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As Good As It Gets on Da Big Island

Do the doors off Helicopter (Hughes 500?) because it's more exciting but just wear some warm clothes because it's a bit cold up there. All the other reviews about this are true... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Do the doors off Helicopter (Hughes 500?) because it's more exciting but just wear some warm clothes because it's a bit cold up there. All the other reviews about this are true and it's totally worth doing while on the Big Island. You'll fly over Pu'u O'o vent and see the lava (most of the time) churning and flowing. It's... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a great way to get up close and personal with nature. This was my second helicopter trip but my first "Doors OFF" flight. It's really fun but definitely bring something to cover up your normal Hawaii wear as the wind makes it cool. Until you get up to the volcano. We saw lava in multiple locations including fires... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We booked a tour which included a helicopter tour over the volcano's. We were picked up at 5am and we didn't get back to the resort until 10pm !! If I had known how long the tour was I never would off picked. I really think they could of shortened the tour by half. The helicopter experience was the highlight... More 

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Texas
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a total blast here and happy to have chosen Paradise for a tour. Wish we could remember her name but had a woman pilot that handled the aircraft with fantastic precision. We leased a small helicopter for just the 2 of us and really had a blast. Next time, it's going to be a doors off ride. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

these people were fantastic. went on a Tuesday, got airborne and was flying to volcano when weather started to get bad. we landed and rescheduled for a couple days later. doors off was a great flight that I would gladly pay to repeat. amazing views

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Orpington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We chose the 'doors-off' ride which sounds alarming, but isn't, and gives wonderful, clear views. York, our pilot, gave us a comfortable and smooth ride while providing an interesting and informative commentary, and ensured we all had great views. We could clearly see into the red-hot lava lake inside Kilauea, which was only visible from the air while we were... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Amazing staff. Chenielle is a great wedding planner also. I chartered 2 helicopters for group of 10. The tour over the volcano and waterfalls was amazing. We wanted a different wedding so Chenielle went to work. She cooridinated the entire day into an amazing event. We were married in the Volcano National Park. Highly recommend this company and their staff.

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BAHAMAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Wife and 2 kids did the 'Doors Off' tour and loved every minute. We were lucky to see a good amount of orange lava bubbling in a large side crater next to the main crater and saw some lava flows and various burning trees. No doors made all the difference and for our children was a thrilling addition to an... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife and I had booked the Doors-Off Volcano tour with Paradise. We had booked through a 3rd party, HawaiiDiscount.com, but everything still went smoothly. They called us a day before to confirm the booking. On the day of the tour, prior to boarding, we were given our security briefing, which was handled well, without being too monotonous. Thereafter, we... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Seeing the volcano on the Big Island has always been on my bucket list, my husband is deathly afraid of heights, so it seemed unlikely. He was nice enough to say that he would go, even though he was a little shocked that I picked the helicopter without doors! It is totally open to the elements. The staff was great... More 

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