We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Iolani Air Tour Co.

Certificate of Excellence
Air tours, Sightseeing Tours
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 73-300 U'u Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 800-538-7590
Website
Description: Now Really See Hawaii! Big Island. Lava. Waterfalls. Rain Forest. Iolani...
Now Really See Hawaii! Big Island. Lava. Waterfalls. Rain Forest. Iolani Air Tour Co. provides a safe, smooth, geographic showcase with personal window seats for better viewing. Nice to know this "once-in-a-lifetime" experience won't take a life time to pay for either. Our airplane sight seeing tours provide tremendous value in the sense that on any given flight we're up in the air 30% longer for 30% less in cost than the helicopters. That's right. Overfly untouched Hawaii without overspending. Contact us today and ask about availability for either the special Exclusive Tour for Two or value priced Lava Plane. Now departing daily from Hilo and Kona Airports on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mahalo.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 192 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 166
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Most recent review
FANTASTIC!

We recently took a small plane tour out of HIlo with Iolani Air while vacationing in Hawaii. Our pilot Dale was very professional, friendly, and was a great tour guide as well as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
joyce b
Add Photo Write a Review

192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We recently took a small plane tour out of HIlo with Iolani Air while vacationing in Hawaii. Our pilot Dale was very professional, friendly, and was a great tour guide as well as a good pilot. The trip was a great value (costs less than helicopter tours and we had 1 hr 15 min in air) We saw active areas... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alberta, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went for a 3 hour circle tour of the Big Island with Captain Dale. He took my 2 Grand Sons and I on a private tour of the island and took every effort to ensure that we saw all the highlights and answer every question that we had. We were treated to breath taking views of the remote Waipio Valley,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Castlewellan, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I travelled to Hilo for a flight to see the Volcano action on the Big Island. I was a 'walk up' so this was a kind of 'hit or miss' affair. I was met by Dale...captain of the flight...who made everything possible. Gentle, kind and helpful, this is the kind of man you need to make your vacation go well.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Surrey, England
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great customer service. Great flight and views. And the weather was great. Originally we were thinking of booking a helicopter tour but after reading mixed TA reviews about local operators, we decided to call Iolani Air instead. Our request was accommodated on a short notice and a pilot was available on Sunday. We flew from Hilo and went on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chatsworth
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

January 4, 2015, Captain Dale was able to move up our reservation time. It was a beautiful day to tour the island by air. It was so clear and no wind. We started from Kona and flew around the island. We saw plenty of waterfalls and some whales. The most impressive was the Pu'u O'o vent. We also saw the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend booked a two hours discovery flight, 3 months in advance. When we arived at the airport, there was nobody there eventhough according to the booking confirmation we were supposed to fly just some minutes later. About an hour later, we got to know that we weren't booked for that day. Apparently, Chris, the person responsible for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

My family flew with Dale and it was amazing. We learned so much about the island and the volcano. A MUST see, especially if you can go before checking out VNP. Was incredibly cool to see from the air and get a sense of scale. We were lucky enough to get a perfect weather day. A great experience. We originally... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clackamas, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We loved our flight. We were rescheduled because of weather, at their recommendation. They make sure you get the best possible experience. It was amazing. We got to see everything you could possibly see. Our pilot went out of his way to show us amazing views. Everyone gets a window seat so noone misses out. We all got amazing pictures... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Would highly recommend this company. Chris went out of his way to arrange a flight for us and we couldn't have been happier. You get a whole new perspective of the island and I would strongly recommend going the extra to see the amazing coastline on the east side and not just the volcanoes. Weather and visibility were great and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Wonderful trip, the pilot was awesome and very informative. You will never see Hawaii the way you should by just driving or hiking around. You will see more things in an hour than spending a whole week there. Worth it

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Iolani Air Tour Co. also viewed

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Iolani Air Tour Co.? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Iolani Air Tour Co. staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?