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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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Unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience

My girlfriend and I were staying on Oahu for a conference, only had one day to visit the Big Island, and wanted to see as much of it as we could in our limited time. We did the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Harrisburg

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Harrisburg
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I were staying on Oahu for a conference, only had one day to visit the Big Island, and wanted to see as much of it as we could in our limited time. We did the "Kona: Volcano by Air and Land" tour. It is pricey, and I admit to initially being skeptical that we would get our... More 

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Wollongong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

As keen photographers my husband and I came to this island specifically for this flight. Pretty disappointed when we arrived to discover that the doors-off trip does not mean you get a good seat. They squeeze 3 people into the front seat - one of them is the pilot so the middle person finds it difficult to move and even... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What an experience, the flight over the volcano and lava flows was the most amazing thing i have ever seen, our pilot knew where to go to enable us to see this, his knowledge was fantastic and the trip around the island, and up close to the waterfalls was just fantastic, some of the most beautiful sights i have ever... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's expensive but it's worth it. Everyone was very professional. Our pilot, Dan, a former Army combat veteran who fly Blackhawks, was totally at ease and extremely knowledgable about the island. We did the whole-island tour- jaw-dropping in so many things we saw. It made our trip more than a trip- it made it an experience my family and I... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The down side is that the publicity pix give the impression of a lot more volcanic activity than was actually the case when we visited. The up side is very professional pilots who instill confidence in nervous fliers and are very friendly and informative. The sight of lava flow - however small - is always going to be awesome when... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Painless checkin with very friendly and accommodating ground crew in Kona Airport for 2 hr flight. Good narration of sights by the pilot who took great care to give passengers on both sides of the helicopter great views particularly of volcanic vents (active, probably will never see again) and active lava flows including some extending into forestland. Similar care with... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This company is by far the best we've ever used. The staff was friendly, knowledgable, and professional. The two hour sunset tour was incredible. We highly recommend this Big Island attraction. It turned our vacation into an unforgettable family memory. The pilot's (Dan) experience in Iraq and Afghanistan was reassuring as we took off into the calm air around Kona.... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We took this tour from Kona the first day and it was awesome! It gave us the right perspective on the island. The copters are excellent and the pilots take you to amazing places. The waterfalls are truly spectacular. Everything was very easy.

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Warragul, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Booked to do a Volcano 45 minute flight out of Hilo with 2 days notice and got offered a 2hr flight around the island from Kona. As we were staying in Kona we jumped at the chance. From the time we arrived it was smooth and professional. Check in was quick and after we were discreetly weighed we went for... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Go for the doors off ride, it's by far the best way to go. Pete the pilot was extremely knowledgable about the area and overall was just fantastic. A few people in our party were nervous about flying in a heli for the first time but he was excellent in keeping calm/confident and flying very smoothly. We lucked out and... More 

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Additional Information about Paradise Helicopters

Address: Address: P. O. Box 5371, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
Phone Number: 1-866-876-7422
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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