45-Minute Open-Door Volcanoes Helicopter Flight

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5.0 stars This was a fantastic tour and we both thoroughly enjoyed the flight. It was definitely the best way to get a true perspective of the volcano. Would highly recommend this tour Reviewed by:Nick H.,
Australia, August 2014
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"Feel the volcano's heat!"

  Adult Child

Lowest Price From $281.30 USD N/A

Feel a Hawaiian volcano’s heat radiate from the lava as you experience volcanic activity first hand, with nothing between you! An open-door helicopter flight over a Big Island volcano is an adventure of a lifetime. After the lava warms you up, you’ll cool back down with stunning views of waterfalls before soaring above historic Hilo town.
 

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Information

Operates:Daily

Location:Big Island of Hawaii

Region:Hawaii

Duration:50 minutes

Tour Code:5120_H0004

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Departure Point:Hilo Heliport located at Hilo Airport

Departure Time: We have multiple departure times to suit your sightseeing schedule.

Inclusions

  • Helicopter tour
  • Two-way headset communication with your pilot
  • Live commentary on board

Exclusions

  • Food
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Your safety is our #1 priority; in order to ensure the safety of all passengers, customers that weigh between 250-300lbs (113 kg-135 kg) must pay a $25 capacity fee at the time of check-in. Guests will be guaranteed a window seat.
  • All guests weighing over 300 lbs (135 kg) will be assessed a capacity fee of 1/2 of 1 fare at regular price. The guest will be guaranteed a window seat.
  • All guests weighing 350 lbs (158 kg) and up are required to buy 2 seats. The guest will be guaranteed a window seat and an empty seat next to them.
  • All pilots and aircraft are FAA-certified
  • If you are staying in Kona, be aware it is an approximate 2.5-hour drive to Hilo
  • Helicopter holds 4 passengers; larger groups may be separated
  • For a guaranteed window seat, make sure to upgrade to the preferred seating option.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 6 and 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure or fail to show up on the confirmed day of travel, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Vouchers & Confirmation Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 48 hours (often on the very same day!) you will receive a voucher confirming all details.

Voucher Info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Feel the Heat - The Ultimate 50-Minute Open-Door Helicopter Experience (Helicopter)

Starpoints:

  • Open-door helicopter ride over a volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii!
  • Spend 50 minutes in the air above magnificent Hawaiian sights.
  • Feel the heat radiating from the lava of an active volcano.
  • Enjoy amazing views of lush tropical waterfalls.
  • Talk to other passengers with your two-way headsets.
  • Capture unobstructed views of the volcanic activity!
  • The Hughes 500 four-passenger helicopters ensure an intimate, personalized flight.
  • Listen to descriptive narration from your friendly, professional pilot

Tour Options

This tour / activity has the following tour options. Click the "Check Availability" button to select a travel date and confirm availability for your preferred tour option.

9:30am Departure

  • Price from USD $281.30
  • Departs at 9:30am
  • Code: AM0930

9:30am Departure - Preferred

  • Price from USD $306.30
  • Departs at 9:30am. Preferred seating guarantees a window seat.
  • Code: AM0930PREF

10:30am Departure

  • Price from USD $281.30
  • Departs at 10:30am
  • Code: AM1030

10:30am Departure - Preferred

  • Price from USD $306.30
  • Departs at 10:30am. Preferred seating guarantees a window seat.
  • Code: AM1030PREF

11:30am Departure

  • Price from USD $281.30
  • Departs at 11:30am
  • Code: AM1130

11:30am Departure - Preferred

  • Price from USD $306.30
  • Departs at 11:30am. Preferred seating guarantees a window seat.
  • Code: AM1130PREF

12:30pm Departure

  • Price from USD $281.30
  • Departs at 12:30pm
  • Code: PM1230

12:30pm Departure - Preferred

  • Price from USD $306.30
  • Departs at 12:30pm. Preferred seating guarantees a window seat.
  • Code: PM1230PREF

1:30pm Departure

  • Price from USD $281.30
  • Departs at 1:30pm
  • Code: PM1330

1:30pm Departure - Preferred

  • Price from USD $306.30
  • Departs at 1:30pm. Preferred seating guarantees a window seat.
  • Code: PM1330PREF

2:30pm Departure

  • Price from USD $281.30
  • Departs at 2:30pm
  • Code: PM1430

2:30pm Departure - Preferred

  • Price from USD $306.30
  • Departs at 2:30pm. Preferred seating guarantees a window seat.
  • Code: PM1430PREF

Feel the Heat - The Ultimate 50-Minute Open-Door Helicopter Experience (Helicopter)

Description

Soar above a Hawaiian volcano and see sensational aerial views of lava flowing to the ocean below on an open-door helicopter tour. You will get up close and personal with volcanic lava on the Big Island of Hawaii with nothing between you and the volcano but air. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience gets you as close as you'll ever want to be to a live, active Hawaiian volcano. You’ll take off from Hilo International Airport in a four-passenger Hughes 500 Helicopter and spend 50-minutes in the air.

Listen to expert narration from your knowledgeable and friendly pilot as you fly over the volcano, as well as waterfalls and tropical rainforests. See historic downtown Hilo on your return flight to the airport.

Feel the Heat - The Ultimate 50-Minute Open-Door Helicopter Experience (Helicopter)

Please Note: Your safety is our #1 priority. In order to ensure the safety of all passengers, customers that weigh between 250-300 lbs (113 kg-135 kg) must pay a $25 capacity fee at the time of check-in. Guests will be guaranteed a window seat. This is similar to our current preferred seating charge.

All guests weighing over 300 lbs (135 kg) will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge of ½ of 1 seat at regular price. The guest will be guaranteed a window seat and ½ of the seat next to them.

All guests weighing 350 lbs (158 kg) and up are required to buy 2 seats. They will be guaranteed a window seat and an empty seat next to them.

By maintaining proper weight balance in the aircraft we hope to provide our guests with a safe, smooth and comfortable experience.

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