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Address: P. O. Box 5371, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
Phone Number: 1-866-876-7422
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Description: Paradise Helicopters is located in the Commuter Terminal of the Kona...
Paradise Helicopters is located in the Commuter Terminal of the Kona International Airport.
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Hawaii Experience Unreal!

This experience cannot be beat! Our pilot, Chris, was a awesome tour guide giving a plethora of information about each part of the island. The views are phenomenal and the pilots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Hamilton, Montana
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Hamilton, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This experience cannot be beat! Our pilot, Chris, was a awesome tour guide giving a plethora of information about each part of the island. The views are phenomenal and the pilots ensure everyone is treated to the same views! The entire staff is friendly and accommodating and made our trip special from start to finish! Well worth every penny so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We took a 2 hour trip around the island with pilot Dan. Sights were so incredibly impressive that it almost felt like a movie. Not just the sights were incredible but or pilot Dan was a wealth of knowledge, and had a great personality. Employees in general took very good care of us. This tour made our visit to the... More 

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Katy, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Pilot Dan did a fanatastic job of discussing and showing off the Big Island. The Hawai'i Experience is 2 hr long flight which entailed flying between and near the snowed capped volcano's, live crater's and lava flow, from Hilo and up the eastern coast line, numerous waterfalls, whales and around then the nothern end of the island back to airport.... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We took the early morning Volcano & Kohala Landing tour. We had very good weather, clear skies and smooth flying. Our pilot Dan was very knowledgeable and managed to maneuver the helicopter so that everyone was able to see the lava flows. The waterfalls were awesome and unbelievably beautiful. After viewing the waterfalls, Dan set us down on a remote... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The three hour island tour was a "must do" for our retirement trip. Dan was a wonderful guide, and we saw so many beautiful breath taking waterfalls due to the heavy rains the first week of March. Once in a lifetime experience for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The family had a great time flying with pilot Dan! Dan was informative and fun. The island is amazing. I have never experienced so many climate changes. Thanks for making our experice so much fun Dan. PS. Ketchikan, Alaska has more rain fall than Hilo . Cheers Scott

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The people at Paradise are very helpful. I had originally booked the Hawaii Experience tour but due to my airline changing my flights I had to reschedule to the Sunset Experience. Our pilot was excellent keeping the chopper steady and moved it around so everyone got a view of all the highlights. The great thing about the Sunset tour was... More 

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you want a bird's eye view of the Big Island...take a trip with Paradise. The circle island trip is well worth it. You will never experience seeing the island the way you will from this tour. There was snow on Mauna Kea, lava visible in the crater, and fires burning along the recent lava flow. Our pilot, Pete, maneuvered... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I took a helicopter ride with my family last week with Paradise Helicopters. Greg was our pilot and he was just great - nice, informative, and took us on an amazing tour where we saw volcanoes, lava flows, secluded waterfalls in the deep rainforest, and we even followed over a mother whale and her calf as they swam through the... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Last week my friend and I took a Circle Island Tour with Pete at Paradise Helicopters. The trip was super-safe, and absolutely the best 3 hours that I have spent on this island or on any island ever. We flew over all five volcanos, saw a lot of fiery orange lava flow, and some beautiful valleys that otherwise we would... More 

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