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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo

Open today: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“helicopter tour”(147 reviews)
“lava flow”(111 reviews)
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Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an amazing adventure to say the least. Our Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour was top notch from the start to the finish. Everyone we encountered were helpful, pleasant, and excited for our ride. This ride was probably the highlight of our trip to Hawaii....More

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1  Thank Guy G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our pilot took us up the lava river to a bubbling fissure. It was amazing to see the boiling lava from above. We were also able to see a new area where the lava entered the sea. If you looked close enough you could see...More

1  Thank JSh0e
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did this tour with blue Hawaiian on July 4th at 11 AM. After debating between sea and air, I believe its best to view it from sky - as it covers lot more ground than just a part of lava that’s going down the...More

1  Thank Suchi J
Reviewed 3 days ago

The experience with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters was great. Easy Check-in with easy safety introduction. The pilot(Ethan) gave my flying group a safety and confident mannerism. The flight was 50 minutes. The pilot flew slow enough to give all sides of the helicopter a great view....More

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Thank kyderby
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great experience. Definitely The highlight of our trip. My kids loved it and being able to see the volcano from the air is the best way to see it!

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Thank eckertimes4
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am not sure what happened to the dissatisfied reviewer but we booked online and had no problem. They emailed us an immediate receipt and a reservation confirmation. Online booking requires 5 day advance and offers a discount. We arrived for 3:15PM check-in time and...More

1  Thank fsdukejr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I booked online for two people, they charged the full amount to my credit card and then when I called to confirm the time they said I wasn’t booked and that day was full. Online reservation system does not reflect open bookings. We’re not able...More

1  Thank ekirley
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our pilot was top-notch and made every effort to give us the best viewing experience possible. The wide fields of view in the Ecostar vehicle is the perfect way to see this once-in-a-lifetime experience! It's expensive, but worth it. They book out very quickly as...More

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great customer service from friendly and helpful staff start to finish. Bought tours as birthday presents and they did not disappoint. I highly recommend them.

Thank DPeevy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot speak highly enough of this company!! We actually did this tour because we had such a great experience on their Maui tour. I give Blue Hawaiian a top rating!!

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keith p
15 July 2018|
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Response from BlueCEO | Property representative |
Aloha, We offer tours from 8:00am through 4:00pm. However, we recommend you book as early in advance as possible, due to the heightened activity and demand surrounding the Kilauea Volcano. Mahalo,
14 July 2018|
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Response from BlueCEO | Property representative |
Absolutely! We provide complimentary shuttle pickup and drop off, zero cost, and will meet & greet pier side.