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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

honolulu International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
(808) 961-5600
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Ranked #5 of 47 Activities in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
78 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This was great! We actually had our tour out of the Kona location. We did the Kohala Coast tour, which lasted about 45 minutes. Our pilot was John and he was great. He helped point out the sights and had some cheesy one-liner jokes that helped keep the mood light. We were in the Eco-Star which didn't feel too cramped.... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

took helicopter tour, not cheap but good value for money when taken into account. flew over crater and managed to see some red lava and understood more the massive destruction being caused by slow but non stop moving lava, also the respect for the mountain doing its own thing, being a person who lives in a modern society asked why... More

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Wellington
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143 reviews 143 reviews
42 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

As noted by other contributors, this is really the best way of seeing volcano action at the moment and Blue Hawaiian is a very good company. While not nervous about the trip, I wanted to make sure the good safety procedures and experienced pilots were used and these needs were well met with good safety briefings, clearly cared for equipment... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Scott our pilot was fantastic. The Volcano co-operated, and lava was flowing. It was a must do, and must not miss thing to do. I will be telling people about the tour and for sure to go with Blue Hawaiian Helo.

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Union, New Jersey
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112 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was my 3rd time to take this tour. This time was good but not as good as the tours in 1999 and 2001 because of environmental/health considerations. They used to actually fly over the crater but they no longer do that because of the fumes. In any case, it was a good tour. . . . . . interesting... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I read a prior negative review and could not disagree more. The trip was easily scheduled, well organized and the pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. We took the 'Circle of Fire and Waterfalls', 50 minute tour out of Hilo. We paid the extra fee for the Eco Star model and enjoyed the extra space although I would have to... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

So after a shakey start (helicopter needed a service, had to wait for another hour for our trip... But after getting annoyed at the next time slot boarding and flying before us, we did get the Eco star after paying for an A star) so Coleen took us over the live volcanoes, epic viewing and we saw lots of waterfalls.... More

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Kula, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Volcano National Park you'll find that some of the trails and lookouts may be closed for various reasons. You should call in advance to find out what is open when planning your nature adventure. Any park ranger will tell you however the best way to view the volcano is by helicopter. If you're interested in a first hand... More

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

First time on a helicopter; our ride was very smooth. We took a 50 minute ride down to the south coast and the eruption at Pu'u O'o, back to the waterfalls east of Hilo. Our pilot was great and shared a ton of information on the region with us, and got us acquainted with the Island as we set out... More

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Vienna, Austria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We (a family of 4) did a two-hour tour around Big Island and it was a mesmerizing experence. Our pilot, John, had wonderful, dry sense of humor and packed in so much information while making our kids feel right at home as his "co-pilots". The whole company is extremey well organized, from the internet booking until the flight itself. We... More

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