Doors-Off Kohala Waterfalls And Hike
Feel, See, and Experience Kohola In A Whole New Way
Even if you’ve done a helicopter trip before, there’s no comparison to riding through the Kohala valleys with the doors wide open. One of the biggest highlights of this stunning excursion is that visitors can enjoy and experience the untouched beauty of the area without being separated from nature by cabin doors. You’ll be able to feel the wind in your hair, as well as the delicate spray from the enormous waterfalls tumbling down lush green valley walls.
Explore the Kohala Region
Observe huge waterfalls
Fly through lush jungle valleys
Pass over the birthplace of King Kamehameha
Land in a remote location for a short hike
See hidden and secluded beaches
Follow the rugged Kohala coastline
Enjoy a narrated flight courtesy of your pilot
Be sure to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure at the Waimea-Kohala Airport to check in and receive a safety briefing concerning doors-off flights. Upon takeoff, your pilot will fly you over the rugged and beautiful Kohala Coast, where you will enjoy viewing dramatic cliffs and rock formations carved by years of intense volcanic activity interacting with the ocean waves. After that, you’ll travel through the Kohala Mountains and into the center of the island to observe towering waterfalls cascading hundreds of feet down lush valley walls. At the midway point in the tour, you will land in an incredibly remote area and your pilot will take you on a short walk through a strawberry guava forest to a lookout point that offers you fantastic views of the coastline. Upon taking to the air once more you will get to see King Kamehameha’s birthplace on the return flight to the airport.
|GuestsAges 2 and up||$520.00|
Daily flights are available at 9:00am
Please email, chat or call us to request a cancellation of your flight. Fill out the form on our contact us page to make sure it gets to us right away. You can cancel your helicopter tour at any time for a full cash refund if you let us know more than 7 days prior to your tour start date with no hassles. Most of our helicopter tours have a 72-hour cancellation policy but depending on the time of year and group size, this could be extended by the vendor to 7 days. Our blanket policy is 7 days. The individual product page will clarify if that particular flight has that longer cancellation period. Depending on the particular tour, there may only be a partial credit. There are no refunds if you decide to cancel within the 72-hour period. Any tours purchased within 72-hours of the start date, there are no refunds for no shows or cancellations. Full refunds are provided at any time if we must cancel your tour due to safety, staff issues, or equipment availability reasons.
The unique feature of this tour is the landing at an exclusive location deep within the Kohala mountains. The walk takes you through a waiwi (guava) forest for a modest half-mile. During the hike, you’ll be immersed in the flora and fauna of Kohala as you learn about the culture and varied natural habitat of this peaceful jungle environment. The wall-to-wall ocean views from the ridge top are spectacular, including Mokupuku island formations and pounding waves on the northern coast of the Big Island.
There’s no comparison to riding through the Kohala Valleys with the doors off. One of the most memorable aspects of this lovely journey is that visitors may enjoy and appreciate nature without being separated from it by cabin doors. The sounds of streams rushing alongside the road, trees rustling in the breeze, and cascading waterfalls will fill your ears, you’ll also be able to feel the wind in your hair as well as the delicate spray from the enormous waterfalls.
The Kohala region is an incredible area to explore and is located on the Big Island’s western coastline. The Kohala Coast is host to a variety of luxury beach resorts and immaculate golf courses. As you fly further inland towards the Kohala Forest Reserve the valley walls will become increasingly steep and covered in greenery. Kapaau and Hawi are the former sugar plantation towns of North Kohala. The birthplace of King Kamehameha and Mookini Heiau, one of Hawaii’s biggest and oldest heiau (sacred places of worship), are located near Kapaau.