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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

honolulu International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
(808) 961-5600
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Ranked #8 of 47 activities in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Family of five and we had our own helicopter with pilot Eric. He was a great guide, making the trip fun and special. I am afraid of heights and did not think I would do this, but I'm really glad I did! It is the best (and maybe only) way to see the volcano and hot lava. We did not... More

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florida
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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Safe, expert, fun experience with a seasoned pilot/guide. The modern helicopter was airconditioned and fit 5 of us. Part of the helo floor was see-thru so we had a fantastic view of everything. We went over the erupting volcano (spectacular - worth every penny just to see this), the waterfalls near Hilo, plantations and forest area. This tour was well... More

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Pasadena, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a fantastic experience and our pilot, Tim, was phenomenal. There is no way to see what we saw on the Circle of Fire and Waterfalls tour without being in the air. Spectacular is all we can say! Mahalo to Tim for his amazing flying skills and commentary.

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Rockland, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We took a Family Vacation to HI and of course we had to take a helicopter ride over the volcano. Blue HI Helicopter was great and our pilot Eric was great very smooth flight and very informative. Always felt safe and secure and the staff was so nice and professional. Highly recommend using them. Someone in our group loved them... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Took the 50 min ride from hilo to volcano and some waterfall. Saw hot magma and vog (volcano fog). Wonderful experience and better than anything you can see in the volcano park. Yes, it is expensive but worth it! Had Scott for our pilot and he was great. Kids asked when they can do it again.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Greg was our pilot and was extremely knowledgeable and gave us plently of time to take pictures and explained the territory to us as we flew. Very calm and enjoyable journey. Wonderful experience Angela and Kevin

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Awesome tour and a must do for anyone visiting the Big Island. Our only regret was not doing the longer tour but we had a nervous flyer with us. Chelsea was amazing and very accommodating when we under estimated our journey time from Kona. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Flew with Nathan - great tour and very good pilote. Smooth ride and Nathan made sure that everybody saw everything. Will recommend you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What a fabulous flight we had. We booked the volcano and waterfall flight and it was amazing. Our pilot Nathan gave excellent commentary throughout and ensured we all saw the very best views possible. Flying over an active volcano is truely memorable. A definite must to do when you visit Big Island. Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Now if you expect to see lava spewing up out of the ground, then you will be very disappointed. If you expect to see a remarkable landscape with flowing magma in spots and an active caldera, then you won't be disappointed. Our pilot was Colleen and she really had a lot of great information. She had good historical knowledge and... More

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