Mobile Menu Icon

Discount Hawaii Activities & Things to do

oahu neighbor island tour

Oahu to Big Island - Big Island Adventure by Air & Land

This tour is currently unavailable for booking on our site. Please visit our Oahu Inter-Island Tours page for other available options.

Fly away to see the Big Island of Hawaii and enjoy a helicopter flight while on the Big Island to try seeing the recent volcanic activity! Start your early morning off being picked up by Polynesian Adventures from your Waikiki area hotel or meeting them at the Honolulu Airport for a flight over to Kona on the Big Island. Once you arrive head out in a comfortable tour bus to see popular sights of the island!

Visit the Royal Kona Coffe Mill & Museum, view Mauna Loa Volcano off in the distance, and see the striking black sand beach of Punalu'u. Drive by the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (it's currently closed because of the recent eruptions that started in May) and the Lili'uokalani Botanical Garden that is dedicated to immigrant works before getting into Hilo.

Once in Hilo, the tour will stop at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel to give everyone a chance to grab a bite to eat (no-host).  While there enjoy the views of Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea. Next head off to Blue Hawaiian Helicopters to get ready for a 45-minute helicopter adventure! The helicopter tour features aerial views of volcano and flies over the largest rainforest in the United States, cascading waterfalls, and areas with the most recent volcanic activity. 

***Please note: Volcanic activity changes hourly. Current activity is only viewed if safe and going there meet the flight plan, civil defense, and FFA approval.

Tour Highlights:
  • Fly from Oahu to Kona
  • Royal Kona Coffee Mill & Museum
  • Views of Mauna Loa Volcano - world's largest active volcano at 13,680 ft
  • Punalu'u Black Sand Beach - striking jet black shore and palm tree grove
  • Drive by Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Drive by Lili'uokalani Botanical Garden - garden dedicated to immigrant workers
  • Lunch stop at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (lunch price not included in tour)
  • Views of Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea
  • 45-minute Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour   (Paradise Helicopters may be used as a substitute if Blue Hawaiian doesn't have any available).
 oahu to big island tourBlue Hawaiian Helicopter Flight
 oahu to big island adventure tourHawaiian Airlines
Special Instructions
Where and When:
Roundtrip transportation from your Waikiki hotel is available. This tour departs Waikiki at approximately 3:30 am and returns to Honolulu Airport at approximately 6:30 pm. Please refer to your confirmation email for final pick-up time and location. Flight schedules change frequently. If checking in at the airport please meet the Polynesian Adventure Representative upstairs at the Hawaiian Airlines departure Lobby 3 no later than 5:30am.
General Inter-Island Tour Restrictions
Due to stringent airline requirements there is a NO CANCELLATION/NO REFUND policy for this tour. This includes name and date changes.
For all island flights or day trips, the NAME ON TICKET MUST APPEAR AS IT IS ON PICTURE ID (license or passport). The airline will deny boarding if the passenger's legal name, as shown on their valid, government-issued ID, does NOT match the name on their E-Ticket. IF A PASSENGER IS DENIED BOARDING, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS. All passengers MUST present government issued photo ID for airline check-in.
International travelers must bring a valid passport for airport security check-in.
Children 2 years old are required to pay for the airfare and ride in the lap of an adult in the vehicle. Children 1 and under still require birth date and full name.

Helicopter Flight Restrictions
All passengers will be weighed during check-in at the heliport to ensure the accurate aircraft weight and balance.
Passengers over 250 pounds will be allotted 2 seats and will be responsible for the additional cost of 50% for a second seat. If this fee was not collected at the time of the reservation, it will be collected at check-in.
No scuba diving 24 hours before or after going on this tour.
Mobile tablet devices are not allowed on board due to size. Go Pros are welcome as hand-held devices, but no attachments/accessories are allowed.

In the event Blue Hawaiian must cancel the 9:00 am helicopter tour for any reason, guests will be refunded for the helicopter tour portion of their tour price and will be welcomed on an extended sightseeing land tour which includes a drive through Hilo town and a stop at Rainbow Falls.
If guests prefer to discontinue participation in their land tour and remain at the Blue Hawaiian base to stand by for a possible helicopter tour departure later in the day, they will forego their sightseeing land tour and no refund will be available for that portion of tour. If guests wish to return to Honolulu earlier than their scheduled flight, a refund of helicopter portion (only) will be provided, and additional taxi, airline change fees, or other expenses will be the responsibility of the guest.
Special Notes:
While the helicopter portion of the tour does try to fly over/near the most recent volcanic activity, lava flow sightings cannot be guaranteed as flows changed by the hour and the advisories/regulations of the civil defense and FAA must allow for it.
No guaranteed sighting of active lava flows.

The airlines are adding surcharges for some dates that are close to selling out. Please call us at 1-866-482-9775 if you would like to check if there is a surcharge for your travel date.
Operation Days:
Monday to Saturday
Approx. 16 hours
Polynesian Adventure Tours
Hawaiian Airlines, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and Polynesian Adventure Tour Bus
Total : $0.00


Secure Shopping
Safe, secure online booking system with validated privacy protection.

Friendly Support
Our staff will help you select the best tours and activities and ensure 100% satisfaction.

Advance Booking Satisfaction
Avoid sellouts and price increases. Relax knowing your activities are reserved and guaranteed.



Trip Planner Posts

Hawaii Things To Do - A Night Out on Maui

View article

Customizable Your Vacation with Custom Group Tours in Hawaii

View article

Hawaii History - King Kamehameha the Great

View article

Interesting Facts That You May Not Know About the Hawaiian Islands

View article

Oahu Beaches to Visit During Your Trip

View article

More Trip Planner Posts 
(Toll Free) 1-866-482-9775
Privacy Policy | Terms | Sitemaps | Login | © 2024 Hawaii Discount