Paradise Helicopters, a Hawaii-based helicopter tour company, is expanding service to Waimea-Kohala Airport on the Island of Hawaii with the launch of a new tour of the Kohala valleys and waterfalls.
Paradise will offer the half-hour doors-off tours (doors-on tours are also available) in the midmorning and mid-afternoon on Mondays and Thursdays.
The coastal cliffs and waterfalls reach 2,500 feet high, the result of a volcanic collapse and rainfall that has carved numerous deep valley ridges. Tours start at $324 per person. Early reservations are recommended.
Founded in 1997, Paradise Helicopters is a provider of air tours and bespoke charters in Hawaii. The award-winning company is recognized for its safety practices and exclusive tours. A selection of tours are offered from Kapolei West O’ahu and Turtle Bay Resort on O’ahu, through the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, and from Hilo, Kona and Waimea-Kohala Airports on the Island of Hawaii; custom charters are available statewide; and specialty flights on an authentic WWII aircraft are available through Pearl Harbor Warbirds on O’ahu.
The company website says it has several former “Marine One” presidential pilots who have served under three United States Presidents. The team has knowledge of Hawaiian geology, culture and history, and they can take travelers around the island to talk to the community, non-profit organizations and charities.