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Iolani Air Tour Co.

Address: 73-300 U'u Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 800-538-7590
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Ranked #44 of 208 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Now Really See Hawaii! Big Island. Lava. Waterfalls. Rain Forest. Iolani Air Tour Co. provides a...
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Owner description: Now Really See Hawaii! Big Island. Lava. Waterfalls. Rain Forest. Iolani Air Tour Co. provides a safe, smooth, geographic showcase with personal window seats for better viewing. Nice to know this "once-in-a-lifetime" experience won't take a life time to pay for either. Our airplane sight seeing tours provide tremendous value in the sense that on any given flight we're up in the air 30% longer for 30% less in cost than the helicopters. That's right. Overfly untouched Hawaii without overspending. Contact us today and ask about availability for either the special Exclusive Tour for Two or value priced Lava Plane. Now departing daily from Hilo and Kona Airports on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mahalo.
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Castlewellan, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I travelled to Hilo for a flight to see the Volcano action on the Big Island. I was a 'walk up' so this was a kind of 'hit or miss' affair. I was met by Dale...captain of the flight...who made everything possible. Gentle, kind and helpful, this is the kind of man you need to make your vacation go well.... More 

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Surrey, England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great customer service. Great flight and views. And the weather was great. Originally we were thinking of booking a helicopter tour but after reading mixed TA reviews about local operators, we decided to call Iolani Air instead. Our request was accommodated on a short notice and a pilot was available on Sunday. We flew from Hilo and went on the... More 

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Chatsworth
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

January 4, 2015, Captain Dale was able to move up our reservation time. It was a beautiful day to tour the island by air. It was so clear and no wind. We started from Kona and flew around the island. We saw plenty of waterfalls and some whales. The most impressive was the Pu'u O'o vent. We also saw the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Me and my girlfriend booked a two hours discovery flight, 3 months in advance. When we arived at the airport, there was nobody there eventhough according to the booking confirmation we were supposed to fly just some minutes later. About an hour later, we got to know that we weren't booked for that day. Apparently, Chris, the person responsible for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My family flew with Dale and it was amazing. We learned so much about the island and the volcano. A MUST see, especially if you can go before checking out VNP. Was incredibly cool to see from the air and get a sense of scale. We were lucky enough to get a perfect weather day. A great experience. We originally... More 

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Clackamas, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We loved our flight. We were rescheduled because of weather, at their recommendation. They make sure you get the best possible experience. It was amazing. We got to see everything you could possibly see. Our pilot went out of his way to show us amazing views. Everyone gets a window seat so noone misses out. We all got amazing pictures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Would highly recommend this company. Chris went out of his way to arrange a flight for us and we couldn't have been happier. You get a whole new perspective of the island and I would strongly recommend going the extra to see the amazing coastline on the east side and not just the volcanoes. Weather and visibility were great and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Wonderful trip, the pilot was awesome and very informative. You will never see Hawaii the way you should by just driving or hiking around. You will see more things in an hour than spending a whole week there. Worth it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We have taken a number of helicopter tours on various islands including on the Big Island so we decided to try a single engine airplane tour entitled Hilo Volcano and Waterfall Tour. It was more reasonably priced and definitely worth the money. We booked in advance with Tom's Barefoot Tours (tombarefoot.com). I would recommend booking in advance of your arrival... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Flew with captain Dale yesterday great day for flying! Dramatic views, comfortable flight had birds eye view of hundreds of falls, gorges and valleys up the coast toward Hawi /Waipio Valley. We had a great flight and highly reccomend Iolani Air Tour friendly and professional.

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