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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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natyre at its best

took to the air in the helicopter and what an experience it was absolutely fantastic this is a must if you visit Hawaii fantastic and well-informed Tim who flew it over the sites... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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cardiff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

took to the air in the helicopter and what an experience it was absolutely fantastic this is a must if you visit Hawaii fantastic and well-informed Tim who flew it over the sites this is a fantastic natural phenomenon well done you guys envious of the job

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highly recommend- book for the start of your trip in case you have to reschedule due to weather- easy to reschedule for future dates. Best way to familiarize yourself with the island as well!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I just got back from a 48 day cruise to Hawaii and the South Pacific. Our helicopter tour was one of the highlights of our entire cruise! Everyone was exceptionally professional and courteous and did everything to make our experience unforgettable. Our pilot, Ethan was fantastic. He made sure all of us got amazing pictures of the lava fields, craters,... More 

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

Aloha Jacque M, Mahalo for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. What a great adventure you have experienced. Seeing Hawaii from the skies is truly breathtaking. So happy to hear you got to enjoy that with Blue! Ethan is a great pilot, we will be sure to share your kind words with him... More 

Eugene, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

See current and past volcanic activity from the air. Add a few waterfalls and farms. See trees starting on lava a locals rebuilding on hard lave where the home was wiped out.

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

Aloha KWAJT, Mahalo for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us. Mahalo! More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I greatly regret not doing a float plane trip when we were in Alaska, so when we booked for our cruise around the Hawaiian islands a helicopter ride was a the top of my list of things to do. Our flight with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters was everything I wanted and more; our son-in-law summarised it by saying I had a... More 

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

Aloha tlnorman56, Wow, what a great review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Hawaii is beautiful, but seeing the sites from the skies is truly breathtaking. Tim is an amazing pilot, we will be sure to share your kind words with him and the team here. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we... More 

Lacey, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour for photo ops of the volcanic activity and were not disappointed. The pilot made multiple passes over the cauldron from all angles and all around the flows to the sea for multiple photo ops. HIs abilities and expertise were very much appreciated. The views were absolutely awesome and other photos here document very nicely what we... More 

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

Aloha Laceyrs, Wow, what a great review. We are delighted to hear we were able to help you with the utmost care and safety. We do our very best to accommodate each guest needs. What a thrill that you also enjoyed the tour. Seeing Hawaii from the skies is an experience of a lifetime. Such great memories to take with... More 

Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We flew to Hilo from Maui for a weekend specifically for the Circle of Fire tour. I had read somewhere not to just fly over for a day trip in case the weather was poor. As it happened, our first day was perfect. Pilot Wes took us for a trip of a lifetime. What an awesome way to see the... More 

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

Aloha mauioceanview, Mahalo for your review. Thank you for sharing your generous feedback. Weather is unpredictable, glad to hear the day of your tour it did not rain. Wesley is an amazing pilot, we will be sure to share your review with him and the team here. We look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope you tour with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently took the 45 minute lava tour out of Hilo with Blue Hawaiian. Wesley, our pilot was amazing, and his provided soundtrack just made the flight more fun. We did see lava but not the massive amounts seen in some pictures. I am regretting not taking the longer more inclusive island tour as I think they go further afield... More 

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

Aloha Mari Anne G, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Hawaii is a beautiful place but seeing the sites from the skies is breathtaking. Wesley is truly an amazing pilot, we will be sure to share your kind words with him and the team here. Should your travels bring you back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish that I could give 100 stars for my rating. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters goes the extra mile to accommodate most mobility impaired customers. They picked me up in their lift van. Another lift at the helicopter was used to lift me to the helicopter seat and their skilled staff positioned me with safety and utmost care. Scott, the pilot,... More 

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

Aloha 05NavyRet, Wow, what a great review. We are thrilled to hear we were able to accommodate you with the utmost care and safety. Scott is an excellent pilot, we will be sure to share your kind words with him and the team here. Seeing Hawaii from the skies is truly an amazing experience. Should your travels bring you back... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came all the way from London to Hawaii to see Kilauea and, as part of that, took a Blue Hawaiian flight. A smooth trip out over Pahoa (where we were staying) to the coast were the lava is currently entering the ocean, over to the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent and then on to waterfalls. Our pilot, Adolf, gave a great... More 

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

Aloha KeithW725, Mahalo for your review. Wow, you folks really came a long way to Hawaii. We are delighted we were able to be apart of your experience seeing Madam Pele. Seeing Hawaii from the skies is truly amazing, what a memory to take home. Adolf is a wonderful pilot, we will be sure to share your kind words with... More 

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