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Paradise Helicopters - HILO

#5 of 43 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
Phone Number: +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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Volcano Helicopter tour

We took an early morning tour (7:30am) with somewhat cloudy skies and on Hughes 500. But the experience was fabulous. We were 3 of us and had a seat in front and 2 on the back... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gautam B
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The flight was short (25 mins), the few places we pass by were very nice. The pilot didn't say much about the different areas we flew by. Kinda disappointed

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

We took an early morning tour (7:30am) with somewhat cloudy skies and on Hughes 500. But the experience was fabulous. We were 3 of us and had a seat in front and 2 on the back. But all had real good views. The pilot made sure that everyone gets a good view of the volcano. He gave us a continuous... More 

Thank Gautam B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 'doors off' tour on the 26th November, I think that Paradise Helicopters are very professional and it was an interesting experience. However, although Kilauea Volcano was erupting at the time I was disappointed in the lava experience. The problem is that once lava has been flowing in the same direction for a long time - and Kilauea... More 

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ParadiseHelicopters, Guest Relations Manager at Paradise Helicopters - HILO, responded to this review

Aloha William, Tropical Weather can change very quickly, so we do our very best to find the active lava anywhere we safely can. Currently the temporary flight restriction enacted by the Federal Aviation Administration at the request of the National Park Service requires all aircraft to fly no closer than 5,000 feet above Kilauea Caldera which unfortunately can also have... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had initially booked a closed door tour but when I called 48 hours prior to confirm my booking they had it accidentally recorded as open door. The girl on the phone was the friendliest person I ever dealt with and she said they can make it closed door for me, but the others would be open so I figured,... More 

Thank CABear00
Oakland, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Neither my husband nor I had ever been on a helicopter before so I'm not quite sure why I thought it would be better with the doors off -- but it was great! Yes, scary to look down at times but mostly just a thrill. Really glad we did it. Only drawback for me was that some of the left... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first helicopter experience together and, prior to choosing Paradise, we extensively researched helicopter companies and found them to have terrific reviews. Also, there was plenty of other information on multiples sites to include: state of the art equipment (with the latest in safety measures), people having fun and, more importantly, an engaging staff. We recommend using a... More 

Thank LeoAndMarie
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (2 couples) did the doors off volcano flight with Shawn. It was awesome! We got buckled in and Shawn provided a running commentary during the flight of what we were seeing and what maneuvers he was going to do. He flew over the lava flow going into the ocean from every angle so we all had a great view.... More 

Thank two2travel07
Pine Island, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I decided to ride in a helicopter to see volcano lava pour into the ocean and Paradise Helicopter Company in Hilo was recommended by another friend. This company has to be the best helicopter company in Hilo. They were very professional, very friendly, very knowledgeable and very skilled. They treated us with the utmost curtesy the whole... More 

Thank Gaylemh123
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For us mere mortals, there aren't too many opportunities in life to ride a helicopter doors off over an active volcano, so this is an experience not to be missed. The process of booking online and then checking in on the day was seamless. Our pilot Colin was brilliant - professional, safety conscious at all times, but incredibly informative and... More 

Thank ecky_thump69
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doors-off volcanoes and waterfalls trip was great. I loved it although I sat in the middle seat in the front so I didn't get the full doors-off experience. I may have had a better seat if I had booked earlier. I was a little disappointed with the waterfalls as I thought that we were going to see some of the... More 

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