Witness the stunning Kohala coast of Big Island’s North Shore, where the towering sea cliffs of Waipi’o Valley open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. On this helicopter ride, you’ll experience beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below, where remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. This scenic adventure is one you won’t soon forget!
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
68-690 Waikoloa Rd, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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