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Paradise Helicopters - KONA

73-341 Uu St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5606
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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“helicopter tour” (110 reviews)
“ground crew” (36 reviews)
“both sides” (61 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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73-341 Uu St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5606
This attraction is at Keahole Airport
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

We took the helicopter/land tour provided by Paradise and Hawaii Forest & Trail. All parts of the tour were outstanding. It turned out to be a full day tour, from about 7:30 AM until 5:30 PM. The morning started with a helicopter tour from Kona...More

3  Thank Bob S
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

I can only say that this was the true highlight of our two-weeks on the Big Island. I will take the grand circle tour every time we come back. All the people with the company were extremely professional and the pilot was superb. If you...More

2  Thank crawfch44
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Beautiful and informing ride! Company was very professional. Booked through an agency. Pilot was the one giving the tour and he did an amazing job.

3  Thank Yuqing Z
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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I had an incredible tour with pilot Ryan Moeller. We saw it all - green sand beaches, running lava and the crater, waterfalls, valleys and whales. The pilot’s skill enabled us to have a very exciting yet smooth ride. Ryan was very...More

3  Thank tanglejig
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

My husband and I did the grand circle tour and saw all the beautiful areas of the island. It was our first time in Hawaii and it was amazing to be able to see the diversity of the geography. Our pilot was very professional, attentive...More

2  Thank Randy B
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Did the grand circle tour, which was amazing to see the entire island. Such beauty from above. Very capable pilot in Colin. After a small issue with cabin temperature and a quick return to the airport to see that all was OK, we were off...More

2  Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

The company was very professional to deal with. The booking system was very easy and we got picked up and dropped back to our hotel in Waikoloa by the company. Our driver was very friendly and informative. The trip itself was fantastic. Couldn't be happier.

3  Thank Hol B
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

We did the volcano and waterfall tour which took all day but was so much fun! We had a land tour of the National Park in between two helicopter flights and everything went smoothly. Keith was our pilot and he was great and the playlist...More

2  Thank Mary E
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough about this organization !! We visited another helicopter service that was closer to the resort and we were treated rudely. I was already scared and uncomfortable and these folks treated us like we didn’t matter. We then visited Paradise Helicopters at...More

3  Thank TeriT616
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Paradise H, other at Paradise Helicopters - KONA, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Aloha Teri, I'm so glad our world-class Reservations ladies were able to get you sets on our Experience Hawaii tour with Colin. I knew any concerns you might have had before the trip (as a "mom") would be mitigated with our thorough safety briefing and...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

I have taken many helicopter tours and this was one of the best. Great pilot who knew the sights. Turned the copter so both sides could see and take pictures. Two-way headsets to ask questions. Excellent piloting in valley and over lava flows.

2  Thank dorrens2017
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RedRose6865
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
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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!
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gr8passage
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
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