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Paradise Helicopters - Volcano by Air & Land (From Kona)

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Departing from the Kona International Airport, this Big Island helicopter tour allows you to see the most recent volcanic activity and explore the island on foot! In addition to a spectacular air tour of the Big Island, this tour includes sinking your toes into a gorgeous black sand beach, sipping award-winning Kona coffee, visiting an art gallery and more!

Fly over the world-famous Kona coffee district en route to the volcano area and skirt three of the Big Island's impressive volcanoes: Hualalai, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Once you arrive at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, your pilot will search out the day's activity – a lava stream, a burning forest fire, or lava entering the ocean.

After the aerial portion of this tour, you will land in Hilo to meet your expert interpretive guide who will travel with you through the rugged landscape of the Ka'u district, home to historic farming plantations and the spectacular Punalu'u Black Sand Beach. This tour perfectly blends nature and culture.

Tour Highlights:

  • Big Island helicopter tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Landing in Hilo for the land portion of the tour
  • Travel through the remote and rugged Ka'u district
  • Walk across a crystal-fine black sand beach while searching for basking green sea turtles
  • View Rainbow Falls from a private gazebo
  • Sample award-winning farm fresh coffee, along with other island treats, such as macadamia nuts, honey and chocolate at the Ka'u Coffee Mill
  • Stroll through a native Hawaiian rainforest at the Volcano Art Center, see locally made art and learn about the latest eruption information
  • Explore a historic 165-year-old working ranch known for its sprawling view planes, native forest and wildlife, such as cattle, goats, sheep and horses
  • Discover breathtaking views of Kilauea and the Kau coast and catch a glimpse of the Halemaumau Crater from a private view point on Mauna Loa
  • Immerse yourself in ancient Hawaiian legends and mythology, with a focus on Pele, Hawaii's fire goddess
  • Return flight from Hilo to Kona airport – view more spectacular island attractions, such as remote waterfalls, Pololu Valley and beautiful white sand beaches south of Kawaihae

Tour Inclusions:

  • Helicopter tour in an executive style Bell 407 helicopter
  • Two-way communication between you, your pilot and your group
  • Fully narrated land tour
  • Ground transportation to and from Hilo airport
  • Coffee and macnut tasting
  • Use of walking staffs, rain gear, warm wear and daypacks
  • Deli-style lunch with assorted beverages, chips and a sweet treat

Tour Upgrades and Additional Information:

  • Upgrade - Co-Pilot Seat: This seat upgrade is for the seat next to the pilot that has the advantage of 3 windows for viewing the tour and is separate from the other guests. Seat is subject to weight and balance restrictions.
  • Upgrade - Window Seat: This upgrade guarantees a window seat. Seat is subject to weight and balance restrictions. Seat may be forward facing or backwards facing. If a guest doesn't believe they can sit backwards facing please note next to name of guest. Every effort will be made not to place guest backwards facing, but may not be guaranteed due to weight capacity and balancing of craft. Please note, the capacity surcharge already includes a window seat guarantee.
  • Capacity Surcharge: A Capacity Surcharge is required for guests weighing between 266 lbs and 300 lbs (120-136 kg) at check-in. A window seat is guaranteed with the Capacity Surcharge. If you did not select the Capacity Surcharge and weigh between these amounts at check-in you will still be charged directly by Paradise Helicopters before the flight.
  • Extra Seat Charge: For guests weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg) an Extra Seat Charge is required. If you did not select the Extra Seat Charge and weigh over 300 lbs (136 kg) at check-in you will still be charged directly by Paradise Helicopters before the flight.
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Special Instructions
Where and When:
Morning departure.
The exact departure time will be specified on your voucher. Departs from Kona International Airport View Map

PLEASE NOTE: Guests may have to wait a period of time to catch the return shuttles back to their pick-up locations. If you have other activities planned or don't wish to wait you'll need to make other arrangements.
All guest must be one of the following:
A resident who has been on island for 14 days or had a negative covid test in the past 72 hours.
A visitor who has either quarantined for 14 days (showing an airline ticket with an arrival date 14 days prior to flight) or show their participation in the pre-testing travel program (an accepted negative test result).

If you are experiencing any symptoms such as cough, fever, abnormal fatigue, or not feeling well please refrain from entering our facilities. Notify Paradise Helicopters immediately. If you are exhibiting symptoms upon check-in, you will be asked to postpone your flight.
Staff may ask to check your temperature.
Guests age 5 and older are required to wear a face mask during their time in and around Paradise Helicopter facilities.
Guests flying on a doors-off helicopter must wear a mask that fits tightly behind the ears to ensure it will not leave the aircraft during flight.
Each child (13 and under) must be accompanied by an adult.

Passengers weighing between 266-300 lbs (120-136 kg) will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge of $50 for Kona flights. Passengers paying the Capacity Surcharge will be guaranteed a window seat. Passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg) will be assessed an Extra Seat Charge. Passengers paying the Extra Seat Charge will be guaranteed a window seat and an empty seat next to them.
Children under the age of two (2) AND under 30 lbs (13.5 kg) fly free when seated in the lap of a paying adult. Children who are 24 months and older or children who are under 24 months but weigh over 30 lbs (13.5 kg) require an individual full-fare seat.
Passengers need to bring a government issued photo ID. International passengers will need their passport.

During COVID Measures:
Any guest or staff who are not feeling well are required to stay home. If you are exhibiting symptoms upon check-in, you will be asked to postpone your flight. Staff may ask to check your temperature to ensure you are not exhibiting symptoms.
Guest age 5 years or older are required to wear a protective face mask (covering the nose and mouth) before, during and after the flight. Please let us know if you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask.
Special Notes:
Guests must be able to walk over uneven terrain and short climbs.

During COVID Measures:
The cockpit seat will not be available for passengers.
The front pilot area and the back guest area of the aircraft has a physical barrier installed and separate air conditioning systems for separation of airflow between the cockpit and main passenger cabin.
All Pilots receive routine screenings for COVID-19.
Employees are required to wear face masks when near guests or other employees.
Pilots may remove face masks while flying due to safety reasons.
Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and guests. Sanitization of the aircraft is done via spray, wipe or fogger prior to boarding. Seat-belts and headsets are sanitized between flights.
Two-way communication via aviation headsets will be possible and disposable sanitation mic covers will be optional.
Operation Days:
Operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.
December - Operates only Tuesday & Saturday
Approximately 10 hours total tour time.
Approximately 2 hours total air tour flight time and approximately 7 hours guided land tour.
Paradise Helicopters
Big Island
6 passengers
BELL 407 Helicopter, featuring a spacious, wide body cabin and oversized windows for an outstanding view.
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