Hilo: Fly over Volcano National Park and Waterfalls

4.9 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Safari Helicopters

Hilo: Fly over Volcano National Park and Waterfalls

Activity provider: Safari Helicopters
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From US$ 309 per person

Likely to sell out

Soar over Volcano National Park on this helicopter tour from Hilo. Marvel at views of the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanos. Fly over waterfalls that plunge into lush vegetation.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


1 hour
  • Hilo

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • Kilauea

  • Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Vent

  • Mauna Kea

  • Mauna Loa

  • Hilo

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Feel the thrill of soaring over the Kilauea caldera
  • Admire the Pu'uo'o' volcanic cone from the sky
  • Watch how this dynamic landscape is transforming
  • Take in magnificent views of the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanos
  • Experience flying over waterfalls in dense jungles
Full description

Take a helicopter ride over ever-changing scenery at Volcano National Park with this tour from Hilo. Journey over black sand beaches where lava once flowed into the sea.

Take off from Hilo and fly directly to Volcano National Park. See the caldera of the Kilauea volcano. Admire the Pu'uo'o' volcanic cone. Snap pictures of the massive volcanos Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

Discover new lava fields that are forming and go over old lava fields. View how waterfalls create a deep blue pools amid jungle greenery.

  • Helicopter tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with a cold
  • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)
  • People with motion sickness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Arrive 30 minutes before the tour time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Credit card

Know before you go

  • Due to the weight balance and safety of flights, any individual guest weighing 250 pounds or more will be required to purchase an additional seat
  • Any 2 guests who individually do not exceed 250 pounds but together weigh 420 pounds or more must purchase an additional seat
  • Passengers unable to sit upright will not be permitted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

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It is mother nature, so the weather can change at any moment. We didn't get to fly over the active Lava flow, but our pilot, Sam, was extraordinary at showing us so much more to make up for it. We saw some of the most beautiful things, and DID fly over the Rim of a Volcano that was still steaming, saw waterfalls and the dried Lava flow from the 2018 that took 700 homes, but added 900 acres to the island. (no lives lost in the eruption). Totally would recommend this tour.

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September 18, 2022

Everyone was very nice and helpful, even though one of our party couldn't participate in the helicopter ride, because of the helicopter being over the weight limit. But 2 people in our party had been on a helicopter before so one of them stayed behind, the other 4 people had never been on a helicopter before and everybody enjoyed themselves.

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August 26, 2022

Kam is a very professional and knowledgeable pilot. She lets you know when it might be bumpy. She goes around all sites twice to allow passengers to see from both sides of the helicopter. She knows all about the island, the volcanoes genesis, and will answer all your questions. One thing you need to know: you will be seated depending on your weight in order to balance the aircraft. There are 2 seats in the back in the middle where you'll have limited view. We were very lucky to be seated in front, in a very tight seat though. All on all a wonderful experience.

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May 10, 2022

Product ID: 408687