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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo

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Address: Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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The helicopter was comfortable. The pilot was very knowledgeable about the waterfalls and the volcano. Plenty of time was spent viewing the volcano and the pilot maneuvered so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The helicopter was comfortable. The pilot was very knowledgeable about the waterfalls and the volcano. Plenty of time was spent viewing the volcano and the pilot maneuvered so that everyone had a good view and plenty of good pictures. Ground crew was also courteous and friendly. Head phones allowed for interactions between pilot and passengers. A most enjoyable trip. Well... More 

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

Aloha Bdengle, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tour. So important that our guest have a unforgettable experience, glad you chose Blue! Look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope you tour with us again. Mahalo! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From our booking to arrival the company was professional and friendly. Our pilot Jayson was amazing ,he guided us through the ring of fire and water fall tour. This was beyond my wildest dreams it is so breath taking and if you get an opportunity please do this. It seems a little expensive but it is well worth it. Please... More 

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

Aloha DKPETRE, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour. Seeing the beauty of Hawaii from above is truly the way to do it. Shows you things you could never see by driving or hiking, glad you did it with Blue! Look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope you tour with us again.... More 

San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this activity for a friend's birthday. I grew up in Hawaii but this is something even I don't get to experience every day! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the scenery just simply amazing. We did purchase the video of our flight which came on a UBS stick and it was very well made and worth the $40... More 

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

Aloha jdeinsf2017, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Seeing the views of Hawaii from above is truly a memorable experience. What a great way to really see all the beauty it has to offer. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fantastic trip from start to finish. My husband and I did the Volcano and Waterfalls trip. It was amazing to see over a live volcano, see the part where it is entering into the sea and to see beautiful falls.excellent service- nothing to fault.

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

Aloha Susan G, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear your enjoyed your tour with us. Seeing Hawaii from the skies above is truly a memorable experience. Glad you did it with Blue! Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us again. Mahalo! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was more than worth it. We saw the mountain tops, lava, spectacular views, the lava tube and amazing waterfalls in a verdant canyon. Gogo was the best pilot and guide. We got more than our monies worth. Thank you, Gogo! Godspeed.

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

Aloha Bridget S, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour. Seeing the sites of Hawaii from the skies above is truly a great experience. Glad you did it with Blue! Look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope you tour with us again. Mahalo! More 

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This company offers exceptional service! We truly enjoyed our two (2) hour helicopter ride on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our pilot was great and had a great sense of humour. We had a fantastic experience.

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

Aloha Marcel F, Thank you for share your experience with us. We truly appreciate your generous feedback. Look forward to having you tour with us again. Mahalo! More 

Springfield, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are always a few days early or late seeing a spectacular event in Volcanoes National Park. Ok, so we did miss an incredible breakout 3 days after our tour, but we did get to see lava and we saw the firehose into the ocean. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is so professional and gave us a great trip. The helicopter is... More 

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

Aloha Trudy S, Mahalo for your review. What a delight it is to hear your enjoyed your tour. Seeing the sites of Hawaii especially witnessing the Lava is such a great memory to take with you. Glad you did it with Blue! Tim is a fantastic pilot, we will be sure to share your kind words with him and the... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to see the main crater of the volcano but unfortunately that was not to be. They do fly over a big crater but not the big one. That was unfortunate as you can only see a little of the lava and steam holes, etc. But that said it was nice to see. We also did the helicopter ride... More 

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Ellsworth, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 7 enjoyed the larger eco-star with Colleen (hope I remembered her name correctly). Her calm demeanor and caring presence were the core of our positive experience. We learned so much, always felt relaxed and safe, and saw awe-inspiring vistas. Our 2 year-old grandson threw a tantrum but she just took it in stride and we appreciated her... More 

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

Aloha Gail C, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour. Glad you and your Ohana enjoyed seeing all the sites. Coleen is a fantastic pilot, we will be sure to share your kind words with her and the team here. No strees about a little tantrum, sounds like he settled in once the flight... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had scheduled our helicopter flight several days before with the tour counselor at the hotel. We had even looked at the forecast to determine whether there would be a chance of bad weather. The shuttle pick-up at 5:00 a.m. was on time and the transfer and check-in at Blue Hawaiian at Hilo Airport went flawlessly. As we got to... More 

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

Aloha Allen21096, Mahalo for your review. Wish you could have experienced the tour, such a great way to see the beauty Hawaii has to offer. Like you said "next time". We look forward to your return to Hawaii and having you tour with us. Mahalo! More 

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