If you’re traveling to Hawaii, you’re most likely not going to have enough time to see everything you want to see in this Pacific paradise … unless, of course, you are smart enough to take the Hawaii helicopter tours that are offered on practically every island. Not only will you get to see more, faster on a helicopter; you also get to see it from a vantage point that most of the natives never even see.
Where do Hawaii helicopter tours take me?
Where don’t the Hawaii helicopter tours take you?! Really, all joking aside, you can pretty much get a helicopter ride anywhere you’re interested in being. This means that you could do a full circle of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, the Big Island, Lanai, and even Molokai, checking out the dramatic coastlines and plethora of natural wonders that each island boasts. We’re talking everything from waterfalls, mountain summits, jungles, to far off secluded islands only accessible by air.
It also means that you can take helicopter tours of ALL the Hawaiian volcanoes. Let me tell you, there is NOTHING like flying over the eerie moonscapes of summit calderas like that found on Haleakala. Active lava flows as seen coming out of Kilauea or being able to say that you’ve been above the biggest mountain on earth, otherwise known as the majestic Mauna Loa.
What else can I do on a Hawaii helicopter tour?
Some helicopter tours provide video footage of your flight, others will set down on summits or scenic areas so that you have the opportunity to walk around and savor the experience. Others will actually put together an entire activity list complete with limo van service through local delights and ending with a bird’s-eye view of the whole island from the windows of your very own helicopter.
You’ve also got plenty of time to take pictures and ask questions of your knowledgeable guide, so even if you don’t opt for the live footage of your Hawaii helicopter tours, you can bet your boots it’ll be a ride you’ll never forget!