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“EXCELLENT WAY TO SEE OAHU & HONOLULU” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Oahu

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Oahu
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Ranked #35 of 316 Tours in Honolulu
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Edmonton, Canada
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT WAY TO SEE OAHU & HONOLULU”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2011

We were originally scheduled for the 29th of December, but were canceled due to President Obama's trip. We were able to reschedule for the 2nd of January, and had a superb experience. The Eco-Star copter was quite quiet and smooth, and the 55 minute tour hit all the high points of Oahu. The ground staff were excellent. The pilot was very highly skilled, while at the same time able to provide a running commentary of everything we flew over. Definitely a must do if you are in Honolulu!!

Visited January 2011
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“I'm sure it would have been enjoyable had we gotten to do it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2011

Our tour was scheduled for 12/27, and it was rainy and had to be cancelled. I understand that safety is an issue, and have no problem with the cancellation for that reason. The problem is we (my family of six, including a nine year old) were picked up in their van, taken to the heliport, and then told it was cancelled. They could have figured that out before we wasted an hour in their van going back and forth. Then they have no provision for rescheduling. We were to be there 5 more days, and they could not work us back in. They need to have something in place for these kinds of cancellations. Needless to say my children were very disappointed. It didn't ruin our vacation because we did a lot of very enjoyable things, but this was to be one of the highlights of our trip, and they didn't seem to care at all about that. Final problem is that it's been nearly two weeks since our cancelled flight, we and our bank have seen no sign of a refund of our money. I'm sure the flight is very good if you get to go on it, but I am very disappointed with their poor customer service.

Visited December 2010
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Simply awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2010

We flew with Blue Hawaiian in Oahu to look at the sites, as well as The Big Island to look at the volcanoes. And it was great each time. You really can't see the volcanoes any other way!

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Oahu, Hawaii
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“Worth the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2010

This is a great way to see all of the island. The helicopter we were in was very modern and felt very new and well looked after. Mike Thatcher (our pilot) was extremely friendly and made sure we all had a great time.

You are all seated according to weight but I think they try to sit all parties together as much as they can.

We bought the DVD which cost $25 as it gives you the commentary that you cannot get from taking a video camera (as it's very noisy).

It's expensive ($220 per person if not booked 7 days in advance) but it's something that cannot be matched by anything else on the island. They win awards every year and we can see why.

Make sure you reserve enough money to do the tour as it's worth it.

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“Definite Must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2010

This is the ONLY way to see Oahu! This activity was recommended to me by friends, so despite my slight fears of having never been on a helicopter, we signed up and did not regret it. Probably the coolest thing we have ever done. Toby is knowledgable, and very comfortable flying. We were never afraid, and the views are outstanding. We pretty much covered the whole island. When we return to Hawaii, I would like to do the helicopter tours of the other islands. They do seat you by weight.

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