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Paradise Helicopters - HILO

#5 of 42 Tours in Hilo
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Address: 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo International Airport, Lobby 2, Air Tours, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-7520
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+1 808-969-7392
07:30 - 22:00
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Paradise Helicopters - Hawaii's Most Unique Helicopter Experience! Enjoy...

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. Please visit our Paradise Helicopters - KONA, Paradise Helicopters - LANAI and Paradise Helicopters - OAHU pages for more information on tours departing across the islands.

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This'll blow your doors off!

Most of the stuff I do is weather dependent, so we totally got it when our flight was postponed due to risky conditions. Next day was near perfect for our doors off flight which... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cliff S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Most of the stuff I do is weather dependent, so we totally got it when our flight was postponed due to risky conditions. Next day was near perfect for our doors off flight which was to be my memorable Hawaii Six Oh (60th birthday) event. Sean was a great pilot and with luck on our side we were able to... More 

Thank Cliff S
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After some scheduling problems that Paradise made right, my wife and I were able to go up in a doors-off helicopter tour of the Kilauea lava fields and caldera. Make sure you have everything strapped to you, and that yo u have a full charge on your camera. Speaking from experience, you'll want to have a very high shutter speed... More 

Thank Edward L
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So before I try something I always check TripAdvisor. I read the negative reviews about these tours before booking. Most of them were either, "I didn't see lava" or "the flight was cancelled". Let's deal with the latter first, I would personally rather they cancelled the flight instead of the chopper fell out of the sky. We should just stop... More 

Thank Chris B
New Hanover, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I chose to do the "doorless " helicopter ride. We had taken several helicopter rides before, but we're always disappointed in our pictures since the glass reflected inside the helicopter and ruined some of the shots. Our pilot was Joyce and she was wonderful. Knowing I was a little nervous, she kept us engaged in conversation and... More 

Thank PattiAnne410
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the doors off volcano and waterfall extreme tour today. What a great trip! Our pilot Paul was great and very informative. The ground crew were terrific as well. Very professional and ensured our safety and made our trip very rememberable. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first arrived on the Wednesday it was a rainy, cloudy day and we were not sure of what to expect. The service was amazing and even though they had to cancel our trip due to weather conditions we were offered the choice of a full refund or rebooking. We decided to rebook on the Friday and hope for... More 

Thank sueogrady05
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our original flight was cancelled due to foul weather, but the excellent staff at Paradise Helicopters was very accommodating and got us rescheduled. Our flight was on a beautiful sunny day and was awesome.

Thank Keith F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing way to see an active volcano. Our pilot Shaun was very knowledgeable, and appeared to have a real passion for all things volcanic which enabled him to point out and explain quite a bit about the volcano we were flying over. We we able to fly over an area where the lava was going into the ocean... More 

Thank Rick L
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience with the volcano and waterfall tour. Going out over the ocean and watching the lava stream from the volcano dropping and cooling into the ocean... was something else. We followed the line of the lava flow and you could see it breaking to the surface. Then up to the volcano , with quite a tour... More 

Thank Graham S
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were all friendly and courteous. My husband and I did the 45 minute Open-Door Volcanoes Helicopter Flight with our pilot Rob. He was so informative and experienced in what he was showing us. We could feel the heat as we got close to the lava. He provided plenty of opportunity to take photos. I was extremely scared but so... More 

Thank Susy C

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