Hilo Doors On Lava & Rainforests Helicopter Adventure
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Hilo Doors On Lava & Rainforests Adventure - Paradise Helicopters

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View the volcanoes area on a tour from Hilo Airport.MD500/Hughes helicopter with doors on and seats 4 passengers.  Also there is a Bell 407 which seats 6 passengers.Departs from Hilo heliport at the airport.4 or 6 passengers dependent upon which helicopter you take.40 - 45 minutes.
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Choose the Hilo Lava & Rain-forests Adventure Doors On air adventure for a birds eye view of volcanic activity and waterfalls inaccessible by any other means! This air adventure showcases how the story of Hawaii is inextricably linked to the elements. From Hilo you will fly over Kilauea where you will get into the molten heart of Hawaii with a glimpse of the red, hot lava flow activity at the crater, the most active volcano on earth. View the volcanic rebirth of the island and witness the awesome power. Over on the windward side it catches enough rain to make Hilo the wettest city in the United States. All this water fills tunnels that once flowed with lava, creating incredible rivers, pools and waterfalls all over East Hawaii. Hilo's lush rain forests, Mauna Loa's vistas and the plunging Wai'anuenue (Rainbow Falls), so named for the rainbows you can see in the mist when the early morning sunshine hits the water.

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, per reservation.
Departure Point: Heliport at Hilo International Airport located at 2450 Kekuanaoa Street Lobby two, Hilo, HI 96720
Duration: 60 minutes.
Equipment: MD500/Hughes 500 With Doors On this craft has all window seats and is fast and nimble. Or, there is also the Bell 407, which seats 6 passengers, has wide viewing windows and is fast and nimble.
Capacity: 4 passengers. (2 passengers in the front with the pilot and 2 passengers in the back).
Inclusions: Helicopter has large windows including sunroof windows for better pictures and two-way communication allowing you to speak directly with the pilot.
Exclusions: 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: Tour departure time, flight duration, route and viewing may vary due to weather. Passengers weighing 265 lbs to 315 lbs will be charged a $25 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. Passengers will be weighed at check in. If the weight given at the time of reservation is substantially different than your actual weight, the guest may get bumped from the flight, and 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 Hilo. You will need to take a 10 minute taxi cab to reach the heliport. This Big Island Helicopter Flight can be organized for the Tuesday of your cruise ship schedule departing from the Hilo Heliport. It is important to make these helicopter tour reservations well in advance.

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There have been 7 reviews written about the Hilo Doors On Lava & Rainforests Adventure with Paradise Helicopters.

Average Product Rating: 4.9 / 5

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Barbara Lawson
What a great experience! My grandkids were so excited. Our pilot searched until we found lava. I felt very safe through the whole preflight and flight. We had to be rebook was so accommodating!

John Coryea
My family and I had a great time. Sat in the back seat and as I'm a big guy (tall) it was a little cramped. Was able to take some great pictures of the pu'u o'o vent with lava showing as well as lava flowing on its way to the ocean. Mother nature did not cooperate for the waterfalls.Rivers not flowing that great so waterfalls we're not big.

Wendy C
This was a great excursion! We booked this through Tom Barefoot's Tours because they were cheaper than booking through the actual helicopter company so we were able to save money. Thanks Tom Barefoot's Tours!

Mary Washburn
The helicopter was better than expected, and we had high expectations. We saw many different type of lava. Our pilot Matt was attuned to the passengers. It was an extraordinary experience.

Rita Fuja
This was an amazing excursion! Our pilot was knowledgeable and did a great job narrating our trip and pointing out many interesting sites. We were fortunate to be able to see lava activity at the crater as well as a lava break out. A highlight of our trip!

Helen Thomson
Great experience from check-in to end of flight. A once in a lifetime opportunity to see an erupting volcano so close. Pilot Dan customised the flight based on the passengers wishes, the waterfalls were a nice extra.

Ann Ingram
Great fun but going to fast to enjoy the views on the ride. Quite the workout.

Ann Ingram
The absolutely best views of the lava and fountain I got of fissure 8. Great ride.

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