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Kona Big Island Expedition - Paradise Helicopters

Tour Highlights:
Combine a full island flight with an 8 hour stop in Hilo to explore the town. Complementary transportation to the heart of the city.Enjoy a self-guided tour of the town or choose to rent a car and drive to more distant locations in the Hilo or volcano area. Upon completion you will be picked up by the helicopter to continue your aerial tour of the island.Bell 407Departs from Kona heliport at the airport.6 passengers2 hour helicopter flight and 8 hours in Hilo.
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See the island from the air and land in Hilo to explore the windward side of the Big Island and see Hawaii's most stunning scenery, as well as learn the rich history and culture in historic Hilo town. You will fly over the Kona coffee district and the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa on your flight over Hawaii Volcanoes National - your pilot will look for flow activity and molten red, hot lava at Kilauea Crater, the world's most active volcano, and Pu'u 'O'o Vent (viewing of hot lava is never guaranteed). Then head north along the island's rugged coastline, seeing jagged cliffs and lava fields that give way to hundreds of waterfalls and rich vegetation. You'll touch down in the Hilo area. From here, you can take the complimentary ground transportation to the downtown area for a self-guided walking tour to the farmers market, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Lyman Museum, quirky shops, and other points of interest. Or, you can rent a car and choose to venture out on your own to Akaka Falls, the World Botanical Gardens, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center or Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. They are all within driving distance. At the end of your excursion your helicopter waits to take you on the second half of your air tour to see lush rainforests and the incomparable Kohala valleys. The views here are spectacular. Rounding out your trip, you'll get a birds-eye view of iconic beaches, including Hapuna Beach and Kua Bay on your return back to Kona.

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: Daily morning departures, per reservation.
Departure Point: Kona International Airport. Please check in for your flight 45 minutes prior to departure.
Duration: 10 hours - Approximately 2 hours flight time and 8 hours in Hilo.
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: Narrated air tour and a self guided 6 hour land tour in Hilo. 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. 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: Guests who weigh between 265 lbs to 315 lbs incur 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.

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