Sunshine Helicopters departs from Hāpuna Heliport at the nearby Hāpuna Beach Prince Hotel; hotel pickup and return is available from all major resorts in the Waikoloa and Kohala Coast area. Narrated helicopter tours of the Hāmākua coastline, hidden valleys and waterfalls are offered. Tours last between 35 minutes and 1 hour, 45 minutes.
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.