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Paradise Helicopters

Address: P. O. Box 5371, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
Phone Number: 1-866-876-7422
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Ranked #31 of 204 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Paradise Helicopters is located in the Commuter Terminal of the Kona...
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Paradise Helicopters is located in the Commuter Terminal of the Kona International Airport.
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Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Great experience to see the island from air. This was quite different. Lovely views and even you sat on the right side (ocean) the pilot turned the plain around to secure that everyone on board saw highlights. This is the only way to see lava. And we did. The total ride was about 2 hours and the pilot was communicating... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Overall, the best thing we did in Hawaii. I am a former military helicopter instructor pilot and was impressed with the quality of the pilot and the overall operation at Paradise. We did the combination air/land tour and it was excellent. Saw active lava in the crater, lava rushing through a lava tube, and trees bursting into flame as the... More 

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Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I cannot say enough about this tour. Thank you Koji (pilot) and Michelle (guest coordinator) for an amazing experience. We saw the Big Island from a different view point. We saw molten lava, amazing waterfalls, whales and the most amazing views. Worth every cent.

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Singleton, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The main reason for my visit to Hawaii was to take a flight over the active volcano, Kilauea. The tour around the Big Island exceeded my expectations. The pilot putting the helicopter in positions for all on board to photograph the main attractions. Well worth the day trip from Honolulu.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The folks at the Hilo location - Michelle, Sean and our pilot Joyce went out of their way to make our experience great. They were friendly, very helpful and easy to work with. When our scheduled trip had to be cancelled due to weather Sean worked with us to find an alternative. This was our first helicopter ride for my... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We recently experienced a fabulous day with Paradise Helicopters Land & air tour... It made my husband's 60th birthday a real treat from the front seat of the helicopter with Koji the pilot's skill and sincere enthusiasm for the sights- craters and lush valleys. Chris, the guide for the land tour was good natured and informative. Terrific experience, Mahalo!

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Vancouver, BC
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It was our first visit to the big Island and we decided to treat ourselves to a 2 hour helicopter tour. We chose Paradise because of it's good reviews and it was a convenient location at the Kona airport. The staff was friendly and efficient. We were weighed and given a safety talk as well as an overview  of the... More 

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Cold Lake, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We left from Kona on tuesday and flew over the volcanos, arrived a Hilo, were a rental car was arranged for us, we tour all day until 4 pm, were we got ready the fly back, this time following the the island shore to view the many waterfall. 45 minutes or so. What an incredible day, instead of flying 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a "Must Do" on your list while visiting the Big Island! I am mobility challenged and wasn't sure how it would work getting me on the helicopter. No issues there at all! They ground crew took me in a golf cart and helped me to get in. From that point on, no words to describe the beauty of... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A must have experience. Just so diverse an island - amazing sights - lava flow, the largest water falls I have seen every - reminded me of Jurassic Park. Consider paying extra for a window seat definitely worth it for easier views. Safety was Paradise priority - well done! Mornings are often better as cloud rising later in the day.... More 

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