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Safari Helicopter Tours

#10 of 43 Tours in Hilo
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Address: Heliport, Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: +1 808-246-0136
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Excellent tour!

My family and I went on the deluxe volcano tour. It was everything we could've wanted in a great amount of time for the money we wanted to spend. There are pricier tours with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sunshine S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I went on the deluxe volcano tour. It was everything we could've wanted in a great amount of time for the money we wanted to spend. There are pricier tours with fancier helicopters but we saw everything we wanted and more. The pilot was very knowledgeable and even suggested more places around Hilo to visit. Helicopter comfortably... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time doing a helicopter tour was absolutely amazing, from the moment you check in the friendliness of the staff is just amazing! Pilot Kyle from the moment of take off the tour in the air was priceless, as he explained the history of the volcano and as we were flying over, he's a very knowledgeable and outstanding person.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the Crown Princess cruise ship and had booked this flight a few months before online booking was very easy and we were picked up at dock taken to helicopter port in ten minutes , given safety briefing and awaited our flight ,once refuelled we boarded and had a great flight over lava fields we saw red hot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were on the island of Kauai with the Norwegian cruise liner Pride of America and took the Halo Hattie's shuttle to the Safari Helicopters office. Booked our tour and waited our time. Upon arriving to the helipad we realize that we will be sitting up front with the pilot! Amazing field of view watching an amazing... More 

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Thank Trey E
Denver, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the volcanoes on a helicopter, our pilot Paul had a great sense of humor and gave us an educational and a smooth flight over the Caldera and the lava. Impressive views!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family went on the volcano/waterfall tour and loved it. Unfortunately due to injury I couldn't walk to the ocean to see the lava flow so we decided to do this tour. The views were great, service was fast & friendly and they had the best price of all the Hilo tours. Their helicopter is a bit older than other... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our pilot (Kyle) was very knowledgeable and professional. The sights are amazing, and the ride was very comfortable. We had very good luck (as it wasn't raining when we did our excursion... which seems to be quite rare in Hilo). The lava runs are fascinating and the sights you'll see to Kileau are amazing. We took our two kiddos (10... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We've been to the Big Island on several occasions but have never ventured over to the Hilo side. We are SO glad we did--it was well worth the drive over. I made reservations by phone with Stephanie three weeks prior to our trip and flight day Doreen and Amy greeted us at the Safari terminal. All three were very helpful,... More 

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Oyster Bay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

What can I say but this is a must do activity if visiting the Big Island. We went in and around an active volcano and I must admit I was thinking of the "headlines" if the volcano blew it's top!!! We could see the lava flow into the ocean and the tour was only enhanced by Richard's commentary during the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and 2 friends did the helicopter, doors off, ride from Hilo airport. It was amazing. Still can't believe I did it as I'm very scared of heights but the staff were all great and our pilot Rob was fabulous. He was very informative and we saw some fantastic views of waterfalls and active volcanos and where the lava met... More 

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