6,437 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"

6,437 reviews
Pilot was great for helping us take excellent photos - hints for better photos Big Island Spectacular

I've been on Blue Hawaiian Helicopters previously and both times they have been excellent experiences. They start you off with a safety video then put you into seats assigned primarily for the best weight distribution. Matt was our pilot. Everyone was very friendly. This location was 5 minutes from our Hilton resort. It helps if you wear black clothing to cut down on the reflections when taking photos through the windows. Depending on the position of the helicopter you may have to wait for the right shots. Matt was very good about moving the aircraft around so everyone could take photos. They make a video of your flight that you can purchase when you get back (for about $60). It's a good memory. Moving your camera (I used my Samsung S10+ for my camera and it worked great) around near the glass to find a good reflection free shot also helps. I found the closer to the glass I held my camera the better. Matt explains a lot to you and you use the hand held microphones to ask questions and communicate with him (and others) when flying. This is a great adventure. I got some good photos which are now hanging on my wall at home. Highly recommended.

1 week ago
Amazing Views Big Island Spectacular

The helicopter tour is very cool and gives you incredible views of the island. We did the coast tour and the views of the coastline are incredible. Pilot will also take you in between the mountain valleys which is also an incredible experience. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and is definitely worth it. If you’ve ever seen Jurassic Park, the views are essentially equivalent to that. It’s about 75 degrees or so in the helicopter and you will not need a jacket.

1 week ago
Pricey Kohala coast tour can be skipped Big Island Spectacular

Not worth the price tag for the Kohala coast tour. The helicopter tour in Kauai is way better for the same price. The kohala coast tour with Blue Hawaiian covered only bits of Polulu and Waimanu valley. We didn't even go into the valleys much to view the beautiful waterfalls. Wouldnt hurt skipping this tour.

1 week ago
Excellent helicopter tour Big Island Spectacular

Many thanks to Shane for a wonderful helicopter tour. Shane was a great pilot and gave us so much information as we went around the island. Great views of the volcano and coastline and waterfalls. There were 6 of us and we could all see very well.

1 week ago
Toshi is an Amazing pilot! Big Island Spectacular

My husband and I have been visiting the Hawaiian islands for over 17 years. By far today was one of the most magical experiences we have ever encountered while in Hawaii. Toshi was our amazing pilot on our 2 1/2 hour helicopter excursion over the Big Island of Hawaii including a private waterfall landing. Toshi’s knowledge, smooth flying skills, his ability to make every passenger feel included and welcomed made for a once in a lifetime experience that my husband and I will cherish for many years. This tour super exceeded our expectations and we were so happy we got to enjoy this beautiful experience. Thanks Toshi. I highly recommend this tour. My husband and I will be sending all of our friends and family lots of pictures from today’s tour accompanied with strong recommendations to book a tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters.

1 week ago
Spectacular Helicopter Tour of the Big Island Big Island Spectacular

Thank you Blue Hawaiian for a spectacular helicopter tour! We got to see lava in the crater and got some great pictures. We loved the water falls. We ewere able to fly into a valley of huge water falls - which was magical. We landed by a secluded huge water fall that you would never have access to outside of a trip like this. We had an amazing pilot Shane - he gave a great narrative of what we were seeing and was so helpful in answering all of our questions. Shane has many years of experience flying not only in Hawaii but also in places like Alaska glaciers & the Grand Canyon- so you also have extremely experienced pilots making you feel safe throughout the entire tour. If you are asking yourself is this worth the cost - in my opinion absolutely YES - it was an experience of a lifetime

1 week ago

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  • 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.

$624.00per/person, starting from rate * Prices include all fees and taxes.

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