Our Two-Hour Big Island Hawaii Paradise Helicopter Tour
Paradise Helicopter Tour – these two baby boomers were completely awestruck with our two-hour helicopter tour of the Big Island of Hawaii with Paradise Helicopters.
We took off from the Kona International Airport, and headed counter-clockwise around the whole island.
Although the skies were predominantly cloudy, I was still very pleasantly surprised with the beauty we witnessed, and the photographs I was able to bring home.
We flew over black lava fields, massive macadamia nut farms, rocky coastlines which met with beautiful turquoise Pacific waters, absolutely stunning lava flows, massive deep canyons, rain forests, countless waterfalls, two 14,000 foot dormant volcanoes, thousands of acres of lush cattle country, and the beautiful sandy beaches of the Kohala Coast.
Even though there were clouds in the sky, our pilot was able to maneuver around them, thereby keeping our flight surprisingly smooth.
The cost to own and maintain a helicopter isn’t cheap. Therefore, these tickets are quite expensive.
However, let me tell you from experience — if you can swing the ticket price, you will come home with a memory of a lifetime. Where else will you see such splendid diversity? We went from sunny beaches, to rain forest, to a live erupting volcano!
Absolutely unbelievable! Here’s a short glimpse of what we saw…