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“Breathtaking!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
105 Kahului Heliport,, Kahului, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96732
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Alamo, California
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“Breathtaking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We heard the lava was flowing into the ocean during our tour of Volcanoes National Park, and another person on our tour raved about her helicopter experience, so we decided to splurge on the Big Island helicopter tour. We were not disappointed. Scott, our pilot, was excellent. He told us so much about the island and the sights, and we were amazed at how close he brought us to the lava flows and waterfalls. He continually made sure that everyone was comfortable, made sure that everyone on both sides of the helicopter was able to get a good view, and kept the helicopter incredibly steady throughout the flight. We saw numerous rivulets of lava flowing into the ocean, and Scott was able to take us into several interior valleys in Kohala, each with absolutely breathtaking waterfalls and scenery. We decided at the very last minute to book our trip, and got the last few seats available. After coming all the way to the Big Island, it would have been a shame to miss our chance to see live lava flowing, and the incredible Kohala valleys and waterfalls--it was truly the experience of a lifetime, and worth the splurge!

Visited January 2013
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“Unforgettable experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband booked the 2 hr Big Island tour for our family of five. It was the most incredible experience we have shared. We saw lava flowing to the ocean and it was amazing. Then the flight into the canyon to see the waterfalls literally made you cry. This was a "take your breathe away" adventure. Our pilot Greg was so knowledgeable about everything we saw not to mention just a nice guy to visit with. The take off and landings were better than any plane we've been on. It was a splurge for our budget but worth every penny. We would go again if we ever get the chance. This is the best way to see Hawaii!

Visited December 2012
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Edmonds, WA
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“So worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I splurged and bought the 2 hr. Big Island tour for our family of 4. Unfortunately, the weather near the volcano was not good so they had to cancel our trip. We opted to still do the Kohala Coast tour instead and booked the volcano tour out of Hilo for another day later in the week when the weather was supposed to be better. The Kohala Coast tour was fantastic! The scenery was stunning and our pilot Jason was so informative. I would highly recommend Blue Hawaiian.

Visited December 2012
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“Best Birthday gift ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

This was the trip of a lifetime! Noah our pilot was fabulous ! Lava flowing into the ocean, beautiful waterfalls,and fun facts about Hawaii from the pilot!! Would do it agaon in a heart beat!!

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“Best thing I did in Hawaii”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I went on the helicopter trip with my partner just before Christmas and it must be the best thing I did on my holiday. It first sounded a pricey thing to do but it was worth every penny. Our pilot Justin was very friendly and informative and took us over lava flows, waterfalls, craters etc effortlessly. Basically was saw things would probably have been inaccessible over land or water. The trip made me appreciate the true scale and beauty of Big Island.

The staff were friendly,efficient and informative. The trip got cancelled on out first day due to weather conditions but the staff were very professional and booked us in for the following day which worked out for us as the day was glorious.I also liked the fact that the price included pick up and drop off from the hotel.

I would recommend it and would probably do it all over again

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