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Kona Circle Island Experience - Paradise Helicopters

Tour Highlights:
View the whole Big Island.  See all 5 volcanoes, huge waterfalls and 2000' valleys.  Bell 407Departs from Kona heliport at the airport.6 passengers2 hours
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This Circle Island Experience is the only helicopter tour in Hawaii that ventures south to encompass the entire island in just 2 hours! You will see all 5 volcanoes, several waterfalls, 2000 foot deep valleys, rain forests, Kohala Valley, white, black and green sand beaches and 11 of the 13 climate zones!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Guests aged five (5) years and older are required to wear a protective face mask (covering the nose and mouth) before, during and after the flight. Please let us know if you have a medical condition preventing you from wearing a mask.
If you are exhibiting COVID-related symptoms upon check-in, you will be asked to postpone your flight. Staff may ask to check your temperature to ensure you are not exhibiting symptoms.
Learn about our elevated health & safety protocol to help observe the COVID-related requirements of social distancing and sanitization: https://paradisecopters.com/health-and-safety/.

Operates: Morning and afternoon departures. Call for times.
Departure Point: Kona Airport. Please check in for your flight 45 minutes prior to departure.
Duration: Approx. 2 hours.
Equipment: Bell 407 Helicopter with two way communication. 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
Capacity: 6 passengers per helicopter.
Inclusions: Two way communication, allowing you to speak directly with your pilot. Complimentary transportation to and from your hotel is limited so inquire with agent when making reservations.
Exclusions: Upgrade Co Pilot Seat for $125. Window seat upgrade $50. For passengers weighing above 265 lbs when weighed at check-in, additional Capacity Surcharge fees are required, charged during check out or at check-in. The guest will be guaranteed a window seat. All guests weighing between 265 lbs – 300 lbs when weighed at check-in, will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge of $50 on our Hughes/MD 500 helicopter (Hilo and Turtle Bay) or $100 on our Bell 407 helicopter (Kona, Waimea and Kapolei West O‘ahu). They will be guaranteed a window seat. We require that any guests weighing 300 lbs. or more purchase an additional empty seat to safely balance the aircraft. Upon check-in, we will weigh all passengers. They will be guaranteed a window seat.
Restrictions: Flight pattern and specific sights are subject to weather. 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. You will be weighed at check in. If given weight is substantially lower than your actual weight, you may get bumped from the flight and you still have to pay for your 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 Circle Island Experience with Paradise Helicopters.

Average Product Rating: 4.5 / 5

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Barbara Bromley
The two hours we spent in he air with our very competent flyer were indescribable. It was more than we could have dreamed of. At times the pilot was difficult to understand but the breathtaking scenery more than made up for that.



William Hackney
Our Circle tour with Paradise Helicopters was a real delight. Our pilot (Kogi) was knowledgeable, funny and so very accommodating. Everyone got to have a look at the features being pointed out and we were able to get some amazing photos. Weather could have been a factor, but on this day wasn't, so we enjoyed a very nice tour.



Daniel Nutter
GREAT! The sites were awesome and we were lucky enough to see active lava! Plenty of window space but not a lot of leg room. If you are a big guy get the co pilot seat or suffer in silence! Pilot did a super job of making sure we all got to see the sights and always felt safe.



Jon Jiménez
It was a great and very enjoyable experience. I would do it again for sure. Thank you so much.


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