There’s no place quite like Hawaii, the world’s most diverse island. Where else can you find live volcanoes, deserts landscapes, and rainforests in just over 4,000 square miles? A large portion of the Island of Hawaii is untraversable due to the isle’s volcanic activity, steep mountain ranges, and incredibly-dense forestry, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot explore some of the most beautiful locales on Earth. Luckily for prospective guests, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters offers VIP customizable tours and free shuttles from Mauna Kea Beach Hotel to their Waikoloa airstrip. Blue Hawaiian provides unique helicopter tours in Hawaii, two of which depart from nearby Waikoloa and a truly VIP experience that departs from Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s sister property The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.
Kohala Coast Adventure
Helicopter tours in Hawaii have become one of the most popular daytime activities here at Mauna Kea Beach Resort. When you’re not swimming inside turquoise Kaunaʻoa Bay, sunbathing on our pristine beach, and golfing at Mauna Kea Golf Course, we highly recommend taking flight with a once-in-a-lifetime Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour. Embark on the 50-minute “Kohala Coast Adventure” to obtain a birds-eye view of Waipio Valley with genuinely breathtaking sea cliff views. Enjoy the unparalleled experience of flying next to the dramatic 1,201-foot drop Hiilawe Falls, and if you’re lucky, take in snow-capped Mauna Kea, the world’s tallest mountain.
Big Island Spectacular
Blue Hawaiian’s “Big Island Spectacular” was named the “world’s best helicopter thrill” by the Travel Channel largely because it combines the breathtaking sea cliffs and cascading waterfalls of the Kohala Coast with jaw-dropping vantage points of several active volcanoes. The Big Island Spectacular combines the “Kohala Coast Adventure” with the “Circle of Fire” helicopter tour, which typically departs out of Hilo. This two-hour adventure includes a landing underneath a 1,200-foot waterfall and an unforgettable Kilauea volcano flyover. You’ll experience everything that is included in the Kohala Coast Adventure plus an extra 70 minutes to take in the natural beauty offered by the Island of Hawaii. On this tour, you’ll soar past untouched volcanic badlands, the Hamakua Coast’s lush rainforests, and several black sand beaches.
Fly in Luxury
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has partnered with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, home to the best helicopter tours in Hawaii, to provide guests with a unique, fully-customizable VIP experience. Whether you’re hoping to enjoy a romantic picnic near a towering waterfall, a one-of-a-kind spelunking excursion, or a visit to one of the island’s true hidden gems, our professional concierge will help facilitate your dream tour with Blue Hawaiian, complete with a private landing at our sister property, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.