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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

honolulu International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
(808) 961-5600
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Ranked #7 of 47 activities in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

It was our first time in a helicopter and the pilot, Greg has exceeded in excellence. I really didn't understand the unhappy people of the reviews... Congrats Blues!!

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Circle of Fire and Waterfalls tour was excellent. Our pilot, Greg, was attentive to each of the guests ensuring that everyone had as good a view as possible. His explanations and descriptions enhanced the trip. We had wonderful weather and thoroughly enjoyed the overall experience. Susan G

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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We booked a helicopter tour in Kona since our cruise ship stopped here for a day.Our Flight in Hilo on the previous day got cancelled due to bad weather and at first we were quite sad about this. So we decided to give it another try next day.This flight didn`t just get us around the volcano area but also around... More

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Sammamish, Washington, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We made a reservation a few days in advance. The checkin/briefing is done at Hilo airport terminal 2. Park in the airport parking and walk over to the terminal. The flight is about 45 minutes for 'circle of fire and water falls' tour. The views of the crater and lava flow was spectacular. We were able to see lava boiling... More

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Fabulous trip over the volcanoes then onto Hilo and up the east cost via gorgeous cliffs with waterfalls - stunning landscape!!! Unfortunately not a lot if red lava was to be seen...but we did see some....kids expected more, but kids want it all these days!!! . $500 for a 2 hr flight... long enough just quietly.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Blue Hawaii Helicopters runs a great operation. My wife and I flew with them from the airport in Hilo to the lava flows on that side of the island. Our pilot, Colleen, was a fabulous tour guide and flying ace. Everyone on board had a great time, got all their questions answered and were able to experience a once-in-a-lifetime activity.... More

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west yorkshire
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You have got to do this helicopter trip! ! Birthday treat arranged by husband as always wanted to do trip over volcano. Thanks to our pilot Shane who was a mine of information about the island itself made the trip very memorable.the views were fantastic,ranging from lava,waterfalls whales & mountains.Even got to land at Hilo airport to pick up extra... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The trip we took started on a bumpy path, our original fly date was cancelled due to weather. (They were thinking of our safety, I like that). The team was very helpful in working with us so we could arrange for another date during our stay. Our pilot Nathan was very informative and was concerned about me because I hit... More

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Lafayette, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Ethan was a great pilot letting everyone on both sides see the interesting things! We actually saw lava squirt up! I do not like heights too much, but the views temporarily made me forget about them. Our pilot gave us a very smooth ride!

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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I liked the bits with the helicopter, the volcano, and the waterfalls. Colleen was knowledgeable, and managed to keep up a good patter while we were all struck dumb by the sights. Ground staff was kind even when I buckled my buckle in the wrong slot. My one complaint is that there wasn't an open bar on board, my mouth... More

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