines. Fly over the world-famous Kona coffee district and the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa. Learn about the unique history, geology, and culture of the Big Island through a special two-way communication system that lets you ask questions to your pilot. While flying over the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you'll get a peek into the molten heart of Hawaii with a glimpse of the red, hot lava flow activity at Kilauea crater, the world's most active volcano (seeing hot molten lava is never guaranteed). In winter, you may see snow at the top of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. See the astronomical observatories positioned on Mauna Kea, where scientists have the best earth-bound views of the universe. Then, you will head toward East Hawaii's lush rain-forests and the incomparable Kohala valleys. Rounding out your trip, you'll enjoy a birds-eye view of iconic beaches, including Hapuna Beach and Kua Bay.
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Operates: Daily per availability.
Departure Point: Kona International Airport.
Duration: 2 hours.
Equipment: Bell 407 Helicopter with two way communication.
Capacity: 6 passengers per helicopter. In a Bell 407, the seating is executive style. There is 1 passenger in the front with the pilot and 5 in the back. 2 seats face the other 3 seats allowing you to see and talk to who you are flying with.
Inclusions: Guide, complimentary transportation to and from your hotel is limited so inquire with agent when making reservations.
Exclusions: Upgrade to co pilot seat $125. Upgrade window seat $50. Capacity Surcharge of $50 for guest weight 265 to 315 lbs. Extra seat for over 315 lbs. charges apply.
Foreign Language Translation: Japanese translation is available during the activity.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Restrictions: People who have gone SCUBA diving within twenty-four hours of the scheduled check in time are not permitted on this activity.
The flight pattern and specific sights are subject to weather conditions. Guests will be weighed at check in. Guests who weigh between 265 lbs to 315 lbs will be charged a $50 capacity surcharge. Guests over 315 lbs will be required to purchase a full additional seat. They will be guaranteed a window seat and an empty seat next to them (subject to weight and balance restrictions). Guests whose weight is substantially different than the weight provided at the time of their reservation may get bumped from the flight. No refund will be given and the guest will still have to pay for the seat.
This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.
Volcanoes National Park Restrictions:
This park is home to an active volcano. For safety reasons, depending on levels of activity, tour itineraries-routes-destinations locations may be altered to adhere to strict U.S.G.S. guidelines. Any modifications are designed to provide guests a similar tour experience. Active lava viewing cannot be guaranteed.
Pride of America Cruise Ship: Paradise Helicopters will not pick up directly at the Cruise Ship Dock in Kona but will pick you up a very short walking distance away at the King Kamehameha Hotel. This Big Island Helicopter Flight can be organized for the Wednesday of your cruise ship schedule. It is important to make these helicopter tour reservations well in advance.

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Kona Experience Hawaii - Paradise Helicopters

Tour/Activity Rates

Retail (Before taxes/fees)

Our Price (Before taxes/fees)*

Regular Seating
Co-Pilot Seat Upgrade
Window Seat Upgrade
CS Fee For 265 To 315 lbs.
X-Tra Seat Over 315 lbs.

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*Hawaii State sales tax is 4.167%. The cost of additional fees required to be applied by the tour company (if any) can be seen by proceeding to the Activity Cart Order page.

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Restrictions:

The flight pattern and specific sights are subject to weather conditions. Guests will be weighed at check in. Guests who weigh between 265 lbs to 315 lbs will be charged a $50 capacity surcharge. Guests over 315 lbs will be required to purchase a full additional seat. They will be guaranteed a window seat and an empty seat next to them (subject to weight and balance restrictions). Guests whose weight is substantially different than the weight provided at the time of their reservation may get bumped from the flight. No refund will be given and the guest will still have to pay for the seat.
This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.
Volcanoes National Park Restrictions:
This park is home to an active volcano. For safety reasons, depending on levels of activity, tour itineraries-routes-destinations locations may be altered to adhere to strict U.S.G.S. guidelines. Any modifications are designed to provide guests a similar tour experience. Active lava viewing cannot be guaranteed.
Pride of America Cruise Ship: Paradise Helicopters will not pick up directly at the Cruise Ship Dock in Kona but will pick you up a very short walking distance away at the King Kamehameha Hotel. This Big Island Helicopter Flight can be organized for the Wednesday of your cruise ship schedule. It is important to make these helicopter tour reservations well in advance.


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There have been 4 reviews written about the Kona Experience Hawaii with Paradise Helicopters.

Average Product Rating: 4.8 / 5

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susan myers
excellent helicopter flight, friendly and informative pilot, awesome views. Felt a little sick, but put that down to sitting with my back to pilot, preferred to face the way one's going, next time will make sure I'm facing frontwards, because I'm sure we'll be back for another flight.



Mairi Badon
The staff was very courteous and accommodating. Explained everything very well and professionally. The ginger candy they offer you for motion sickness make sure you take a few in case you get a little air sick. It works great! We saw the lava and the waterfalls. Pilot was very good! He made sure to take a few passes on each side so that yiou were able to see from both sides of the aircraft. I would choose Paradise again for sure!



Jennifer Wells
Absolutely amazing - HIGHLY recommend to anyone who wants a fun and informative tour of the Big Island. We even got to see the active volcano with bubbling lava.



Kay Baxter
Absolutely mesmerizing!



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