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Paradise Helicopters - HILO

#5 of 43 Tours in Hilo
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Address: 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo International Airport, Lobby 2, Air Tours, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-7520
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+1 808-969-7392
07:30 - 22:00
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Paradise Helicopters - Hawaii's Most Unique Helicopter Experience! Enjoy...

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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Doors Off Extreme Tour

Hands down the best excursion I've had on the Big Island! Incredible views of lava craters, skylights, lava streams to the ocean, waterfalls, and the excitement of a helicopter... read more

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hands down the best excursion I've had on the Big Island! Incredible views of lava craters, skylights, lava streams to the ocean, waterfalls, and the excitement of a helicopter ride all in one! Excellent service from customer service, check-in staff, ground crew, and pilot Matt. A must for your bucket list.

Thank veritas2578
Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the Volcano and Waterfalls flight with Matt. He was a great pilot, made sure everyone was comfortable and adjusted his flying style to the kids who hadn't been in a helicopter before. Despite the wind and weather we had a great, smooth flight, saw lava, leaned a lot about the place and enjoyed the views. We chose Paradise... More 

Thank jwilliamsphoto
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Doors off so we could smell the lava and feel the heat. Our pilot Rob was fantastic with great commentary

Thank zenmichael
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the doors off helicopter flight with Matt - an excellent and attentive pilot. We were worried about motion sickness, and Matt looked after us with shallower turns, but we shouldn't have worried - with doors off you get LOTS of air :). The flight was mind blowing - where else can you see an active volcano AND lava... More 

Thank Paul D
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought this was a pretty good value when we booked it ahead on the web special. It was a great tour--and our pilot also gave us a great narration. We took the volcano and waterfall tour, which returns by flying up the river over Rainbow Falls. The views of the lava were awesome, and the whole experience was wonderful. If... More 

Thank cookpias
Eaton Rapids, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family took the "Doors Off" Volcano and Waterfall tour. It was the highlight of our 2 week vacation!! You feel totally safe and secure, while being exposed to the wind. Flying over the active lava flows of Pu'u o'o, you can actually FEEL the heat! The views are incredible - you just can't experience the sights and sounds any... More 

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 ranging in ages from 6 to 70 were a little nervous going on a helicopter over a volcano. The staff from Paradise Helicopters- Hilo could not have been accomodating and friendly to our requests and concerns. They managed to get us all on the same helicopter which we weren't expecting! The flight over the active volcano... More 

Thank SydneyKatB
North Barrington, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our excursion almost didn't happen as they have a "if you can't see much policy, we won't fly" which is great b/c it is a pricey activity and no one wants to be disappointed. Fortunately, they had another pilot scout the area and eventually radioed back and gave us the all clear and we were ok to go. We waited... More 

Thank JBVO
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Rob as our pilot on the doors off tour. He was amazing! Super safe, he made sure each of us got good views and was able to take pictures. He was very knowledgeable about the area. So glad we got to take this tour with him. We had made reservations through a third party and there was a... More 

Thank beckierussell
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

WOW - what an awesome experience!! Sean is a great pilot, found the best spots to see the lava flows and very patient with all the photographs. I strongly suggest you ask for Sean.

Thank Rob R

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