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Paradise Helicopters - KONA

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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745-5371
Phone Number:
+1 866-876-7422
This attraction is at Keahole Airport
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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.

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The only way to see the island!

Amazing experience to see Hawaii from the air, especially those parts that cannot be accessed from land. Our pilot Chris was fabulous and a fountain of knowledge about the island... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing experience to see Hawaii from the air, especially those parts that cannot be accessed from land. Our pilot Chris was fabulous and a fountain of knowledge about the island, getting us in close to the volcanoes and lava flows and waterfalls and ensuring everyone had a great view. Helicopter was spacious comfortable and excellent views from all sides/seats. Ground... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the volcano and falls doors off helicopter tour. This is a trip of a lifetime. Very professional staff, awesome pilots, and fun beyond description. The pilots are extremely courteous to make sure everyone gets a great view and hugely insightful of the local geography and history of the island. I would do it again without hesitation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We considered viewing the flow in either a boat or helicopter, and after some reaseach, we decided the SAFEST way was in a helicopter. We opted to fly with the doors off, and I am glad we did. It does start breezy and cool, but once over the lava flow, it warms up nicely. In addition to the ocean flow,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished a 2 hour circle island tour with Paradise and it was as good as expected and then some. Ryan was our pilot and he was great, professional yet fun. We went with some people who were a little scared and suffer from motion sickness and he made sure they felt comfortable. This was my second tour with them... More 

Thank Billy R
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi I did doors off on the north shore area Hawaii. Bit nervous at first but as soon as you sit in the helicopter and are buckled in excellent. It is amazing when you are up there. When that was finished I went and booked doors off over the volcano in Hilo Hawaii. Bit different ride but excellent again. Best... More 

Thank Janetfoxtripadviser
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an absolutely amazing tour. We did the doors off helicopter tour which was certain alt worth it. You get to see multiple waterfalls, some only accessible by helicopter, which were amazing. Our tour was right after a major rain storm so the waterfalls were muddy(Mother Nature is the only one you can blame for that). I could only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 2hr circle island experience out of Kona and loved it! We were concerned about spending so much on a single experience during our trip to the Big Island, but it was totally worth it! Our pilot, Chris, was very friendly and highly knowledgeable about the things we were viewing during our flight. Based on other reviews, we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Experience Hawaii tour but rain prevented a safe viewing of the waterfalls that day. We did see the volcano very well and had incredible views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. The company was nice enough to refund us some money for missing out on the waterfalls. Overall, still a very good experience and we felt safe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible trip! Our family of four did the two hour waterfalls/volcano sunset tour around the island. It surpassed our expectations. This was not our first helicopter trip, we have done many. We measured this trip against the the no-doors trip we did through Waimea Canyon on Kauai a couple of years ago and found it to be equally... More 

Thank LT080868
Union City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove from Hilo to Kona to take the early morning door off helicopter ride without reservation. We were party of 7. Unfortunately door off rides were booked till 12:30PM and it can accommodate only 4 people at a time. We were disappointed and we had plans to drive to national park after the ride. Manager approached us from his office... More 

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