Big Island Spectacular
1 Hour and 45 Minutes
Voted #1 by The Travel Channel as the “World’s Best Helicopter Thrill”
Discover the Big Island’s magnificent beauty and its volcanic fury on this all-in-one Big Island helicopter tour. Get an up-close look at the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983; the results of its historic 2018 eruption provide phenomenal views. From the black sand beaches, and Madame Pele’s amazing volcanic badlands, to the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast and the meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains, you won’t miss a thing on this Big Island helicopter tour!
Make your tour departing from Waikoloa even more unforgettable. Our exclusive landing at Laupahoehoe Nui on the Kohala Coast, with its majestic 1200-ft. waterfall, gives you a one-of-a-kind photo and video opportunity during 20-25 minutes on the ground. Get up close and personal with the real Hawaii: unspoiled, untouched, magnificent.
Helicopter exploration of lava flows
Scenic sights include tropical rainforests
Bird’s-eye views of waterfalls, valleys & scenic coastlines
Chance to see sea cliffs
Live tour commentary in English
Headset for tour commentary
Exclusive Laupahoehoe Landing
Know Before You Book
Check-in is 45 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
FAA regulations require all guests to be weighed at time of check-in; this is done discreetly for your privacy.
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.
You should wear dark-colored clothing to avoid reflection in the windows.
Bring camera (no iPad/tablets allowed) and sunglasses
If you plan to scuba dive within 24 hours of the flight time, you may not take part.
Flight patterns and specific sights are subject to weather.
Front Row Upgrade Policy:
Combined front row seat weight must be under 470 lbs for Eco-Star tours
Individual passenger weights must be under 240 lbs.
Should actual weights during check-in exceed any of these limits guests will be accommodated in other seats and a refund will be made for the premium upgrade fee.
Front row passengers must occupy their own seats and must be able to refrain from interfering with the pilot and instrumentation. Lap children cannot be accommodated in the front row. In the event of an emergency front row passengers must be able to receive instructions in English and be physically capable of operating exit doors. Our chair lifts are only able to access the rear row of seats therefore guests requiring a chair lift to board the helicopter cannot be accommodated in the front row.