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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo

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Address: Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: +1 808-961-5600
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I have to admit, I was very nervous about going up in a helicopter. My wife convinced me to do it and I am very happy I did. We did a tour on the Ecostar helicopter. We had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
lathamt
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Mamaroneck, New York
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Mamaroneck, New York
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to admit, I was very nervous about going up in a helicopter. My wife convinced me to do it and I am very happy I did. We did a tour on the Ecostar helicopter. We had a short safety presentation and an explanation of how we were going to be loaded on to the helicopter. Each person got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was not sure which helicopter company to choose and picked blue Hawaiian because theirs looked nicer - best choice ever. We had a wonderful pilot who explained everything with historical background in a fun and relaxed way. We saw the lava entering the ocean and the waterfalls. The moment I knew I had made the right choice was when... More 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked an excursion through Celebrity Cruises to go on the blue Hawaiian helicopter tour over the active volcano. It was an outstanding excursion and we're so happy that we booked it! We got great pictures and our navigator did a wonderful job of showing us the big island. It was an experience we will never forget! 🙂

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time on our Circle of Fire + Waterfalls tour with Adolph. He was a great pilot -- getting us very good views of Pu'u 'O'o and also where the lava is currently running into the ocean but keeping all the movements very smooth. I didn't have any dark shirts in what I'd packed to wear for... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha H H, We sincerely appreciate your generous feedback. Hawaii is so beautiful, we are so thrilled you and your family was able to experience it from the skies. Adolf is a great pilot and we will be sure to share your kind words with him and the team here. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look... More 

Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the Circle of Fire plus Waterfalls tour on an Eco-Star while we were in Hawaii so we could see the active lava flows. Our day started with a quick check-in process and safety presentation. The presentation was short, easy to follow and showed safety is a priority with Blue Hawaiian. Whew! Next we were off to the tarmac... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Dawn H, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We sincerely appreciate your generous feedback and we'll be sure to share your kind words with the team here. Should you return to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us again. More 

Florida
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 6 who took the Circle of Fire flight over the volcano. Paid slightly more for the larger eco-star helo and glad we did. Had individual seats and a huge bubble canopy which made viewing easy. The pilot was outstanding. Very informative plus made us feel safe & secure. The flight was more like an elevator... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha HACKT, Mahalo for your review. We sincerely appreciate your generous feeback and we will be sure to share it with the team here. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us again. More 

Eureka, California
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a Volcano and Waterfall tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters in Hilo with pilot Greg. He was friendly, easy to chat with and provided lots of information while flying over the volcano, waterfall and everything in-between. When we circled the steaming crater everyone fell silent... awestruck at the awesome magnitude of the active steaming lava inside. What a great... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Bonnie J, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. Seeing Hawaii from the skies is truly an amazing experience. The lava is really breathe taking, we are so thrilled to hear we were able to exceed your expectations. Gregg is an amazing pilot and we will be sure to share your kind... More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a chance to see waterfalls, lava flows, craters, and the general beauty of Hawaii with the ease of flight instead of miles in the car or hiking in the heat. Blue Hawaiian was a great comply with an excellent safety record. Our pilot, Coleen, was gentle on the turns and the air was great. One recommendation if you... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Dennis D, Mahalo for your review. We sincerely appreciate your generous feedback and we will be sure to share it with the team here. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us again. More 

Burien, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were excited to take this helicopter trip around Hilo, overlooking the active volcano and seeing where lava met the Pacific Ocean. Location was easy to find, staff friendly and accommodating. Enjoyed the lounge area with complimentary lemon water, video area and gift shop. We booked through Expedia and received a free t shirt and prerecorded DVD... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha leysam99, Congratulation on the marriage! We are so delighted that we were able to be apart of your honeymoon. Seeing Hawaii from the skies is truly an amazing experience. Tim is a wonderful and talented pilot, we will be sure to share your kind words with him and the team here. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii,... More 

Grand Terrace, California
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard going to see the lava meet the ocean was not to be missed. Helicopter easy ride, thrilling way to view the nature phenomenon. I have back problems and they took me by golf plane to helicopter. They were so nice and attentive and pilot Chad gave us a ride to remember.

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Diana L, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! Chad is a wonderful pilot and we will be sure to share your kind words with him and the team here. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us again. More 

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