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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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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 today via mobile

Our pilot Matt was awesome and I highly recommend the doors off tour because everyone has a spectacular view in the smaller helicopter. Wear warm clothes because it does get chilly! We saw active lava flowing from vents on the mountain as well as bubbly...More

Thank Jen868
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We tried to book Blue Hawaiian and they were fully booked so I called Paradise and they took me right away to the best hour of the day which is early morning, pilot was very knowledgeable, very friendly, helicopter was fairly new and clean. Highly...More

Thank Erez P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you only do one big splurge on your trip to the big island of Hawaii, do the "doors off volcanoes and waterfalls extreme" helicopter tour. It costs $300 and is worth more. Once you get over flying at 125 mph with no door, it's...More

Thank NancyWeld
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing view-we took the open door helicopter. I didn't expect it to be so windy-and chilly too! But wow-you feel the heat from the lava as you pass over it. Truly a bucket list item worth the money-loved our pilot...very informative. Highlight of our trip...More

Thank vabeachlover_2009
Reviewed 5 days ago

Made the drive to Hilo from Waikoloa Beach. We were staying at the Hilton resort there and the activities staff recommended Paradise Helicopters. Sure glad they did. My wife and I rode in one of the smaller choppers that kept the doors on. We thought...More

Thank NJIllini
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked this on a spur of the moment and the tour desk operator recommended Blue Hawaii or Paradise. We took what was available for the following morning. We were not disappointed. The staff at the airport were extremely friendly and professional. The safety procedures...More

Thank RP50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous. I am afraid of heights, and had no issue with this. Matt did a fabulous job on making certain everyone was comfortable, and that expectations were met. I sat in the middle front seat, and think that was the best. Back seats got more...More

Thank Dayrel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We like a bit of excitement and adventure so chose the doors off flight over Kilauea and waterfalls. We were definitely glad we did as we could feel the heat from the lava below, Our pilot gave us lots of opportunities to take photos and...More

Thank Annie N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the Volcano tour with the doors off helicopter. Got up close and personal with the craters and lava, and could really feel the heat from the lava! Our Pilot Rob was very professional, had lots of information to share and had a great personality,...More

1  Thank Heidi G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having flown in a helicopter many many ines - one thing I learned.... I can't sit facing backwards in the helicopter... so if you're the least bit sensitive, go and speak up when you check in. I didn't know I was and was really queasy...More

Thank ClemsonTiger1996
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We have a toddler (2years old). Can we bring him on the helicopter ? Are there any helicopter rides that allow that? We have a baby carrier that he can sit in. We have a toga of 3 adults and the toddler. Thank you
22 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
Is there a better time to go, example, a morning trip or an afternoon one?
21 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.
Hi, we are staying at the Hilton in Waikoloa Village. Any recommendations on transportation to/from Hilo airport? I understand it's a 2 hr commute each way. Any suggestions for making the most of this experience (fun, price, amenities)?
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