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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo

Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-5600
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  • Excellent76%
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  • Average5%
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“eco star” (70 reviews)
“helicopter tour” (142 reviews)
“lava flow” (114 reviews)
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Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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"eco star"
in 70 reviews
"helicopter tour"
in 142 reviews
"lava flow"
in 114 reviews
"the big island"
in 175 reviews
"ring of fire"
in 26 reviews
"active volcano"
in 72 reviews
"great pilot"
in 41 reviews
"ground crew"
in 33 reviews
"volcanic activity"
in 38 reviews
"great flight"
in 30 reviews
"both sides"
in 48 reviews
"smooth ride"
in 24 reviews
"ask questions"
in 22 reviews
"great ride"
in 20 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 55 reviews
"red lava"
in 28 reviews
"safety briefing"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family of four adults did the circle of fire tour in the Eco Star. This was our very first helicopter tour, a huge splurge for us, and it was fantastic. We did a lot of research on tour companies. There are many, and I’m...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I highly recommend this tour - and our pilot, Corey, was phenomenal. We loved his choice of music throughout the tour. He was an excellent navigator and tour guide. The views were awesome. The ride itself was so much fun. I didn't want it to...More

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Thank janetsf2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the Helicopter ride over the active volcano and it was definitely the highlight of our vacation. You can see the flowing lava from the crater all the way to the sea. What an awesome experience. You should definitely do this!

Thank Jenniferlgarner
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked a flight mid morning to fly over and see the lava. While we were in the safety briefing the actually cancelled the flight. Some people were upset, understandably BUT the weather was questionable ( safety first) and a pilot had just done a...More

Thank Barbara K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing tour. Our pilot, Wesley, was very informative. This is my first trip to Hawaii and what a fantastic way to view Kilauea’s Fissure 8. The flow of lava into the water, expanding land mass is incredible!

Thank bevsboys
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought a helicopter flight would be perfect to see the recent eruptions on big island and it certainly delivered. You could experience the true spectacle of the lava flows with panoramic views from above. The pilot was very friendly and the desk staff all...More

Thank Jack P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

According to their website, "Tour the most geologically active environment on earth which has been continuously erupting since 1983. Tour emphasis is on the most current areas of volcanic activity. View lava flows, tropical rain forests and cascading waterfalls while learning about the history and...More

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BlueCEO, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha, I’m sorry to hear that the natural scenery you witnessed didn't meet your expectations. As you mentioned, this tour highlights the natural elements and the scenic beauty of Hawai'i Island, which is always at the discretion of Madam Pele's will. Blue Hawaiian has not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to lava viewing and volcano tour with waterfalls, but due to rain it was cancelled. They were great on the refund and very nice as they held off to last minute to cancel, hoping weather would change. Yes we were...More

Thank purpledolphin1961
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BlueCEO, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this review despite uncooperative weather; very happy to hear our staff was quick and courteous in refunding and didn't settle for a substandard tour. I'm so pleased you were also able to enjoy a full day on the Windward side with everything...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The helicopter trip to see the kiluea volcano was awesome..it was worth it even though it was pricey. The pilot patrick answered all our questions.the ride was very smooth . Breathtaking Arial views..one hour flew by like a few minutes. One suggestion which they already...More

Thank JRR2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a helicopter tour to see the eruption at fissure 8 since most of Volcano National park remains closed. We had a wonderful ride with our pilot Esther. She was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us a smooth ride even though the...More

Thank Esther J
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BlueCEO, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Fantastic photos Esther J!! Thank you for sharing, and for this wonderful review!

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WALLBANK4
July 16, 2018|
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Response from BlueCEO | Property representative |
Complimentary Shuttle Service is provided from our locations in Waikoloa (to & from the surrounding Waikoloa and Kona area resorts) and Honolulu (to & from Waikiki area hotels). Unfortunately shuttle service is not... More
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keith p
July 14, 2018|
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Response from BlueCEO | Property representative |
Aloha, We offer tours from 8:00am through 4:00pm. However, we recommend you book as early in advance as possible, due to the heightened activity and demand surrounding the Kilauea Volcano. Mahalo,
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buckeyefan4664
July 14, 2018|
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Response from BlueCEO | Property representative |
Absolutely! We provide complimentary shuttle pickup and drop off, zero cost, and will meet & greet pier side.
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