We took the Blue Hawaiian "spectacular tour" around the Big Island. It left from Waikoloa and covered a large part of the island. There was a brief re-fueling/bathroom stop in Hilo. The name of the tour doesn't even come close to describing the experience! Shane was our pilot and did an outstanding job of showing us the sights and educating us about Hawaii. We've taken many helicopter trips, and this was by far and away the best ever...right down to Shane's choice of music over the headsets. He ensured we saw the "important stuff" by making several passes over Pu'u O'o, the active crater we visited. The tour isn't inexpensive, but it was worth every penny.