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Hawaii Helicopter Tours

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Hawaii Helicopters Show You the 75% of Hawaii You Can't See from the Ground

Hawaii helicopters provide perhaps the most magnificent way to see the islands. The fact that fully 75% of the islands of Hawaii can only be seen from the air makes helicopter tours of Hawaii that much more special. The geological nature of each island is such that the central and highest points of each island are often the most remote, and the most accessible areas are the ones found along the coastlines. Hawaii helicopter tours have the unique capability to fly into these areas and hover in valleys, alongside mountain ridges, next to mountain peaks and right next to waterfalls. It is for this reason that Hawaii helicopter rides rank at the top of the list of categories of activities that visitors to Hawaii enjoy.

Hundreds of thousands of people have had the opportunity over the years to see the islands on one of the many Hawaii helicopters. Each island has multiple helicopter touring companies and on most days they run continuously taking small groups in each aircraft into the wild interior of one of the world's most exotic destinations. Hawaii helicopter tours are so popular that often it is impossible to arrange for rides for days on end. In fact during the most coveted time for helicopter viewing, in the morning hours when the visibility is usually best, we can often be stacked back even further when attempting to book one of our Hawaii helicopter tours.

When deciding which island would be best for taking one of your helicopter tours in Hawaii you will be faced with some difficult choices, because in all reality, all the Hawaii helicopter rides are sensational in their own way. The five major islands that are the prime targets for helicopter flights are Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Molokai which are often viewed together, and the Big Island. Each island is quite different mostly because of the age of each island and the time that Mother Nature has had to transform each of them. From a geological perspective the very oldest of the islands is Kauai and the youngest is the Big Island. Second oldest would be Oahu, then Molokai and Maui and this age factor plays a big role in the actual appearance of each of the islands. Kauai's volcanoes have been extinct for about five-million years, Oahu's for about three-million, Maui's for about a million (true for West Maui Mountains but Haleakala is still considered dormant) and on the Island of Hawaii the volcanoes are still active. What all this means for you as a visitor viewing these islands from above on a Hawaii helicopter ride is that on the oldest islands you will see signs of much more erosion, much more sculpted cliffs and mountain ridges and as you proceed to the newest of the islands this affect will be less pronounced and when you come to the huge Hawaiian mountains of Haleakala on Maui and Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island you will see mountains shaped more like a big bell curve and see much more in the way of vast sheaths of lava plain which blanket the horizon like a parking lot for miles on end.

There Is So Much to Be Seen From The Vantage Point of a Hawaii Helicopter Tour

From a historical perspective, the island of Kauai was the first of the Hawaiian Islands to ever be flown over by Hawaii helicopters for the purpose of an air tour. For many people Kauai may be their favorite island for a helicopter flight and it has been said by many that the island of Kauai is considered the most beautiful of all the islands, particularly from the air. Seeing the Na Pali Coast on Kauai from the viewpoint of helicopter tour in Hawaii will be one of the highlights of your time in Hawaii. This coastline is so remote that it can only be seen from the vantage point of a helicopter or from the vantage point of a boat at sea and its towering cliffs descending thousands of feet into the ocean below are one of the most breathtaking and marvelous sights to be seen on the planet.

Oahu is thought to be simply the island with the largest population of all the Hawaiian Islands (it is) but few realize that the interior regions of Oahu are an amazement to be viewed from a Hawaii helicopter tour. Certain areas of Oahu are so dramatically beautiful that they have been used as the backdrop for some of the major and most popular motion pictures and television series to be filmed over the past half century. The cities and towns of Oahu have their own appeal from the perspective of a Hawaii helicopter. The encroachment of neighborhoods and subdivisions into the very base of the interior regions of the island gives the impression of fingers crawling up the mountains and at once being thwarted by mammoth cliffs or steep valleys
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Maui and Molokai have their own appeal. Hawaii helicopters that fly over the landscapes of these two sister islands are treated to a series of spectacles ranging from the highest sea cliffs in the world on Molokai, Father Damien's famous leper colony on Molokai, the remarkable interior of the West Maui Mountains on Maui which is considered to be the second wettest spot on earth (second only to Kauai) and the amazing Crater of Haleakala which spans like a circular moonscape twenty-one miles in circumference and descends 3000' from its rim to its floor beneath.

There Are Many Different Types of Hawaii Helicopter Aircraft

The Big Island comes with its own fiery charm and helicopter tours of Hawaii Island are greeted with one of the rarest spectacles on earth, a real and live active volcano. Hawaii helicopter tours fly over molten lava flowing through lava tubes cracked and visible from the air to their fiery and explosive destination where hot lava meets a cool ocean in a detonation of the elements. Few sites will imprint your imagination with such power and impact as the view of the phenomenal power of Mother Nature as can be seen on one of these miraculous Hawaii helicopter rides.

A number of different types of helicopters make up the fleet of Hawaii helicopter tour companies. Of all the different types of aircraft the most prevalent is the A-Star helicopter. The A-Star can perhaps be considered the "gold-standard" for Hawaii helicopters in that it has some of the best visibility of all aircraft flown yet is not the most pricy. That distinction would belong to the Whisper-Star aircraft which is a more deluxe version of the A-Star and is also the only helicopter in Hawaii which allows for the pre-purchase of guaranteed front seat viewing. As you might surmise, the cost is more but may well be worth it. One of the most maneuverable and intimate of the types of helicopters in use is the Hughes 500. These aircraft are a favorite of photographers as they offer the capability of having the doors removed. This provides an unencumbered, if not somewhat uncanny view of the landscape below that allows them to take photos from heights thousands of feet in the heavens. Though less used than in previous years some Hawaii helicopter companies make use of the Bell Jet Rangers and have a seating of one passenger in the front with the pilot along with three passengers in the rear of the craft. One company on Kauai even uses the Robinson 44 that also has a doors-off option and specializes in just carrying two passengers at a time.


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$231.90
(5 Reviews, 5 Stars)

This tour provides an excellent overview of the island and introduction to all of Kauai's scenic wonders and is our most popular tour length. The pilot will turn the helicopter to provide views for…

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$255.00
(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Customer service, congeniality and a solid knowledge of the island of Maui have been the hallmark characteristics of this longtime operating helicopter company on island. Exclusively flying the A-Star…

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$182.90 - $212.90
(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

This is more of an adventure ride than a tour-- a sensory rush with the wind in your hair. Guests fly in the same helicopter used in the Magnum P.I. television series. Every seat has an excellent view.…

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$604.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Enjoy the ultimate Hawaii Volcano Tour, an exclusive adventure for your Hawaiian vacation! Visit Hawaii's only active volcano on our Hawaii Volcano Eco-Adventure Tour, and fly over the volcano on an…

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$287.00
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

In this complete island tour, you will see Kauai in its entirety. This tour, which can be flown with or without doors, includes a guaranteed window seat and two-way communication for all passengers with…

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$191.90 - $241.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Experience this 100 mile extensive tour of central Kaua'i. Fly along Hoary Head Mountain Range into the Hanapepe Valley to circle the Manawaipuna Waterfall, commonly known as the Jurassic Park Waterfall.…

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$168.90 - $221.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Ascend from the helipad at the Hilo Airport and soar directly to Kilauea to view the current activity and the coastal region devastation by previous lava flows.

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$181.90 - $215.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

This spectacular tour shows you the very best of the island. Depending on weather conditions the pilot will select the most suitable route to show you all the must see attractions and scenic vistas, from…

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$249.00 - $324.00
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Enjoy a 45 to 50 minute tour with live pilot narration. Depart and return from Princeville and see hidden places that can only be discovered from the air. You will see lush valleys dotted with waterfalls,…

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$157.02 - $182.02
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Experience the North Shore's old country beauty. Sacred Falls, Kahana Bay, Waimea Bay and the powerful waves of Sunset Beach and Pipeline.

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$513.16 - $563.15
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Paradise'e Circle Island Experience is the only helicopter tour in Hawai'i that ventures south to encompass the entire island in just 2 hours! You'll see all 5 volcanoes, several waterfalls,…

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$520.00 - $595.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Experience the fiery lava vents of the Big Island's active volcano, Kilauea. The tour continues on to the hidden tropical valleys of the Kohala Mountains and the beautiful rain forest of the Hamakua…

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$295.00 - $465.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Take a 60 minute tour to see all of Maui, including Haleakala Crater, Hana, and West Maui.

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$299.95
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

The 50-60 minute West Maui / Molokai tour will take you through the rugged West Maui Mountains as well as the "Friendly" island of Molokai. Possible sights include: the Waihee Valley, waterfalls at the…

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$309.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Maverick Helicopters provides one of the most 'upscale' helicopter experiences to be enjoyed anywhere in the world. The Maverick Helicopter resume comes complete with superlatives in every area: In…

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$210.00 - $355.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

This excursion offers generous views of Haleakala's magnificent crater, weather permitting. You'll also travel through Maui's most remote areas with views of Hana, the Pools of 'Ohe'o,…

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$194.00 - $244.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Enjoy a 55 to 60 minute tour with live pilot narration. This adventure will take you through remote valleys, cascading waterfalls, spectacular sea cliffs and numerous backdrops that you may recognize…

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$190.90 - $213.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Departing from Hilo, you will fly over miles of tropical rain forest on your way to the latest activity of Kilauea. View the volcanic rebirth of the island and witness the awesome power. On the return…

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$246.90 - $276.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

This 60 minute grand adventure is a continuation of the Oahu Special Tour and continues on to Kaneohe Bay, Chinaman's Hat, Ko'olau Ranch, Sacred Falls, over the Polynesian Cultural Center and the…

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$200.88 - $225.88
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Experience an unforgettable journey over areas of the North Shore,the Ko'olau Mountains, beautiful coral beds of Kaneohe Bay, Kaliuwa'a (sacred falls), Arizona Memorial and much more. For the ultimate…

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$155.00
(10 Reviews, 4.9 Stars)

This journey generally spends most of the time on Molokai. View the ridges of West Maui, before you cross the Pailolo Channel on your way to view the magnificent sea cliffs and waterfalls of Molokai's…

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$259.00
(7 Reviews, 4.9 Stars)

Experience the thrilling excitement of a doors off flight in a 4 passenger Hughes 500 helicopter with a two way intercom system. Without the doors on the side of the helicopter you are able to not only…

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$155.00
(5 Reviews, 4.8 Stars)

This flight covers the most requested points of interest on Maui including Haleakala Crater and ancient cultural locations including the Pools of Oheo, the Hana rain forest, and spectacular waterfalls. Please…

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$223.90 - $249.90
(9 Reviews, 4.8 Stars)

Experience the volcanic activity firsthand and feel the heat with a doors off helicopter ride. Then, view the waterfalls above historic Hilo. This is the adventure of a lifetime for those looking for an…

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$409.90 - $450.90
(4 Reviews, 4.8 Stars)

Ascend the slopes of Hualalai between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea to witness Kilauea's current activity. Return via lush tropical rain forests and emerald green valleys with incredible waterfalls gently…

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$191.90 - $241.90
(2 Reviews, 4.5 Stars)

Fly directly to Kilauea to view the current activity, which may include cinder cones with lava lakes, skylights and lava flows entering the ocean to create black sand beaches. See where some of the homes…

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$310.00 - $480.00
(3 Reviews, 4 Stars)

Based upon reputation in the industry, Sunshine Helicopters has certainly earned the respect of all helicopter tour companies in the State. The owner and founder of Sunshine Helicopters is Ross Scott…

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$133.90 - $153.90
(1 Review, 4 Stars)

This 30 minute tour begins with a beautiful view of placid Keehi Lagoon and continues over historic Honolulu Harbor. Here you will see Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island, as well as…

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$244.90
(3 Reviews, 3.7 Stars)

Explore the lush West Maui Mountains and the remote villge of Kahakuloa. Weather permitting, soar above West Maui's tallest waterfall, Honokohau Falls, over 1,100 feet. Then pass by Nakalele Point "blow…

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$4309.80 - $7241.25

The Big Island, the largest of all Hawaiian islands, continues to grow as Kilauea volcano erupts. See this spectacular site from the most ideal location, the sky! Along your journey, enjoy the sights…

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$673.00

Be a pilot for a day! This instructional tour, with the guidance of a certified instructor, lets you see Kauai in all of its glory while learning to pilot "on-the-fly!" You'll start with a brief ground…

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$673.00

This is your private photo tour, choose your own highlights and concentrate the tour on areas of special importance to you. Your knowledgeable pilot may also suggest the best Kauai sights to take stunning…

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$660.00

This private option is ideal for professional or amateur photographers who have one specific area on the island they are interested in photographing and maybe want to shoot it from many angles, repeatedly.

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$590.90

Enjoy the ultimate Hawaii Volcano Tour, an exclusive adventure for your Hawaiian vacation! Visit Hawaii's only active volcano on our Hawaii Volcano Eco-Adventure Tour, and fly over the volcano on an…

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$632.81 - $682.81

Explore the Hawai'i Volcanoes in flight and by foot. Fly over Kona coffee district and 3 volcanoes including Hualalai, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. You will arrive to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park…

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$548.24 - $598.24

Enjoy a spectacular sunset helicopter tour over paradise! You'll venture North to view the Kona and Kohala coasts followed by views of Mauna Loa, the world's largest volcano! Along your journey…

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$447.90 - $494.90

This Paradise Helicopters exclusive Air Adventure combines the complete circle tour of the Big Island (our Hawaii Experience) with a full or half day in historic downtown Hilo on the Big Island's east…

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$364.90

This tour is a photographer's dream! This flight is flown at slower speeds than the shorter tour and is able to explore further into Kauai's valleys and canyons because of the added length. The…

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$285.00 - $450.00

The widely respected helicopter company, Sunshine Helicopters offers flights on the islands of Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. The roots of Sunshine Helicopters hearken back to the Vietnam War, where…

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$270.00 - $435.00

See all the highlights of the West Maui Mountains, then (whale watch, in season) across the Pailolo Channel to discover Hawaii"s tallest waterfalls along Molokai"s remote and isolated North Shore. Capture…

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$510.00 - $585.00

Experience the fiery lava vents of the Big Island's active volcano, Kilauea. Then, continue on to the hidden tropical valleys of the Kohala Mountains and the beautiful rain forest of the Hamakua Coast.

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$388.00

The extra 20 minutes in the air allows for more detailed exploration of the island with extra time spent at each of the fantastic sites and a specific focus on the amazing waterfalls. This tour can be…

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$255.00

As solid a company as the A-Star Helicopters they fly, Air Maui has proven itself over the years to be one of the most enjoyable helicopter experiences on island. They strictly fly the A-Star touring…

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$299.95

The 50-60 minute East Maui Mountains tour will take you to see the main points of interest along the slopes and summit of Mt. Haleakala. Possible sights include: Paia Bay and Hookipa Beach, "Jaws" (Maui's…

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$225.00 - $370.00

One of the most well known and respected helicopter tour companies in Hawaii is Sunshine Helicopters. Ross Scott is the company's founder and owner and his days in the helicopter business have their roots…

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$279.82 - $379.82

Fly in replica "The Chopper" helicopter from Magnum, P.I. and cruise along the same flight route as in the opening scene of the show! You will also see Oahu's world famous North Shore, Pearl Harbor, Diamond…

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$256.90 - $311.90

The flight portion is the same as the Island Safari but upon reaching the Kauai Wildlife Refuge overlooking the Olokele Canyon the helicopter will land at this most unique and beautiful spot. After a 40…

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$279.95

The 40-50 minute West Maui Mountains tour will take you through near vertical terrain of the west Maui Mountains where you can see the wettest place on the island of Maui. Possible sights include: the…

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$279.95

The 40-50 minute East Maui Mountains tour will take you to see the main points of interest along the slopes of Mt. Haleakala. Possible sights include: Paia Bay and Hookipa Beach, "Jaws" (Maui's big wave…

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$279.95

The 40-50 minute West Maui / Molokai tour will take you through the rugged West Maui Mountains as well as the "Friendly" island of Molokai. Possible sights include: the Waihee Valley, waterfalls at the…

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$312.00

This adventure has it all! On your approximately 60 minute journey you will experience everything - the famed Waikiki Shoreline to spectacular Diamond Head Crater. Your adventure also includes the famous…

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$269.90 - $306.90

Get a bird's-eye view of Pearl Harbor and the bookends of WWII, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri. You'll see historic Honolulu harbor, bustling Aloha Tower Marketplace and downtown…

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$267.90

This activity covers a sunset dinner and the most requested points of interest on Maui including the West Maui Mountains, Kaanapali coastline, Lanai and over to Molokai's North shore. There will be a stop…

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$239.00

Maverick Helicopters has set a standard of excellence in its 20 years of operation. This is not a company the cuts costs in an attempt to be the least expensive helicopter tour company on the market.…

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$160.00

View the West Maui Mountains and dramatic waterfalls that rush down the cliffs through the tropical rain-forest. Please note: Dark colored clothing is recommended for picture taking. Purses, bags,…

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$160.00

This tour covers the most requested point of interest on Maui, Haleakala Crater. Please note: Dark colored clothing is recommended for picture taking. Purses, bags, camera bags, and fanny packs are…

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$239.00

Maverick Helicopters is clearly an 'upscale' helicopter company. Maverick is not a 'discount' helicopter service. Their purpose has always been to find a way to provide the best tours without cutting…

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$218.42 - $243.42

This 30 minute flight will offer one of Hawaii's spectacular sunsets from a different vantage point. See how the landscape, laid out below, of the famed North shore surf breaks and beaches and the Ko'olau…

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$212.00

Add to your Waikiki Adventure with additional exploration of the southern part of the island. Sites include the famous Koko Head and the volcanic formed tuff ring, Hanauma Bay. You will see the Makapu…

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$154.90 - $173.90

This tour is designed for guests of Ko'olina, Ihilani and Disney's Aulani resort. It begins and terminates at the Ko'olina Marina. Guests will see Pearl Harbor, Ke'ehi Lagoon, Aloha Tower…

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$239.00 - $314.00

Enjoy a 45 to 50 minute tour with live pilot narration. Depart and return from Princeville and see hidden places that can only be discovered from the air. You will see lush valleys dotted with waterfalls,…

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$112.00

Follow the famed Waikiki Shoreline to spectacular Diamond Head Crater. Your adventure also includes a flyover of USS Arizona Memorial/Pearl Harbor.This tour is available doors-on or doors-off.

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$169.00

View the awesome beauty of the Kohala Mountains and tour the deep winding valleys such as Waimanu, Pololu and Waipio.

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$205.00 - $255.00
(1 Review, 2 Stars)

A 55 to 60 minute tour with live pilot narration. This adventure will take you through remote valleys, cascading waterfalls, spectacular sea cliffs and numerous backdrops. You'll probably recognize…

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$1680.00 - $2240.00

On this 2 hour private adventure over the Big Island, you will see a diversity and beauty that rivals any other place in the world. Departing from the convenient Kona Airport, you will head for the most…

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$930.00 - $1240.00

Enjoy a private stunning 75 minute fly-by of some of the best hidden sites that Hawaii's diverse climate can offer. On your flight to Waimea, your helicopter will dip down into the valleys to get up close…

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$210.00 - $280.00

View the magnificent coastline of Hawaii's Big Island, from Kona to Captain Cook, then back up to Hualalai and Kiholo Bay. See the beautiful beaches of Kua Bay and Makalawena, before returning to Kona…

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$210.00 - $280.00

For those who just want a taste of soaring above it all, this 15 minute Helicopter Experience tour offers a chance to get airborne. Start at Kona airport and fly to Kona Town and back. Chat with our experienced…

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