“Very Dry Pilot. No Interaction”
Took a recent 2 hr island trip which departs near the Hapuna Beach Prince.
The sights were amazing, saw many things which could only be seen from the air. However, our pilot was so very dry. No history, no descriptions, just on the left you will see xyz, on the right you will see ABC. They also do not offer 2 way communication with the pilot, so you do not even have the chance to ask questions, which would have been a huge bonus. Just listening to his monotone voice for 2 hrs.
The pilot did not explain what he was doing either. IE When we flew over the east rift zone where the Lava meets the Ocean I expected to see steam plumes, lava etc. We did not, as the lava was not flowing on that particular day which is fine, but the pilot did not say anything like 'sorry folks no lava today' so it left me wondering for the duration of the trip, did we skip the lava? Additionally at one point he flew out over the water, and he was looking really hard, I assume he was trying to spot a whale. But again, no description as to why we flew over the water all of a sudden, and then back inland. A ' Sorry folks, no whales today' would have been nice.
We paid $455 for my wife and I, as we got a 2 for 1 last min special. . When booking, I would ask about the pilot interaction, and being able to ask questions via a 2 way radio.
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