Paradise Helicopters - Doors Off Lava & Rainforest Adventure (Hilo Airport)

Feel the wind as you fly in an open cockpit on your ride with Paradise Helicopters tour. The doors are off leaving a vast opening to give you an up close and personal Hawaiian adventure. Paradise Helicopters gives you a thrilling alternative to the usual Hawaiian helicopter ride. This Hawaiian adventure is not for the faint of heart, but for those that are seeking to fill their Hawaiian vacation with adrenaline filled Hawaiian activities.

This, no doors in the way, Paradise Helicopter tour will be narrated by the helicopter pilot who will answer your questions using the two-way communication system available. You will experience the exhilaration of an open cockpit, view the Hawaiian fertile jungles, majestic volcanoes, and see cascading waterfalls above the town on Hilo. To reserve the thrill of  your life with Paradise Helicopter tours, contact www.buzzhawaii.com.

Tour Highlights:

  • 45-minute helicopter tour adventure
  • Fly over Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth and see its current activity
  • See Hilo and the surrounding rainforests and waterfalls
  • Plenty of great photo opportunities
  • Fully-narrated helicopter tour
  • Two-way communication allowing you to speak directly with your pilot

Tour Upgrades and Additional Information:

  • Extra Seat Charge: For guests weighing over 269 lbs (122 kg) an Extra Seat Charge is required. If you did not select the Extra Seat Charge and weigh over 269 lbs (122 kg) at check-in you will still be charged directly by Paradise Helicopters before the flight


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 hawaiian vacationHughes MD500 Helicopter
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Where and When:
Morning: departing between 8:30 am & 10:30 am
Mid-day: departing between 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Afternoon: departing between 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm
The exact departure time for your preferred time frame will be specified on your voucher. Departs from Hilo International Airport View Map
Warm clothing recommended as flight is cool and windy.
All cameras including cell phones must have straps.
No hats permitted on flight.
Closed-toe shoes required.

Each child (13 and under) must be accompanied by an adult. Children will not be seated next to an open door.

No children under the age of 8 years.
Passengers need to bring a government issued photo ID. International passengers will need their passport.

Passengers weighing over 269 lbs (122 kg) will be assessed an Extra Seat Charge. Passengers paying the Extra Seat Charge will be guaranteed a window seat and an empty seat next to them.
Special Notes:
Only 2 window seat upgrades available per flight.
Operation Days:
Approx. 55-60 minutes
Paradise Helicopters
Big Island
Hughes MD500 Helicopter

Paradise Helicopters has been a leader in helicopter safety since their founding in 1997. They actively work to identify and mitigate risk and use best practices for all operations. This includes using FAA-approved seat belts with quick releases on their flights as well as conducting specific passenger safety training prior to each flight. In the past five years, Paradise Helicopters established a robust Safety Management System and has completed the International Business Aviation Councils Stage 2 certification. In 2016, Paradise became the first air-tour company in the world to be certified by Helicopter Association Internationals Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS) for Air Tour Operations.
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