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Address: honolulu International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: (808) 961-5600
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Fabulous tour!

This excursion was on my wife's bucket list. Our well informed pilot, Ethan, made it an exceptional tour, filled with fun facts about the area that included geography, geology... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Bush, Louisiana
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Bush, Louisiana
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This excursion was on my wife's bucket list. Our well informed pilot, Ethan, made it an exceptional tour, filled with fun facts about the area that included geography, geology, history, plant and animal information, and recommendations for further activities around the area. The view was outstanding, and the take off the most fun. We even got to see red glowing... More 

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Ponte Vedra, FL
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As you ascend in this small aircraft (5 seater, including pilot), amazing vistas will appear. The Pacific Ocean is on one side and the live volcano in the distance. On a clear day, you will see rivers of flowing lava and majestic waterfalls from above. The price is a bit hefty but well worth the money. You can spend $220... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Cool day flighing over the rainbows =] volcano and waterfalls. Didnt see the lava fall in the water but you cant control nature so yeah was still amazing. Saw burning forest and flowing lava from the volcano

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Nashville
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

After my mother died of cancer two years ago, I made a bucket list of adventures with helicopter ride at the top of the list. Unfortunately, the long anticipated ride with Blue Hawaiian was a complete, total disappointment and waste of adventure and money. The advertisements for this helicopter ride were incredibly misleading. While I understand weather or lava activity... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our pilot, Scott, was amazing! Great music, great laughs, very knowledgeable, and very patient. Highly recommended! We did the Eco-star and booked it directly from the company's website. So far it's the best price I've seen.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a must activity. Truly amazing experience. Our pilot, Scott made the trip feels personal. He not only provides information about the areas we fly to but he interacts with his passengers throughout the trip. Our trip was initially cancelled the day before because of the weather but the staff were very helpful and got us scheduled for the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My family of 4 (kids 11, 13) did the Circle of Fire tour with COLLEEN last week. She eased our nerves from the moment we entered the helicopter with her competence and calm demeanor. She engaged with everyone on the ride and had music quietly playing in the background that enhanced the overall experience -- I loved our lift-off to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our whole holiday. The tour itself was just amazing, our pilot Scott, took us over all the best sites and we say lava, waterfalls, lava fields as well as all the local scenery and fauna. His commentary was perfect, highly detailed and he was extremely knowledgable being as he was an islander. If... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We did a helitour here, booked through an activity agent in honolulu. Allthough you probably can't go wrong with helitours over volcanos and waterfalls, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience with blue hawaiian. As a couple working in aviation and oil&gas, both of us were quite focused on safety. We were happily surprised with what we saw, and the heli team... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We booked on line Circle of Fire tour from Blue Hawaiian Helicopter for August 1, 2015. This tour was planned to originate from Hilo Airport at 1PM. Aerial view of volcano, waterfalls etc. of Big Island of Hawaii was included in this tour. But, when we arrived at Hilo, there was raining and they decided to cancel that trip due... More 

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