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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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Volcanoes and Waterfall Extreme: 45-Minute Open-Door Volcanoes Helicopter Flight
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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 3 days ago

This will definitely be a memory to remember. We flew with Shaun who was a great pilot, knowledgeable about the landscape and took us in close for the views. He'd circle around to be sure all passengers got a good view and had time to...More

Thank shoppingmj
Reviewed 4 days ago

The doors-off volcano & waterfall trip was incredible, and Paradise Helicopters was absolutely first class at every step. We booked directly with Jill before we left home. She was awesome and helped us pick out the best flight. We were staying in Kona, and the...More

Thank mkbedewi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic view of Lava field currently heading towards ocean. The doors off scared my husband but I loved it! The trip is about an hour. Even the locals in town should take advantage of doing this at least once. Paradise Staff are all great. I...More

Thank kickithilo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Paradise Helicopters. Everything was well-organized and we felt very safe and well-taken care of. The customer service representatives we worked with to book our flight and to check in were spot on and the woman...More

Thank April O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a flight over the Big Island volcanoes with Paradise via Viator. Because we have a young child we didn't want to do an all-day tour package, so after checking availability on Viator we booked, got a confirmation email saying they'd cleared it with...More

Thank Aean_and_Laura
Reviewed 1 week ago

Doors off -- 2 up front with pilot, and 2 in the rear (my wife & I). Helicopter is like a zippy little motorcycle, or like a sports car -- fast, highly maneuverable. Wear warm cloths! You get cold. Wife was terrified, but very strapped...More

Thank OceanannieR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my 95 year old father on an open door volcano ride. It was an experience that we will never forget!!! Everyone was so nice and helpful, getting him to the helicopter as well as getting him in and out. So happy that we could...More

Thank EllenWalton2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried the doors off helicopter experience and it was great! At the beginning it´s a little bit scary but once you realize everything is safe you start enjoying the most amazing views of the old and fresh lava, the volcano (feeling the heat when...More

Thank pattdf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a bucket list item for almost all of our family. Well worth the time and money to see lava, volcanoes and waterfalls. Especially if anyone in your group isn't up for long, hot hikes.

Thank bubbles6747
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the doors off helicopter tour of the volcano and waterfalls. WOW! It was amazing! We saw fresh, orange lava. Even saw it going into the ocean. The doors off option was fun, but I would not do that one again. I was almost...More

Thank Wendy K
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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."
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22 May 2017|
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Response from Rob R | Reviewed this property |
My flight was an early morning one and it was fantastic, especially with the sun at an angle. Morning was also more convenient and cooler temps.
14 April 2017|
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Response from 144Al | Reviewed this property |
It takes 2 hours over Saddle Road or 3 hrs . through cattle country to the north. In either case I would rent a car and spend the night at the Volcano House in Volcano National Park. You can experience the red glow of the... More