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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo

Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-5600
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Too edpensive

I'll preface my review by saying that I very rarely book excursions. I prefer to explore without... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melissa S
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San Diego, California
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Great Experience

We took the Ring of Fire tour at 3pm. Our pilot was knowledgeable and made sure that no matter... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
supermom7963
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ohio
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  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
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“eco star” (90 reviews)
“helicopter tour” (128 reviews)
“lava flow” (97 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 22:00
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Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'll preface my review by saying that I very rarely book excursions. I prefer to explore without tour operators. I made an exception for a Big Island helicopter tour because I really wanted to see lava. Unfortunately there was very small lava flow going into...More

Thank Melissa S
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha Melissa S, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour. We will be sure to share your kind words with Patrick and the team here. Look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope you tour with us again....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the Ring of Fire tour at 3pm. Our pilot was knowledgeable and made sure that no matter where you were sitting in the helicopter you could see what he wanted to show you. The beginning was rocky as the ground crew was not...More

Thank supermom7963
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha supermom7963, Mahalo for your review. We sincerely appreciate your feedback. Excited to hear you enjoyed your flight. Seeing the sites of Hawaii from the skies above is such a wonderful memory. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Hawaii.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the lava tour out of Hilo.....at 5pm........ground crew was organized....the pilot was cordial and knowledgeable of our surroundings as we flew up to the lava field....the cabin on board was fully enclosed as others I observed while waiting to board were open cabin.....we...More

Thank dbt55
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha dbt55, We sincerely appreciate your generous feedback and we'll be sure to share it with the team here. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to having you tour with us again. Mahalo!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic tour! Although it may seem a bit pricy, but having flown multiple different helicopter tours before, this is easily the best tour we've been on by far. The views of the lava and ocean were simply outstanding. Our pilot Carl was outgoing and knowledgeable,...More

Thank Shiv G
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha Shiv G, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your tour. We will be sure to share your wonderful review with Carl and the team here. Should your travels bring you back to Hawaii, we look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time on a Helicopter. That part of this tour was a 5 all the way. The helicopters were awesome with panoramic views and you felt very safe. The music in the background went with the tour and was awesome. The part...More

Thank rrossik
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha rrossik, Thank you for your honest feedback, gives us an opportunity to learn. Your experience is important to us, rest assured your feedback has been shared with the appropriate managers. We hope to have the opportunity of renewing your confidence with us, should you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jason was our helicopter tour guide, and we went on the 45 minute Ring of Fire tour. We had amazing views, saw lava flowing, waterfalls, and more. Jason was very knowledgeable and he made our ride great! The perfect way to see the volcano. I...More

1  Thank Queen G
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha Queen G, Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your kind words and we'll be sure to share it with Jason and the team here. Look forward to having you tour with us again. Mahalo!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to book this tour out of Hilo because it was cheaper than Kona. We drove from the Waikaloa area which took about 2 hours but it was well worth it because the scenery was beautiful. We booked the Circle of Fire tour and...More

Thank Larry M
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha Larry M, Mahalo for your review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your tour. Seeing Hawaii from the skies above is truly amazing, glad you chose Blue. Look forward to your return to Hawaii and hope you tour with us again....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

So I booked a package deal through another company. On our tour we went to the airport to do our helicopter ride over the volcano. We went to check in and was told our flight was cancelled. They told us we could reschedule at 5pm....More

Thank ken m
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha ken m, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Please know that this was not the experience we intended to deliver. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you and your family while on vacation. We hope to have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience flying Blue Hawaii in Maui a few years ago, and the Circle of Fire was recommended on the big island by friends. My family of five was pretty excited about our tour on the Eco Star when we arrived! Unfortunately,...More

Thank NorfolkMom
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha NorfolkMom, Thank you for your honest feedback. Please know that this was not the experience we intended to deliver and are thankful you have brought this to our attention. Your experience is important to us, rest assured your feedback has been shared with the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic! If you can go!!! Our pilot Paul was great! Made us very at ease. He was knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor and I wish it had gone on for hours!

Thank voracioustravelernyc
BlueCEO, Manager at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Hilo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha voracioustravelernyc, Mahalo for your review. We are excited to hear how much you enjoyed your tour. We hope you tour with us again someday. Mahalo!

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JuJuBeG
4 October 2016|
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Response from phrikas | Reviewed this property |
Well, we went in the afternoon and it was great. Can't speak to a morning flight.
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Lmac727
27 August 2016|
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Response from Tara K | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, It doesn't take much time to get luggage and you don't have to go through any passport control. The helicopter terminal is in the main airport building right next to arrivals and departures. I'm always over... More
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callkm
Hi, We will be visiting Hilo in October and I'm interested in the Blue Hawaiian Helicopters tours. We will there for one day only, arriving on a cruise ship. Can someone please answer the following questions for me? (i) How far is it from the port (or ship terminal) to the Hilo airport? (ii) how long should it take to get to/from the airport? (iii) What is the best/most reliable way to get to/from the airport? How much should it cost? (iv) Which is the best time of day to see the volcano? (v) Does Blue Hawaiian Helicopters have set times for their tours or can we organise a tour at any time? (vi) Is full payment expected at the time of booking? (vii) If its inclement weather on the day of booking and the flight cannot continue, do we get full 100% refund (either in cash or recredited to a credit card) on the day of booking and at the time of cancellation? Thanks in advance
21 August 2016|
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Response from Alistair450 | Reviewed this property |
Hello I will do my best to answer your questions. 1. I don't know the distance but Hilo is a small town so it won't be very far. I would go on to Google maps to work out the distance. 2. I don't know how long it takes to get... More
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