Big Island of Hawaii

Kohala and Hamakua Coast Flight

Big Island of Hawaii, USA
Kohala and Hamakua Coast Flight
  • 40 to 45 minutes
  • Flight time: 40 to 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the Big Island from a different perspective on a helicopter flight along its east coast. Get a bird’s-eye view of the island’s sprawling valleys, steep ocean cliffs, ancient mountains, and picturesque waterfalls. Enjoy unparalleled views of the coast from your helicopter window and see locations that are difficult to reach by vehicle.
  • Take to the skies to explore the Big Island
  • Enjoy commentary while you fly from your guide
  • Capture aerial photos while you fly
  • Purchase souvenir photos or HD video of your flight

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • HD video of actual flight on USB (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
    62-100 Kaunaʻoa Dr, Waimea, HI 96743, USA

    Meet at heliport on property. Go to guard shack for a map

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Kohala Coast (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 290 lbs
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All Flights Include: Ground safety briefing, pilot personal narration and choreographed music recorded on the live digital video, Stereo aviator headsets with individual volume control, custom built digital recording system, polarized bubble windows, air-conditioned climate control, custom interiors and much more!
  • Children: A child 23 months or younger may fly at no charge and must sit on adult’s lap. Please provide child’s weight at time of booking. Children 2 yrs. and older must occupy a seat with seat belt on and are charged full fare.
  • Check-in: Check-in is minimum 45 minutes prior to your tour departure time. For your safety and comfort, hats and over sized bags are not permitted on the flight line or in the helicopter. Please leave these items in your automobile. Bring picture I.D.
  • Photography: Bring camera and wear a dark colored shirt to reduce glare on the plexiglass windows.
  • Scuba Diving: No scuba diving 24 hours prior to helicopter tour departure time.
  • Weight Restriction: It is important that we have accurate body weight from every passenger. FAA regulations require all passengers to be weighed at time of check-in. Any passenger weighing 290 lbs. or more will require a comfort seat in our WhisperSTAR aircraft. Call reservations for more information.
  • Routes & Flight Time: Sunshine does not fly any specific routes but has many sights within the area of a described tour that we intend to visit during a tour. Sights may vary due to weather. Flight times are estimates and may vary a few minutes.
  • Actual Flight Video: A high-definition video of your actual flight narrated and orchestrated by your pilot is available on USB for purchase.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Alisha_B
The entire experience was glorious. From the guy checking us in, to the actual ride. The check in guy was funny and kind! An actual comedian lol. The pilot Ben was extraordinary. A real professional, but not overly serious. He made certain no matter what side of helicopter you were seated in, he got you positioned for great views! I would definitely go again and again and again!

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Great!
Amlie_H, Oct 2023
Great adventure! Friendly staff and amazing views! Very professionnal and great information all the way through the flight given by the pilot.
Best first ride
Gabriel_E, Oct 2023
We had been on the big island tour previous day and the guide explained that the view of the valleys on this ride were incredible and she was not wrong. Ride was very smooth for our first heli ride and the scene was incredible. Middle seats are diffiuclt to get pictures from but still much to see.
Beautiful experience
Mykhailo_R, Oct 2023
Beautiful experience. It’s just like on the pictures, we flew over the Kohala mountain, over and in the valley and very close to waterfalls. We were lucky to see those since it rained last night. The pilot was very informative. They had a shuttle that picked us up right from our resort which was very nice
Exhilarating and the experience of a lifetime!
Alisha_B, Apr 2023
The entire experience was glorious. From the guy checking us in, to the actual ride. The check in guy was funny and kind! An actual comedian lol. The pilot Ben was extraordinary. A real professional, but not overly serious. He made certain no matter what side of helicopter you were seated in, he got you positioned for great views! I would definitely go again and again and again!
Ben is as a great pilot,...
Nick_B, Apr 2023
Ben is as a great pilot, the trip was worth it and would recommend to anyone visiting the big island.
North Coast not to miss
Kimberly_O, Dec 2022
Great experience of the absolute beauty of the north coast of the Big Island with an excellent pilot and guide Maria who’s ease and skill was evident from the start. Close ups of waterfalls, joy of flying in a helicopter - absolutely recommend.
Awesome
Laurie_D, May 2022
Sunshine helicopters was awesome! Our pilot Connor was really good and friendly. The tour was amazing. Once in a lifetime opportunity!!
Coast helicopter tour
Ionut_L, Jul 2021
Beautiful sights, great tour lead, staff was great. the time went by really fast. Will definitely consider this tour again.
Amazing coastal helicopter
Adam_K, Jun 2021
We had an amazing time on the helicopter ride. From start to finish it was an easy process and everyone was so helpful and nice. The views were breathtaking and the pilot was knowledgeable. Absolutely recommend this!!!
Heli-Flug
Dagmar_H, Jul 2023
Die Aussicht während des Fluges war spektakulär. Man konnte super Fotos und Videos machen. Es war toll.

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