I've looked into taking a 7am one-way from Honolulu to Hilo on Island Air, then doing a Heli tour with either Paradise, Blue Hawaiian or Tropical. We'd rent a car for the remainder of the day and catch a 6pm one-way from Hilo to Maui. This plan is costing us an extra $263 for the Island Air flights plus the touring itself. It this a realistic plan? I realize weather can throw a wrench in things, especially since we really only have this one day to do the tour.
Are there any good options for a volcano/heli tours departing from Oahu or Maui? It would simplify my planning and maybe save me some money. BTW, there are 2 adults, 2 kids and we're traveling in October. Mahalo!