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Hilo Doors Off or On Volcano by Air and Land - Paradise Helicopters

Tour Highlights:
  • 45 minute flight over the volcanoes area
  • followed by an 8 hour ground tour of area surrounding Hilo.
  • Discover all of the “must see” spots within the Park, including the dramatically changed Halemaʻumaʻu Crater
  • Discover breathtaking views of Kilauea and the Kaʻū coast, and catch a bird’s eye view of the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater from a private view point on Mauna Loa
  • Sample & shop for award-winning farm-fresh coffee at Kaʻū Coffee Mill, along with other Hawaii Island grown treats like macadamia nuts, honey, & chocolate
  • Walk across a crystal-fine black sand beach as you search for basking sea turtles at Punaluʻu.
  • Immerse yourself in stories of Hawaiian legends and mythology with a focus on Pele, Hawaiian goddess of fire lightning, wind, & volcanoes
  • Explore a historic 165-year-old working ranch known for its sprawling view planes, native forest, and wildlife such as cattle, goats, sheep & horses
  • Doors on or doors off on the MD500/Hughes 500 or the Bell 407 with doors on only.
  • Departs from Hilo heliport.
  • 4 or 6 passengers dependent upon which helicopter is used and 12 persons on the walking tour
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Tour/Activity Rates

Retail (Before taxes/fees)

Our Price (Before taxes/fees)*

Regular Seat with Land Tour
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.

Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park area from the air and on ground in this combination tour. For this combination tour all taxes, helicopter surcharges and land tour fees have been included to the rates below to see the total combined cost more readily.
Lava Adventure Flight
Departing from Hilo guests can fly doors on or off fly over 3 volcanoes including Hualalai, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Your pilot will search out the day's volcanic activity.
Nature Beach Ground Hike
Nature Beach Ground Hike
Upon your landing back in Hilo you will be met by one of Hawaii Forest and Trail interpretive guides. Discover all of the “must see” spots within the Park, including the dramatically changed Halemaʻumaʻu Crater.  Discover breathtaking views of Kilauea and the Kaʻū coast, and catch a bird’s eye view of the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater from a private view point on Mauna Loa.
Sample & shop for award-winning farm-fresh coffee at Kaʻū Coffee Mill, along with other Hawaii Island grown treats like macadamia nuts, honey, & chocolate.
Walk across a crystal-fine black sand beach as you search for basking sea turtles at Punaluʻu.
Immerse yourself in stories of Hawaiian legends and mythology with a focus on Pele, Hawaiian goddess of fire lightning, wind, & volcanoes.
Explore a historic 165-year-old working ranch known for its sprawling view planes, native forest, and wildlife such as cattle, goats, sheep & horses.
Operates: Daily with morning departure. Confirm time with agent when placing reservation.
Departure Point: Heliport at Hilo International Airport located at 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720 Please check in for your flight 45 minutes prior to departure.
Duration: 9 hours
Equipment: Doors on or off both are fast and nimble the MD500/Hughes 500 or Bell 407 will be used. These helicopters have wide windows and boast great viewing access and communication with pilot.
Capacity: 4 to 6 passengers in Helicopter and 12 for walking tour.
Menu
Deli style lunch with assorted beverages.

Inclusions: Guided Helicopter and Land Tour, transportation to hike areas, walking staffs, rain gear, warm wear and daypacks for use, lunch and assorted beverages.
Exclusions: Passengers between 265 to 315 lbs incur a $25 capacity surcharge and guest over 315 lbs an extra seat charge.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
What to Bring: It is recommended that you bring a camera with you. We suggest bringing your camera in a ziplock bag in case you need to protect it from the elements. Everyone must bring identification. We recommend that you bring a light sweater or jacket. We recommend that everyone in your group brings sunglasses.
Restrictions: People who do not have a moderate level of physical fitness will not be permitted on this activity. People who have gone SCUBA diving within twenty-four hours of the scheduled check in time are not permitted on this activity. We recommend not wearing a white or light colored top to minimize reflections on the insides of the windows in your pictures.
Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. There are a couple of short hiking stops throughout the adventure of less than one mile. We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions. Warm clothing suggested as flight is cool and windy. All cameras including cell phones must have straps. No hats permitted on doors off flight. 12 years old or older allowed next to an open door (seats 2,3,4 on our MD500 aircraft), but any age can be seated in seat 1 (middle seat between pilot and another parent up front). The flight pattern and specific sights are subject to weather conditions. Guests will be weighed at check in. Passengers weighing 265 to 315 lbs will be charged a 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. 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. Late cancels and no shows are charged full fare.
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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Restrictions:

Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. There are a couple of short hiking stops throughout the adventure of less than one mile. We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions. Warm clothing suggested as flight is cool and windy. All cameras including cell phones must have straps. No hats permitted on doors off flight. 12 years old or older allowed next to an open door (seats 2,3,4 on our MD500 aircraft), but any age can be seated in seat 1 (middle seat between pilot and another parent up front). The flight pattern and specific sights are subject to weather conditions. Guests will be weighed at check in. Passengers weighing 265 to 315 lbs will be charged a 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. 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. Late cancels and no shows are charged full fare.
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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