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“A great introduction”
Review of Big Island Air

Big Island Air
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Owner description: E KOMO MAI, Welcome! Join us for a spectacular air tour of the Hawaii volcano Big Island that you will never forget.From Kona International Airport, our big reliable Cessna Caravan tour plane takes you over the active Kilauea volcano with views of ancient Hawaiian settlements, lush green valleys and towering waterfalls along hundreds miles of rugged coastline. Air Conditioned Comfort, Every Seat a Window Seat! Experienced, Knowledgeable Tour Pilots who take pride in sharing the splendors of the island.Try our 5 Island Tour too!!
Reviewed February 22, 2014

This flight was a great introduction to the island. Terry, the pilot, was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. It provided an opportunity to see the lava from the volcano along with many other tourist destinations. The plane is small, so everyone gets a window seat. Terry would fly by most thins twice so both sides of the plane would be able to see the sites that we were looking at. I would highly recommend this company. If you have a tendency to get motion sick, take medicine as there are multiple changes in altitude and circling.

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Very interesting air tour around areas of Hilo featuring lava fields, macadamia nut farms, small waterfalls, and beachfront area. Before the tour, I was concerned about comfort and shooting photos through the windows of the small plane. Both concerns were unfounded, however, as the plane was quite comfortable and the windows were large enough to permit good photography. Anthony was our pilot and he provided excellent narration from start to finish. Highly recommended.

Thank dalehiet
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Four of us enjoyed perhaps one of the most spectacular air tours of Hawaii ever conducted. Anthony of Big Island Air took us and four others on a circumnavigation of the Big Island at sunset and provided and incredible show. Whales swimming, cliffs falling, waterfalls flowing, clouds rising, observatories glowing, volcanoes bubbling, and a sun setting. It was a great trip.

Access was easy and convenient, parking was extremely easy and accessible, the ground staff was friendly and efficient, the equipment was superb - clean and comfortable - and the show was as promised.

If you are looking for a great deal on seeing the Big Island from the air Big Island Air can make it happen.

2  Thank Lyman S
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We took the circle island tour around the Big Island using Big Island Air. It was fantastic. Terry, the pilot was very informative and entertaining. We were lucky enough to see whales, waterfalls, and burning trees from the lava flow. Each time we spotted these sights, Terry would circle over them so that everyone was able to see. The advantage of a plane over a helicopter is that everyone has a window seat and can see well without having to look between or around the people seated by you. It was a great experience.

3  Thank BosleyTexas
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

This was an amazing trip circling the island. Anthony was our pilot who was very professional and took a lot of time to make sure we saw all the great sights on the island. His narration was also excellent. We had a group of six and were alone on the plane which seated 7. Anthony took a lot time to make sure both sides of the plane had great views of all the sights. We saw great views of volcanoes, close enough to see the glow in the cauldron, the cliffs/valleys on the north end of the island and whales and much more. Anthony was searching for whales on our way back to the airport. We saw many and Anthony was genuinely excited to spot them for us and took extra time to do this. I would highly recommend this trip, you won't be disappointed.

3  Thank Peter W
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