Something I have always wanted to do is ride in a helicopter. We read reviews and settled on Paradise "Doors off" helicopter ride over the volcano in Kona. Our family of four was flown by Zack - who happens to be a Seattle Seahawks fan and since we are from Los Angeles and without a pro-football team, we tormented him mercilessly. He is a great sport and soon realized he could teaze us too.
Anyway, the ride - it was AWESOME. You MUST do the doors off. I don't like heights but the way they strap you in and prep you made me feel very comfy. My wife and I sat in the back where it was very windy so don't plan on carrying on a conversation, even with the headphones and mic because mostly all anyone hears is wind. Even when Zack put the ship into a tight turn over my side it was fun and GREAT for pics. The volcano wasn't flowing but Zack managed to find some places where it was bubbling up and boy is the air warm over the volcano. The view are spectacular, the aircraft was beautiful, the staff we can not say enough nice things about them. They were entertaining, and very fun to hang out with while we waited for the helicopter to get checked out.
We had a GREAT time and recommend Paradise to EVERYONE!!!
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