Paradise Helicopters - Volcanoes & Waterfalls Adventure (from Hilo)
Big Island Helicopter Tours such as the Volcano Helicopter Adventure are fantastic tours to participate in during your Big Island vacation. This Big Island Tour leaves from Hilo Airport and then goes on to bring you over lush, tropical rainforest until you reach the incredible Kilauea Volcano. Observe the volcanic rebirth of the Big Island while you check out the power of volcanoes up close and personal. This Hilo Volcano Helicopter Adventure lasts for fifty minutes. When you reserve Paradise Helicopters Hawaii Activities through Big Island Activities Discount, you’re sure to save both time and money!
During the return trip, you’ll cruise above Mauna Loa’s slopes and be able to view the Wailuku River, where a number of waterfalls flow into gorgeous crystal ponds. Hawaii Helicopter Tours provide you with a bird’s eye view of the natural beauty of the Big Island.
When you’re booking your Big Island Activities and Big Island Tours through Big Island Activities Discount, be sure to ask about Paradise Helicopters Hawaii Activities such as Big Island Helicopter Tours and the Volcano Helicopter Adventure.
- 45-minute helicopter tour adventure
- Fly over Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth and see its current activity
- See Hilo and the surrounding rainforests and waterfalls
- Plenty of great photo opportunities
- Fully-narrated helicopter tour
- Two-way communication allowing you to speak directly with your pilot
Tour Upgrades and Additional Information:
- Upgrade - Window Seat: This upgrade guarantees a window seat. Seat is subject to weight and balance restrictions. If a Bell 407 is flown seat may be forward facing or backwards facing, if a guests doesn't believe they can sit backwards facing please note next to name of guest. Every effort will be made not to place guest backwards facing but may not be guaranteed due to weight capacity and balancing of craft. Please note the capacity surcharge already includes a window seat guarantee.
- Capacity Surcharge: A capacity surcharge is required for guest who
weight between 266 and 300 lbs at check in. A window seat is guaranteed
with the capacity surcharge. If you did not select the capacity
surcharge and weigh between these amounts at check in you will still be
charged directly by Paradise Helicopters before the flight.
- Extra Seat Charge: For guest that weigh above 300 lbs a Extra Seat
Charge is required. If you did not select the extra seat charge and
weigh above 300 lbs at check in you will still be charged directly by
Paradise Helicopters before the flight.
- Note for parties of 5 or 6 people: The BELL 407 helicopter (holds up to 6 passengers) is only available on Tuesdays. If you are a party of 5 or 6 people and would like to fly on the BELL 407, please give us a call prior to making a reservation so we can check if the helicopter is available for your tour date.
- Where and When:
- Morning: departing between 9:30 am & 11:00 am
Mid-day: departing between 11:30 am & 1:00 pm
Afternoon: departing between 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
The exact departure time for your preferred time frame will be specified on your voucher. Departs from Hilo International Airport
All guest must be one of the following:
A resident who has been on island for 14 days or had a negative covid test in the past 72 hours.
A visitor who has either quarantined for 14 days (showing an airline ticket with an arrival date 14 days prior to flight) or show their participation in the pre-testing travel program (an accepted negative test result).
If you are experiencing any symptoms such as cough, fever, abnormal fatigue, or not feeling well please refrain from entering our facilities. Notify Paradise Helicopters immediately. If you are exhibiting symptoms upon check-in, you will be asked to postpone your flight.
Staff may ask to check your temperature.
Guests age 5 and older are required to wear a face mask during their time in and around Paradise Helicopter facilities.
Guests flying on a doors-off helicopter must wear a mask that fits tightly behind the ears to ensure it will not leave the aircraft during flight.
- Each child (13 and under) must be accompanied by an adult.
Children under the age of two (2) AND under 30 lbs (13.5 kg) fly free when seated in the lap of a paying adult. Children who are 24 months and older or children who are under 24 months but weigh over 30 lbs (13.5 kg) require an individual full-fare seat.
Passengers need to bring a government issued photo ID. International passengers will need their passport.
Passengers weighing between 266-300 lbs (120-136 kg) will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge for Hilo flights. Passengers paying the Capacity Surcharge will be guaranteed a window seat. Passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg) will be assessed an Extra Seat Charge. Passengers paying an Extra Seat Charge will be guaranteed a window seat and an empty seat next to them.
- Special Notes:
- Operation Days:
- Approx. 45, 60 or 90 minutes based on current lava activity
- Paradise Helicopters
- Either the BELL 407 Helicopter which holds 6 people or the Hughes MD500 which holds 4 people.