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Address: honolulu International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: (808) 961-5600
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This was the highlight of our trip - all 4 of us agree. Our pilot, Greg, was awesome (and it turns out we went to the same summer camp in NC as kids). He showed us waterfalls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of our trip - all 4 of us agree. Our pilot, Greg, was awesome (and it turns out we went to the same summer camp in NC as kids). He showed us waterfalls, rainbows, and lava! Greg made sure that everyone on board could see - turning the helicopter to capture the best views for both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a great time. The views was spectacular. The pilot was very helpful and knowledgeable even at times i was feeling dizzy and a bit sick he would check up on me and give me some ginger sweets to take my mind off vomiting. Overall a great experience with a funny and helpful staff.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

I have done many helicopter tours in my life but the volcano and water falls in big island is without a doubt the best one ever! I was just speechless, it took my breath away. I can't believe I have been so lucky to life to see such rare beauty. We got to see active lava, bright red while flying... More 

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I took the 12:30pm trip that left from near the Kona airport. An amazing experience, that while expensive, was worth it as we consider it to be one of those once in a lifetime experiences. We had a great pilot (Toshi) who was informative and entertaining. The views of the lava fields (flows were light but that's... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The overall experience was great. Staff and pilot everyone was so friendly. We booked our tour for 11am slot to avoid rain earlier in the morning. The view from the helicopter was amazing. We saw black lava flowing towards a community. At that point, you feel so vulnerable that you are flying 100ft above lava. The only "catch" that I... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My first flight had to be cut short due to weather:( However the second flight with Coleen was spectacular! She is very knowledgeable and is an awesome pilot! Go Girl!! As a science teacher I learned soooo much about the area, volcano, and flying a copter. Thanks for the memories!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

No doubt, this was a pricey activity, but considering the rareness of getting to see an active volcano, my kids and I all agree it was worth it. Our pilot, Colleen, was terrific - knowledgeable, affable, kind and overall a very chill person. We paid for the higher quality helicopter, and although I was given the "worst" seat for viewing,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

8 people packed like sardines into a helicopter flying very high above the island. Overall the least fun helicopter ride I've been on. The whole experience was still educational as the views provided some perspective as to the ongoing dangers in various lava zones. The pilot was helpful responding to questions. I would save money for the open door Kauai... More 

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Shallotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This company is totally professional, from answering all questions to ensure you get the right trip desired / booking to walking you off the tarmac safely and suggesting a great place to grab a "local style" lunch. My family of 4 did the "Circle of Fire plus Waterfalls" with Capt. Brant Roberts. He was very knowledgeable and kept everyone comfortable... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My husband and I went on a morning tour with Scott. The tour took off right as scheduled. We had views of lava flows. Scott circled the crater so that each side could see and made sure to check that each passenger saw the flows. We had a very enjoyable time and would recommend Blue Hawaii and Scott.

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Address: honolulu International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: (808) 961-5600
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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