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Kohala Coast Volcanoes Waterfalls

5.0 (4 reviews)

$775.00

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90 minutes. Experience an epic Hawaii Island helicopter tour showcasing four volcanoes and see the cascading Laupahoehoe Nui and Wai’ilikahi waterfalls from above.

  Departs: Kona, Hawaii Island

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Kohala Coast Volcanoes Waterfalls

$775 per person      |       90  minutes 


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★★★★★4+ reviews    |        Free cancellation*     |      Free doors off

Goddess Pele and King Kamehameha unite in this stunning Hawaii Island helicopter tour showcasing four volcanoes and the pristine waterfalls of the extraordinary Kohala Coast.

Soar out above the sparkling crystal clear waters of Kailua Bay with its vibrant reefs, and discover the tremendous power of the world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa. Explore the remarkable landscapes of Ka’upulehu Crater and the famous Hualalai volcano.  Experience the lush, tropical valleys of this Hawaii Island paradise and see the pristine towering waterfalls of the Kohala Coast. Enjoy a Hawaii helicopter tour that is the often the highlight of a Big Island vacation.

  • Take an exciting helicopter tour of Hawaii Island  and see 4 volcanos and stunning waterfalls
  • See Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Hualalai and Kaupulehu Crater along with spectacular coastlines
  • Discover some of the Big Islands  ‘s most picturesque landscapes from above and take great photos
  • Choose a convenient departure time

Kailua Bay
Mauna Loa volcano
Kaupulehu Crater
Hualalai volcano
Puu Waawaa Forest Reserve
Mauna Kea volcano
Kohala volcano
Kawaihae Coast
Kohala Coast / Waterfalls
Pololu Valley
Waimanu Valley
Laupahoehoe Nui Falls
Wai’ilikahi Falls
Waipio Valley
Kiholo Bay
Kona Coast
Makalawena Beach

The flight begins over sparkling Kailua Bay, known for its crystal clear waters and vibrant reefs.

Climbing out of the bay, witness Pele’s tremendous power in the form of the world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, the “Long Mountain.” The flight continues to the remarkable features of the Ka’upulehu Crater and the famous Hualalai volcano. Off in the distance, the summit of Mauna Kea, the “White Mountain,” towers 13,796 feet above sea level.

Mauna Kea’s older brother, Kohala, is to the north, and out of its stark landscape emerges the Puu Waawaa Forest Reserve, home to native plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Passing over the forest reveals the breathtaking Kawaihae and Kohala Coasts, childhood home of King Kamehameha.

The lush Pololu and Waimanu Valleys enclose the cascading waters of the Laupahoehoe Nui and Wai’ilikahi waterfalls. After circling Waipio Valley and its black sand beach, the flight follows the trail of waterfalls along the coast back to Anaehoomalu Bay, the turquoise waters of Kiholo Bay, and the secluded beauty of Makalawena Beach.

The flight is an unforgettable journey through Pele’s garden of fire and the incredible landscape that was home to Hawai’i’s greatest warrior king.

  • Helicopter tour above Hawaii Island
  • Live guided tour with commentary
  • Straps and cases for cell phones
  • Parking Fees

Your tour begins at Rainbow’s Kailua-Kona base on the Big Island where you’ll board your helicopter.

After a concise briefing from your pilot, fasten your seat belt and lift off, gliding over the bustling activity of Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island.  

Capture breathtaking aerial perspectives and photo opportunities above Hawaii Island,  experience the Big Island like never before.

Following the thrill of soaring above the island, the helicopter completes a circle back to Kailua-Kona.

For answers to commonly asked questions visit our FAQ

Q: Which is the best seat on a helicopter?

The front row seats are typically the most desirable because passengers can see out without having to peer over a fellow passenger. The front seats also offer more legroom than the back seats.

Q: What are the best times to take a helicopter tour?

Mornings and evenings work well because the sun isn’t directly overhead and won’t interfere with your pictures. Visibility is sometimes better in the morning than it is in the afternoon.

Q: What should I wear for a Hawaii helicopter ride?

Dress comfortably, like you would for any outdoor activity in Hawaii. However, if you choose a doors-off tour, your flight will be windy and cold so jackets and/or sweatshirts are required and long pants are recommended. Closed toed shoes are also required for doors-off tours. Hats are often not allowed on board your flight. Lastly, for anyone with long hair – a hair tie is recommended.

Flight Details

Duration:
90 min.

“Exceptional. Well organized and anticipated everything. Fantastic pilot. He didn’t do any high speed maneuvers. Lol. Thanks for a great experience.”

LARRY • 2024

Reviews ( 4+ )

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As an amateur volcanologist, flying over Mauna Loa was exceptionally thrilling. We also saw the Ka’upulehu Crater and Hualalai volcano and got some great shots. The lush valleys and waterfalls of the Kohala Coast were a sight to remember.
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Arturo D.
What an incredible helicopter tour! We flew over the sparkling waters of Kailua Bay and saw the Mauna Loa volcano up close. The waterfalls on the Kohala Coast were stunning. Staff at Rainbow Helicopters was top notch!
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Tina D.
Soaring over Kailua Bay and witnessing Mauna Loa’s power was incredible! The lush valleys and Kohala Coast waterfalls were stunning.
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Chrissy T.
Got some awesome photographs of the volcano's and the waterfalls were everything I thought they would be and more! Truly a gem of a helicopter ride - our pilot was great!
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4 reviews for Kohala Coast Volcanoes Waterfalls

  1. B

    Got some awesome photographs of the volcano’s and the waterfalls were everything I thought they would be and more! Truly a gem of a helicopter ride – our pilot was great!

  2. Chrissy T.

    Soaring over Kailua Bay and witnessing Mauna Loa’s power was incredible! The lush valleys and Kohala Coast waterfalls were stunning.

  3. Tina D.

    What an incredible helicopter tour! We flew over the sparkling waters of Kailua Bay and saw the Mauna Loa volcano up close. The waterfalls on the Kohala Coast were stunning. Staff at Rainbow Helicopters was top notch!

  4. Arturo D.

    As an amateur volcanologist, flying over Mauna Loa was exceptionally thrilling. We also saw the Ka’upulehu Crater and Hualalai volcano and got some great shots. The lush valleys and waterfalls of the Kohala Coast were a sight to remember.

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