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Address: 73-300 U'u Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 800-538-7590
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This attraction is at Keahole Airport

Now Really See Hawaii!

Big Island. Lava. Waterfalls. Rain Forest. Iolani...

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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Perfect experience

I took a tour with Dale while in Hawaii and it was perfect. I actually had a special request that Dale and Chris helped me out with, proposing in the air! Dale helped to pick a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Toronto, Canada

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Sidney BC
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This company also flies out of Hilo. We were booked to have a tour 23 Oct 2015. Spend $30 cab fare from cruise ship trying to find them. No signage or real office space. Tried contacting them by phone only answering machine. Contacted Expedia they said they got the the same. After 20 minutes on phone with Expedia we are... More 

3 Thank Rj M
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I took a tour with Dale while in Hawaii and it was perfect. I actually had a special request that Dale and Chris helped me out with, proposing in the air! Dale helped to pick a perfect view and distract her while I took out the ring. She said yes! On our way back, it started getting a bit cloudy... More 

Thank jdeeper
Miami, Florida
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Impossible to get a hold of from the start. Calls and emails never returned. I would not book with them again.

1 Thank Loves2travel726
New York City
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

TL;DR (too long; didn't read) TOTALLY worth your time and effort. Ask for Dale (who loves the Beach Boys by the way.) GREAT WONDERFUL time. Took us to see whales (in January), and the volcano. BACKGROUND: My wife and i were visiting Akaka Falls because excursions/tours we had booked that day cancelled due to the choppy waters and strong winds.... More 

Thank jay_holla
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Unfortunately, Iolani wasn't able to take us up because their pilot was in the hospital. But Iolani worked very hard to call several other air tour companies and get my wife and I a tour at the best price possible. While no other company could match Iolani's bargain price, they got us a great 30% discount on another tour. I... More 

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Taplow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

I would recommend this company who were highly professional and reassuringly experienced and Bob Blair the pilot gave us a great history of the island and the volcanoes with funny anecdotes along the way. Leave enough time to find it as it's located near the airport at Hill but not too obvious if you don't know the area. We were... More 

1 Thank Karen K
United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We reserved for one hour volcano tour almost two months ago, but when we reached there they gave our spot to somebody else. The only reason they gave us is we were 5 minutes late. We were ready to use only 55 minutes of the time but they wouldn't budge. Apparently they got another offer for much expensive big island... More 

2 Thank Tanvi2013
Oak Island, North Carolina
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46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Our pilot did a wonderful job. Would highly recommend. Liked length of tour. Pilot informative and very safety conscious.

Thank nctravelerharley
Level Contributor
35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We recently took a small plane tour out of HIlo with Iolani Air while vacationing in Hawaii. Our pilot Dale was very professional, friendly, and was a great tour guide as well as a good pilot. The trip was a great value (costs less than helicopter tours and we had 1 hr 15 min in air) We saw active areas... More 

Thank joyce b
Alberta, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went for a 3 hour circle tour of the Big Island with Captain Dale. He took my 2 Grand Sons and I on a private tour of the island and took every effort to ensure that we saw all the highlights and answer every question that we had. We were treated to breath taking views of the remote Waipio Valley,... More 

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