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Paradise Helicopters - KONA: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 07:30 - 21:00
Open today: 07:30 - 21:00
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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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Hours Today: 07:30 - 21:00
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
73-341 Uu St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-5606
This attraction is at Keahole Airport
+1 866-876-7422
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had two trips with paradise helicopter Kona, a Big Island tour and an inter island trip to Maui and O‘ahu including an open door flight with one of the original Magnum PI helicopters. Two full days with several stops at the beach or waterfalls...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank schekerka
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a really fun experience with the doors off, so we could feel the wind blow and no doors or windows in the way. Was glad I had a jacket but was very comfortable. Was not the best weather with scattered rain, but was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible!! We were lucky with the weather too....clear sky, no clouds. Keith, our pilot, was fantastic with great commentary throughout. Highly reccomend this journey. Go early morning. Better chance of less clouds.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tour676334
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ryan was our pilot and he was amazing. Great tour guide and great pilot. My family had the whole copter to ourselves. Ryan was super laid back and easy to talk to. Definitely takes pride in his job. This experience was unlike anything I have...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lelamom12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 (three teens, two adults) had the whole chopper to ourselves and we enjoyed every second of our flight. After leaving the airport we saw some of the lava flows that ran straight to the ocean many years before. The lush green...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I flew on Paradise Helicopters on a flight that included the 2018 lava flow. Exciting! The trip started late because despite the helicopter sitting there for 45 minutes prior to departure, it hadn't been refueled. The pilot went through his pre-check, discovered the low fuel...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had some specific parts of the island I wanted to concentrate on and our pilot was happy to accommodate. So we spent less time in some places and quite a bit more in others. My friend was a little afraid of going along but...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Cooliana808
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a great flight with these guys. Lucked out with awesome weather and was able to fly low mostly the whole flight. Our pilot Matt was great, we actually ended up shutting down our first helicopter on the ramp and hopping into a second one...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Keegan M
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

My wife and I wanted to have a helicopter experience in Hawaii and were prepared to pay quite a lot to do so because being from the uk we are unlikely to come back. My fear was paying for the experience and then finding we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Andy G
Reviewed 16 September 2019

After a safety briefing at the Kona airport, we embarked on a 1 hr copter flight to Hilo, passing by Mauna Loa (active) and Kea (dormant with weather station) and over the amazing crater and lava fields of Kilauea. Our pilot, Rob, a veteran of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Pradnya D
6 February 2019|
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Response from KTRK_Dave | Reviewed this property |
We did the Kona-based sunset tour. Awesome!
Denise Y
20 February 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
3 December 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!