This Paradise Helicopters exclusive Air Adventure combines the complete circle tour of the Big Island (our Hawaii Experience) with a full or half day in historic downtown Hilo on the Big Island’s east side.
Depart from our heliport at the Kona International Airport in a Bell 407, Hawai’i’s premier tour helicopter. After a beautiful morning soaring over the Kohala and Hamakua coastlines’ lush, green valleys, magnificent waterfalls and majestic rainforest, you will arrive at the Hilo International. From there, we provide complimentary ground transportation to and from the downtown area. However, if you would prefer to take a farther excursion, discount car rentals are available through partners for approximately $50. Once in Hilo, you’ll be provided a guide of ”Things to Do” includes cultural and historical sites such as The King Kamehameha Statue, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, Pacific Tsunami Museum, and the Vietnam War Memorial. Cuisine choices in Hilo are as diverse as the town itself; choose from local style foods at Puka Puka Kitchen, pizza at Aloha Luigi, burgers from Ma’ona, and much more. Add to that the impressive amount of shops, galleries, parks, and gardens that downtown Hilo has to offer. At the end of your self-guided tour, head back to the Hilo International Airport where your 407 awaits to take you on the second half of your air tour, over Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano, and back to Kona International Airport before the end of the day.
Our exclusive Discover Hilo tour is the perfect chance to experience the island by air and explore Hilo in person without the two hour drive!
- 1.5-2 hour Air Adventure
- Time in Hilo is either full day (HE10) or half day (HE5)
- Six passengers
- Only company to offer two-way communication with the pilot and other guests
- Current activity at Kilauea Volcano
- Amazing white and black sand beaches
- Hundreds of waterfalls
- 2,000′ valley walls
- Breathtaking coast lines
- 11 different climate zones
- All taxes and fuel surcharge
- Fully narrated tour
Suitable for adults, children, and seniors
What to Wear:
Dark colored shirts for picture taking (no reflection in pictures)
Check in 45 minutes prior to departure
Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee
About 1.5-2 hours flying
Time in Hilo is half or full day based on availability
Tuesdays (some exceptions apply)
Departure Time & Location
Morning (full day in Hilo) and afternoon (half day in Hilo) departures
Kona International Airport located in the Commuter Terminal Building
Rate: $ 539 / person
*Tour departure times, flight durations, route and viewing may vary due to weather, volcanic activity and other uncontrollable events. We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Late cancels and no shows pay full fare. We reserve the right to refuse service. All prices are subject to applicable taxes and fees. All prices are subject to change.