THE COOLEST EXPERIENCE EVER! That’s what many of our guests say after taking a ride in our Hughes 500 Helicopter Without Doors over one of the Most Active Volcanoes in the World! Find out for yourself why the Travel Channel calls this the “hottest helicopter ride on Earth!” After over 35 years of activity, be one of the first to discover out what Kīlauea Volcano has left in the wake of its recent historic eruptive episode. Witness otherworldly landscapes like the incredible 8-mile river of frozen lava from Fissure 8 to the Pacific Ocean, the newest black sand beaches on earth and enormous craters created by these recent events!
Along the way, view Mauna Loa’s vistas, the beauty of lush Puna rainforests and mesmerizing Hilo waterfalls. With no windows to shoot through, there is no better way for you to share crystal clear photos and video of your experience than flying one of our Doors-off tours!
This 40-minute Big Island helicopter ride meets at Hilo Heliport located at Hilo Airport 45 minutes before your flight time. Three different flight times are offered for your convenience — choose the one that best suits your plans. Please note this helicopter is open-door, meaning there’s nothing between you and the amazing Hawaiian sights.
Take off from Hilo International Airport in a four-passenger Hughes 500 Helicopter, and spend almost an hour flying over this beautiful island. Soar above an active Hawaiian volcano. Get up close and personal with volcanic lava with nothing between you but air. This once-in-a-lifetime experience gets you as close as you'll ever want to be to a natural wonder so powerful and mighty.
In addition to the volcano, fly over waterfalls and tropical rainforests. Listen to expert narration from your professional pilot on your two-way headset, and see great views of historic downtown Hilo on your return flight to the airport.