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“Awesome views of the island, valleys and volcanoes!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paradise Helicopters - KONA

Paradise Helicopters - KONA
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Volcanoes and Waterfall Extreme: 45-Minute Open-Door Volcanoes Helicopter Flight
Ranked #24 of 198 Tours in Kailua-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: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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“Awesome views of the island, valleys and volcanoes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Pilot Darron took me and my wife on an awesome tour of the big island. Lava was flowing so it was definitely worth the money. When else are you going to see lava?! Views of the valley on the north coast were thrilling, with Darron taking us in valleys and over ridges as close to land as you'd want to get. 5 people in the back was a little crowded if the other passengers are on the large side, which is what we encountered, but other than that everything was excellent. Did it with a combo zip tour in Hilo with KapohoKine Zipline, which was also excellent.

Visited September 2013
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“very scenic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Helicopter flights are not cheap any where in the world and this two trip was expensive but not over priced.The trip around the island took in some amazing scenery that can only be accessed by the a helicopter.
WE were squeezed in with 4 others with me facing backwards for two hours.this limits your viewing and just about impossible to get good camera shots.
The pilot was their best and just clocked up 10000 hrs.He is no doubt he a good pilot but as tour guide thumbs down.he spoke to softly even with the headset turned up and his accent made to commentary very hard to understand.I think they should get a lot closer to the lava

Visited August 2013
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Windsor, Canada
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“Best of Oahu Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2013
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Williamstown, NJ
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“The best every!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2013
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“Kona Helicopter Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2013
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