The Big Island Experience

Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours in Hilo

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For those of you who want it all, the Full Island VIP Adventure Tour is for you! Volcano, valleys, waterfalls and coastline! It’s all of our helicopter tours of the Big Island rolled into one plus an active volcano!Departing from Kona International Airport, we head straight to Kilauea by way of the saddle running between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, Hawaii’s tallest mountains.
Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes on earth and has been continuously erupting since 1974. Here we will explore the East Rift Zone of Kilauea, including Kilauea Crater, Pu’u O’o Vent and it’s lava flows that are currently entering the Pacific Ocean.The tour will then fly north up the windward side of the island passing Hilo town, the wettest town on earth and the heavenly Hamakua Coast. Then we will whisk you up north to explore the seven windward valleys of Kohala. First stop is the windward side of the Kohala Mountains where we will fly the coastline of Waipio Valley and then move westward to Waimanu Valley. Waimanu can experience annual rainfall of up to 200 inches, fueling 1500+ ft waterfalls, some of the tallest in all of Hawaii.Following the valleys west, we fly over Honopue, Honokea, Honokane Iki, and the historic valley of Honokane Nui or “big” Valley and Pololu. We will climb and cross over the summit of Kohala, the oldest of the five volcanoes that make up the Big Island of Hawaii.Your tour will conclude with a beautiful coastline flight over sparkling ocean waters, ancient lava flowsand the spectacular luxury resorts that make their homes on the island’s leeward shores.For passenger comfort this is a doors on tour only. • Private Helicopter Tours of the Big Island • 120-minute helicopter tour of some of the world’s most beautiful valleys, waterfalls and seacliffs • Low Level view into Madam Peles boiling cauldron- An active volcano since 1983 and the continuous lava flow into the ocean into the ocean…. • Amazing photo opportunities • Live Tour Commentary in English

What’s included

  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • Fuel surcharge

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off