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Big Island Volcano and Helicopter Combo from Oahu

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  • Inter-island Airfare from Oahu Included
  • Approximately 50-Minute Helicopter Flight
  • The Best Way to See Laval Flow!
Air Conditioned Transport
No-host lunch
Professional Tour Guide
No-host dinner

An exclusive opportunity to explore and experience Hawaii’s only active volcano, join Discover Hawaii Tours on our Hawaii Volcano Eco-Adventure and Helicopter Tour!

This adventure includes an aerial tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Mt. Kilauea, plus a guided ground tour of the volcano with our expert tour guide. View active lava flows that are not accessible on land, and fly over the massive summit of the volcano, plus visit the incredible sites of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The chance to discover Hawaii’s only active volcano should not be missed, and the opportunity to see the volcano from two vantage points is not available anywhere else. Seats on this one of a kind tour are very limited and filling fast. Book your tour today!

Experience Hawaii’s only active volcano like never before! View Mt. Kilauea from a helicopter & visit Volcanoes National Park with our expert tour guide.

(Be advised that due to the volcanic eruptions in 2018, many areas of the park are no longer accessible)

Tour Highlights:
  • Round-trip Waikiki Hotel Transportation
  • Inter-island Airfare from Oahu
  • Friendly, Expert Volcano Tour Guide
  • Kilauea Iki Overlook
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • National Park Visitors Center
  • Kilauea Volcanic Steam Vents
  • Jaggar Museum & Gift Shop
  • National Park Admission
  • Halema’uma’u Crater Overlook
  • Volcanic Activity of Mount Kilauea
  • Aerial Tour of Mt. Kilauea
  • Unprecedented Views of Hawaii Volcano
  • Lava Flows Not Seen From Land
  • State of the Art Helicopter
  • Approximately 50-Minute Helicopter Flight
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Pick up Location
M, Tu, W, Th, F, Sa4:55 AM17 hoursPick-up Location will be at consolidated location no more than 3 minutes from your hotel.
Frequently Asked Questions
While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or a increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Most companies have a set of centrally located hotels that they do pick ups from. Since Waikiki is a very small area, if they do not pick up at your hotel, it will be from another one that will be a 3-5 minute walk. This makes the pickup process short so you can start the tour as soon as possible!
We take great pride into making your experience with us perfect. From the moment you begin considering Discover Hawaii Tours to your final drop-off with our tour guides, we go to great lengths to make sure your day is worry-free and that you get to experience the best of Hawaii. Our tours operate in smaller buses, allowing for more stops, getting you closer to the best spots, and giving you a more intimate experience.
Our tours are conducted in 25-passenger mini-coach tour buses with Discover Hawaii Tours logos on the sides. Our friendly expert guides are dressed in red polo-style shirts with our logo and black slacks. Upon arrival to Hilo, guests will be met outside of the baggage claim terminal by the Discover Hawaii Tour Bus (White mini coach with red letters) Look for a Discover Hawaii Tour guide wearing a red polo shirt and black slacks.
Founded in 1995, we have been operating without causality or major accident for more than 15 years. Your safety, satisfaction, and input is a way of life for our company.
During the booking process online, there is a ‘Message’ box where you can let us know of any food allergies (when lunch is included), special occasions, requests, and any other important information that you feel is necessary. We take your tour personally, so rest assured that we will do our best to make sure that your requests are met and your tour is a perfect experience.
Our tour guides are our main assets to us, and you. After completing an intense 2 week training course in driving safety, Hawaiian culture, United States and Hawaiian History, customer service, and First Aid and CPR training, they become Hawaii's Ambassadors of Aloha.
Yes, all of our short tours stop for snacks and half-day and full-day Circle Island Tours include lunch. Don’t worry, you will have time to feed your baby. For those tours with lunch, we proudly feature options that are prepared fresh daily from local ingredients by an exclusive provider, these tours stop at a secluded beach to rest and enjoy your meal.
At this time, our vehicles can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs only. We do not have a wheelchair lift. We ask that you let us know at the time of booking your tour that you will be traveling with a collapsible wheelchair so that we are able to make sure you are fully accommodated.
Yes, we have scheduled bathroom stops along the routes that coincide with scenic lookouts, beaches, and other stops and attractions throughout your tour. Should you require additional stops please let your tour guide know at the beginning of the tour and we will be more than happy to accommodate your request.
For your safety, please check with your doctor and find out if there are any limitations to your touring. Some sites have more medical concerns than others, like the Volcano on the Big Island, so be sure to find out of any restrictions you may have and we need to be aware of.
Yes, we have been working successfully with travelers of all ages since our inception and we wouldn't have it any other way! We do ask parents to keep their children under control at all times for the child’s safety and the enjoyment of others. Hiking tours are not recommended for infants, toddlers, and seniors who may have trouble climbing uneven terrain.
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: No refunds.
Terms & Conditions
  • Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions.
  • We cannot guarantee lava sighting. However, this year many of our tours experienced a lava sighting, so it is a possibility. We cannot reimburse you if you don’t see lava, but we can tell you that this volcano tour is filled with tons of exciting stops and stories!
  • Volcanic fumes (VOG) are hazardous to your health. Persons with breathing and heart difficulties, pregnant women, infants, and young children are especially at risk should consult a health care professional before taking this tour to avoid potential health problems from exposure to fumes. All passengers are required to sign a release of liability form.
  • Airline flight times and Waikiki pick-up times subject to change. Because this tour involves inter-island flights, we are required by Federal law to provide the Transportation Security Administration the full names, date of birth and gender of all passengers. U.S. citizens must present a current government issued pictured ID and international visitors are required to have a valid passport. Regrettably, we are unable to refund any portion of the tour due to non-compliance of these federal regulations.
  • Passengers in excess of 250 pounds may be charged an additional fee equal to one-half the tour cost.
  • Passengers who weigh more than 300 pounds will be charged for an additional seat.
  • Any two passengers whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat
  • Due to the Helicopter Company policy, if they do not fill up all the seats they will cancel the helicopter ride and you will receive a refund on the portion of the helicopter ride.
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Was the tour accurately described on the webiste? In other words did it meet your expectations?
(4.8 of 5)
Spectacular Adventure !!!
We had an awesome day !!! Mel was a fantastic tour guide. He was so informative about the island and their culture. We were always kept entertained. We visited many amazing sights and the volcano helicopter tour at the end of the day was amazing. I would like to thank Angel, the transfer driver and Mel for excellent service and a day I will always remember.
Melvin is the spirit of The Big Island!
Words cannot adequately explain the beauty and majesty of The Big Island. First of all, a big thank-you to our shuttle driver Patrick. He was more than on time and went above and beyond for us. Our flight was delayed back to Oahu by 2 hours and he was waiting for us when we got back. He had been up since dawns early light and was there after sunset. Our guide for The Big Island was Mel. He is the ... morespirit of the island. He has so much knowledge of the history and customs of the island. He is so passionate about his culture and is the true embodiment of the aloha spirit. Melvin is a true asset to this company.

The helicopter ride was amazing. The views were spectacular. Our pilot Wesley was very knowledgeable and loves his job very much. We weren't impressed with the ground crew. We felt like we were an annoyance. There was not one smile or word spoken to us other than what was absolutely necessary. We were the last trip for the day, and we were made to feel like they couldn't wait to get out of there. It didn't stop us from having a wonderful time.
What a great day Karen H- April 2019
This was a highlight of our trip to Hawaii. From our friendly driver in Oahu to our fantastic tour guide Mel on The Big Island and our terrific helicopter pilot, highly recommend this tour. If you love taking photos, learning about Hawaiian culture and their volcanoes and generally touring around, this is the trip to take. Great day!!!!
Sometimes nature doesn't come to the party
Booked the Big Island and helicopter tour well in advance. Picked up from the hotel early in the AM and dropped off at the airport for the internal flight to Big Island. After arriving, checked in for the helicopter ride but it was cancelled at the last min due to poor visibility. We were unable to reschedule as they were heavily booked. Although disappointed, Mel tried to make up by showing us around ... morethe island and the volcano, lava tunnels and flows from the ground. The glow of the lava at night was a sight to see. After the return flight back, we were dropped off at our hotel after 14-15 hours. Angel quickly organized a refund for the helicopter portion of the tour. Just beware that sometimes nature doesn't want to come to the party
12 out of 10!!
We took our four year old with us on this adventure and were a little bit hesitant due to the cost and as its such a huge day...but it was the BEST day ever & SO worth paying for!! Mel, our guide / driver went above & beyond in his duties and his knowledge was unbeatable! We loved that we weren't dragged around to ever macadamia nut & orchid farm and got to see and learn all about the history & the ... morevolcano. This truly was a tour we & our 4yo will never forget!