Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours
Imagine a limousine in the sky with an expert chauffeur bringing you the finest views possible of the paradise you have traveled all this way to see. Truly a "bucket list" life-affirming opportunity, everything about a helicopter flight above Big Island makes this activity spectacular. The best way to see Hawaii's largest and most diverse island, from the world's most active volcano to the lush green valleys and towering remote waterfalls deep in the mountains, this experience adds a broader perspective of the beauty of this unique island.
Highlights: Take flight and save loads of time by sightseeing the major facets of Hawaii Island in a 2-hour helicopter ride. The "Big Island Spectacular" takes you to the most remote, and beautiful areas of the island with a smooth comfortable limo in the sky. Headphones pipe in a choreographed musical soundtrack and pilot narration as you explore the "Big Island" with Hawaii's top pilots.
Options: From Hilo heliport, as well as Waikaloa, shorter duration flights are available to each of the two areas covered in this one combined tour.
Fees: For the "Spectacular" $ 396 per person for A-star $495 per person Eco-star
*other flights cost less For online deals visit here: http://www.bluehawaiian.com/bigisland/tours/
Many travel to Hawaii for a once in a lifetime vacation, then stick to the roads that can only provide limited access in this rural remote paradise. Once you take to the air by helicopter the game changes and full mobility to float above and around the islands many types of terrain proves that there is much that can only be seen from above.
The "Big Island" of Hawaii is the youngest and largest island in the entire archipelago, at double the amount of land of the seven other islands in the State in combined. By far the best and most efficient way to get to see all that she has to offer is by taking a helicopter tour. The aerial perspective gets you above some of the most dangerous terrain around the volcano with comfort and safety at its' maximum.
The helicopter themselves are built specifically for air touring and feature lots of windows for easy viewing in every direction so bring your well charged camera. Though rest assured as the helicopter has 4 cameras onboard recording your actual flight. This is offered as a DVD for sale to you after the flight for $26 and makes the memory easily shared with friends or family after the flight.
The Bonus of North Kona departures:
Launching from the Waikaloa Heliport, the "Spectacular" gets you around the island in 2 hours providing views few every see while saving an immense amount of driving time. You will literally fly between the twin 13,000-foot tall mountain peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, arriving at the lava flows in 20 to 25 minutes. Fly above the most impressive and beautiful parts of the island while still fitting in a round of golf or an afternoon on the beach in the same day.
Book early flights as they often have the smoothest air and best visibility. If you are considering seeing the volcano while staying in North Kona or Kohala Coast the helicopter is the best way to go. You will save 6 hours spent in the car, and will get the best view possible of the often remote lava eruptions.
Big Island Reservations: 808-961-5600
Toll free: 1-800-786-2583
Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. (Hwy 19) and Waikoloa Rd.,
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96720
Directions: Off of Highway Route 19 at the cross roads of Waikoloa Road.
- From Kona Head north on HI-route 19 for approximately 24 miles (30 minutes) and look for the signs for "Waikaloa Village" and turn right onto Waikaloa Road and then first right into the parking for the Blue Hawaiian Heliport.
- From Waimea/Kohala: Drive HI-route 19 south toward Kona and look for signs for "Waikaloa Village" turning left at the intersection of Waikaloa Road. Once on Waikaloa Road turn at the first right into the parking for the Blue Hawaiian Heliport.