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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo

#6 of 41 Tours in Hilo
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Address: Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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It's totally a different experience

We went back Jan 2017 to big island with our kids. My husband insisted only to use blue Hawaiian because of a good previous experience (17 yrs ago during our honeymoon), safety... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
desiarul
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Bellevue, Nebraska

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a disappointment! We booked a tour, drove 4 hours to Hilo for a fabulous tour. Not. We get in the helicopter en the pilot told us he was going to fly because of something was not ok. The helicopter just came back from another tour, so it worked. They brought us to a place to wait. And wait and... More 

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Sedona, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What should have been the highlight of my trip turned out to be the big disappointment of my vacation. I was booked for the falls and volcanoes helicopter tour. This was going to be the highlight of my trip to the Big Island. We get strapped in and the pilot goes through his check and discovers that there is a... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went back Jan 2017 to big island with our kids. My husband insisted only to use blue Hawaiian because of a good previous experience (17 yrs ago during our honeymoon), safety record, well maintained helicopters, awesome pilots. We didn't make a mistake, our pilot really catered to our kids - he made sure both kids (9 yo) can see... More 

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Thank desiarul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second trip with Blue Hawaiian. They did an outstanding job both times. The pilot, Colleen, was great!! She took us out over the ocean entry and did several circles to allow all of us onboard to get great pictures. Also flew over two craters so we could get pics of the lava within the smaller. Took us... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters was the highlight of our trip to the islands. Brody, out pilot and the Eco Helicopters are simply top notch. It is the only way to see this amazing landscape and

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Thank Susan T
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Susan T, Mahalo for your review. We sincerely appreciate your generous feedback. Brody is a wonderful pilot, we will be sure to share your kind words with him and the team here. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us again. Mahalo! More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the Volcano Tour, in the A-Star with their sister company Hawaiian Helicopters. This was definitely a unique way to see the volcano, both the sea entry and the crater itself. The pilot was great - and very informative. There's no guarantee of which seats you get, but he did a great job of circling each location several times... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Dylan H, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Seeing Hawaii from the skies above is truly an amazing experience. What a great way to take in Hawaii's beauty. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us again. Mahalo! More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband wanted to see a lava flow, which we did, and more. The reason to book is to see the old and new flows, craters and lava tubes, all of which were fascinating, and we caught a glimpse of molten lava as well. Blue Hawaiian is very well organized, with solicitous staff and an obvious commitment to safety. Our... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Erica M, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Seeing the sights of Hawaii from the skies above is truly an amazing experience. What a wonderful memory to take with you. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us again. Mahalo! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an absolutely amazing experience this tour gave our family! The commentary by Jeremy helped us understand the history and wonders of the phenomenon we were witnessing. To see volcanic hot spots and lava being created was incredible. This company is very professional and safety conscious. Highly recommend.

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha Lisa C, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Jeremy is a great pilot, we will be sure to share your kind words with him and the team here. Seeing Hawaii sights from the skies above is absolutely breathtaking. We are thrilled to be a part of that experience with you... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the first flight out of the day. The driver that picked us up was on time and really friendly. Only a short drive from the Hilton and we were at the airport. We choose to go on the Eco star Big Island spectacular. This helicopter had a lot more glass viewing area. Our trip was a two hour... More 

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha jacksta5, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with Blue! Seeing the sights of Hawaii from the skies above is such a breathtaking experience. We are thrilled to have been a part of that with you. So glad we were able to exceed your expectations. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii,... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome experience! Definitely worth spending seeing the active valcanoes from the helicopter. Would do it again on our next visit.

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BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this review

Aloha yesyesnono01, Mahalo for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. What a great memory to take home, seeing Madame Pele's lava from the skies is a memory to remember. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us again. Mahalo! More 

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