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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo

Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-5600
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Circle of Fire plus Waterfalls Helicopter Tour
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USD 463.51*
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Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Tour
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“helicopter tour” (133 reviews)
“lava flow” (102 reviews)
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Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Jason, our pilot took us on a flight my wife and I will never forget. His skilled flying, music chosen to listen to while on the tour, guided tour information by Jason, communication with the pilot during the flight, breath taking views of the volcano,...More

Thank William S
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha William S, Mahalo for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. We will be sure to share your kind review with Jason and the team here. Look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope you tour with...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our pilot was exceptional; very knowledgeable, courteous, and responsive. The itinerary was great for seeing the volcanoes and waterfalls. The aircraft itself was great, we were on the bigger one... My rating reflects that a kid on the tour before ours puked in his seat...More

Thank Travel R
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Travel R, Thank you for your honest feedback. Please know that this was not the experience we intended to deliver and are thankful you have brought this to our attention. Your experience is important to us, rest assured your feedback has been share with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were told that this helicopter ride would be something that we would be talking about for years to come. That is exactly right! WOW! This hour trip in the Blue Hawaiian Helicopter with our pilot, Kristi, was breathtaking and fun! We...More

Thank resser6206
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha resser6206, Wow, what a great review. We are thrilled to hear how much you both enjoyed your tour. We will be sure to share your kind words with Kristi and the team here. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to the ride with great hopes and expectation. even with me requesting twice to be up front, requests not granted. instead i am sure those seated up front did not even asked to be there. the lady with braid ignored me twice when...More

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

Aloha stellakwongriechmann, Thank you for your honest feedback. To ensure your safety, our FAA regulated system assigns seats according to the weight and balance of the aircraft. We do our best to accommodate each party, while still following the federal regulations given to us. Quality,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great job guys 🌋🌈 👍👍👍 That was so amazing to fly above the volcano craters, to see the bubbling lava! Great, pilot 👩‍✈️ did so many loops until every had his photo shot!!! Thanks guys!

Thank MrTravelller
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha MrTravelller, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour. Look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope you tour with us again. Mahalo!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the front row seats next to the pilot on an Ecostar flying over the lava fields on the Hilo Circle of Fire tour. This was our first time in a helicopter but we felt perfectly safe in case any of you reading this...More

Thank Stephen W
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Stephen W, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour. Thank you for choosing Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. We will be sure to share your kind review with the team here. Look forward to your return to Hawaii and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Circle of Fire and waterfall tour. We were on a cruise and I booked this directly with Blue Hawaii and saved almost $150. I'm terrified to fly and the pilot took time to explain everything and make me feel comfortable. My 60...More

Thank GAMuttmom
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha GAMuttmom, Mahalo for your review. We are thrilled to hear how much you both enjoyed your tour. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us again. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Circle of Fire + Waterfalls tour on an ecostar heli with Patrick. The vistas were fantastic. Patrick did a great job of explaining what we were seeing and often circled back so we could get a better or second look (oh, and...More

Thank RoadCenturion
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha RoadCenturion, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your kind words and will be sure to share it with the team here. Look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope you tour with us again. Mahalo!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in East Hawaii and have taken Blue Hawaii Helicopters from Hilo twice in the last few years. Their safety record is impeccable. Passengers are well informed and well equipped for the flight. Pilots are great and interesting tour guides. On both flights we...More

Thank HLW648
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha HLW648, Mahalo for your review. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share it with the team here. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us again. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent experience. Our Pilot did a good job of explaining and giving everyone a close view. Unfortunately the volcano is not flowing much right now.

Thank Larry V
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Larry V, Mahalo for your review. We are excited to hear you enjoyed your tour. Look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope you tour with us again. Thank you for your review.

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JuJuBeG
4 October 2016|
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Response from phrikas | Reviewed this property |
Well, we went in the afternoon and it was great. Can't speak to a morning flight.
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Lmac727
28 August 2016|
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Response from Tara K | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, It doesn't take much time to get luggage and you don't have to go through any passport control. The helicopter terminal is in the main airport building right next to arrivals and departures. I'm always over... More
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callkm
Hi, We will be visiting Hilo in October and I'm interested in the Blue Hawaiian Helicopters tours. We will there for one day only, arriving on a cruise ship. Can someone please answer the following questions for me? (i) How far is it from the port (or ship terminal) to the Hilo airport? (ii) how long should it take to get to/from the airport? (iii) What is the best/most reliable way to get to/from the airport? How much should it cost? (iv) Which is the best time of day to see the volcano? (v) Does Blue Hawaiian Helicopters have set times for their tours or can we organise a tour at any time? (vi) Is full payment expected at the time of booking? (vii) If its inclement weather on the day of booking and the flight cannot continue, do we get full 100% refund (either in cash or recredited to a credit card) on the day of booking and at the time of cancellation? Thanks in advance
21 August 2016|
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Response from Alistair450 | Reviewed this property |
Hello I will do my best to answer your questions. 1. I don't know the distance but Hilo is a small town so it won't be very far. I would go on to Google maps to work out the distance. 2. I don't know how long it takes to get... More
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