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Paradise Helicopters - KONA

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745-5371
+1 866-876-7422
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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.
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“helicopter tour” (108 reviews)
“both sides” (57 reviews)
“middle seat” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745-5371
This attraction is at Keahole Airport
+1 866-876-7422
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on the Experience Hawaii tour which allowed us to see most of the Big Island from a unique perspective. I must first say that I am terrified of heights (like its difficult for me to even lean on a balcony from the 3rd...More

Thank Blake P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Based on the recommendation of the wonderful concierge team at Four Seasons Hualalai, we booked the Hawai'i Experience air adventure through Paradise Helicopters. This is a two-hour tour that departs from Kona (right by the main airport). You can sign up for a shared helicopter...More

Thank Jen B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone here was so friendly and the scenery was beautiful! We definitely recommend this because it is so much fun!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience was extremely dissatisfying and actually we feel we wasted our time and money with Paradise Helicopters. The issues begin with their website. We originally wished to do the “Volcano by Land & Air Tour”. There is no indication on their website that stated...More

2  Thank Olivier T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the Hilo volcanoes & waterfalls 08:30 morning flight... Firstly a thanks to the crew at flight reception, who were very friendly, very helpful and very accommodating. Secondly a nod to our pilot, who not only provided a comfortable and calm flight throughout, but was...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We managed to get 4 people on the 1 1/2 hour tour over the volcanoes and the Northern waterfalls. We absolutely loved the trip, Ryan the pilot was great, providing a great ride and a marvellous commentary of a part of the world that he...More

Thank MartinvanRooy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip is very much worth the money. I have to admit I was petrified when we took off but it got better as we went and our pilot was very conscious to notify me before we turned. I was white knuckling it through the...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and I did the doors off tour and it was absolutely amazing. Paul was our pilot and he was great. He even had a playlist of songs the corresponded to the sites we were seeing as we are seeing them. We had such...More

Thank Anthony N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't booked with Paradise Helicopters originally, our tour got cancelled during the weather condition wasn't good and they didn't have any other day for us...so we went check with Paradise Helicopter and they not only have spot for us 4 but also get to...More

Thank chi Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We flew from Kona to Hilo. Nice clear day, early morning. The front desk kept calling us to make sure we made it on time, so leave with enough time to spare especially if stuck behind a tanker on the 1-lane highway. Ryan was our...More

Thank Moira S
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Joan B
3 May 2017|
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Response from Paradise H | Property representative |
Aloha Joan-- When book a tour with us, you will find out your flight time and check-in time, at the time of booking. We do offer a doors off option on our Oahu Magnum Experience on Oahu as well. In general, the weather in... More
2 April 2017|
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Response from Paradise H | Property representative |
Aloha friscodon-- We have two different aircraft models that we use for our variety of tours. Our Hughes500 holds 4 guests and 1 pilot, and the Bell407 holds 6 guests and 1 pilot. We typically fly the Bell407 model on our... More
Robyn S
5 February 2017|
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Response from Paradise H | Property representative |
Aloha Robyn S-- We recommend flying in the morning, as the weather on the Big Island on either coastline tends to be clearer and fairer at that time. To find out the current lava activity, check out our Lava Blog, which can... More