Paradise Helicopters

Paradise Helicopters

Locally owned and operated since 1996, Paradise Helicopters offers the finest helicopter tours across the Hawaiian Islands. Whether departing from Kona, Hilo or Oahu, our unique, fun and adventurous helicopter tours and charters are crafted to immerse our guests in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Hawaii – and to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Check us out at: www.paradisehelicopters.com

Big Island Volcano

Two types of helicopter adventure are available from Hilo, Hawaii:

VOLCANOES & WATERFALLS EXTREME

Feel The Heat!  Take a ride in our Hughes 500 helicopter with no doors, and find out for yourself why the Travel Channel calls this the “hottest helicopter ride on Earth!” Kīlauea Volcano has been continuously erupting for 30 years, and even at 500 feet above the flowing lava and open vents, you will feel waves of hot air rolling off the subsurface flows, which can reach temperatures of 2,000 degrees! Along the way, cool off as you soar over Hilo’s lush rain forests, Mauna Loa’s vistas and the plunging Wai‘ānuenue (Rainbow Falls), so named for the rainbows you can see in the mist when the early morning sunshine hits the water.

There’s no better vantage point than a helicopter, and there’s no bigger thrill than leaving the doors behind so there is nothing between you and the sights!

Departs from Hilo Airport, Terminal: 3 daily

VOLCANOES & WATERFALLS

The Volcanoes & Waterfalls air adventure showcases the how the story of Hawai‘i is inextricably linked to the elements.  You will fly over Kīlauea, the most active volcano on earth, and search out glowing red lava, evidence that this fiery hot spot is constantly cycling through both creation and destruction.  However, the windward side also catches enough rain to make Hilo the wettest city in the United States.  All this water fills tunnels that once flowed with lava, creating incredible rivers, pools and waterfalls all over East Hawai‘i. Hilo’s lush rain forests, Mauna Loa’s vistas and the plunging Wai‘ānuenue (Rainbow Falls), so named for the rainbows you can see in the mist when the early morning sunshine hits the water.   Choose the Hilo Volcanoes & Waterfalls air adventure to see volcanic activity and waterfalls inaccessible by any other means!

Departs from Hilo Airport, Terminal: 3 daily

DETAILS – For Hilo Tours

  • 40 – 50  minute tour
  • View current activity at Kilauea Volcano, tropical rainforests of Puna, & waterfalls of North Hilo
  • Two-way communication between you, your pilot, and your group
  • Fully narrated tour
  • All taxes and fuel surcharge included
  • Please check in for your flight 45 minutes prior to departure
  • Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee

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