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Safari Helicopter Tours

#10 of 42 Tours in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Heliport, Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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+1 808-246-0136

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Our pilot, Richard, was the best. You can tell he loves his job and loves the Island. This is the only way to see Volcano National Park. Richard made sure that everyone had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Woodbine, iowa

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Woodbine, iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our pilot, Richard, was the best. You can tell he loves his job and loves the Island. This is the only way to see Volcano National Park. Richard made sure that everyone had great views of the lava flows by flying in different directions. We had a small group of 6 and you were able to talk via headphones if... More 

Thank Peggy_iowa70
Silver City, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of the best things we did in Hawaii on our trip. The staff was polite and efficient. Our pilot and tour guide was Kyle. He was very kind and knowledgeable in providing information on the volcanoes, waterfalls and history of Hawaii. I'd recommend Safari Helicopter Tours to anyone wanting to visit the Big Island.

1 Thank cristanic2017
Nampa, Idaho
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I signed up for the tour within the weigh limits listed. They then came back to request that we buy an extra seat. DISHONEST BUSINESS.

Thank zipadedoda
Robbie M, General Manager at Safari Helicopter Tours, responded to this review

Aloha Twila, We highly appreciate honest feedback because it helps us see our Guest's point of view & allows us to improve each & every day. Unfortunately though the internet has given us all an avenue to let out our emotions before we realize if our emotions our sound. I know, it stinks, this activity does have weight restrictions. You... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great tour. The pilot flew quite low and the highlights were seeing lava bubbling in a crater and the lava entering the sea! Magnificent! The flight gave a great overview of the area, many of which are unreachable on foot.

1 Thank tracey767
North Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flying with Kyle was an incredible moment for us... This experience in the air will remain unforgetable for us ! We flew over this active crater and this amazing lava flow... we feel privileged; the overall experience was great, the booking process, the staff, everything was perfect ! Thanks a lot Safari Helicopter tour !

2 Thank Franck T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must do item in big island! A helicopter was very safe and comfortable. Don't be afraid of your adventure. Safari helicopter provides very reasonable price and valuable experience.

Thank youngmi w
Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a really great trip to see the volcanos and waterfalls. The copter felt very safe, including a harness for me. I was fortunate to see some craters and hot lava steaming into the ocean. In addition to the various flows, our charming guide Kyle told us about the Wild donkeys, the Mac nut agriculture, and the whales that... More 

2 Thank TripyTrixie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The helicopter tour of Kauai was awesome. My husband and I along with our son, daughter-in-law and 4-1/2 year old granddaughter went and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Great company, staff very friendly and competent. I highly recommend Safari Helicopter Tours!

1 Thank Judith R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did the deluxe trip. Unforgettable. The whole tour was spectacular, these people know what they are doing. We will talk about this for a long time. Money well spent!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the volcano/ waterfalls (&189.00) tour with Paul as a pilot. Excellent pilot, very knowledgeable of Hawaii. Multiple views of the lave vent, fields and flow into the ocean. Also viewed a waterfall and if you have ever seen waterfalls before not too special, but saw a bit more of the island. An experience not to be missed.

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