6,292 Reviews
Departs from Waikoloa

Voted #1 by The Travel Channel as the “World’s Best Helicopter Thrill”

Discover the Big Island's magnificent beauty and its volcanic fury on this all-in-one Big Island helicopter tour. Get an up-close look at the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983; the results of its historic 2018 eruption provide phenomenal views. From the black sand beaches, and Madame Pele’s amazing volcanic badlands, to the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast and the meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains, you won’t miss a thing on this Big Island helicopter tour!

A Blue Hawaiian exclusive! Land at remote, isolated Laupahoehoe Nui.

Make your tour departing from Waikoloa even more unforgettable. Our exclusive landing at Laupahoehoe Nui on the Kohala Coast, with its majestic 1200-ft. waterfall, gives you a one-of-a-kind photo and video opportunity during 20-25 minutes on the ground. Get up close and personal with the real Hawaii: unspoiled, untouched, magnificent.

1h 45m
Lava Flows
Beautiful Beaches
Tropical Rainforests
Sea Cliffs
Cascading Waterfalls
Lush Valleys
Tour Guide Information
Tour narration by pilots who are State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guides.


Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
68-690 Waikoloa Rd, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738

World's Finest Helicopters

The helicopter you fly in has a huge impact on the quality of your air-tour experience, which is why Blue Hawaiian is dedicated to providing the best helicopters in the industry. Compare our state-of-the-art Eco-Stars and A-Stars helicopters to others in the industry; ours offer incomparable passenger comfort and the latest in cutting-edge technologies.

Airbus EC130 "Eco-Star"
Airbus AS350 "A-Star"

6,292 reviews
Kate Big Island Spectacular

The pilot, Josh, was wonderful: provided useful information, kind, respectful, great pilot and was able to respond to a variety of questions. He did a good job at getting wonderful views from both sides of the helicopter. Just incredible land, waterfalls and ocean. We even got to see some whales.

4 days ago
sophie Big Island Spectacular

Thanks Shane and the crew for the amazing trip. Amazingly inspiring to see the island of Hawaii from above. Perfect experience from beginning to end, safe, relaxing and delightful. Stop at the cascade is a must !! Thanks so very much to our amazing pilot Shane!!!

4 days ago
Big Island Spectacular

Amazing! Spend the $$$ to sit up front! Worth it!!!

5 days ago
Muy bueno!! Big Island Spectacular

Excelente y vale la pena hasta el ultimo centavo que se invierte en este paseo! Solo un consejo; asegúrese de que lo monten en los helicópteros nuevos (eco star) porque son mas silenciosos, modernos y tienen un mejor sistema de grabación de la aventura.

3 years ago
Best Part of Vacation Big Island Spectacular

This was an amazing helicopter company. We took a Big Island Adventure ride over to the volcano, the Hilo area, waterfalls, and the northern part of the island. Would recommend you make sure this is a part of your vacation!

3 years ago
So worth it! Big Island Spectacular

We did a 2 hour tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters yesterday and had a fantastic time! Our pilot, Shane, really made the trip extra special. He was very knowledgeable about the area, tried really hard to make sure we had good views of the lava activity and his DJ skills brought our tour to a whole new level. He had music to fit every mood, we took off to a James Bond theme song, had pulse pumping music over the lava and soothing music through the waterfalls in the valley. Blue Hawaiian uses Bose noise cancelling headphones so you don't hear the noise of the chopper blades at all - a huge plus. We were lucky enough to be able to fly up and see the snow up close on Mauna Kea but our kids (11&14) didn't feel very well at the higher elevation, they felt a lot better when we went down a few thousand feet. A great way to see the diversity of the big island!

3 years ago

More Info

  • Inclusionsexpand_more
    All taxes & fees.
  • Exclusionsexpand_more
    A high-definition video recording is made of your flight and may be purchased after your tour.
  • Cancellation Policy expand_more
    We require 24 hours notice in order to change or cancel your reservation. Cancellations and no-shows within 24 hours will be assessed a 100% cancellation fee. If you need to change or cancel your reservation please provide us with 24 hours notice prior to your tour time and we will be happy to accommodate you.
  • Additional Informationexpand_more
    For each guest weighing 260 pounds or more, an adjacent, empty seat purchase is required to safely balance the aircraft. The charge for a comfort seat is reduced to 50% off of the regular tour price.

$599.00per/person, starting from rate * Prices include all fees and taxes.

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