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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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Our group of 3 (2 adults and 1 senior 70+) totally enjoyed our flight with Christy, who was warm, fun, and knowledgeable. We got lucky with the weather condition and were able to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nguyen V
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Bellevue, Washington

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our group of 3 (2 adults and 1 senior 70+) totally enjoyed our flight with Christy, who was warm, fun, and knowledgeable. We got lucky with the weather condition and were able to see real red hot lava (including 3 lava flows coming down to the ocean). What a wonderful experience! The staff was nice. The helicopter (Airbus EC130 "Eco-Star")... More 

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Thank Nguyen V
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great trip,would recommend it to anyone. My wife was a bit hesitant in getting in a Helicopter but loved every minute of it

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Thank Phillip B
Putnam, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great way to see this amazing island. The whole outfit, from reservations to pilot to customer service were professional and informative. I highly recommend this attraction.

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Thank Jeannie D
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our pilot, Coleen, took us over the volcano fields and along the coast for superb views of this amazing island. She and her support staff were thoroughly professional while friendly and charming. They erased the trepidation we felt when signing up for our first ever helicopter experience. I only wish we had taken the longer tour.

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Thank Krysias B
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an amazing and unforgettable experience. We actually flew over the crater of an active volcano and were lucky enough to see lava flowing into the ocean. The check in and pre boarding was all very professional, the helicopter was very comfortable and our pilot was very friendly and informative. We even got a cool towel at the end,... More 

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Thank Tara K
Spring/Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was awesome. Great narration along the ride to VNP and back over beautiful scenery to Hilo Airport. Wear dark clothing to reduce glare on ride and your pictures/videos. Looking forward to coming back when the flows are really going strong!

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Thank knr
Stuttgart, Germany
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked the tour through Expedia and found the desk easily. Friendly and professional people there. Everything from briefing to handling was absolutely fine. We departed into southerly direction and flew over the active volcano which was really awesome. Our Pilot, Coleen, told us everything you need to know and was very entertaining. Thanks for this. What we soon realized... More 

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Thank Ollie S
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117 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour through Discover Hawaii. We were really excited to see the volcano and maybe some lava! The tour itself was nice... very professional, very safe, fun. The pilot was good and friendly. Finding Blue Hawaiian was a bit tricky in the airport since other helicopter tours have larger signs, but you just park and go in and... More 

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Thank Jay D
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you do one thing on the island of Hawaii do this. It is totally worth every dollar (and every minute sweating it out at the timeshare presentation to get discount tickets...) pilot was great and the A Star helicopter was like new and very smooth.

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

Aloha Robin , Mahalo for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Circle of Fire plus Waterfalls tour with us! Should your travels bring you back to the islands, we would love to have you tour with us again. More 

Au, Austria
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters offer a 'Circle of Fire plus Waterfalls' helicopter flight. The departure is from Hilo Airport and the reception desk is in the airport terminal at Hilo. There is a detailed safety briefing and then you are off. Flying over an active volcanic field is a great experience and the pilot flies in circles to make sure that... More 

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

Aloha Alistair450, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you for all your kind comments. Should your travels bring you back to the islands, we would love to have you tour with us again. More 

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