Volcanic Landscapes by Helicopter

ITO-800 | Hilo, Hawaii | See Special Notes

from $329.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

You will see:

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


Excursion Length:
Approx. 2.25 hours

Tour Overview

Your exciting adventure begins as you board your helicopter for a remarkable flightseeing tour emphasizing the most current areas of volcanic activity on Kilauea Volcano. Fly over Kilauea's most recent eruption sites and see the glow of active lava flows. From above you can trace recent lava flows to the Puna District on Kilauea's Eastern Rift Zone.

Get a bird's-eye view of the surface activity and its toll on the devastated town of Kalapana. The Puna District is marked a high hazard zone and is dominated by volcanic activity, with a unique habitat and geological formations. Eruptions of Kīlauea and the nearby volcano Mauna Loa continue to shape the ecology, and even the land itself, as lava flows add new land to the old shoreline.

We'll fly over the Puna Forest and black-sand beaches formed of lava that has been cooled by water and polished smooth as glass by the sea's waves before heading back to Hilo to the Heliport where your transfer to the ship awaits. Actual flightseeing time is approximately 45 minutes. It's an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


Actual flight time is approximately 45 minutes.

Helicopter excursions are not refundable unless cancelled by 12:00pm on the day after embarkation.Guests are asked to wear dark clothing to reduce glare. Carry-on items are limited to sunglasses, a camera outside of its case and cellphones on airplane mode. iPads, notebooks, tablets and extendable go pro sticks are not permitted. Oxygen devices of any type are not allowed.

Weight surcharge ($159.95) may apply on this flight. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, the helicopter companies have advised that guests weighing 260 lbs. or more (fully clothed) will be assessed the weight surcharge to reserve adequate space onboard the helicopter. Passengers weighing 260 lbs. or more should reserve an extra surcharge ticket and, once onboard, contact the Tour Office and your account will be adjusted to reflect the cost of the surcharge only.

In the ever-evolving environment of Hawaii, the volcanic activity of Kilauea Volcano varies daily, if not hourly, and hence lava eruption and associated natural phenomena cannot be guaranteed.

Excursion Length:

Actual flight time is approximately 45 minutes.

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

See detailed itinerary for information about wheelchair accessibility

Camera/Video Restrictions:

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