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Big Island Volcano Deluxe Helicopter Tour

Waimea, United States
Big Island Volcano Deluxe Helicopter Tour

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icon1 hour 45 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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See the steam vents and fiery lava streams of Kilauea during a Big Island aerial tour by six-passenger helicopter. View Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa while soaring over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; hover above waterfalls cascading from the cliffs of Kohala; and marvel at the rain forest of the Hamakua coast. You’ll get a comprehensive look at Hawaii in a short time.
  • Big Island deluxe helicopter tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • View Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and active Kilauea from above
  • Pilot whisks you through the Kohala mountains and Hamakua coast
  • Souvenir photos and HD flight video on USB, available to purchase
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The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort , 62-100 Kaunaʻoa Dr, Waimea, HI 96743, USA

Meet at heliport on property. Go to guard shack for a map

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Weight Restriction: Helicopter weight and balance changes with every flight because of passenger weight, pilot weight and length of flight (fuel weight). It is important that we have accurate body weight from every passenger. FAA regulations require all passengers and their carry-on items to be weighed at time of check-in. Any passenger over 290 lbs. will require a comfort seat in our WhisperSTAR aircraft. Call our reservations for more information.
  • Scuba Diving: No scuba diving 24 hours prior to helicopter tour departure time.
  • Children: A child 23 months or younger may fly at no charge and must sit on adult’s lap. Please provide child’s weight at time of booking. Children 2 yrs. and older must occupy a seat with seat belt on and are charged full fare.
  • Check-in: Check-in is minimum 45 minutes prior to your tour departure time. For your safety and comfort, hats and over sized bags are not permitted on the flight line or in the helicopter. Please leave these items in your automobile. Bring picture I.D.
  • All Flights Include: Ground safety briefing, complimentary coffee or tea, pilot personal narration and choreographed music recorded on the live digital video, Stereo aviator headsets with individual volume control, custom built digital recording system, polarized bubble windows, air-conditioned climate control, custom interiors and much more!
  • Routes & Flight Time: Sunshine does not fly any specific routes but has many sights within the area of a described tour that we intend to visit during a tour. Sights may vary due to weather. Flight times are estimates and may vary a few minutes.
  • Actual Flight Video: A high-definition video of your actual flight narrated and orchestrated by your pilot is available on USB for purchase.
  • Photography: Bring camera and wear a dark colored shirt to reduce glare on the plexiglass windows.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sunshine Helicopters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 Volcano Deluxe 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Big Island Volcano Deluxe Helicopter Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Island Volcano Deluxe 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
See all safety measures taken by Big Island Volcano Deluxe Helicopter Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Island Volcano Deluxe Helicopter Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Big Island Volcano Deluxe Helicopter Tour.

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152 Reviews
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Pretty cool
, May 2022
We really enjoyed the rain forest side of the tour and the pilot was very informative and made the ride enjoyable.
Wicked awesome helicopter 🚁 ride
, May 2022
The expertise of the pilot in flying the helicopter 🚁 and her knowledge of the Hawaiian history the flight was a smooth as silk and the VIEWS where spectacular. If you are thinking about taking a helicopter ride. Do not hesitate do it you will not regret it. Unless you cancel then you only have to blame yourself. Go know book it
It was great to bring my...
, Mar 2022
It was great to bring my girlfriend to see how beautiful the Big Island is. The pilot (Maria) was very good and knowledgeable about the Island. Would highly recommend this tour.
Wonderful to experience...
, Mar 2022
Wonderful to experience weather changes, terrain changes and history background. Bonus was whales breaching. Everyone involved were friendly and professional. Wish the weather had cooperated for the volcano tour-next time.
An incredible experience!
, Feb 2022
The company stressed safety. The pilot was relaxed and informative. The views were breathtaking! We thoroughly enjoyed the chopper tour of the falls. Though we could not visit the volcanos due to cloud cover, the pilot made sure we still had a fabulous experience.
A must on your to do list on the Big Island
, Feb 2022
Sunshine Helicopter Company was smooth and enjoyable from beginning to end. Our pilot Connor was AMAZING. Connor was informative about the tour and displayed a calm demeanor which settled any fears or anxiety about the helicopter ride! Highly recommend Sunshine helicopters and have Connor fly you!
Big Island helicopter tour
, Jan 2022
Ride above the volcanos and vents was amazing, and the the valleys and waterfalls - stunning. Highly recommended. Pilot provided a smooth and informative flight.
Fun Experience
, Jan 2022
Awesome experience. Guide was great and showed us many points of interest. We went over the volcanoes and waterfalls and saw whales. They also take your picture before you get on the helicopter and videotape your trip for a nominal fee. Kind of hard to find the place but once you drive around the development you will need to look for a sign for heliport.
I went for the volcano but loved the coast
, Nov 2021
Great flight. Conner was a great pilot and guide. We circled the volcano enough so everyone could get their pictures. But it was the northern coast with waterfalls and deep canyons that we flew up that really made the trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A must in your bucket list
, Nov 2021
Safe and great view. Highly recommend. When you are on top of vocano, you will definitely WOW. 2 hours ride with a professional guide makes your trip more complete and incredible.
Book or go Home
, Oct 2021
“Conor, The Hawaiian” showed us the most amazing Kona Landscapes there are to see. Love the locals!!!
Epic. Flawless. Incredible.
, Oct 2021
The whole experience from start to finish was flawless. An active volcano spewing lava, countless waterfalls cascading hundreds of feet into deep valleys of sheer rock with insane vertical drops, and enormous Volcano mountains are some of the highlights. Worth every penny. Epic. Once in a Lifetime for very few lucky people - vacation highlight. Lifetime memories.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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