1 Hour
Hilo, Big Island
11:00AM, 2:30PM, 3:45PM, 8:30AM, 9:45AM
Tour Times

For the first time in nearly 40 years the world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa is erupting.

Mauna Loa is among Earth’s most active volcanoes, previously erupting 33 times since its first well-documented historical eruption in 1843! Fly at a safe distance to see the incredible view from a birds eye perspective, the only way to see the activity to date.

THE MOST EPIC EXPERIENCE EVER! That’s what many of our guests say about seeing an active volcano in a DOORS-OFF helicopter!


  • Mauna Loa Volcano Eruption


  • Air tour flown in a MD500 helicopter (seats up to 4 guests)
  • Two-way communication between you, your pilot, and your group
  • Doors-Off experience


  • Availability: Daily
  • Tour Times: 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM, 3:45 PM
  • Duration: 1 Hour*

*Flight times are approximate, do not include check-in time, and total times may vary depending on weather conditions and where the best sights are at the time of your tour.


  • Warm clothing suggested as flight is cool and windy


  • Guests should not go SCUBA diving less than 24 hours before their flight departure time.
  • Children under the age of two (2) fly free when seated in the lap of a paying adult – proof of age required for lap children under two (2). Children 24 months and over require an individual full-fare seat.
  • Children must be at least 12 years old to sit next to an open door while aircraft is in flight.
  • Each guest weighing 270 lbs. or more must purchase an extra seat for weight and balance purposes. The extra seat is discounted by 15% (before fuel surcharge). All guests who purchase an extra seat are guaranteed a window seat.
    Weights for all guests are requested at the time of booking, and their accuracy is essential to ensure the comfort and safety of all guests. To ensure safety, we weigh all guests at check-in, and if we are unable to fly a guest due to an inaccurate weight provided at the time of booking, no refund will be made. By maintaining proper weight and balance in our aircraft we can provide guests with a safe, smooth and comfortable Experience on Paradise Helicopters.
  • Picture ID matching the credit card used for the purchase will be confirmed at check-in.
  • We will not cancel a flight due to the weather unless it is unsafe to fly. Weather can change quickly so our pilots are checking weather continuously for safety and visibility concerns, and any decision to cancel due to weather is not made until right before a flight departs. We will fly if it is raining, but not if the visibility is poor.
  • Cancellation Policy is 48 hours prior to your tour time.
  • For Doors-Off Flights:
    • Please bring a jacket as the cabin will be cool and very windy.
    • If you wish to take photos during the flight, your camera or phone must have a strap and be secured to you.
    • No hats or other loose accessories such as scarves are permitted on the flight.
    • We will ask you to empty your pockets before your flight to remove anything that could potentially become airborne, including camera lenses or personal items.
    • Closed-toe shoes required and may not have open backs
    • Prescription glasses and sunglasses may be worn on doors-off flights as your 2-way communication headset will pin them securely to your head. If they are not worn, we will ask you to leave them behind.
    • If you have longer hair, we recommend tying it back.
    • No ipads or selfie sticks are allowed.

Location: Paradise Helicopters, Hilo Airport
Address: 2450 Kekuanaoa Street Lobby two, Hilo, HI 96720
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5Z94qVEmooSFr9yj6

Parking: Self-Pay parking at Hilo Airport.

Check-in: Please check-in for your flight 45 Minutes prior to departure. Our Hilo base is located in Lobby Two at the Hilo Airport.

Activity Company: Paradise Helicopters

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