My husband was very dubious of this tour, in part due to the pretty hefty price tag. After the flight, however, he couldn't stop talking about it! We saw lava in three different locations, and the views from the helicopter couldn't be seen any other way. In fact, while we were there, helicopter tours were the ONLY way to see lava.
In addition to the great views, our pilot (Roger) was very nice. He encouraged the whole group to talk so that we felt involved in the experience, instead of just passive observers. Our flight left a bit late due to some scheduling snafu, so Blue Hawaiian Helicopters gave everyone on the flight free copies of the DVD of the flight. The DVD has a very "home video" feel (certainly not high def!) but it is really fun to watch it and relive the flight.
I'm so glad that we did this trip, and that we did it with Blue Hawaiian. Everyone we interacted with was friendly and knowledgeable, and the helicopter (an Ecostar) was comfortable and had plenty of windows. Definitely do this!
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