A THRILLING BIG ISLAND FLYOVER
The Big Island represents 63% of the state's total land mass, or over 4,000 square miles. To see everything this beautiful island has to offer by car can be a daunting task, especially if you only have 1-2 weeks to enjoy your vacation. Fortunately, by taking to the air on a guided helicopter tour you will be able to see all of the Big Island’s iconic landmarks in just 2 hours.
Circle Island From Kona Tour Features
See the World’s Most Active Volcano
Embark on an unforgettable journey with your pilot as you soar above the world's most active volcano and the majestic Pu'u 'O'o vent. Experience the incredible aftermath of Kilauea Volcano's recent eruption, which has left behind a mesmerizing and otherworldly landscape. Behold the awe-inspiring sight of an eight-mile river of frozen lava, stretching from Ahu'aila'au all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Marvel at the birth of the newest black sand beaches on our planet and witness the colossal craters formed by these monumental historic events. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Fly Over the Whole Big Island
This helicopter tour takes you on an incredible journey around the entire perimeter of the island. In just two hours, our expert pilot will lead you from Kona International Airport, showcasing sights such as the famous Kona coffee district and the slopes of Mauna Loa. Hold your breath as we approach the southernmost town in the United States and view the rare beauty of one of the world's four green sand beaches.
Then, we journey to the windward side of the island, where vibrant Hilo town awaits your exploration. Witness the incredible sight of water cascading down sheer cliffs, where molten lava once flowed, creating an abundance of mesmerizing waterfalls and nurturing lush flora. Marvel at the majestic Kohala valleys and waterfalls of the north. It’s the adventure of a lifetime!
Locally Owned and Operated
Experience the legacy of our tour agency, which began in the 1940s with a passionate grandmother organizing trips to Hawaii. Back then, traveling to this island paradise was no easy feat, requiring expert guidance to ensure a stress-free journey.
Today, we carry on that tradition and while the world has become more accessible, planning a vacation to Hawaii remains just as complex. However, our dedicated team, spread across the globe, is here to make your holiday experience seamless and unforgettable.
With our roots firmly planted in Hawaii, a renowned hub for helicopter tours, we offer an array of flight options tailored to your preferences and budget. We can't wait for you to join us in the sky!
Circle Island From Kona Tour Details
Spend 2 hours in the air
Enjoy views of famous volcanoes
See untouched jungle valleys
Departs from Kona
Upgrade to a co-pilot seat
Fun for the whole family
Be sure to check in about 45 minutes before departure at the Kona Airport. This thrilling 2 hour tour begins with a flyover of the Kona coffee district and the slopes of Mauna Loa. In the prime conditions of the Kona coffee district, hundreds of small farms are able to produce over 2.5 million pounds of coffee each year. From there, your pilot will follow the coast and give you incredible vantage points of towering sea cliffs, crashing waves and one of the world’s only green sand beaches. After that, the terrain changes dramatically as you are treated to views of the crater that was formerly the Pu’u ‘O’o Vent of the Kilauea Volcano.
The east side of the Big Island is completely covered in blankets of lush green jungle. The reason the vegetation is so thick here is because this region sees over 130 inches of rain per year. As you might imagine, waterfalls and rushing rivers are plentiful in this region. In the middle of it all lies the colorful town of Hilo. Following the breathtaking Kohala Coast will take you through the steep walls and sharp ridges of the Kohala Valleys. Before returning to Kona, you will be able to catch some last glimpses of the pristine white sand beaches along the coast.
Price & Availability
2-Hour Doors-On Sightseeing Helicopter Tour From Kona Airport
|GuestsAges 2 yrs+||$795.00|
Departure & Return
Multiple departure times daily
Be sure to check in about 45 minutes before departure at the Kona Airport
Guests weighing 270 lbs. or over at check-in, will be charged for an extra seat (discounted 15% before fuel surcharge) for weight and balance purposes. The rate of the extra seat will be determined by the specific tour that they are booked on. This cost is calculated by adding an additional seat to the one that has already been purchased.
Customers who book a private charter are able to cancel up to 72 hours prior to their flight without penalty. Penalties for cancellations inside the 72 hour period will consist of any expenses or costs already incurred on behalf of the guest. Credit card fees are non-refundable.
Cancellation fees may be assessed based on how far in advance from the flight the cancellation occurs – see list below. Currently, our reservations call center is open 7 days a week, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
Cancelled 2 or more business days in advance of flight: Full refund
Less than 48 hours in advance: No refund