Big Island Helicopter Tours
The Big Island has 11 of the 13 climate zones present on Earth. With less than a week on the Big Island, the Hawaii Tours Traveling Trio knew the best way to see the sights of the largest Hawaiian Island was with Big Island Helicopter Tours. We couldn’t wait to see the many wonders of the Big Island on the Sunshine Helicopters Volcano Deluxe Tour.
We flew in the state of the art WhisperSTAR, the ultimate sightseeing helicopter!
Before we knew it we were soaring high over the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii!
En route to Kileaua volcano we passed numerous Big Island Waterfalls.
The bird’s eye view of the ocean was stunning!
The flight was nearly 2 hours so we had plenty of time to take in the spectacular sights.
As we approached Kilauea we could see the smoking cauldron of Pu’u O’o Vent. It was surreal!
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When we got closer we could actually see the bright orange lava flowing! We chose a great day for this flight because the lava flow was spectacular! The intensity of the volcanic landscape was amazing! We circled several times to get great views of the action! Be sure to check out the video above for action shots of the lava.
After we left the volcano we headed north of Hilo. We passed many gulches with cascading waterfalls.
Waimanu Valley had unbelievable waterfalls! We flew throughout Waimanu Valley to experience these wonders of nature!
We flew along the coastline and headed back to the helipad.
The Sunshine Helicopters Volcano Deluxe Tour left us with memories for a lifetime. From the roaring waterfalls of the Kohala Mountains, to the beautiful rainforest above the Hamakua Coast and the flowing lava of Kilauea Volcano’s Pu’u O’o Vent the sights were spectacular. We thought a 1 hour 45 minute flight may be to long but we all agreed we could have flown around the Big Island all day!
Sunshine Helicopters was a great company to fly with! From the moment we checked in they made us feel welcome. Our pilot, Grant, was fun, friendly and knowledgable. You could tell he loves his job and it was fun to see him just as excited as we were to view the lava flow.
If you want the best view of the Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii Helicopter Tours are the way to go!
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Have you been on a Hawaii Helicopter Tour? How was your experience?