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Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo

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Safety measures
icon55 minutes to 1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

A must-do for adrenaline junkies, this aerial adventure takes you over the island’s volcanic landscape, so you can peer into craters and spot lava. Plus enjoy views of waterfalls and other natural features of the Big Island while aboard.
  • Big Island helicopter flight from Hilo
  • Soar above Hawaii's volcanic landscape
  • Admire the island's forests and tropical waterfalls from above
  • Choose between three departure times
  • Upgrade seating is available (additional fee)
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Two-way headset communication with your pilot
Live commentary on board
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Departure Point

2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

Departure Time

9/15/2020 - 6/27/2022
Monday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Wednesday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Friday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Due to safety concerns, customers are not allowed to bring any personal items on the flight
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own caregiver
  • All pilots and aircraft are FAA-certified
  • Due to the current social distancing requirements for the state of Hawai'i, face mask will be required at all times while on the aircraft.
  • Learn about our elevated health & safety protocol to help observe the COVID-related requirements of social distancing and sanitization on our website
  • A visitor who has either quarantined for 10 days (showing an airline ticket with an arrival date 10 days prior to flight), or who can show that the pre-testing travel program accepted a negative test result from them.
  • A resident who has been on island for at least 10 days or who has had a negative COVID-19 test in the past 72 hours.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Helicopter holds 6 passengers; larger groups may be separated
  • All guests weighing between 265 lbs – 300 lbs when weighed at check-in, will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge of $50 on our Hughes/MD 500 helicopter or $100 on our Bell 407 helicopter. They will be guaranteed a window seat.
  • We require that any guests weighing 300 lbs. or more purchase an additional empty seat to safely balance the aircraft. Upon check-in, we will weigh all passengers. They will be guaranteed a window seat.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Seating is assigned based on weight and balance following guidelines which have been approved by the FAA. We cannot guarantee seats as the weight of guests must be balanced within the aircraft.
  • A seat upgrade is not a guarantee; however, if you purchase a co-pilot and/or window seat upgrades, we will do our best to seat you in your purchased location. If we cannot accomodate a seat upgrade due to weight and balance requirements for your flight (or for any other reason), we will refund your upgrade purchase at check-in.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paradise Helicopters

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo.

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Just do it!!
Lee_L
, Apr 2021
Had a great time with our tour. We saw exactly what we thought we would. Even molten lava! Our pilot and ground crew were awesome!
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Helicopter tour
Janice
, Apr 2021
Pilot Paige was fantastic- his knowledge of the island, volcano and waterfalls was impressive. So glad we had good weather and was able to fly.
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Amazing
Flora_J
, Feb 2021
Very smooth flight and Matt was very attentive to those who were air sick. He gave a very informative narrative through the tour.
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Got to see the lava!
Darcy_C
, Jan 2021
Got to see the lava! The tour guide took us around many times so we all got a good look. Everyone wore their masks and we felt safe, too!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Aloha Darcy, Mahalo for taking the time to review your experience, we are thrilled to hear that you felt safe throughout your time with us. The lava is an incredible beauty to see right now, it's pretty special to see it and know that it can look completely different the next day. Mahalo for choosing to fly Paradise Helicopters, we hope to fly with you again. Mahalo, Paradise Helicopters
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Pete was great!!
Andy_R
, Jan 2021
Pete was amazing! Kind, patient and knowledgeble. He made us feel comfortable and gave us a great ride. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Aloha Andy_R! Mahalo for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate your feedback. Pete is an incredible Pilot and really loves showing off his home by air. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience and hope to see you back soon. Mahalo, Paradise Helicopters
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Doors off! Only way to go!
Dennis_S
, Mar 2020
The staff was super friendly. The ride was fabulous! I was very confident in our pilot. I wish we could have gotten closer to the waterfall.
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The helicopter flight !
Annamarie_B
, Feb 2020
It was a first helicopter ride for me and the no doors made it more exciting!! The pilot showed us all the devastation from 2018 eruption. The beautiful coastline, the big macadamia farms, some waterfalls . We covered a good size area . Thanks
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Excellent
, Jan 2020
Excellent - Experienced pilot. Being a fixed wing pilot myself and knowing what a non commercial helicopter flight can do, the pilot made no rapid banks or turns which may have upset non flying passengers. Quite a full overview of the lava, Hilo and surrounds. Flies along the coast then turns in towards the volcano !
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OK trip
Muzza E
, Nov 2019
My first helicopter trip. There was very little commentary. Didn't know where we were. The ground crew was good.
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Everybody was really nice and...
villanne
, Mar 2018
Everybody was really nice and professional. The pilot was wonderful. We weren't that lucky with the weather and didn't see as much of volcano activity as seen in pictures before this ride, however, the experience of riding on a helicopter was worth it. Next time I might consider getting more information on the rides, maybe spend more money and definitely get started earlier with planing as a lot was already booked when i looked into it.
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