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Paradise Helicopters

73-341 U'u St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
+1 808-969-7392
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Ranked #34 of 183 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Description: Paradise Helicopters is located in the Commuter Terminal of the Kona International Airport.
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had a great tour of the Big Island. Our first helicopter ride and it was wonderful. Pilot was very informative and the flight was smooth all the way. Great way to see all the different areas of the Big Island.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

What an amazing trip Darren took us on. My girlfriend and I had never been on a helicopter before and he made us instantly comfortable. We debated skipping a helicopter trip while we were on the Big Island and are so glad that we didn't, it was the highlight of our trip. We were lucky enough to be on the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My wife and I did the two hour tour. Our pilot was Koji, he was awesome ! Definitely worth the dough ! You get to see sooo much of the island that you would never see driving or even hiking. We opted for preferred seating and felt is was worth the extra fifty dollars. Two of the seats in the... More

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WESTMINSTER
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We took the 70 minute ride out of Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Oahu. Our pilot was Sandy and he took us into the mountains where they film LOST and JURASSIC PARK. We landed, got out and walked a bit, then covered pretty much the whole island. Got great views of Pearl Harbor. This was a wonderful experience... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our pilot Sandy took us on an amazing site seeing trip around the North Shore and Turtle Bay Area on Oahu. We had a open sided Magnum PI helicopter and it was so much fun.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took the 45 minute Hilo: Volcanoes & Waterfalls Extreme flight in a Doors Off MD500. My wife is a reluctant light aircraft passenger and initially refused to consider a Doors Off flight. I booked a Doors On flight but really wanted to do the Doors Off as the photos are far better when not shooting through windows. After discussing... More

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We did the Volcano by Air and Land. This is possibly one of the most incredible experiences of my life. We were very lucky to see some impressive lava break outs from the helicopter as well as fly up some of the valleys on the way back. The key hole was one sight I will never forget. Tour around the... More

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ParadiseHelicopters, Manager at Paradise Helicopters, responded to this review

Mahalo 4_inda_family for your very kind review! Our Volcano by Air and Land flight out of Kona has quickly become one of our most popular experiences....largely due to the economy of time that the experience offers. Not only do you get to see the amazing Kilauea volcano from the air (including the current lava activity), you also get an incredible... More

Los Gatos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We went on a morning (7:30am) tour yesterday, and were very lucky with everything from the pilot (Koji) to the weather (almost no clouds) to the lava (lots of it!). It was a very, very special experience and well worth the money. We went on a trip where the helicopter lands on a deserted and beautiful mountain top halfway through... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took a family tour of Oahu and it was wonderful. The staff were welcoming and the pilot was an excellent narrator during the flight. This was a great way to get to know some of the highlights on the island during our first trip here. We were able to see waterfalls, mountains, valleys and local landmarks. This was a... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a stunning 2 hour flight on August 7th, 2014 with Paradise Helicopters. They monitored the radar and hurricane movement and when other tours cancelled everything that day, they made the decision based on the radar to do one flight. We had a great pilot, Koji, and the rest of the ground crew and office staff were wonderful too.... More

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ParadiseHelicopters, Manager at Paradise Helicopters, responded to this review

Mahalo for your kind review Tenorvibe!! We know that our guests' time is valuable and that they have a limited number of days during their vacations to experience our island. Thus, our goal remains to provide our guests with the safest and best experience possible while making every attempt to honor their desire to see our beautiful island while they... More

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