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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

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Address: honolulu International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: (808) 961-5600
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My daughters absolutely love the helicopter tour of the waterfalls but it pales in comparison the the lava fields. Colleen did an amazing job of pointing out the changes as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My daughters absolutely love the helicopter tour of the waterfalls but it pales in comparison the the lava fields. Colleen did an amazing job of pointing out the changes as well as some of the impact of recent events in the area. Would strongly recommend to anyone able to make the trip!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This was my first time in a helicopter and it was awesome. We took the Circle of Fire plus waterfalls tour and it was well worth the price that included flying from Honolulu to Hilo for the day. By far the highlight of the day and week. I am looking forward to going again when we next visit Hawaii. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

As this seemed like a bucket list type of tour, my fiance and I decided to splurge and do the Big Island Spectacular tour in the EcoStar helicopter. The helicopter was impressive, huge windows and lots of space for us to sit comfortably. They assign seating on the helicopter based on weight of the passengers. I was lucky enough to... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We chose the 50 minute tour over the volcano. Blue Hawaiian is ver well organized good safety instruction and our pilot was the best. We've had a few helicopter flights sofa, but this ride was very smooth an the information given by our pilot was interesting and good and he had a great sense of humor.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Don't waste your time and money. Being crammed into a tiny helicopter with 6 other people and not see any of the coastline and no real waterfalls pilot only had a couple facts that we already knew and we're not interesting. $400 wasted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

My first helicopter flight and what an experience! The sites were amazing and the pilot went out of his way to make sure everyone had a good view of everything. Pilot was SO knowledgable! All questions were answered in depth and he went out of his way to point things out and provide details / history! Great flight! Well worth... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

This tour was booked through the NCL excursions. The company is first class...very professional. Office area is quaint, but adequate. You start with a safety briefing and video. Then divided into groups based on weight (?)....We were assigned to one of the smaller helicopters with Jeremy as our pilot. He was excellent. Love flying in a helicopter...& the course he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Blue Hawaiin Helicopter ride with Jeremy our pilot was outstanding with wonderful views of the volcano and lava fields. Jeremy was knowledgeable and entertaining. Loved his choice of in flight music. Don't miss it!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Firstly I would like to start by saying we would definitely use this company again. However, I do want to mention our experiences with the company - , my daughter and partner flew with over the volcano on the Big Island, and came back raving about what an exceptional trip it was. the pilot (think it was Scott), was so... More 

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Victorville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters were very professional and we felt very safe. Their office is clean, nicely decorated, and we knew we were in good hands. Their safety presentation was well done and they were very organized with their logistics. Once in the helicopter, the pilot was polite, friendly, humorous, and knowledgeable. The flight included great music which added to the... More 

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