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Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour

Waikoloa Village, United States
Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Fly above Hawaii's spectacular peaks, coasts, and valleys on this helicopter tour of the Big Island. Watch lava bubble up out of volcanoes, fly over the lush rain forests of the Hamakua Coast, and complete your trip with views of the waterfalls lining the Kohala Mountains. Only a helicopter tour lets you see so many of Hawaii's charms on a single ride and from an unforgettable perspective.
  • FAA Diamond Award. Every year since 1998, Blue Hawaiian’s superb maintenance technicians have earned the FAA’s Certificate of Excellence Diamond Award.”
  • Helicopter tour over the Big Island
  • See the volcanic badlands, lush rain forests, and Kohalas Mountains
  • Premier helicopters offer wide viewing windows
  • Morning and afternoon departure available
  • Unforgettable way to see Hawaii's famed natural attractions
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Use of Bose Aviation-grade, electronic noise-cancelling headsets
Use of microphones with 2-way communication with pilot
Pilot Guide who are also State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guides
All taxes and fees
USB in-flight video and photo packages available after flight for purchase.
Transportation to and from heliport
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters , 68-690 Waikoloa Rd, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Heliport

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Heliport and helicopter are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair lift is available at base to assist boarding.
  • Children 23 months and younger are complimentary and considered a lap child.
  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to tour time. You will receive confirmation of tour time after booking. Late arrivals may not be accepted and non-refundable.
  • For each guest weighing 240 pounds (108 kg) or more, an adjacent empty seat is required to safely balance the aircraft. The second seat charge is half off of the regular tour price. Please arrange your additional seat after booking.
  • Tour sights vary depending on weather.
  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • No scuba diving within 24-hours of tour departure
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Spectacular Complete Island Experience
, Jul 2022
Getting an overview of the entire island. Learning much about volcanoes. Our pilot was excellent, showing us waterfalls, remote bridges, and cabins only visible from the air
Lava, rain forest, desert and waterfalls! A must do!!
, Jul 2022
We were truly able to see the entire island. We saw parts of the island that only a helicopter would be able to navigate. Stunningly breathtaking! Do the longer tour and see the entire island. It is an amazing Prospective. We did see LAVA!
What a lava-ly time we had
, Jul 2022
Honestly it's hard to describe just how amazing it was. The views are incredible and you really will see things from a whole new perspective. Our pilot Toshi was almost as much of the star of the show as the island it's self and his passion was next to none. 2hours just flew by and wish it could have been longer!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Matt was an excellent...
, May 2022
Matt was an excellent pilot and did great job of making it a fun and safe experience! I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone looking for some of the best views of their life.
This is the one to book!
, Mar 2022
This was an awesome experience. This is the best way to see all the beauty of the big island. Shane was very knowledgeable about the big island. He was willing to ensure that everyone was able to see the sites we were circling. His love and passion for what he does shines through. If you are considering a helicopter ride while on the island, this one is the one to book!
Best way to see all the island has to offer!
, Feb 2022
We’ve done multiple excursions, on several of the islands, and this was by far the best. Such a great way to see the diverse landscapes of the island, especially spots you wouldn’t have access to otherwise. Our pilot, Matt, was amazing. An extremely skilled pilot and very knowledgeable on the island, he made the tour very enjoyable. Highlights: seeing lava in the volcano caldera, close up viewing of a 2.4k ft waterfall, and spotting whales along the shore.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Jan 2022
We were unable to go to the volcano due to cloud coverage but they adjusted our trip to land at a waterfall and it was beautiful. Our pilot , Shane, did an excellent job!!
, Dec 2021
A great experience! Highly recommend! The trip hit all of the highlights of Hawaii, including Kilauea and the northern coast! We even saw whales!
Awesome must do tour!
, Aug 2021
This was an amazing tour. Excellent way to see whole island, from a different perspective, in a day. Greg was awesome! Must do!!
Beautiful, informative, and amazing.
, Jul 2021
Our guide was amazing. He had a ton of knowledge and was great at flying the helicopter, so smooth! Loved the experience and learned so much. Overall totally recommend. The views were amazing.
, Jul 2021
Wonderful views and sites! Excellent experience with great photo opportunities. Staff was very knowledgeable about the areas.
Spectacular as the tour name indicates
, Jul 2021
Covering both brown, green, and blue areas. Ultimate was the landing in front of the falls. The pilot was very friendly, pleasant, and helpful.
Exhilarating adventure
, Jun 2021
Amazing views of the mountains, waterfalls, shoreline, volcanoes, and the whole Big Island! We enjoyed the ride with our wonderful pilot Greg. Awesome experience and will recommend this adventure to everyone! Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see active lava flowing, maybe next time 😂😂😂
unreal views
, May 2021
Really great experience. The views are breathtaking. Waterfalls, volcanoes and coastline views were unreal. Pilot was extremely nice and knowledgeable about the island and it’s marvels. Overall amazing experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Difficult to reschedule tour
, Apr 2021
They did not perform the entire tour as planned… be it .. due to weather .. but would not reschedule us for at least 2 weeks … soo we were relinquished to half a tour
2 travelers found this review helpful
Highlight of our trip!
, Dec 2019
My husband was a bit skeptical about going up in a helicopter but I was adamant and he agreed to do it. Now he can't stop talking about how spectacular it was! It truly was the highlight of our trip to Hawaii, and that's saying a lot because we saw a lot! We bought the video so we could re-live it over and over. A big thanks to Shane who was an awesome pilot and guide. He made us feel so comfortable! I highly recommend this excursion!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bruno was Fantastic!
, Jul 2018
Great flight, amazing views! Great music choices, good facts, and funny. Highly recommend! Bruno was fantastic!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
It was awesome! Should have done...
, Feb 2018
It was awesome! Should have done the waterfall landing otherwise it was great. John our pilot was funny and knowledgeable. We have recommended to others who are going to the Hawaii.

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