Volcano Helicopter Tour
The Heat is On
View the world’s most active volcano on a 45-minute tour above the remote Kilauea volcanic system where lava flows, cinder cones, and molten earth glowing from within collapsed lava tubes make for spellbinding evidence of one of the most geologically-active landscapes on earth. If this hot terrain leaves you longing for greener pastures, the tour continues to the verdant territory near the upper Wailuku river. Here, rainforests and spectacular waterfalls whisk you toward the dramatic Hilo coastline, where black rock surrenders to turquoise water. You’ll land with indelible imagery and one thrilling memory.
My husband & I went to Hawaii for the first time in August 2012. On Tuesday we were in Hilo and took the Volcano tour. The Safari van arrived on time at the Hilo Harbor and took us to the airport (less then a 10 minute drive). The staff and the pilot were very friendly and knowledgeable—five stars!
Volcano Helicopter Tour and More Nearby
Hilo Airport, 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, Hawaii 96720
- A helicopter flight to the world's most active volcano, the Kilauea Volcano System
- Views of spectacular waterfalls on the upper Wailuku River and the Hilo Bayfront
People per Ticket:1 person
Safety Information:No scuba diving 24 hours prior to the flight; FAA regulations require that all passengers and bags are weighed at check-in; For each passenger weighing 250 pounds +, an additional seat may need to be purchased
More Rules:"Lap children" (under 25 pounds) are allowed but not encouraged
Meet Location:Hilo International Airport
Transportation Type:ASTAR 350 B2-7 helicopter
Pilot Qualifications:All pilots have an Airline Transport Rating issued by the FAA
Insider Tip:The hours between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. are the best for helicopter flights, as there is the most neutral light and least glare; Dark clothing also reduces glare