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“great flight”
Review of Safari Helicopters

Safari Helicopters
Ranked #9 of 41 Outdoor Activities in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 1, 2013

the tour was great..I was afraid i'd get sick, i get motion sickness. i didn't ge any motion sickness at all. The pilot was very informative Loved it all the way

Thank KarenB50
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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Aloha,

We apologize for not responding to your review. We are now reaching out to all our past and valued customers to invite them to come on back and give us another try. We would love to show you around these beautiful islands again and hope to see you soon on a future tour.

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Safari Helicopters

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Our wives had never flown on a helicopter before. They were impressed with the takeoff. The trip to the volcano was fog shrouded. Then we broke out over the lave flow. We toured the cinder cone and then followed the lave 8 miles to the ocean. The lava flowed right into the sea. Great flight!

Thank Cam F
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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Aloha,

We apologize for not responding to your review. We are now reaching out to all our past and valued customers to invite them to come on back and give us another try. We would love to show you around these beautiful islands again and hope to see you soon on a future tour.

See you soon,

Safari Helicopters

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

From all the reviews I've read of for this tour and other companies, I guess the pilot makes all the difference. The flight itself was lovely (I took one in NZ that almost made me boot) and everything seems as safe as could be. But the pilot was quite new agey, constantly going on about goddesses and not a whole lot of info beyond that. Also thought there would be more time over the volcano associated areas and two-way communications so questions could be asked. Quite frankly a canned audio tour would've been an improvement. Still beautiful views. The pilot was Gardener I think. Maybe you can turn off the sound?

Thank AM L
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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Aloha,

We apologize for not responding to your review. We are now reaching out to all our past and valued customers to invite them to come on back and give us another try. We would love to show you around these beautiful islands again and hope to see you soon on a future tour.

See you soon,

Safari Helicopters

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Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Kovi was our pilot and he made the trip. They all do essentially the same tour, but he was skilled and informative. I would advocate this tour. Six passengers at a time. 45 min (ish) flight.

Thank William J
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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Aloha,

We apologize for not responding to your review. We are now reaching out to all our past and valued customers to invite them to come on back and give us another try. We would love to show you around these beautiful islands again and hope to see you soon on a future tour.

See you soon,

Safari Helicopters

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We made the Volcano Safari Tour with our two dhildren of two and seven years old, and loved it! This was our first helicopter flight and we had a very smooth ride. The guys are very professional. The pilot gave us a lot of explanations of what we were seeing, and despite the low volcano activity, it was amazing seeing the lava flowing into the sea and the lava pool with molten lava. It is a must do in Hilo. I do recommend it. Book through the Internet for discounted prices.

Thank ARRSandes
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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Aloha,

We apologize for not responding to your review. We are now reaching out to all our past and valued customers to invite them to come on back and give us another try. We would love to show you around these beautiful islands again and hope to see you soon on a future tour.

See you soon,

Safari Helicopters

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