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Paradise Helicopters - KONA
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Paradise Helicopters - Hawaii's Most Unique Helicopter Experience! Enjoy the Hawaii few people ever witness on our one-of-a-kind air adventures departing out of Kona & Hilo on Hawaii Island, Lanai and Oahu. Whether flying Doors-Off over the volcano to feel the heat of the lava, hovering beside a 2000 foot waterfall, landing for stunning views on an epic ridge top, or photographing the remote beauty of Hawaii’s rare rain forest valleys, black and GREEN sand beaches – our Hawaiian helicopter tours offer a diverse set of adventure options to suit every need! This is one flight you will be sure to remember for a lifetime.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband and I did a helicopter tour on our first day in Hawaii. I wasn't quite sure what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised! The tour was fantastic and our tour guide was great. The tour was a bit expensive, but totally worth it. There are great views of the island that can't be seen without the helicopter tour, such as the Sacred Falls.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Had the best day every. Spent the morning flying over the waterfalls, 1/2 day in Hilo and the afternoon over the lava flows. We were lucky enough to see some lava coming down the mountain...which is not always flowing. There are restrictions over the volcano's so don't expect to fly close to the open tube. If you go, ask to fly with Danny. Great personality and very knowledgeable about the area's that he flies over. Well worth the flight.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Took the 2hr tour of the entire island out of Kona airport with our own group of 6; absolutely amazing. Our guide (former military pilot (Kalet) was extremely knowledgable and friendly with us --- answered all of our innane questions whilst instilling interesting tidbits of information. As I recall, he is a Hawaiian by birth which was a nice addition as he could shed some light from the historical perspective --- awesome guy! Would do this again for certain.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Amazing 2 hour ride around entire Island. Pay the extra money if you are in Kona and do it all. Ask for Rich - best pilot we've had in 12 years. Great views of lava flows.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

we chose the door-off adventure not because we were seeking an extreme experience, but that we were a party of 4 and didn't fancy sharing the flight with anyone else, or risking paying a fortune to end-up with someone in the seats in the middle of a row. We actually had a nervous flier with us, but even she was blown away by the superb trip that included forest fires, spatter cone activity, windows into the lava tube and lava flowing into the sea. Of course, all this was tiny (we were 500' away), and i could see how you could be disappointed with the experience if there was no visible activity - but thats the gamble with mother nature! Pete was our competent, knowledgable and friendly pilot, and I would also mention the ground crew who were much the same.

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robparadise, Manager at Paradise Helicopters - KONA, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

We're so glad to hear that your "nervous flier" decided to give us a try! Our pilots and crew do their best to put passengers at ease, and it's always exciting to share the beauty of the volcano with visitors. We'll see you next trip!

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