The Hottest Helicopter Tours in Hawaii

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Whether your thrill-seeking clients are looking to catch aerial views of a beautiful Hawaiian waterfall by day or fly over molten lava by night, Travel Agent has a selection of unique helicopter tours in the Aloha State that they may enjoy. 

Paradise Helicopters’ New Volcanoes and Waterfall Swim Tour

Paradise Helicopters, a leading Hawaii helicopter tour company, is launching a new Volcanoes & Waterfall Swim tour.

After an air adventure over Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, guests touchdown in a 1,000-acre tropical fruit farm near Ka‘imukanaka Falls. They then join Paradise Helicopter’s exclusive partner, Hawaii Forest & Trail, on a guided ground exploration with access to three of Hilo’s most beautiful waterfalls.


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Guests will sample seasonal fruit and fresh macadamia nuts at a private viewing deck overlooking world-famous Anuenue (Rainbow) Falls, before continuing on to swim, kayak or paddle under the private 120-foot Kulaniapia Falls while enjoying a fresh-made lunch.

The Volcanoes & Waterfall Swim tour is $444 per person for this complete package, with up to 50 minutes of flight time and 2.5 hours of ground activities. It also includes ground transportation back to Hilo International Airport. 

Paradise serves Oahu via Turtle Bay Resort and Kalaeloa Airport, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai via the Lanai Airport, and Hawaii Island via Kona and Hilo airports.


Take a Helicopter Ride in Maui with Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters’ three-island helicopter tour offers an above-Hawaii experience that begins with a flight over Maui’s coastlines matched with ocean vistas. After soaring high above the waters of the Pailolo Channel toward Molokai, guests take in a view of the island’s early Hawaiian fishponds and Mokuhooniki Islet, also known as Elephant Rock. 

The tour next heads to Lanai for views of the island’s landmarks, including Kaiolohia Beach, also known as Shipwreck Beach, before heading back to Maui for sunset views of waterfalls and jungle landscapes.


KapohoKine Adventures' New “Circle of Fire” Tour

KapohoKine Adventures, an eco-adventure tour operator on Hawaii Island, and the exclusive activity agent for the newly-refurbished Grand Naniloa Hilo Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton, has announced a new helicopter tour for adventurous clients looking to sneak a peek at a volcano.

Continuously erupting since 1983, Kilauea Volcano will be viewed by air with emphasis on the most current areas of volcanic activity during Kapohokine Adventures’ “Circle of Fire Helicopter Tour.”

Clients can view lava flows, tropical rain forests and cascading waterfalls while learning about the history and culture of Hawaii. This package is available at $259 plus tax per person and includes a helicopter tour for two people and one room night.

For those looking for an extravagant day jam-packed with adventure, the Grand Package includes three adventures including the Circle of Fire Helicopter Tour, "Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Adventure" and "Zipline Through Paradise." 

This package includes three tours for two people and an upgrade to an oceanfront junior suite for one night. The price is $559 plus tax per person. Additional room nights are available at $189 plus tax per night.

Package rates include adventure activity for two people and one hotel room night, double occupancy, subject to availability. 

Room nights and activities must be purchased together in the package and enjoyed concurrently. Accommodations are booked at Grand Naniloa Hilo Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton in a standard view room with either one king bed or two queen beds. 

Additional standard view room nights are available at $119 plus tax per night, subject to availability. Taxes not included. The offer is valid through December 31.


Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Maui Ranch to Offer Helicopter Horseback Tours

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has announced a new partnership with Piiholo Ranch Maui to offer guests the "Heli Ranch Experience," an opportunity that combines a private helicopter tour and horseback ride on Maui.

Guests who book the Heli Ranch Experience will fly from Kahului up the north side of Haleakala to Hana Town and view East Maui waterfalls before landing at Piiholo Ranch, which is located up at 2,000 feet on the slopes of Haleakala. 

Complimentary pastries and coffee will be served at the Baldwin family cabins before guests embark on a two-hour horseback ride through lush green pastures and fragrant eucalyptus forests, experiencing both ocean and mountain views. 

The Heli Ranch package includes round trip SUV limo transportation from the guest’s hotel to the Blue Hawaiian heliport in Kahului and from Piiholo Ranch to the guest’s hotel.

Packages begin at $3,355 and are available for two, four and six-person experiences. Custom itineraries are available upon request, and group bookings and special occasions can be accommodated with advanced notice.

Blue Hawaiian offers private charters and is the only helicopter tour provider servicing all four major Hawaiian Islands: Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island and Kauai

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