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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, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed June 25, 2014

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I really liked our pilot, Kalei. The music soundtrack was great and perfectly timed at points. Did not like the back facing seat and would not utilize a helicopter with a back facing seat again. Also, thought the second hour was rushed even though we had plenty of time to spare.

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ParadiseHelicopters, Manager at Paradise Helicopters - KONA, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

Aloha and thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with the Paradise team. We really do pride ourselves on the level of customer care that our staff and pilots take on. As far as the aft-facing seat, we choose this configuration because it allows us to put more people into window seats than our competitors with similarly sized helicopters. Regardless, we're sorry to hear that it wasn't for you. We'll also look into the sense of hurry that you experienced. The last thing we want is for passengers to feel rushed on their relaxing vacation to Hawaii! Again, thank you for flying with us and for taking the time to let us know your concerns. Mahalo nui loa.

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fantastic flight and the pilot, Darren, was truely outstanding.Great knowledge and piloting.
Land portion of trip could have been longer, and perhaps more geology on ground as well
as discussed.
However, a great combination of ground and air.
Indeed, the northern flight equaled or exceeded the southern portion in interest and beauty.
Kudos to all, including the ground crew, both at Kona and Hilo

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Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

First time in in a helicopter and volcano tour. It made fot a awesome birthday gift for my wife. She was a first timer and she enjoyed herself. Definitely would do a much longer one next time.

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Pilot Kohji took us today for a 3 hour ride - we could see floating lava, volcanic fog, a lot of water, the wreck of a world war II bomber in the middle of the jungle and a 360 degrees rainbow.
Even the booking procedure was very pleasant, the ground crew was super friendly and helped us with everything necessary ( explanations about what to wear, what to take with us, ...) I would definetely fly this tour again if I ever will return to Big Island again. Thanks a lot guys, this was a perfect day.

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

It's our first time visiting any island in Hawaii. So my sister and I thought it was just right to do a helicopter ride. I did some research and looked for several companies. I'm glad I picked paradise. Their service was excellent. Our pilot koji was very professional and experienced. The ride was nice and smoth. The views were breaktaking. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone that is interested in a helicopter tour.

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