Blue Hawaiian Waikoloa Helicopter Tours in Big Island, HI

Blue Hawaiian HelicoptersP.O. Box 384473Waikoloa, Big Island, HI 96738
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$247.20
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Overview

Offered by Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the Blue Hawaiian Waikoloa Helicopter Tours features a scenic tour, filled with views of the still-active Kilauea volcano, black-sand beaches, volcanic badlands, sea cliffs, the Kohala Mountains, cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, ancient Hawaiian settlements and more. The tour includes aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets and an in-flight recording.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Waikoloa, Big Island Travel Experts
  • Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions.
  • Tour duration: approx. 50-120 minutes.
  • Two-way communication between you and your expert Blue Hawaiian pilot.
  • Bose® aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets.
  • 4-camera digital DVD in-flight recording available for purchase.
  • Numerous cascading waterfalls featured on tour.

Description

from Blue Hawaiian Waikoloa Helicopter Tours
Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. View lava flows and black sand beaches. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, then explore the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. This is the perfect finish to the ultimate Big Island adventure.

This tour was voted #1 by The Travel Channel as the "World's Best Helicopter Thrill."

Whether you choose one of our Eco-Stars or sleek, customized A-Stars, you’ll enjoy:
  • Bose® aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets

  • 4-camera digital DVD in-flight recording

  • Two-way communication between you and your expert Blue Hawaiian pilot—each of whom is a State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guide

  • The most honored mechanics and customer service in the industry


Tour Departures:
Morning - 7:00am - 10:30am
Mid-Day - 10:30am - 1:00pm
Afternoon - After 1:00pm
(A Reserve Direct representative will contact you within48 hours after booking to confirm your actual flight time.)

Tripster Customer Reviews

Michael Ricker
Omaha, NE
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Breathtaking"
January 2019
Worth the money to see a different view of the Island. We did the northwest shore of the Big Island - did not realize all the waterfalls we would see.

Little expensive but a bucket list item.
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Tip: Blue Hawaii will seat everyone on the copter for safety. Both sides will get a direct view of the coast - fly up one direction and back the other direction.

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Bud B
Holualoa, Hawaii
"Helicopter trip and photos to the north shore canyons on Hawaii"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 08, 2019 NEW
Excellent helicopter trips. Lots to see here, not just lava. Comfortable ride. Experienced pilots. Beautiful scenery, waterfalls, canyons, beach cliffs, where there are no roads but you could scout a multi-day backpacking trip to an isolated beach or rainforest.
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Alec T
Williamstown, Australia
"memorable experience for my daughter and I"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 04, 2019 NEW
We went on the 2 hour trip over the volcano national park and then the north eastern coast with the waterfalls and valleys. My teenage daughter was very nervous as she is a nervous flier and had never been in a helicopter so we selected the eco-star. It was like flying in your favorite armchair - no bumps or any problems. After 5 minutes my daughter was loving it. Our pilot Josh was fantastic, very knowledgeable and reassuring. Not cheap but you are buying a once in a lifetime experience - which makes it priceless. Also you can buy the entire journey on a USB stick as the helicopter has cameras facing forward, down and into the cabin - so you can relive the experience with your friends and family.
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Cathie539
Limington, Maine
"Best helicopter ride ever "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 26, 2019 NEW
We took the two hour ride which covered the entire island. We saw a rainbow circle, many waterfalls, inside a volcano, the beautiful Hawaii coastline all around the island and what I would call “paradise”.
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ShelahF_12
Gig Harbor, Washington
"Best view of the island. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 23, 2019 NEW
We flew on our first day to see the island and picked out places to visit on the ground. The pilots narration of the POI's was excellent.
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Tyler R
Santa Clara, California
"Spiritual experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 10, 2019
This was by far my favorite thing that we did when visiting Hawaii and we did a lot! Our pilot, Shane, was warm and welcoming with a good sense of humor to boot. He had a whole soundtrack that perfectly choreographed our flight as we viewed the Kohala coast which is just spectacular. My heart soared as we flew close to the cliffs and waterfalls and I even got teary-eyed from it all. I loved it so much I booked a flight for my folks later in the week and they also were gobsmacked... definitely a To Do if you're visiting! :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Hawaiian Waikoloa Helicopter Tours

Do you make a video of our actual tour? How long is it?
Every flight is captured on a high-quality DVD. Each helicopter is equipped with four cameras; three external and one in the cabin. The video recording begins during the boarding process. On the video, you'll most likely first see yourself as you approach the aircraft for boarding. To orchestrate the most interesting video, the pilot chooses between the forward, side or internal camera as the flight progresses. The cabin camera, for example, usually shows you right after lift-off as it is so much fun to capture our guests’ expressions of amazement. The recording is continuous until landing and includes digital quality music chosen to complement the changing scenery, plus all the pilot's narration. The video is available for purchase right after you return from your flight.

What should we wear?
Our helicopters are temperature-controlled so dress comfortably but wear dark clothing to minimize any window reflections. If your flight includes a landing at higher elevations, bring a sweater in case it's chilly. Hats are not allowed to be worn around the helicopters as they can fly up into the rotors and damage the aircraft. We will be happy to hold any hats for you until you return from your tour.

Do you recommend taking anti-motion sickness medication?
If you are particularly prone to motion sickness, taking a precautionary anti-motion sickness medication is a good idea. However, our flights are very smooth and turns are slow and gentle. This is a professional scenic tour, not a thrill ride. Most people do not experience motion sickness and do not need an anti-motion sickness medication.

Will we be the only ones in the helicopter? How is seating arranged?
Unless you charter the complete helicopter you will be sharing the flight with other guests. We try to seat couples and families side-by-side as much as possible. We cannot guarantee particular seating as it is often dictated by our FAA approved “weight and balance” program. However, visibility from every seat is excellent in both our A-Stars and Eco-Stars, since there are no cabin partitions that would block part of the view as is the case on other types of helicopters.

Are we going to see lava?
Your only chance of seeing flowing lava is on the Big Island at the Big Island Spectacular tour. Odds are good that you will see flowing lava but no particular sight can be guaranteed. Routes and times vary with wind and weather, and volcanic activity changes hourly.