Heli Zippin’ Volcano (Kona)

Helicopter Zipline and Volcano in one amazing adventure

  • Helicopter + Zipline + Volcano!

Take your need for speed to new heights on this thrilling helicopter, zipline, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park adventure. Imagine soaring over the Kilauea Volcano. Ziplining through tropical jungle and over multiple waterfalls. This tour covers everything that makes Hawaii Island unique. See Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, the two largest volcanoes of Hawaii Island on the way to famous Rainbow Falls and quaint Hilo-town, the site of two devastating tsunamis.

Includes a brief stop at the KapohoKine Adventures store to top off on provisions before heading to your Zipline Through Paradise! Covering nearly two miles of gorgeous tropical river gorges, our 8-line zip course is fun for the whole family. View multiple different waterfalls while soaring over 160 feet above them. Our certified staff will guide you over one of the longest lines on Hawaii Island at more than 2,400 feet in length, and also the only all side-by-side dual-track zipline on Hawaii! Enjoy a picnic deli style lunch before you head to your next adventure and board your comfortable; air conditioned aircraft. As you head out towards the active Kilauea volcano, lush tropical rainforest gives way to stark black lava flows as you approach the volcano. Look for surface flows and lava as your pilot safely navigates his way through columns of steam and smoke rising from the volcanic landscape. Circle back and head north past Hilo. This is waterfall country, and you will see some of the great ones from the air including Rainbow Falls before heading to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! Your Park Ranger-trained guide reveals the highlights of the Park, from active volcanic craters, lava tube and steam vents to the historic Jaggar Museum. Enjoy dinner at Volcano Winery. Guests can expect a private vineyard and tea orchard tour, plus a wine tasting or glass of wine included with dinner at the Winery. Return to the Park and watch for current volcanic activity as the sun sets before returning to Kona. Lunch, Dinner, snacks and beverages are included throughout the day.

What to Expect

Moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations on the drive from Kona, occasional rain showers, walks across uneven, rocky terrain including black lava rock, tour locations created just for KapohoKine Adventures’ guests, red lava cannot be guaranteed on this tour.

  • Zipline Through Paradise tours run rain or shine with waterproof jackets provided upon request.
  • Helicopter tours are subject to cancel due to bad weather without advanced notice
  • Cooler temperatures at the beginning of the course and warmer temperatures at the end
  • 1000-foot total elevation drop from beginning to end of zipline course
  • Fully narrated off-road adventure to and from the zipline course
  • Elevated platforms connected with exciting features like suspension bridges and suspended staircases
  • Fresh fruit and deli-style lunch with chips and a drink are included for lunch
  • Dinner at the Rim Restaurant at Volcano House
What To Bring
  • Closed toe shoes are required Keen and Salomon brand shoes available for purchase at the KapohoKine Adventures store
  • Shorts, pants and t-shirts are ok. Skirts are prohibited. It’s recommended to avoid wearing short-shorts and tank tops.
  • A jacket or sweater, sunglasses and hat suggested
  • Bring your still or video camera to take advantage of photo ops galore
What We Include

Military-grade LED flashlights, umbrellas, walking sticks, camera tripod to share, mosquito repellant, sunblock, snacks and beverages (water, juice, soda) all day, picnic lunch and dinner at the Volcano House (dietary requirements and restrictions accommodated on request with advance notice), all entrance fees and access to private locations

Tour amenities

Snacks & Refreshments: Chips, cookies, crackers, Coke, Diet Coke, fruit juice, and
Water available throughout the day.
LUNCH: Picnic style. Dinner: Volcano Winery.
Umbrellas, lunch, snacks and beverages are also included throughout the day. This tour is an exclusive tour and only accommodates up to 12 people Per departure. Don’t forget to also bring along your camera to capture the day!


Approximately 14 hours depending on pick up and drop off locations

  • Guests who weigh over 250lbs must pay an addition fee for helicopter portion (please ask for more details)
  • Zipline tours are not for pregnant women or anybody with current or pre-existing heart, neck, or back conditions or injuries.
  • Guests are required to sign a liability waiver on arrival.
  • Guests must be able to negotiate stairs, and lift 15 pounds.
  • For Zipline:Guests must weigh between 35 and 275 pounds, and at lest 5 years of age Refunds cannot be given to guests that are under or over the weight limits.
  • All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Changes and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of tour time for a full refund.
  • Our facilities, except for the zip line, are ADA compliant, and we make every effort to accommodate all of our guests.
  • Volcanic emissions, including sulfur gas, may affect those with respiratory concerns
  • Guests should be able to negotiate stairs and walk for 20 minutes unassisted
  • Participants should be prepared for immediate evacuation in accordance with directions given by County, State and/or Federal officials

All ages can be accommodated on certain portions of this tour with the following restrictions:

  • State law requires child safety seats for all guests under 4 years of age (we’re happy to supply seats at no charge with advance notice)
  • Booster seats required for all guests between ages 4 and 7 and under 4 feet 9 inches tall and 80 pounds weight (we’re happy to supply seats at no charge with advance notice)

Guests under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Tours Occupancy Requirements

Please be advised that we do require a minimum number of participants on all of our excursions. Although your booking has been created, the tour can be canceled due to low participation. We will attempt to contact you and give advanced warning to any possible tour changes or cancellations. All tours canceled due to low participation are eligible for a full refund at the time of cancellation. In the event a tour must be canceled, we are happy to offer different times or dates that will confirm the excursion will take place.

Flight Cancellations

Due to unpredictable conditions at high altitudes, the helicopter portion of this tour is subject to cancellation with little to no notice. Such decisions will be made by the pilot prior to or during flights. Flight cancellations do not impact the remainder of the tour and all activities surrounding the flight will remain active unless otherwise noted.

For more information please feel free to call us at (808) 964-1000.

Bringing the BEST of Hawaii to YOUR adventure!

KapohoKine Adventures was born out of a desire to explore the natural beauty of Hawaii first-hand and then share this knowledge with our guests. Our Hawaii adventure tours and volcano tours truly provide a unique, exciting, and intimate experience that you will remember for years to come.

(808) 964-1000
Grand Naniloa DoubleTree by Hilton Lobby
93 Banyan Dr
Hilo, HI 96720

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