A LUXURY HELICOPTER TOUR OF HAMAKUA
Witness the awesome beauty of the Kohala Mountains with sweeping views of the South Kohala Resort coastline. Climb past Waimea over the sprawling pasture lands of the Kahua and Ponoholo Ranches in route to the lush tropical rainforest of Hamakua. Explore the steep ocean cliffs and hidden valleys of Waimanu, Pololu, and Waipio, alive with dozens of roaring waterfalls.
Luxury Helicopter Tour of Hamakua Features
Witness the awesome beauty of the Kohala Mountains with panoramic views of the coastline. Climb past Waimea over the sweeping pasture lands of the Kahua and Ponoholo Ranches and fly over the lush tropical rainforest of Hamakua. Marvel at the steep ocean cliffs and hidden valleys of Waimanu, Pololu and Waipio, alive with dozens of roaring waterfalls.
The Hamakua Coast includes two of the island’s most famous waterfalls—the 442-foot-high Akaka Falls and the 100-foot-tall Kahuna Falls. You’ll fly over triple-tiered Umauma Falls too! The three levels which Umauma Falls flows down resemble great lava stone steps with recesses that create tranquil little pools surrounded by tropical plants and trees.
Local Pilot to Narrate
All along the way you will enjoy live narration by your expert pilot pointing out the sights during your tour. And, you can choose to purchase a narrated video of your flight! Learn about the history of this area from the early days of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Hamakua Coast was covered with sugar cane. Today, communities can still be found where small farmers grow kalo (taro), hearts of palm, vegetables and tropical fruit.
Luxury Helicopter Tour of Hamakua Details
See lush forests and spectacular waterfalls
Multiple start times Mon-Sat
Depart from the Hapuna Heliport in Kamuela, HI
Video option available
Live narration by an expert pilot
Come fly with us over stunning vistas with oceanside cliffs, winding mountain trails, jungle-covered canyons and rolling green hills as far as the eye can see. If it feels like you’re on another planet, you’re in the right place. Located just north of Hilo on the northeastern side of Hawai’i, the Hamakua Coast is one of the most beautiful stretches of scenery on the island. With nearly 84 inches of rainfall a year, the region boasts lush tropical rainforests and tranquil green valleys. You will see the waterfalls Hawai’i is famous for! Looking at their cascading beauty, you will understand why they’re called wailele (leaping waters).
All along the way you will enjoy live narration by your expert pilot pointing out the sights during your tour. And, you can choose to purchase a narrated video of your flight!
Price & Availability
45-Minute Kohala Hamakua Coast Helicopter Tour From Kona Airport
|WhisperStar - Open Seating||$324.00|
|Whisper Star - First Class Seating||$399.00|
Note: Helicopter has 4 seats in the back and 2 seats in front for guests. Open seating is determined based on weight & balance for all 6 passengers. First Class seating is guaranteed two front seats next to pilot.
- Choice of regular or first-class seating
- Video option available
- Knowledgeable local pilot to point out the sights
Departure & Return
- Three departure times daily starting at 2 pm
- 45-minute flights
- Location: Hapuna Heliport, Kamuela, HI
There are NO cancellations on neighbor-island day trips. There are fees for changing 72-hours after booking the tour.
If the helicopter tour must be canceled by the company for any reason, guests will be refunded for the helicopter tour and welcomed on an extended sightseeing land tour.
Guests may opt for an early return and receive a refund for the helicopter tour portion. All other costs/change fees will be the responsibility of the guest(s).