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Paradise Helicopters - HILO

2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo International Airport, Lobby 2, Air Tours, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-7520
+1 808-969-7392
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USD 299.00*
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Volcanoes and Waterfall Extreme: 45-Minute Open-Door Volcanoes Helicopter Flight
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USD 249.00*
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Volcanoes and Waterfalls Helicopter Adventure from Hilo
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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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2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo International Airport, Lobby 2, Air Tours, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-7520
+1 808-969-7392
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time doing a doors off helicopter! The experience couldn't have been more enjoyable! We got super close to the crater, to be able to see the boiling lava below & a great lay of the land for where everything is on...More

Thank Briana B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 4 had the most amazing time doing the doors off tour from Hilo! I get to fly in a helicopter for work, but this was crazy amazing! Sean, the pilot was fantastic! Felt safe, had blast, once in a lifetime sights, and...More

Thank Shelly O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am very upset for my experience. First of all, the main reason we booked the “open door” helicopter tour of waterfall and volcano was because I wanted an “open door” seat. We were told over the phone that we were the only two guests...More

Thank Angellica Y
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Exhilarating, memorable and one of the highlights of our 10 day Hawaiian family vacation. The doors off helicopter tour for 4 gives you an intimate look at the power, beauty and mystique of Kilauea Volcano. We were incredibly lucky to see huge lava spurts, lava...More

Thank Shelliu
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We weren't sure if it would be worth the cost, but this helicopter tour over the volcano was thrilling! Our pilot was Shawn and he provided lots of information through our headsets during the tour. We were lucky- having chosen the "doors on" option we...More

Thank syl j
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Well this flight certainly didn’t disappoint! We booked doors off which I totally recommend! The tour literally took my breath away, seeing the active volcanoes and the lava flowing into the see. Totally awesome. Check in was very professionally carried out and Joyce our pilot...More

Thank sallyhk41
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

My husband & I were celebrating our 25th anniversary. We visited 3 islands & knew we wanted to take a helicopter ride to see the active volcano. It was suggested to use paradise helicopters so we did. We were in a helicopter with the doors...More

Thank cooks25
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We did the doors off helicopter tour, and it was awesome. It is a little expensive, but worth it. We paid the $25 extra to pick your seat and sit over the open door. If your already paying $300, spend the extra $25 to sit...More

Thank nick597
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Flying ver the coast of Hilo where the Lava was flowing into the ocean was fantastic. As well as flying over fresh lava flow was epic. You could feel the heat from the lava as we hovered over it. Our pilot was awesome and was...More

Thank chris4u62
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Totally amazing and slightly terrifying ... our pilot, Paul, was excellent. I have always wanted to see a volcano and flowing lava and this ride was better than I could have hoped for ... It's a must do.

Thank Nick F
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15 August 2017|
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Response from kickithilo | Reviewed this property |
If you have have a choice....left side back with doors off.
23 June 2017|
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Response from veritas2578 | Reviewed this property |
Per their website, "Children under the age of two (2) fly free when seated in the lap of a paying adult. Children 24 months and over require an individual full-fare seat."
Susan K
22 May 2017|
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Response from Len37 | Reviewed this property |
I went in the afternoon and it was very good. I don't think it really matters. Would want to consider early morning or late afternoon haziness.