Tour the most geologically active environment on earth which has been continuously erupting since 1983. Tour emphasis is on the most current areas of volcanic activity. View lava flows, tropical rain forests and cascading waterfalls while learning about the history and culture of Hawaii.
*View active lava flows
*Black Sand Beaches
*55 min. flight
*Fly over Hilo town and rainforests
Continuously erupting since 1983. Tour emphasis is on the most current areas of volcanic activity. View lava flows, tropical rain forests and cascading waterfalls while learning about the history and culture of Hawaii.
Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions. Volcanic activity varies hourly.
Departure times : Depart from Hilo
Morning 9:00 am - 11:00 Afternoon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
*NOTE: Upon your online reservation we must do a weight and balance check. If the time you selected does not work with weights and balance we will contact you to adjust flight time.
Departure Location: Hilo Airport: GPS 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720
Exclusions: A high quality, live DVD recording is made of your actual flight and may be purchased after your tour for $25.A High Definition, live Blu-Ray Disc or USB Stick recording is made of your actual flight and may be purchased after your tour for $40.
Anyone over 250 lbs will be charged a comfort seat charge of half the price of the tour selected.
The helicopter you fly in has a huge impact on the quality of your air-tour experience. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters offers their tours in both the A-Star and the Eco-Star state-of-the-art choppers.
American Eurocopter A-Star (AS350):
Less personal space than the Eco-Star but with a similar open cabin design for 180º views from each seat, this model is utilized by the majority of air tour operators in Hawaii.
American Eurocopter Eco-Star (EC130):
Every seat offers greater personal space, first-class individual seats, and expansive glass for exceptional visibility. This is the worlds newest and most expensive model of touring helicopter, and the first specifically designed for air tours.
More about the Eco-Star
Eco-Stars 23% increase in cabin space over the A-Star affords significantly greater personal space for guests, along with improved visibility with over 65 square feet of glass for 180 degree unobstructed views.
Eco-Star features :superior comfort; individual seats for every passenger, raised rear seating and wrap-around glass cockpit, for significantly improved visibility from every seat.
First helicopter specifically designed for touring, utilizing the latest aircraft and avionics technologies and high-tech, enclosed 'Fenestron,' or 'Fan in Fin,' replaces A-Stars conventional tail rotor. Fenestron is: Safer, Quieter and More efficientusing 25% less engine horsepower, which can now be utilized by the main rotor system. State-of-the-art fuel control automatically optimizes main rotor speed for quietest operations and instant power response. Achieved with a 'Full Authority Digital Electronic Control'
Eco-Star cost is over $2 million - approximately 30% more than a new A-Star.
$ 250 A-star
$ 300 Eco -Star