Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour in Big Island, HI

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters68-690 Waikoloa RdWaikoloa Village, HI 96738
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Overview

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters' Big Island Spectacular helicopter tour features 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.

up to 1.8 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Waikoloa Village Travel Experts
  • See black sand beaches, Madame Pele’s volcanic badlands, the Kohala Mountains, and the Hamakua Coast's lush rainforests.
  • Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions.
  • Tour duration is approximately 1 hour and 45 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.

Description

from Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour
Voted "World's Best Helicopter Thrill" by The Travel Channel! See the Big Island's magnificent beauty as well as its volcanic fury on this all-in-one Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour.

Get a close-up look at the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting continuously since 1983; the results of its historic 2018 eruption provide spectacular views.

This Big Island helicopter tour will take you 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.

About Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters develops, maintains, leads and exceeds the industry standards. Setting us apart from others:
  • Only Blue: Has a voluntary FAA Safety management System (SMS) implemented program accepted and approved in May 2015.
  • Only Blue: Requires the highest pilot-hour minimum in the state of Hawaii of over 2,500 flight hours and 5+ years of experience.
  • Only Blue: Requires all aircraft to have equipment for pilots to be instrument rated and trained in instrument maneuvers and recovery in an Inadvertent Entry Into Instrument Meteorological Conditions encounter.
  • Only Blue: Has the highest number of voluntary participants in the FAA Safety Team Program.

Blue Hawaiian’s fleet consists of the best touring helicopters in the industry. Featuring state-of-the-art Airbus Eco-Star helicopters.
  • Airline-standard, Terrain Awareness Warning System.
  • Bose Aviation-grade, Electronic Noise-Cancelling Headsets.
  • Microphones for guests with 2-way communication with the pilot.
  • Advanced 4-camera in-flight video system with pilot narration and cinematic music choreographed to the scenery.
  • Custom upgraded VIP interior.

  • Flotation system for extended over-water flights.
  • All forward-facing seats with 180º views & a “theater-style” platform in the rear seating.

Tripster Customer Reviews

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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour

Where does the tour depart?

The Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour departs from Blue Hawaiian Helicopters at 68-690 Waikoloa Rd, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738.

What time should I check-in for the tour?

You will need to check in 45 minutes prior to your tour.

How long is this tour?

The Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour is approximately one hour and 45 minutes.

What should we wear?

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters' aircraft are temperature controlled, so dress comfortably. Wear solid dark-colored clothing to minimize your clothing reflection in your photos. Hats are not allowed around the helicopters as they can fly up into the rotors and damage the aircraft.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes. Even if you plan to buy the inflight video, you will not want to miss an opportunity to save these memories.

Is anti-motion sickness medication recommended?

Taking a precautionary anti-motion sickness medication is a good idea if you are particularly prone to motion sickness. However, Blue Hawaiian's flights are very smooth, and turns are slow and gentle. Most people do not experience motion sickness and do not need an anti-motion sickness medication.

How much experience do the pilots have?

All Blue Hawaiian Helicopters pilots are highly experienced. Each is required to obtain certification as a State of Hawaii Tour Guide. Blue Hawaiian is the only helicopter tour company in Hawaii with its state-of-the-art Flight Simulator and the only one that puts its pilots through annual factory and FAA recurrent training.

Will we be the only ones in the helicopter? How is seating arranged?

You will be sharing the flight with other guests. Couples and families are seated side-by-side as much as possible. They cannot guarantee particular seating as the FAA-approved “weight and balance” program often dictates it. However, visibility from every seat is excellent in the Eco-Star and A-Star helicopters since there are no cabin partitions that would block part of the view, as in other helicopters.

Does this tour have any weight restrictions?

An adjacent, empty seat purchase is required for each guest weighing more than 240 pounds. The charge for an adjacent empty seat is 50% off the regular tour price. This open seat ensures comfort for you and all of the guests on your flight.

Do they make a video of our actual tour?

Every flight is captured on a high-quality DVD. Each helicopter has four cameras; three external and one in the cabin. The video recording begins during the boarding process. You'll likely first see yourself on the video as you approach the aircraft for boarding. To orchestrate the most exciting 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. The recording is continuous until landing and includes digital quality music chosen to complement the changing scenery and the pilot's narration. The video is available for purchase right after you return from your flight.