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Paradise Helicopters - KONA

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
73-341 Uu St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5606
+1 866-876-7422
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Reviewed yesterday

We have never done a helicopter tour before, but since the Volcanic National Park was closed when we got here, we booked to fly over the sight. The pilot, Keith, was friendly and knew so much about this island. The ladies in the office were...More

Thank pjfitzhugh
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was a great way to enjoy beautiful views all the way around the Big Island! My favorite part was flying into a valley with waterfalls coming down the sides of the mountains all around you!

Thank jdsuperglide
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took an incredible Grand Circle air tour of the Big Island courtesy of Paradise Helicopters. What an experience!!! The staff was really great from the start and once we separated into two groups, we had the chance to meet our pilot and get some...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time we have ever taken a helicopter tour and it was incredible. We flew doors on, and we had perfect clear weather throughout. We took a full day tour, which included a land tour with Hawaii Forest and Trail which took...More

Thank jenweyler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Class outfit. Cloudy weather one day so they gave many options. I took a next day tour. Expert pilot Dan navigated around, over, and under clouds for views. Able to see some Volcanic activity at the ocean entries and smoldering fissure 8. They extended the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

In June of 2018 fissure 42 was pumping lava at an unimaginable rate. Flying over the volcano was one of the things we simply had to do on Hawaii, and I am happy we did, even though it cost a pretty penny. From the pre-flight...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I flew doors on, so was lucky enough to be up front with the pilot and have the under feet view. Sean was informative, friendly and a great pilot! Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a private charter from Paradise Helicopters out of Hilo, open doors over the volcano area. Even though there was no red lava it was a great flight and we highly recommend an open door CHARTER flight. Our second flight was out of Kona...More

Thank avincentm2016
Paradise H, Front Office Manager at Paradise Helicopters - KONA, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha avincentm2016, It is always great to hear how much our guests enjoy flying with us, and I'm glad that you and your wife had a great time flying out of Hilo. I genuinely apologize that you and your wife did not enjoy your experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a terrific experience overall as our pilot, Matt navigated us around and between the Kona, Kilauea, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, valleys and waterfalls, lava flows, craters, mac nut plantations, forests and beaches on and over the island of...More

Thank WJTravelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trip cost $650+ a person and did not deliver on experience. We did the circle island tour that normally operates counterclockwise but the day of our tour there was some weather in the southern part of the island that they wanted to give a...More

Thank malojess
Paradise H, Guest Relations Manager at Paradise Helicopters - KONA, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Mahalo for contacting Paradise Helicopters and providing us with feedback on your recent experience. We appreciate all comments as we strive to provide the highest levels of service to our customers. We are currently reviewing what you shared, and we will be following up with...More

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February 19, 2018|
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Response from xalx | Reviewed this property |
The seats were assigned based on the weights of the other passengers on the day so there's no way to 100% guarantee the window without paying for the upgrade. I'd be surprised if swapping is an option (there wasn't much... More
Peter H
December 3, 2017|
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Response from paulinew99 | Reviewed this property |
We drove from Kona to Hilo, I believe it was cheaper than taking the flight from Kona. My suggestion is the same as the other replies, check with the tour company. Enjoy your flight!
September 12, 2017|
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Response from sueheim | Reviewed this property |
I upgraded to the co-pilot's seat, and it was worth every penny. They do seat people according to weight, in order to balance the the helicopter, and I was not going to be guaranteed a great seat if I was one of the lighter... More