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“Wonderful air tour of the Big Island of Hawaii”
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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 March 2, 2014

Pilot Anthony did a great job giving 6 of us a great 2 hour air tour of the entire island of Hawaii. The plane holds 9 very comfortably, with every seat having a window view and lots of legroom. We only had 6, so we had even more space. Anthony made sure that at every significant site, he circled around so both sides of the plane had equal opportunity for sightseeing and photo's. There are no bad seats! He also did a vey informative yet non-intrusive commentary on what we were seeing. The plane travels faster than the helicopters offering a similar route, so a flight in the plane lets you actually cover more of the island and also to linger longer over things like the the Pu`u `O`o vent lava flow and burning forest. Overall was a highlight of our month on the island.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

The day we planned on flying around the island was cloud and overcast, but that didn't stop our pilot Terry! What a fun guy to fly with. During our presentation at our timeshare the representative convinced us to see the island this way instead of on a helicopter. The cost was about half and we got to see so much more of the island from the air. We are so glad we chose this airline! We flew over lava flows and even got to see the whales from the air. Our pilot explained all we were seeing from the air and made it fun as well. I would highly recommend this form of seeing the island from the air!

4  Thank heidiminnesota
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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.

3  Thank CRPD908
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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.

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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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