Doors Off Experience (Hilo)

Paradise Helicopters - Doors Off Lava & Rainforest Adventure (Hilo Airport)

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This is an adventure of a lifetime for those looking for an exciting alternative to the everyday flight.  Experience the volcanic activity first hand… With No Doors!!

Feel (and hear) the wind rushing by as you look out the huge opening (and not a window). This is and adventure for a thrill seeker -  not for the faint of heart.  There is no better way to fly! Enjoy the thrill of an open cockpit.  See lush jungle, volcanoes, and the waterfalls above Hilo town.

The No Doors Helicopter Tour includes two-way communication allowing you to speak directly with your pilot who will answer your questions. 

Tour Upgrades and Additional Information:

  • Extra Seat Charge: For guests weighing over 269 lbs (122 kg) an Extra Seat Charge is required. If you did not select the Extra Seat Charge and weigh over 269 lbs (122 kg) at check-in you will still be charged directly by Paradise Helicopters before the flight

Tour Highlights:

  • 45-minute helicopter tour adventure
  • Doors Off flight – for the best viewing experience
  • Travel Channel calls this the "hottest helicopter ride on Earth"
  • Fly over the Big Island's Kilauea Volcano and its current activity
  • See Hilo and the nearby rainforests and waterfalls
  • Plenty of great photo opportunities
  • Fully-narrated helicopter tour
  • Two-way communication allowing you to speak directly with your pilot

 Big Island ToursDoors Off Experience
 Big Island ActivitiesHughes MD500 Helicopter
Doors Off Experience (Hilo)Kilauea Volcano Sights
Where and When:
Morning: departing between 8:30 am & 10:30 am
Mid-day: departing between 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Afternoon: departing between 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm
The exact departure time for your preferred time frame will be specified on your voucher. Departs from Hilo International Airport View Map
Warm clothing recommended as flight is cool and windy.
All cameras including cell phones must have straps.
No hats permitted on flight.
Closed-toe shoes required.

Each child (13 and under) must be accompanied by an adult. Children will not be seated next to an open door.

No children under the age of 8 years.
Passengers need to bring a government issued photo ID. International passengers will need their passport.

Passengers weighing over 269 lbs (122 kg) will be assessed an Extra Seat Charge. Passengers paying the Extra Seat Charge will be guaranteed a window seat and an empty seat next to them.
Special Notes:
Only 2 window seat upgrades available per flight.
Operation Days:
Approx. 55-60 minutes
Paradise Helicopters
4 passengers
Hughes MD500 Helicopter

Paradise Helicopters has been a leader in helicopter safety since their founding in 1997. They actively work to identify and mitigate risk and use best practices for all operations. This includes using FAA-approved seat belts with quick releases on their flights as well as conducting specific passenger safety training prior to each flight. In the past five years, Paradise Helicopters established a robust Safety Management System and has completed the International Business Aviation Councils Stage 2 certification. In 2016, Paradise became the first air-tour company in the world to be certified by Helicopter Association Internationals Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS) for Air Tour Operations.
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