Big Island of Hawaii

Private Kona Coast Tour: ALL WINDOW SEATS

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Kona Coast Tour Only 190
  • 30 minutes
  • Flight time: 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the sun-soaked Kona Coast from a different perspective on this thrilling helicopter tour. Soar over Kona Town, Kua Bay, and the Captain Cook monuments; admire aerial views of the beaches and bays, and perhaps even spot migrating humpback whales along the coast. With up to 30 minutes in the air, this tour lets you cover far more sights than you could on the ground.
  • Incredible aerial views of the beaches, bays, and ocean
  • Take in all the highlights of the Kona Coast in just 30 minutes
  • Choice of departure times to fit your travel plans
  • Intimate private experience with a maximum of three passengers

What's Included

  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

    Address: 73-310 UU Street, KAILUA KONA, HI 96740 Look for our Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours Sign. Parking is FREE->Park in the gravel parking lot south of the building. We will meet you in the Tiki Hut at your designated check in time. Have a seat and make yourselves comfortable.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Kailua-Kona (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 275 lbs
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum age requirement of 7 years old to fly.
  • Weights restrictions of 275lbs per passenger with a total weight not to exceed 650lbs.
  • Weights will be take at check in with all items. If weight restirctions are exceeded, we would not be able to accomodate the tour and passengers are responsible for the full price.
  • Private tour with same family or group
  • A minimum of 2 seats must be purchased even if only 1 passenger wishes to travel; this is a private tour and passenger groups are not mixed
  • Check in is 30 minutes prior. Late check ins will be considered as a no show and subject to full price.
  • 24 hour cancellation policy strictly enforced
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Featured review
Such a surreal experience seeing everything from that high up. Absolutely breathtaking and it gave us some ideas on what to do! Not to mention everyone involved was so friendly, it makes the whole thing that much more worth it.


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Worth it!
Melissa_G, Feb 2024
We had a great time, the pilot and the ground crew were awesome to chat with! We headed north and saw a bunch of whales
Magical worthwhile experience!
Trevis_J, Feb 2024
Please take the time and do this tour. It's easy to get to and parking was free. The office is located right by the office, Clay checked us in and did the safety video and went over the agenda. We also had extra time to talk with him Since we were early. He is a good guy and is in training at the school to be a pilot as well. Danny was the pilot and he made us feel comfortable before we even got to helicopter, he explained everything about the machine and safety items etc. Than it was time to fly, what an experience, views of the island, water (whales), beaches etc. Absolutely stunning, please do yourself a favor and book this tour.
This made the trip!
Alexander_C, Jan 2024
Matthias was a great pilot! We told him we were interested in seeing the whales and he made sure that we were able to get amazing views of all the whales in the ocean. Everyone involved was so polite and professional. Once in a lifetime experience!
Must do in Hawaii!
Riamond_L, Dec 2023
Amazing views and was so happy we chose with the doors off! Such an experience that everyone has to try!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Aloha thank you for choosing to fly with Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours.
Terrance_M, Oct 2023
This was a spectacular experience! To see the beautiful island from this vantage point should be a must for any travelers. The staff were amazing and from moment one made us feel welcome and safe. We couldn’t have asked for a more competent, engaging and knowledgeable pilot. He was a nice young man from Sweden. I highly recommend this coastal excursion experience. It was truly majestic!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Aloha, thank you for sharing your experience with our staff and pilot. Happy to hear you enjoyed from start to end of your tour . Mahalo for choosing to fly with us !
Awesome Experience to Captain Cooks
Al_H, Sep 2023
Chad from Capetown was an amazing pilot and tour guide! Thoroughly enjoyed our 30 min ride with him as he pointed out all the key spots and historical significance of each area we passed over! He even walked through many of the steps on how to fly the helicopter! Super friendly and engaging conversation! Highly recommended!!!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
mahalo for flying with us !
Will do this again in a heartbeat 💗
Elizabeth_S, Aug 2023
The VIEW ❣️Such a fantastic pilot! Friendly, informative. Absolutely fantastic experience ❣️❣️❣️ Love ❤️
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Aloha Thank you for taking the time to share your experience we are so happy you choose to fly with us!
Absolutely worth it!
Valeria_C, Aug 2023
This was the most incredible experience of my life thus far. Chad our pilot made this experience even more magical with his amazing kind and warm hearted energy. He took amazing care of us and made us feel so loved and comfortable. The views were spectacular, and the fact that he took time to inform us of some of the islands history was beautiful. I cannot wait to go back, and hope we get Chad as our pilot again.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We are glad you had an amazing experience. We look forward to seeing you when you return!
Nielle_R, Jul 2023
From the amazing women that greeted us to the awesome pilot...SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! They were professional, wonderful customer service, very informative and made it a super enjoyable experience!
Highly recommended! I've...
Anthony_E, Jan 2023
Highly recommended! I've been flying in military helicopters for years and it was amazing to fly in Hawaii with the doors off. Troy is a great pilot!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
thank you for your review, we are excited to hear that you enjoyed flying with us!
Fantastic experience
cameron_g, Jan 2023
My wife and I had been on few helicopter and plane tours of the Big Island over the past several years and were looking for something a little bit different. We opted for the personal tour, doors-off experience and loved it. My wife gets motion sickness from time to time, but she had no problem this time, as there was plenty of fresh air the entire ride. Even if this is your first helicopter tour, I’d highly recommend this experience, and the crew at Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours was really personable and professional. As always, their service and attitude made a big difference!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
aloha Cameron, thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that your experience was amazing !
10/10 recommend
Robin_s, Dec 2022
Marcos was a great pilot and story teller! Highly recommend. The images from above were spectacular! Definitely recommend doors off.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
thank you for flying with us, doors off is always the best option!
Great way to vacay
gregory_s, Dec 2022
this was a once and a lifetime opportunity and i would do it again and next time a longer trip. our guide was the BEST! i was completely nervous and my husband was all ready and excited for this, the guide met all of our expectations and helped me stay calm, doors off trip. i love the company outlines before, how to get there and the do’s and don’t’s before and a safety brief.
Wayne_S, Dec 2022
Due to winds, our tour went south rather than north. We thought we were getting a 60 minute flight but our flight was only 40 minutes. Our pilot was personable and answered questions but did not point out many sights along our flight path. Disappointing.
Great value and experience
Gabe_H, Oct 2022
The tour was great and the guide had some really in depth knowledge about the area we were flying over
Best experience ever
Carlos_G, Oct 2022
Great experience Marcos great pilot. Nice views got to see all the lava and sea turtles also different beaches on the north side of Kona.
Awesome, awesome, awesome!
Tina_A, Sep 2022
Loved the beautiful sweet young lady who checked us in. Very kind. Wonderful experience. Great pilot, smooth ride, incredible coastal views, my favorite excursion that we planned. Exceeded my expectations.
Go do it!
Nathan_C, Sep 2022
Such a surreal experience seeing everything from that high up. Absolutely breathtaking and it gave us some ideas on what to do! Not to mention everyone involved was so friendly, it makes the whole thing that much more worth it.
Awesome Kona Coast Tour!
George_P, Sep 2022
The “door off” helicopter tour was awesome! Great 👩‍✈️ pilot, gave a detailed explanation of the terrane. I give it a 10/10 and recommend to everyone.
Fun in the sun
Cameron_C, Aug 2022
First time ever in a helicopter so it was a great experience and we would definitely do it again. Flying over the coast is amazing and the tour guide pointing out all the sites and explaining them to us was awesome.

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