Tour Summary: A 30 minute private helicopter tour during sunset along the magnificent Kona coastline during the “Golden Hour”
- Experience a magnificent sunset while flying the historic Kona coast.
- A great way to see the spectacular west coast beaches from the air
- Guaranteed window seats for 3 passengers and your very own private pilot
Important: Minimum age is 7 years old (Door ON only). Minimum age is 12 year old for the Doors OFF option. Total weight per person cannot exceed 275lbs and total group total cannot exceed 650lbs (weights are taken at check-in)
|(excluding taxes & fees)||$209|
Tour Provider: Mauna Loa Helicopters
Tour start time: 5:30 pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure from: Kailua Kona
Pick-up available? No
Included: Doors-on or doors-off option (at no extra cost).. Live tour commentary in English
Cancellations: Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to the flight time. Cancellations or delays to the flight are at pilot’s discretion for safety reasons, which may include inclement weather.
Read more: about helicopter on the Love Big Island website in our helicopter guide.
A very affordable 30-minute helicopter tour that takes you on a flight along the Kona coast during sunset.
Everybody loves a good sunset, but did you know that there is something incredible about sunsets on the Big Island? The setting, with white sand beaches, an azure blue ocean and pitch black lava fields, is of course amazing, but the volcano is also helping a bit!
Whenever there is an active eruption at Kilauea there is an increase of small particles in the air downwind (along the Kona coast). These small particles scatter light in such a way to make the sunset extra red! The scattering responsible for our fantastic sunsets is called “Rayleigh scattering” and is the same process that makes a lunar eclipse red, and the sky blue!
This is a private tour (best for 2 or 3 people)
What sets this tour apart from other helicopter tours is that it is guaranteed to be a private tour – which means that you do not have to share the aircraft with a second party.
The cost of this tour is $209 per person, and the minimum passenger requirement is 2 people. This means that if you are a party of 1, you still need to pay for two people. If you are with 2 or 3 people, you will only pay $209 per person for a private helicopter tour.
Mauna Loa Helicopters exclusively uses the reliable and energy-efficient Robinson helicopters. They have been offering private sightseeing tours over Kauaʻi since 2006, and recently expanded to offer tour operations from the Big Island.
Along with their impeccable safety record, they take pride in making each tour a spectacular, personalized experience. Numerous 5-stars reviews (over 650 now, on several platforms) prove that they deliver what they promise!
Mauna Loa Helicopters is closely monitoring the information provided by the WHO and CDC regarding the COVID-19 virus and guidelines from these agencies.
The safety and well-being of all of the guests, pilots and employees is always their #1 priority. They shut down the helicopter after each tour for a safety & maintenance inspection and cleaning of all headsets, mouthpieces and areas touched by customers and have also implemented the following procedures:
- Additional sanitizing of all communal areas shared by guests
- Minimized physical contact between pilots , staff and customers
- Additional sanitizing of headsets and common areas
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