Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Circle of Fire (Hilo Airport)
View lava flows, black sand beaches and tropical rain forests on the 45-50 minute Circle of Fire Tour. Learn about the history and culture of Hawaii as you tour the most geologically active environment on earth. There is an emphasis on the most current areas of volcanic activity.
Blue Hawaiian operates the incredible EC130-B4 “ECO-Star,” the world’s first 21st-century touring helicopter. It sets a whole new standard in environmentally responsible air touring. It is quieter than the A-STAR, and incorporates cutting-edge technologies, materials, systems and avionics. It offers incomparable passenger comfort, 23% more interior space, individual “Business Class” seats, raised theatre-style platform in the rear, and far more cockpit glass for fantastic views.
Row Seating Add-on guarantees a front row seat and includes priority
boarding and a complimentary gift from Blue Hawaiian after the tour.
Please note the restrictions listed below for this add-on.
- Where and When:
- Early Bird: departure at 8:00 am
Morning: departure between 9:00 am & 10:30 am
Mid-day: departure between 10:30 am & 1:00 pm
Afternoon: departure between 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm
Late Bird: departure at 4:45 pm
The exact departure time for your preferred time frame will be specified on your voucher.
Check in 45 minutes prior to departure. Prompt arrival allows for guest weight check-in, safety briefing, and to be escorted and seated on the aircraft for on-time departure. Late arrivals will be considered as a no-show. Traffic is unpredictable in the Islands. Please allow for ample travel time in case of traffic delays.
Departs from Hilo Airport View Map
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- Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions.
For each passenger weighing 240+ pounds (109 kg), an adjacent empty seat is required to safely balance the aircraft and requires an additional surcharge equal to 1/2 ticket price.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires that each each passenger is weighed prior to departure. This weigh-in process is very discrete when you check in. Any significant variance in the weights provided and actual scale weight could result in flight delays or possible cancellation.
Front Row Seating Add-on Restrictions:
Combined Front Row seat weight must be under 470 lbs and individual passenger weights must be under 240 lbs.
Should the actual weights at check-in exceed any of these limits guests will be accommodated in other seats and allowed a refund for the upgrade fee.
Front Row passengers must occupy their own seats and must be able to refrain from interfering with the pilot and instrumentation. NO LAP CHILDREN IN FRONT ROW. In the event of an emergency front row passengers must be able to receive instructions in English and be physically capable of operating exit doors. Chair lifts are can only access the rear row seats, therefore guests requiring a chair lift cannot be accommodated in the front row.
You MUST have with you:
Passengers need to bring a government issued photo ID. International passengers will need their passport.
- Special Notes:
- Children 23 months or younger may fly at no charge and must sit on adult's lap. Please provide child's weight at time of booking.
When you choose a time frame we will email you an exact time your flight will take place. If you need to book an exact time for your flight, please call to make a reservation.
All helicopter tours are subject to weather cancellations. We are continually watching the weather to ensure safe flights. While we make every effort to notify you as soon as possible for changes, the pilot will make a weather call up to 15 minutes prior to flight time. If the tour is cancelled due to weather, we will give you an option to reschedule based on availability or refund.
- Operation Days:
- Monday - Saturday
- 45-50 minutes
- Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
- Big Island
- ECO-Star: The Eco-Star is significantly quieter than the standard A-Star touring helicopter and offers 23% more interior space and over 60 square feet of viewing glass for 180 degree unobstructed views. The Eco-Star also has individual seats for every passenger that afford the kind of shoulder room and personal space found in airline "First Class" seating. The ECO-Star is the first helicopter specifically designed for touring, utilizing the latest aircraft and avionics technologies.