A List of Helicopter Tours in Hawaii

By Andy Beth Miller

Visiting Hawaii is on the top spot of most every vacationer’s bucket list, but what’s even more of an epic adventure, is surveying the sights of this pristine island paradise by air. Helicopter tours in Hawaii are wildly popular, and offer passengers sweeping views of unmatched beauty.

For those looking for the absolute best helicopter tour that Hawaii has to offer, there are several stellar companies to choose among. Listed below are a tag team of stellar Hawaii helicopter tour companies that service not just one, but several of these tropical islands.

Photo courtesy of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters.

Photo courtesy of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters.

The only Hawaii helicopter tour company that offers service on all four major islands (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island), Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has an impeccable reputation for whisking away residents and visitors alike in their state-of-the-art Eco-Star choppers, and treating them to such astounding aerial adventures that they will never forget. These Hawaiian helicopter tours begin at the 45-minute duration mark—for a standard flight—and send you over such spectacles as Maui’s Mt. Haleakala and Hana Highway, or Oahu’s legendary Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Mount Olomana, Hanauma Bay, and more. Kauai helicopter tours will captivate you with views of the world famous Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon, while Big Island’s Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea, Waipio Valley and Hamakua Coast will steal your heart—and that’s just a small window into what’s in store! Custom charters may also be ordered for those who wish to have a helicopter adventure catered specifically to your desires and wants.

Photo courtesy of Paradise Helicopters.

Photo courtesy of Paradise Helicopters.

An equally exciting option, Paradise Helicopters is a locally owned and operated company, offering helicopter tours on both the Big Island and Oahu. Choose among fun and flexible flights, ranging from the standard 45 minute flights to 2 hours, as well as having the option to customize your own private charter tour (2.5 hrs +). Take advantage of the “Volcanoes & Waterfall Extreme,” one of the best Hawaii volcano helicopter tours on the Big Island, taking you in a doorless Hughes 500 helicopter to survey sights like Kīlauea Volcano—with its flowing lava and open vents, Mauna Loa, Waiʻānuenue (Rainbow Falls), and more. For those visiting its Oahu locale, Paradise Helicopters conveniently departs from Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore, offering those who want to avoid the crowds of Waikiki a welcome alternative.

Whichever tour you choose, you can’t lose when it comes to enjoying the exhilarating experience of flying the sunny Hawaiian skies via helicopter. Find a Hawaii helicopter tour for each island: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island.

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