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Address: Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: (808) 969-7392
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Doors off Helicopter Volcano and Rainbow Falls

Staff were very polite and well informed of the volcanos and the history of the island. The doors off flight over Kīlauea Volcano, the Hilo district and Rainbow Falls was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Eschol Park
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Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This has to be the biggest disappointment of our trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. The helicopter was so choppy and loud even with the headphones. They have a picture on the wall of the volcano lava tube they are suppose to fly over showing you lava. Well if there was lava we sure didn't see it. He flew... More 

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Eschol Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Staff were very polite and well informed of the volcanos and the history of the island. The doors off flight over Kīlauea Volcano, the Hilo district and Rainbow Falls was breathtaking, a must do if you are visiting the Big Island.

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Batavia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely magnificent! Our helicopter pilot (Rachel) was professional, Knowledgeable, friendly etc (I can't say enough about her). We were able to see the lava flows as well as beautiful waterfalls. Everything we were told was exact! Amazing time......in fact, when I was in Hawaii, I would have to say by far the best experience!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We did the doors off flight and it was with Pete. Pete was very informative as we flew over different sites. He made sure he got us good angles for pictures no matter which side of the helicopter you were on. We got to see lava flows and went right over top of Kilauea volcano. The experience was just amazing!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Take a Dramamine, just to be safe. It was a great time back seats are really windy. Front seat was not windy at all. We saw waterfalls, boiling lava and trees on fire. The guide tells you a lot of information while seeing the sites. He also circles you around so you can get great pictures.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've always wanted to do something like this, but put it off because of the cost. This is worth every penny! We had a great pilot, Rhys, and not only did we get to see (and feel) active lava flows with the doors off our helicopter, we got to see several breathtaking waterfalls from a vantage point we couldn't get... More 

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Crown City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

I took the doors off, 4 passenger, 45 minute ride. I ask my son to find / research me a really good helicopter ride while his father & I were in Kona for 6 nights. Well , I'm getting him a really nice souvenir for a job well done ! I called , made next day appointment, arrived early since... More 

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portland, oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had a terrible customer experience with a competitor at the Hilo airport, and were about to leave without being able to take the long anticipated helicopter ride we had been expecting. As we were leaving we stopped to see if there was any chance they had room for two passengers that day. Not only were they very accommodating to... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First of all - my husband and I did not have this on our original plan for our honeymoon. But after hearing about it - he was so excited about the opportunity to fly over LAVA! We booked the doors off helicopter ride out of Hilo and drove over from Kalua Kona for it. We were lucky to have a... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The best way to see the sights of lava flows and water falls is a helicopter ride with the doors off. You can feel the windburn your hair, the heat of the lava and the smells of the volcano. Our pilot did and excellent job seeking out lava flows. This was my first helicopter ride. Not sure I want to... More 

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