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“Mooch was awesome!”

Paradise Helicopters - KONA
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US$559.00*
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Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight...
Ranked #45 of 207 Tours in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I would highly recommend this excursion. And ask for Mooch as your pilot! Really interesting stories and tour guide.

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

i had a great experience with paradise helicopters, excellent equipment, very helpful staff and above all a great pilot Ryan!

Thank vladimir c
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We paid for a 2 hour circle the island tour and for window seats. I was fortunate enough to sit next to the pilot (they assign seating) and you literally "weigh-in" before the flight.

Anyway, there's a mandatory safety briefing before the tour. I had plenty of leg room however the seating in the main belly was a little tight for the remaining 5 adults.

Headsets are worn for communication purposes and we had to buckle in. This was not an open door flight. Anyhow we got to see waterfalls and active lava as well as all the beaches with either black, white or green sand. Our pilot Koji flew us thru a gorge of sorts - lush greenery near the falls. A great way to see all sides of the island. Explanations and detailed history are provided during the tour and questions are welcomed.

Highly recommended. An awesome breathtaking experience, gorgeous water and coastline, Rainforest, volcanos and more- no complaints !!

Thank Linstrvlgems
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The service was tremendous! From the agent who booked our flight on the phone, to the agents that check us in and the pilot, all were such gracious hosts. They made us feel so special. It was an AWESOME Experience. I know that the price might dissuade you, but I strongly advise you to look beyond the price tag to experience the time of your life. Once you experience it, you will realize that it is worth every penny and more!!!

Thank erica h
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

This was a wonderful adventure. I'd never been in a helicopter before, and it was really scary at first, but the pilot was wonderful - making sure we circled over the things we'd come to see (real lava!!), and giving us great information. He was GREAT. I would do this again in a second with Paradise.

Thank Tina C
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