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Want to aerially explore all the hidden treasures of the Big Island during your Kona vacation, but don’t have loads of money to take a helicopter tour? Then an airplane tour of Hawaii is your solution. The Big Island is largely inaccessible by land vehicle or on foot, so the best way to tour the island is from the air. The fuel use of small craft planes is considerably less than helicopters and small Hawaii airplane tour companies generally have lower overhead expenses. The savings are passed on to you, making airplane tours of Hawaii one of the most eco-friendly and economical ways to experience the majesty of the Big Island. Aerially tour the emerald jungles and cascading waterfalls of the Hāmākua Coast, witness the fiery lava flows of Kīlauea, the world’s most active volcano, soar past the spectacular 14,000-foot summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, and explore the rugged, towering sea cliffs and pristine coastline of the Big Island’s north shore.
Kona Airplane Tour Operators
If you want to avoid the tourist crowds and experience an intimate Hawaii airplane tour for a party as small as two passengers, go with Island Hopper Airplane Tours. Island Hopper has been offering personalized Big Island air tours from Kona Airport since 1986, and is the only air tour company that will guarantee your flight time even if the craft is not full. Big Island Air is the island’s oldest airplane tour company, offering excellent fixed-wing craft tours in their 9-passenger Cessna Caravan. Big Island Air offers two tour packages out of Kona Airport, and also exclusive charters to multiple islands. Both Island Hopper and Big Island Air fly over the waterfall-dotted Hāmākua Coast and the west shore’s pristine white and black sand beaches, along the Kōhala Coast’s dramatic sea cliffs, and over the spectacular active lava flows of Kīlauea Volcano. The knowledgeable pilots at both companies will share a wealth of cultural lore and botanical, geological and historical facts during your Hawaii Island tour.
Whether you’re seeking an intimate private charter for two or want to bring along the whole family, Kona Coast Vacations can make your dreams of a Big Island airplane tour come true. Contact our Kona vacation experts today to book your stay with us and enjoy awe-inspiring aerial Hawaii Island tour experience.