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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo

#8 of 42 Tours in Hilo
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Address: Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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+1 808-961-5600
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It was my first time flying with helicopter it was amazing, the view was beautiful the pilot was nice and explain us everything about the place. I saw lava for the first time it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Nir1992
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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my first time flying with helicopter it was amazing, the view was beautiful the pilot was nice and explain us everything about the place. I saw lava for the first time it's really nice to see liquid lava. I recommend to everybody to do tour above the volcano.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our experience with Blue Hawaiian 5 years ago on Kauai, so we looked for them when we visited the Big Island. We were staying on the Kona coast but drove over to Hilo since my wife was unsure about doing the 2-hour tour from the Kona side. In hindsight, she would have been fine with it, but we... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First an helicopter ride is always a great moment. Flying above volcanos gives a different spice to a flight. I loved it. The material is in perfect condition and the pilot was perfectly explaining everything we had to know. A must experience in Hilo even if for 2 the cost is around $450.

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Thank Tokyoville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great pilot(Scott) very informative and found a way to get all involved. Worth the price. Hey Scott...how about some Jimmy Buffet...Volcano for the jukebox

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Santiago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My first helicopter time! Amazing views of clouds, sky, complete double rainbows, lava flowing to the sea and steam, rain, waterfalls, and dramatic music during the trip. Everything in 1 hour

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jason was our pilot and seemed to handle the helicopter well, however he was not much for talking and leaned toward sarcasm. I asked him about the lava tour boats, and he told me he didn't know, he wasn't in charge of boats. We had been hearing a lot on the local news about permits and rough rides and boat... More 

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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW, captivating & spectacular.....I surely recommend this helicopter tour!! With a little anxiety for my 1st time in a helicopter on a bit of a windy day in Hilo, we were first guided with an excellent safety presentation before preparing for the helicopter ride by our pilot, Ethan. Ethan was extremely professional and friendly to all 6 passengers and made... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife went here on 1/26. We did the Circle of Fire and waterfalls tour. It was right at a 50 minute tour I believe. Finding the location and parking at the Hilo airport were pretty easy. The staff was friendly and organized. My wife had never been on a helicopter so it was really cool for her.... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha loudawg1994, Mahalo for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Seeing Hawaii from the skies above is such an amazing experience to have. Glad you did it with Blue! We will be sure to share your kind words with the team here. Look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope you tour... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had flown in helicopters routinely for the Forest Service years ago, but never as a scenic tour. I booked a 40-minute tour of some of the waterfalls north of town and active volcano vents south of town. The tour was actually a full hour! Wesley, our pilot/guide was just awesome. You could tell that he loved his job, yet... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha kumtux, Mahalo for your review. We sincerely appreciate your generous feedback. Wesley is a fantastic pilot, we will be sure to share your kind words with him and the team here. Seeing Hawaii from the skies above is truly a wonderful experience to have. What a great memory to take with you. Should your travels bring you back to... More 

Lake Ozark, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During our vacation in Kona, we drove to the Hilo side of the Big Island specifically to take the Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour of the volcano and waterfalls. We made reservations a day earlier and we had beautiful weather. Everyone at Blue Hawaiian was very pleasant and helpful. We got a great view of the lava fire hose where lava... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Michael T, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Experiencing Hawaii from the skies is truly the way to see all of the beauty. Look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope you tour with us again. Mahalo! More 

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