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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 #32 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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Morgan Hill, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Harbor City, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It was a rainy say but the pilot, Koji, managed to find some red-hot lava and good views of the water falls. I've been going to the Big island for years, but gained a whole new perspective from the helo. Paradise Helicopters is a good value and provides excellent customer service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Originally booked through another tour, Paradise turned out to be a good tour. My daughter took the tour from Kona to the Hilo side to see lava flow at the volcano. She said the trip to and from was spectacular. The pilot did a great job displaying the waterfalls and canyons of the island. The lava flow is unpredictable but... More

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Odessa, Florida
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44 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Four of us took the "Volcano by Air & Land" tour and it was spectacular! We boarded a helicopter near our B & B at the Kona Airport, and flew over the island and volcanoes, and then after an hour and a half or so, landed in Hilo. We were picked up there by an outstanding guide who drove us... More

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ParadiseHelicopters, Manager at Paradise Helicopters, responded to this review

Mahalo Lexaqua for your kind review! We know that our guests' time is limited while they are on the island and our goal remains to offer them incredible experiences that allow folks to see as much of the island as possible in just one day. Our Volcano by Air and Land experience does just that where we partner with a... More

Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Took the family on the Big Island Circle Tour and we had a great time! Two adults and two teens, everyone had a great time and we saw some amazing things from waterfalls to black and green sand beaches. The best part of the flight was our time spent over the active volcano. Our pilot, Marco, hovered over the volcano... More

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Maitland
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were unable to do our flight due to the weather. Despite this I would recommend this company as they tried to rebook everyone and our pilot changed his lunch break to try and accommodate us. When our flight was cancelled due to the weather we got a full refund and they were more concerned about a great experience for... More

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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There were 4 of us who took the big island tour (2+ hours around the entire island). This was the most expensive tour of our vacation, but we got to see things you can't really see any other way. the first highlight was the flowing lava on the south end of the island. It was amazing! At each major view... More

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