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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Address: honolulu International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: (808) 961-5600
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Ranked #9 of 66 Activities in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Helicopter tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Helicopter tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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East Selkirk
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I was very disappointed with the helicopter tour I experienced with my husband and a friend while visiting The Big Island this past two weeks. We did the tour the first week, I can't remember now he exact date, but we had to be there right early in the morning, which was fine but for the money it was definitely... More 

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Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Just completed the 2 hr tour across the big island. While we did see some activity in the active cauldera the weather prevented us from flying over the active flow and landing in Hilo as planned.also caused a delay to refuel....not ideal weather conditions for sure....it was an extremely windy day on the island with clear sunny skies on the... More 

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Kapolei, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent adventure with Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours while visiting Island Hawaii. Their entire staff are professional and efficient, and even though they fly (mostly) every hour all day long, they seem to be aware that this might be your first time to do so, and do their best to keep the experience fresh for you. Flying over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

First time on a helicopter. Our tour of the volcano, waterfalls and whales was nothing less than spectacular. Greg was our pilot. He was very knowledgeable. He took the time for everyone on board to see everything. I would highly recommend.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great pilot! He was very knowledgeable about the sites and a gave us a great ride around the sites of the volcano, water falls and whale watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Our pilot was Brody, excellent pilot and guide. Am home now reliving the experience through the great video. This was the best thing we did on Kauai!

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Sonoita,AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We did the 50 min ride on Ecostar. Perfect. Our pilot was "Colleen". She made the experience Great. Very knowledgeable on history, topography, geography, current events and much more. Gave all of us on the helicopter (5+ pilot- it holds 6+pilot) an exclusive view. There was minimal Vog on the morning we flew. We saw multiple waterfalls and some areas... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The short version: they did everything I expected and exceeded my expectations. The longer version with the tips: How to book. The there are a few ways to do that, but the best way is to call. Why? Basically, you need to worry about 3 things: weather, seats and price. Since you want to enjoy the views, if you have... More 

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Des Moines, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Seeing the volcano via helicopter had been on my Bucket List for a long time, so i was thrilled when my husband got me a trip for Christmas. We selected Blue Hawaiian for their excellent reputation and stellar safety record. We were not disappointed. You can get a 20% discount by booking 5 days in advance online, which we did.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We took the Big Island tour from Hilo to see the volcanic lava flow and waterfalls and while it was okay, and our pilot, Ethan, was very nice,it was not what we expected Perhaps it was because of the height of the A-Star helicopter, but we saw no flowing red hot lava. What we did see looked more like remains... More 

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