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Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours- Hilo

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Address: Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: +1 808-961-5600
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Once in a life time

Not many places can you fly over a live volcano, what an experience. The ground crew takes good care of you before the flight. the pilots are very knowledgeable & informative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Denis2727
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Winnipeg, Canada

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Winnipeg, Canada
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132 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not many places can you fly over a live volcano, what an experience. The ground crew takes good care of you before the flight. the pilots are very knowledgeable & informative during the flight. It's a little expensive but more than worth it for the experience. Don't miss this trip

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours- Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Denis2727, Mahalo for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you for the kind words, we will be sure to share with the team. Should your travels bring you back to the islands, we hope to have you tour with us again. More 

Sacramento CA Area
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132 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our pilot was Flyin' Brian and with a slightly southern Tennessee drawl made for a delightful adventure. We thoroughly enjoyed a great ride and commentary around the lava devastation of southern parts of Hawaii (The Big Island), through the residential areas of past and present, and on towards active burning/flowing sites of lava. After scenic touring in the Helicopter over... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours- Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha bw13802, Thank you for your review. We are excited to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. What a great way to see the spectacular Big Island of Hawaii. Brian is an excellent pilot and we will be sure to share the kind words with him. Should you return to the islands, we hope to have you tour... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Totally worth every dollar spent. Only nit-pick is that the windows are very reflective, so don't wear any bright colours if you don't want your reflection to come up in all your shots! Our pilot was fantastic, he knew a lot of the area and was able to answer all our questions. He's particular music selection was also very fitting... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours- Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Daenex, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Should your travels bring you back to the islands, we hope to have you tour with us again. More 

Denver, CO
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Blue Hawaiian was very professional, safety conscious and the pilot outstanding with our two children (under ten). Very informative and wonderful tour.

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours- Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha COtravelers1, Mahalo for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your tour with us. It's our goal to provide safe, quality, and memorable tours for you to cherish for a lifetime. Should you and your 'ohana return to the islands, we hope to have you tour with us again. More 

Iowa Falls, Iowa
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Circle of Fire ride. Everyone with Blue Hawaiian was very kind and professional. This ride lasted around 50 minutes. Our copter held 6 people. It's starts going out over the coast then right up to the rim of the volcano. Pilot was very informative and circled around so all sides could get photos. It's expensive, but everything... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours- Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Iowa, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Circle of Fire tour with us. Mahalo for the kind words, we will be sure to share the kind words with the Hilo team. Should your travels bring you back to the islands, we hope to have you tour with us again. More 

TO
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although very pricey, this is one of those experiences that you will remember for a lifetime. Blue Hawaiian was very professional, they even bumped us up to an Eco Star helicopter for no additional charge for simply taking an earlier time slot. It worked out much better for us!!. The pilot, Ethan, gave us good information over the course of... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours- Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha bhunnyhopper, Mahalo for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Eco-Star tour with us. Ethan is an excellent pilot, and we will be sure to share the kind words with him. Should your travels bring you back to the islands, we hope to have you tour with us again. More 

Columbia, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a remarkable experience during our Circle of Fire helicopter tour! During the ride we saw volcanoes, bubbling lava, the aftermath of flowing lava, waterfalls, beautiful vegetation and the Hawaiian coast line. Our pilot was professional and knowledgeable and his humor enhanced the experience. We had excellent visibility through the helicopter and were able to capture a lot of... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours- Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Irina, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience on your Circle of Fire tour with us. Should you return to the islands, we hope to have the opportunity to tour with you again. More 

San Diego
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well organized pre-flight instructions. Pilot Gregg, former Marine Huey Pilot, remembered all of our names and where we were from, which was impressive. And he was very personable and informative. After takeoff, we flew over several breaching whales. I've never seen them from above. Then we flew over the glowing active volcano! What an incredible experience it was! Gregg circle... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours- Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha PointLomaMe, Mahalo for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Gregg is an excellent pilot, and we will be sure to share the kind words with him. Should your travels bring you back to the islands, we hope to have you tour with us again. More 

Bluffton, Indiana, USA
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour originates from Hilo, is about one hour in duration, and visits volcanic flows on the south coast and Rainbow Falls. It was our first-ever helicopter tour. We had a great time and will certainly do more in the future. The preflight routine is straightforward. Our pilot, Scott, put us quickly at ease and provided excellent commentary throughout the... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours- Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha traveler-Sej, Mahalo for your review. We are excited to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Scott is an excellent pilot, and we will be sure to share the kind words with him. We look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope to have you tour with us again. More 

Youngsville, Louisiana
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My dream vacation of a lifetime was to travel to Hawaii! We booked this tour with hesitation cause I had never been in a helicopter before~ OH what a GREAT experience this was. Took this tour during a sunny day so we were able to see a shinny bit of lava on the ground. The staff and flight crew were... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours- Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Darlene, Mahalo for your review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. What a great way to create memories on your dream vacation! Should you return to the islands, we hope to have you tour with us again. More 

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