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Iolani Air Tour Co.

73-300 U'u Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 800-538-7590
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Ranked #38 of 189 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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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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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Our family of four did a volcano tour with pilot Dale out of Hilo and we loved every moment. Dale was very professional and obviously very experienced. The sights were magnificent. We would not hesitate to recommend Iolani Air and pilot Dale!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

One of the best tours of my life. Amazing staff, amazing service and the pilot Tim was very knowledgable and funny. We were going to consider a helicopter tour but this was way better value for our money. Best part was that it was a private tour meaning we could do and see anything we wanted. We spotted our resort... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We took the Kona Deluxe Tour for Two. I was concerned bec my partner had a cam walker/boot (she broke her leg a month before our trip) and we are big people. Helicopter tours charge more for that 'extra baggage.' When I called Iolani, Chris suggested we meet him at the plane to make sure there was enough room and... More

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Gainesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

As a first time visitor to the Big Island....this is the best way to understand and capture the size and diversity of the this Island. The service was outstanding....from the safety brief to keeping the turbulence to a minimum...(that on-shore breeze gotta go somewhere....) I would recommend doing the circle island tour....It gives you perspective and focus on the time... More

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Rockaway NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We had planned our 12 day "Holiday Vacation" in Hawaii many months in advance of our 12/16/2013 departure from Northern NJ. Part of our experience was to be the "Iolani Air Tour Company" "Deluxe Tour for Two". That would just be myself, my wife and the pilot in a small airplane. It would be about a 2 1/2 hour air... More

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