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Paradise Helicopters - KONA

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745-5371
+1 866-876-7422
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Paradise Helicopters - Hawaii's Most Unique Helicopter Experience! Enjoy the Hawaii few people ever witness on our one-of-a-kind air adventures departing out of Kona & Hilo on Hawaii Island, Lanai and Oahu. Whether flying Doors-Off over the volcano to feel the heat of the lava, hovering beside a 2000 foot waterfall, landing for stunning views on an epic ridge top, or photographing the remote beauty of Hawaii’s rare rain forest valleys, black and GREEN sand beaches – our Hawaiian helicopter tours offer a diverse set of adventure options to suit every need! This is one flight you will be sure to remember for a lifetime.
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745-5371
This attraction is at Keahole Airport
+1 866-876-7422
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Reviewed 5 days ago

From Oahu, we book a 2h helicopter tour with Paradise, for which we needed to first fly to Big Island and later back to Honolulu. Not until we arrive in Kona did we realise that our travel agent miscalculated the timing of the activity and...More

Thank Ángel R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is our second helicopter trip on the big island of Hawaii. We went with another company previously and had a very good experience. Paradise was recommended by the Expedia travel representative at our hotel and she knew what she was talking about. We took...More

Thank jayzeeDE
Reviewed 6 days ago

I generally get motion sickness and was pleasantly surprised at how smooth the ride was. Costco enabled my husband and I to each have a window seat and our pilot made sure each side got equal viewing time of the amazing volcanic activity.

Thank Kandee C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s the best way to see the craters and the waterfalls. Absolutely breathtaking views. Our pilot was awesome. Just be aware that if you suffer from motion sickness, you probably should take the 45 min tour, not the longer one. Highly recommend this company.

Thank Elenaere300
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 45 minute doors-off ride to to erupting crater and lava flow into the ocean. The weather was great and we saw the bubbling lava in the crater and the glowing lava pour into the ocean creating incredible steam clouds. Our pilot was...More

Thank RGPoland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time I've done a no door flight. It was exciting but challenging also. If you are trying to take photographs it is difficult due to the wind. As far as being able to see sights it was very good. The views we had of...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ryan was a fantastic pilot. We toured the entire island of Hawaii and it was breathtaking. Everything from check-in to the landing was smooth. Ryan was very informative and made the ride fun. I would definitely fly with Paradise again!

Thank NYCtraveler0072010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic tour by Paradise Helicopters with very professional staff. Pilot showed us everything we could have hoped for including great view of volcano, lava going into the sea, enormous waterfalls in a huge valley and a WWII bomber stuck in the rainforest. Definitely one for...More

Thank 236solas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time in a helicopter and this didn't disappoint! Great tour, wonderful pilot, awesome views and lava to see. The only downside was that we couldn't keep going! I am small 5'4" and sat in the front middle #1 seat. I was...More

Thank mayazink
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Volcano helicopter tour with Paradise. Due to a little miscommunication regarding our flight time we had to reschedule. Carlos at the front desk was extremely helpful in booking my partner and I onto an alternate flight and also provide tourism information for...More

Thank ksingh112
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13 September 2017|
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Response from Moira S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The pilot weight-balances the aircraft, so its entirely up to them. Ask for the front seat. I didn't pay extra, but my skinny 13-year old got the plum seat riding up front. The flights are always in the morning, as far... More
Joan B
3 May 2017|
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Response from Paradise H | Property representative |
Aloha Joan-- When book a tour with us, you will find out your flight time and check-in time, at the time of booking. We do offer a doors off option on our Oahu Magnum Experience on Oahu as well. In general, the weather in... More
2 April 2017|
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Response from Paradise H | Property representative |
Aloha friscodon-- We have two different aircraft models that we use for our variety of tours. Our Hughes500 holds 4 guests and 1 pilot, and the Bell407 holds 6 guests and 1 pilot. We typically fly the Bell407 model on our... More