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Address: 105 Kahului Heliport,, Kahului, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96732
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2 hrs tour around Big Island

We booked a 2 hrs tour on the bigger helicopter. We were seated on the back seats (4 seats), me on the window, my friend next to me.The flight above the volcano was impressive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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terre haute, IN
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We were picked up at our hotel by a driver who was in a bad mood or something, so the trip started out on a sour note. Our pilot, Tom, was great, some of his jokes were a bit lame, but he did a great job and salvaged the experience. But seriously, a smile at the outset of a trip... More 

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Frankfurt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We booked a 2 hrs tour on the bigger helicopter. We were seated on the back seats (4 seats), me on the window, my friend next to me.The flight above the volcano was impressive. The pilot turned several times around so that guests from both sides of the helicopter could view. The view on the waterfalls was mind blowing. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We did the Island Spectacular 2 hour tour in the larger copter and it was worth it. Our pilot was awesome and we got some great views of an active lava flow as well as a spectacular view of the valley and waterfalls. If you bring an SLR don't forget a polarizer. It does not always completely remove glare but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our 1 hour tour of the North Kohala Coastline was scenic and entertaining. Our Pilot, Shane, gave us lots of tidbits of information about the shaping of the cliffs, the many waterfalls that are nearly inaccessible and the various resorts and developments that we flew over. Our EcoStar helo had great visibility and felt very safe.

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Port Washington, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I did the Big Island Spectacular and it's just that! If you're on the fence about spending the money for this, do it! You won't be disappointed. The sights that you are able to see will stick with you forever. And, it's just so different seeing them from an aerial perspective. Toshi our pilot was awesome and... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We choose the Blue Hawaian Helicopter Company because of the good reviews and previous trip to M'aui. Our pilot Gale was great! The Eco-Star helicopter is worth more money. We had the Spectacular flight and could see A Volcanic National Park, craters with the smoke plum and lava! Right now it is the only way to see the lava. Then... More 

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Inverness, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very cool trip with excellent equipment and Pilot Dale did excellent job. Got to fly over lava flow but don't expect big explosions shooting up in the air, different type of volcano. Like I said, cool trip but $800.00+ cool for 2 people? Not sure. But with 85% of island only viewable by air not too many other choices.

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Savage, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I've always dreamed of flying a helicopter over Hawaii and with Blue Hawaiian helicopters, I was not disappointed! Our pilot, Shane led us over the volcanos, looping a few times to zero in on molten lava, cruised over Hilo, ventured alongside the beautiful coastline and hovered over 1,000 foot waterfalls in the valley...all with a myriad of soundtrack tunes to... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had read the reviews saying this was a "Cadillac" operation and they lived up to their reputation. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our two hour tour of the Big Island. We didn't want to drive the 2 1/2 hours from where we were staying to Volcano National Park so opted for the helicopter ride in order to see... More 

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Ann Arbor
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was one of the most amazing Helicopter rides I have ever been on. We saw active volcano's to molten lava running and burning down the side of the mountain. From there we flew to a Waipio valley. This is really the only way to see this part of the island unless you like to hike. Very remote and beautiful.... More 

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