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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. We also flly out of Maui(Kapalua airport)to Big Island then back to Maui.(VIP AIR ADVENTURE)
Reviewed April 9, 2014

My 90 year old grandmother just had to go flying during her birthday trip to Hawaii and absolutely LOVED it! It doesn't matter which side of the plane you are on, you WILL get that great shot. We did the 1 hour flight out of Hilo. Make sure you go to the commuter terminal next to Safari Tours. They just started the new route and are waiting on signage. The pilot gives you great information and stories about his experiences in various locations.The attention to detail they took on their beautiful new plane is equal to the attention they give their guests. You will not regret the experience! Book direct on the website for the best prices! And remember, they are If you're staying in Kona, take the Hwy 200 and make a day of it. Then, take the 19 back and check out dinner in Honoka'a at the Landing. Great pizza!

2  Thank Kerianne W
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Took the tour today with two of my travel companions. Great tour around the entire "Big Island", showing the great scenery and points of interest. Several of the places we had visited the day before by car, and this gave us a completely different perspective.....especially of the Volcano National Park.....which is huge...and you don't see most of the area from the ground. Rex was our pilot, and was very knowledgeable of the landscape. The trip was approximately 2 hrs in length, and is operated at mostly 1200 to 1500 ft in altitude giving you great views of the landscape. Be sure to have your camera ready for the waterfalls and cliffs on the North side of the Island, which look like scenes from a movie (they were). They have just acquired a brand new Cessna 208 Caravan with a custom paint job, which is absolutely gorgeous inside and out and has that "new plane smell" (I'm a pilot, so I appreciate stuff like this). Great staff (our thanks to Hilda, the Office Manager) made this a totally enjoyable experience, and well worth the $345 plus tax per person that we paid. (Hint: book online through their website and save some money). Highly recommended!

5  Thank Jimbo53NY
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

Beautiful, breathtaking views, informative and fun pilot (Rex), and seeing things you can't otherwise see - how much better can it be? We flew over the active volcano, near the cliffs with 3,000 foot waterfalls, saw many whales from above. The island is a lot bigger than it looks. This is a great way to see the whole island, at any time during you stay. We did the sunset flight out of Kona. Well worth the price of admission, we would recommend this 5 star ride to anyone!

4  Thank PattiInOregon
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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.

4  Thank AndyGloria
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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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