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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo

Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“eco star” (69 reviews)
“helicopter tour” (138 reviews)
“lava flow” (105 reviews)
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Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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"eco star"
in 69 reviews
"helicopter tour"
in 138 reviews
"lava flow"
in 105 reviews
"the big island"
in 168 reviews
"ring of fire"
in 27 reviews
"active volcano"
in 69 reviews
"wear dark"
in 12 reviews
"great pilot"
in 35 reviews
"both sides"
in 45 reviews
"ground crew"
in 32 reviews
"great flight"
in 30 reviews
"smooth ride"
in 22 reviews
"great ride"
in 19 reviews
"safety briefing"
in 30 reviews
"ask questions"
in 21 reviews
"red lava"
in 28 reviews
"volcanic activity"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience. Three of us took the trip, Chase was our pilot. He gave an excellent commentary throughout the trip. His flying skills were impressive. We were impressed with the safety briefing. Views from both front and back seats were excellent.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A once in a lifetime trip. Our pilot, Corey, was knowledgeable, personable, and entertaining. It was a perfect balance of interesting information without being over the top. The views of the waterfalls and lava from the air was breathtaking. It was very expensive - About...More

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are unlucky enough to be placed by Blue Hawaiian helcopters in the middle of the back row (seat 6) you will see nothing and taking photo's is impossible. You cannot see to the front and you have to look over 2 peoples shoulders...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip was cancelled 15 minutes before departure due to weather. We weren't very happy after driving across the Island from Kona because we thought they should have cancelled the trip earlier due to predicted Thunderstorms, rain and visibility. When I booked this trip my...More

1  Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My rating is not a knock on Blue Hawaiian, just a warning to other travelers that the tour experience is really weather-dependent. We ended up flying on a particularly overcast day, mixed with rain. There was very little to see except the black lava flow...More

1  Thank FamiCLE
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Circle of Fire plus Waterfalls tour out of Hilo, in the A-star. The check-in at Hilo was great, the staff was all very friendly. They ask you to wear dark colors to cut down on glare and offer shirts if you forget....More

1  Thank Alaina S
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

I took a helicopter ride to the glaciers in Alaska, but this trip left me speeches. My husband wouldn't go and it was a shame. I hate heights too, but I feel like I may never pass this way again, so yeah it was very...More

Thank Martha B
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Initially, I was unsure how this was going to turn out. I can't do roller coasters without getting nauseous and dizzy. Scott took my fears into consideration and made the ride smooth and I enjoyed it tremendously. We were able to see some small lava...More

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

My wife and i spend $ 600 and it was a complete waste of time and money! When we left the airport it was cloudy but very good visibility and by the time we got to the lava flow area there was limit (at best)...More

1  Thank tomoct08
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

This tour was great. We got to see the volcano form the closest spot possible. Our pilot Jeremy was very kind. The flight was very smooth despite the rain and the wind. His choice of music was excellent. There was rain and fog but we...More

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Reed F
April 19, 2018|
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Response from JimiC1950 | Reviewed this property |
Being placed in the back seat middle of the row I could not see anything and having paid the same price as others with a window seat it was very bad value! So no tip for anyone, the fare for a back row middle seat was rip... More
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Reed F
April 19, 2018|
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Response from PplusG | Reviewed this property |
There was no mention of tipping from company personnel prior to the flight. Our pilot was friendly and worked hard to provide us with great views of lava in the crater and flowing on the slope, so we decided to tip him as we... More
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Robert B
March 3, 2018|
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Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
Flew in the morning. Loved watching the sun on the drive from Kona to Hilo. Ride over the volcano with mid-morning sun to our backs allowed us great views into the craters. On the ground before lunch!
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