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Paradise Helicopters - KONA

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
73-341 Uu St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5606
This attraction is at Keahole Airport
+1 866-876-7422
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The flight was great- no lava but great view of the past flows, the waterfalls and was neat being on a helicopter!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eduhovny
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked a custom 3 hours tour from the Four Seasons in Lanai. We really enjoyed the itinerary they had planned for us (going from islands to islands) and the pilot was providing a lot of background information, history etc. We were lucky that weather...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Geoff458
Paradise Helico... W, Manager at Paradise Helicopters - KONA, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Geoff458, Thank you for choosing to fly with Paradise Helicopters! We take a lot of pride in our custom charters, and put a lot of care into the details. And of course, having splendid weather always helps! Thank you for spending part of your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a pretty exciting trip for us - neither my husband or myself have been in a helicopter or taken an "air" tour so were pretty pumped and did not know what to expect. We did the doors off adventure over the lava fields...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnS17782
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took this tour in mid-December of 2018. This flight started at 11 and ending at about 1pm in the afternoon. A 2 hour flight. Their office/base is at the Knona airport, next to the Mokulele terminal. The office was just the right size for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Condornarvik67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful, safe, easy, hassle-free, super fun experience as a family touring the big Island with Paradise helicopters. Highly recommended for safety and experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cwdupre
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Volcano Eco Landing tour was amazing!! The tour guide was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The tour gave a great sampling of the island and really inspired me to want to visit again and explore the island in more depth by car. This was my...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bondy588
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked online through a broker company for one day that was sold out and ended up on another day with Paradise Helicopters. Best to book directly since availability on broker sites are actually based on availability of the company. Every communication from Paradise was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dahlia8
Reviewed 1 week ago

I started my 2019 off with a bang with Paradise Helicopter's Experience Hawaii tour! Booking was fast and easy, Kaiulani was so helpful! Checking in was a breeze and the office staff made sure I felt safe and comfortable. Ryan was an excellent pilot who...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank keeleejade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don't take this lightly. Getting into a helicopter with your family of five is not done lightly. Paradise had a great rating and didn't disappoint. Booking was easy. I sent some emails online and we exchanged information and finally agreed on the tour and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LuxeFamilyFun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left from a very convenient non busy airport that's in Kailua. Great scenery, pilot and nicely exciting. Highly recommend this tour. I am a thrill seeker by nature though.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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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!
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