Volcanic Landscapes by Helicopter (Wheelchair Accessible)

2.25 hours | Hilo | ITO-801
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Points of Interest

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Wheelchair Accessible, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

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!

Special Notes:

The content of this tour is identical to ITO-800. Only guests using a wheelchair can book this tour, as it ensures accessible transportation. Due to the specialized nature of some lift-equipped vehicles, priority is given to guests using a wheelchair and one companion only; additional companions may be required to travel on the transportation provided for tour ITO-800. Bookings not marked with an accessibility requirement will be removed from the tour's inventory.

Maximum weight for the power mobility lift is 250lbs.

Actual flight time is approximately 45 minutes.

Helicopter excursions are not refundable unless cancelled by 12:00pm on the day after embarkation. Carry-on bags are not allowed and there is limited secure storage at the heliport. iPads, iPad minis or tablets are not permitted on the flight. 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. Must be able to climb onboard helicopter if more than 250 lbs as maximum weight for the power mobility lift is 250lbs.

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.

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship to Heliport for safety briefing

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:45
Walking distance:
20
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Check-in and safety briefing

Time at site:
00:30

Helicopter tour

Transport type:
Helicopter
Transport Capacity:
6
Time at site:
00:50
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No

Re-board mini-bus for return to ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:15
Walking distance:
10
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No