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Big Island Air offers three different tours on their air conditioned Cessna Grand Caravan EX, which is the only turbine-engine, jet prop tour airplane in the State of Hawaii. Turbine engines are superior to piston or reciprocation engines in terms of safety, reliability and performance. The added power of a turbine allows us to show many places/things a conventional engine will not allow while operating well within the aircraft's normal range limits. Turbine engines are much quieter, allowing better clarity of both music and pilot narration. Every passenger has a spacious window seat and a "picture window" view. The high wing design and large windows of the caravan allow excellent, unobstructed views of our island.


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The Big Island of Hawaii is big indeed, larger in fact than all the other islands put together. Taking an air tour on a fixed wing aircraft is a great way to see the Big Island of Hawaii in a short amount of time, and at a lesser expense than a helicopter.

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Fixed wing air tours on Maui can simply fly over the island of Maui but the most popular of them are those that either include the erupting volcanoes of the Big Island of Hawaii or those that include a tour to Father Damien's Leper Colony on the island of Molokai.

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If you are coming to the "Big Island" of Hawaii on a cruise ship then you need to make sure you browse our cruise ship category before you make any reservations for activities during shore leave.

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We frequently get asked questions from our clients about the handicap accessibility of our tours. As a result of this we have created category on our website called "Handicap Accessible Tours on the Big Island".

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We frequently get asked questions from our clients about the handicap accessibility of our tours. As a result of this we have created category on our website called "Handicap Accessible Tours on Maui".

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On Tom Barefoot's website, tours and activities that you see on any of the Hawaiian islands are available to you through "Car" and "Over-Night" packages.

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For over 20 years the fountains of fire have continued with tremendous intensity and today Mt. Kileaua is the volcano with the longest-lived rift activity in known Hawaiian volcano history.

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Some tours and activities are simply unique to the Big Island of Hawaii and cannot be experienced anywhere else. These include tours to the summit of Mauna Kea, guided hikes into the Volcanoes National Park, horseback riding on the Parker Ranch and "night snorkeling" off the coast of Kona.

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