Blue Hawaiian Helicopters departs from Hilo International Airport. The 50-minute Circle of Fire plus Waterfalls Tour features active volcanic areas, lava flows, rain forests and black-sand beaches. Passengers hear music, two-way communication with the pilot, and the pilot’s narration via noise-canceling headsets.
Note: Due to decompression-related sickness, it is recommended that passengers wait 12-24 hours after scuba diving before flying; the amount of time is dependent on particular dive factors. Ask about possible policies regarding minimum wait time between scuba diving and flying; weight restrictions; weather, cancellation and refund policies; and the minimum and maximum number of passengers for flights. All small aircraft may encounter turbulence.
Guided tours are available.