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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 June 29, 2014

My husband and I had been to Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island in Hawaii. We had seen the steam venting from the crater of the active volcano but there was no lava flow or glow. We decided to take an air tour to see the cater from the air and to see waterfalls that are inaccessible by car. The new 3 million plane that held ten passengers was very comfortable and the pilot was fantastic!! We took the evening tour in hopes of seeing the glow from the lava pool in the crater...and we did though it resembled a fire ring (like you see when their are forest fires) but still it was one awesome site to be above the crater and look down, particularly after seeing hte steam from the ground. The pilot also gives an interesting narrative of the area that we flew over. It is pricely, but it is Hawaii ,after all, and everything is pricey!

4  Thank Carie501
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were concerned on a tour by helicopter but be were more than positive surprised by this flight. As a ambitious photographer i was pleased to get a windowseat and so was my wife. We enjoyed the flight, the service of the pilot and he made the best of the day. He promised that the day was perfect although we had some short rain showers every now and then, but we were below the clouds. with the sunshine getting through the clouds i got a lot of magnificent pictures. Thanks a lot for this wonderful experience.

6  Thank Walter K
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

We really enjoyed the comfort of the fixed wng aircraft, the knowledge of the pilot (and great humor) as well as the extraordinary views. We were indeed fortunate to fly on one of the few days of the year that Hilodid not rain in the morning and had clear blue skies. Excellent value. The steam vents and magma look amazing from the air - watching the forests burn as the magma hits is quite a sight. Not to be missed. A very professional organisation. Big hint - call them directly and not via any resorts - there is absolutely NO need to go to a timeshare viewing to get good rates.

6  Thank Pauline K
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We did this as a last minute thing when we realized that you couldn't see any real lava at the national park. We considered the helicopters, but they cost a bit more. This was a nice slower ride than a copter and I think perhaps better since the plane can actually tip its wings when over something for you to see better. We did the volcano-only trip flying out of Hilo airport. They were able to accommodate all 5 of us at the last minute (day before). The pilot was great and patient and funny. He let the kids sit at the controls when back on the ground. We saw 2 spots of actual lava from about 1000 feet for one and maybe 8000 feet for the other. Also burning rain forests in the lava flows. Things you simply can't see from the ground (at least not without a dangerous hike). No lava flowing into the ocean on our trip, but you can't change what mother nature wants to do. Also saw some waterfalls on the landing approach.

2  Thank David E
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

What a wonderful day! Anthony our pilot took is on aMagical flight around the Big Island. His knowledge about the island's history and geography kept us entertained and
Interested during the whole flight! Not a dull moment while learning at the same time. Don't miss Big Island Air while on the big island.

2  Thank Kathy S
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