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    What to Expect
    Meet your expert pilot after making your own way to Kona International Airport. After a short briefing, get comfortable in your guaranteed window seat and put on the provided headset, which allows you to hear your pilots narrative throughout the flight. Enjoy extra legroom on your Cessna Caravan plane, which seats a maximum of nine passengers.

    Take in the sights as your pilot flies to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Preserve. From the air, enjoy an excellent perspective on the enormous park, which includes two volcanoes: Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's largest subaerial volcano. Learn fascinating facts about each as you look for fresh lava flows, and marvel at stunning views of steaming calderas and lava fields. You can take amazing photos and see areas of the volcanic field that are not readily accessible by land.

    Continuing over the Big Island, gaze at green valleys lush with rainforests and waterfalls, black-sand and white-sand beaches, macadamia nut and Kona coffee farms, ancient Hawaiian settlements and hundreds of mile of coastline. You might even spot migrating whales. Throughout your flight, your pilot shares detailed information about Hawaii’s geography, history, legends and other interesting facts.

    Your pilot makes sure to circle the sights so that both sides of the plane get great views and photo ops. You also get more time in the air than most flights, which means that you see more and cover more territory before touching down at the airport, where your air tour ends.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
    Duration
    1h 45m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Landing fee and fuel surcharge
    • Local taxes
    • 1 hour 45-minute scenic flight and tour narration
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Maximum per person weight of 245 lbs (112kilos)
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • 23 months old and below with a combination of adult and the baby for 245 lbs.
    • passenger exceeding 245 lbs can purchase 2 seats
    • Most travelers can participate
    • not recommended for travelers that can not walk.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    felt very safe competent pilot great narrations the views are unbeatable best way to get a tour of the island and leave with great pics
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    Steve was an excellent Pilot, who gave us an amazing experience flying over the Big Island. He narrated with knowledge and humour, found the best weather corridors to follow, and provided us with awesome photo opportunities. We viewed the Volcanoes, towns, Macadamia
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    After doing this, I feel it’s the best way to see the island. Do it on the first day and you’ll know what areas you want to visit later. Very friendly and felt safe in the plane.
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    Response from Hilda L, Manager at Big Island Air Tour by Cessna Plane
    Responded 2 Sep 2019
    Mahalo for flying with us here at Big Island Air!
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    Terrific experience! Easy to book, super friendly staff, slick little plane with A/C and two way communication. Best of all was our pilot Steve. He was so nice and really has a love for the Island. He gave us a wonderful guided tour. He has been flying for around 45 years so he
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    Response from Hilda L, Manager at Big Island Air Tour by Cessna Plane
    Responded 2 Sep 2019
    Aloha, A big Mahalo! Glad you guys had fun! Yes every body is loving this slick little plane so far.
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    Well, I never had a chance to go on the Circle Island Tour. My wife was injured on Maui, there in lies the problem. Because of her injury we had to fly back home and were not able to honor our reservation. We had documentation for her injury from the Maui Medical center. They
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    Response from Hilda L, Manager at Big Island Air Tour by Cessna Plane
    Responded 26 May 2019
    We were very sorry to hear about your wife's injury. You booked your reservation 90 days ago. We were notified of your situation one day before your flight. We immediately agreed to refund your wife's money even though we were not provided with any documentation from you. Also, we have never heard from you personally. We were contacted by a third party that was traveling with you. You received a copy of our cancellation policy 90 days ago when your reservation was confirmed. Perhaps a more appropriate way to handle this situation would have been for you to call our office or send us an email with the medical documentation attached as per our cancellation policy. This would have at least given us a chance to respond. One might say that due to the situation you didn't have time to contact us. Yet, somehow you found the time to write this review and still have not contacted our company. You never allowed us to have the opportunity to make an informed decision. Instead, you have come to Trip Advisor and unfairly written us a bad review. Our company has been in business here on the Big Island for 34 years. We are the oldest air tour company in the State of Hawaii. As you can see from our excellent Trip Advisor reviews we take great pride in what we do. All of our customers are very important to us. You are here on vacation and we strive to help you make happy memories. We only have 9 passenger seats on our aircraft. These seats are filled well in advance of the day of the actual flight. Each and every customer is sent a confirmation clearly stating our very liberal cancellation policy on the day their reservations are made. We understand that emergencies happen. That is why we have a simple process in place allowing for refunds. Again we are very sorry to hear about your wife's unfortunate situation. We all wish her a speedy recovery.
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