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“Trip of a lifetime”

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Waikoloa
Ranked #1 of 16 Tours in Waikoloa
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Surrey, Canada
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119 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Trip of a lifetime”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

We're so glad we sprung the big bucks to pay for the 2 hour tour over the volcano and the waterfalls of North Kohala. the weather was excellent and we saw lava gushing out of the vents and oozing out of others. Then our pilot flew us over the ocean to see lava entering the ocean over a black sand beach. A highlight was flying into the deep rainforest ravines, seeing all the waterfalls. it was like flying into Jurassic Park. The lava doesn't flow every day so you may not be as lucky as we were. But you'd see the little islands of trees among a huge expanse of old lava.

Visited March 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Amazing Tour”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

We did the two hour tour across the whole Big Island. Our pilot/guide was fantastic. Very friendly and very knowledgable. We saw actual lava in the main Kiluea crater as well as lava flowing into the ocean and lava in another crater that had recently blown out. Also, flew into and up the valleys on the north side of the island where there some extremely tall waterfalls.

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Danville, CA
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“Amazing flight - the best.”
Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Our family group of 7 booked the 7 am flight. We flew on 2 Ecostar helicopters, both with comfortable seats, great visibility for all and knowledgable pilot/guides. Erupting volcano, fabulous island geology and scenery, gorgeous, pristine valleys with 3,000 ft waterfalls - a perfectly fascinating 2 hour tour.

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athens
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30 reviews
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“Interesting experience!”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Great experience! We took the tour to the Kohala coast, valleys, and waterfalls. This tour is the best way to explore the differences in island's terrain in one hour. Even if it was a windy day, our pilot Scott tried hard not to shake us a lot!!! He was very informative about the island, the volcanoes and the waterfalls and he did his best for us to feel comfortable.
We were very impressed with the professionalism of all the staff of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters.
Tour is highly recommended during your trip to Hawaii !!!

Visited February 2013
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Moline, Illinois
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255 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“An Awesome way to start a vacation!”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

The helicopter ride was spectacular and allowed us the ability to see the island first hand before we adventured the island in our Jeep. Justin our Pilot was very informative and gave us a thoroughly enjoyable trip.

Visited February 2013
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