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Paradise Helicopters - KONA

73-341 Uu St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5606
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“helicopter tour” (110 reviews)
“ground crew” (36 reviews)
“both sides” (61 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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73-341 Uu St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5606
This attraction is at Keahole Airport
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Many thanks to the whole crew who helped make our anniversary extra special! From the happy, smiling Travis, who picked us up... To the calm, sweet helpful reassuring Tabitha, who greeted and admitted us... To the confident, skilled and informative pilot Keith, who successfully piloted...More

Thank Snoozeq
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recently booked the sunset tour. The trip encompassed the entire island including the waterfalls, volcanoes, and the beaches. Because of the haze, the sunset was, unfortunately, not remarkable. This tour seemed a bit--probably because the sun did not cooperate. However, the flight over the...More

Thank DakotasMom2002
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This had to be the very best vacation excursion I have ever had in Hawaii. I've gone diving with sharks, seen undersea lava tubes, and toured all of the islands, and this was by far the very best outing I've ever had. The pilot was...More

Thank Joel D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best activity we did while In Hawaii. Awesome views and our pilot was informative and wanted to make sure we got a good view of the erupting volcano

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had booked a flight in May that was rained out so we came back on June 11, 2018 for the first flight, doors off lava tour. We want to thank the staff and ground crew, pilot Daniel who made it such a wonderful experience....More

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

These guys are great. The Hilo site is literally 5-10 min chopper ride to current active flows on Kilauea. Very nice staff.. pilot was excellent. This is a must do thing on the Big Island

Thank BanzaiMakai
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best tour I’ve ever been on! Phenomenal views of fissure 8, great photos and videos. Then spectacular sights through the valleys with tons of waterfalls and a WWII airplane wreck. 1:45 in the air. Captain Koji took great care of us and the...More

Thank L429GPgeraldm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the flight around the entire island on our first full day here. We could then decide what we wanted to see. Flying over Kīlauea was a once in a lifetime thing-thankfully we did our own research & didn’t listen to the media hype...More

Thank LovetoTravel614
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We flew primarily to see the eruption of Kilauea. Aside from the unfortunate camera failure I had while we were over the caldera, the trip was beyond belief. I could probably have asked the pilot to fly over it again, I was too flustered and...More

Thank Ralphalpha
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second flight with Paradise and was again the highlight of our two weeks on the Big Island. We took the Kohala Valley tour and felt like we were experiencing a private tour. The pilot, Joel, was great and answered all our questions...More

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RedRose6865
20 February 2018|
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Response from xalx | Reviewed this property |
The seats were assigned based on the weights of the other passengers on the day so there's no way to 100% guarantee the window without paying for the upgrade. I'd be surprised if swapping is an option (there wasn't much... More
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Peter H
4 December 2017|
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Response from paulinew99 | Reviewed this property |
We drove from Kona to Hilo, I believe it was cheaper than taking the flight from Kona. My suggestion is the same as the other replies, check with the tour company. Enjoy your flight!
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gr8passage
13 September 2017|
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Response from sueheim | Reviewed this property |
I upgraded to the co-pilot's seat, and it was worth every penny. They do seat people according to weight, in order to balance the the helicopter, and I was not going to be guaranteed a great seat if I was one of the lighter... More
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