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Circle of Fire and Waterfalls Helicopter Tour from Hilo

Highlights
  • See Kilauea and Mauna Loa safely from up in the air during a helicopter tour
  • Hear informative commentary clearly from provided headsets
  • All fees are included in this tour price, so there’s no last-minute surprises 
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Circle of Fire and Waterfalls Helicopter Tour from Hilo
From US$259.00
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A-Star Morning Departures
Tour the most geologically active environment on earth, with emphasis on the most current areas of volcanic activity and black sand beaches, from the comfort and safety of our A-Star Helicopter.
US$259.00
A-Star Afternoon Departures
Tour the most geologically active environment on earth, with emphasis on the most current areas of volcanic activity and black sand beaches, from the comfort and safety of our A-Star Helicopter.
US$259.00
ECO Morning Departures
Tour the most geologically active environment on earth, with emphasis on the most current areas of volcanic activity and black sand beaches, from the comfort and safety of our Eco-Star Helicopter.
US$309.00
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Overview

Fly above Hawaii’s active volcanoes, black sand beaches, and waterfalls on this helicopter tour from Hilo. Spot Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, Halemaumau Crater, and other sights within the island’s national park. Choose from two state-of-the-art helicopters that prioritize your safety, comfort, and view of the scenery. With a morning or afternoon flight, and helicopter choice, this tour can suit your needs and budget.

What to Expect

For this Hawaii Volcanoes National Park helicopter tour make your own way to the Hilo Heliport. Once you’re there, board the helicopter type you picked at checkout—either an ECO-Star or A-Star.

The ECO-Star offers a spacious interior, more than 60 square feet of viewing glass and theater-style back row seating for a better view. The A-Star features bench-style seating and 50 square feet of viewing glass. Both are flown by Blue Hawaiian's pilots and maintained by Blue Hawaiian's technicians.

Put on headphones for commentary as you go, and take flight. You’ll soar high above Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see the active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Catch sight of Hawaiian waterfalls, Halemaumau Crater, and the Hamakua Coast, too.

At the end of this Hawaii helicopter flight, land back at the heliport, where you can decide what to do next during your stay in the Aloha State.

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Reviewed yesterday
Awesome views of Kilauea volcano !!

This trip was a must do on the Big Island. We did the Circle of Fire / waterfall tour. It was hard to believe how close we got to the erupting volanco's lava flow. We had to stay away from the actual eruption, for obvious...More

Thank ValDave90
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Chance to See Lava in Action

During our visit fissure 8 was pouring out lava with a stream all the way to the ocean. First off if you weigh anything near 260 pounds with your sandals on be prepared to pay 1.5 times the normal rate even if you are a...More

2  Thank Bigsurrunner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great flight great views

We had a safe and relaxing flight to see nature in action. Our pilot demonstrated his commitment to our safety and our enjoyment throughout the flight. He worked hard around VOG and clouds to get as the best views of the erupting volcano and later...More

3  Thank Valdis B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Flowing lava....

Blue Hawaiian is a top notch operation. Online registration and local check-in were efficient. Staff was knowledgeable and engaging with our group of six. The flight itself was amazing. Fissure 8 was spewing about 26,000 gallons per second and the river of lava was glowing...More

3  Thank Divehpu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A volcanic panorama

It's a fantastic activity and a must do. The pilot was super - took pains to brave the weather, safely, to show lava flows and then the coastline and the waterfall-side landing for a break was absolutely fabulous. Completely worth the time and money. The...More

2  Thank Orbiter007
BlueCEO, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Waikoloa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback, I'm glad it was a fantastic experience for you!

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