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Hilo Helicopter Tour Excursion Reviews

Hilo Helicopter Tour cruise excursion
Overall Rating
Take to the skies on a helicopter tour of beautiful Hilo and see the city from a bird's eye view.
Member Image soapcakes
1 review
Not Rated
Nov 2014

Booked a Circle of Fire helicopter tour through Blue Hawaiian. Their website was easy to negotiate and all the information was great. We paid for a seat and a half each because we are heavy, and it was worth it. Our pilot Brett was astounding in his welcoming and making us feel comfortable and in his knowledge. The guy seriously knows his stuff. We had headsets and microphones to be able to ask questions and talk to each other. We saw the devastation of the current lava flow towards Pahoa town and learned the history of the island. Mt. Kilauea was stunning and we were treated to a lava window where we saw the molten flow. He threw in some pretty waterfalls for fun and we left feeling that this helicopter tour was likely the highlight of our entire vacation. The benefit of paying for extra seats was being able to both have window seats and enjoy those incredible views. Amazing!

Afterwards we took a taxi into Hilo town for lunch. There is not much to the town and although Cafe Pesto was a great lunch, I don't really recommend the trip into town. We had great difficulty getting a taxi back to the ship and happened upon the Hoppa On Hoppa Off bus which was an absolute hoot. We picked up a free tour of the city and a super cheap ride to the port. That was a great happenstance. Neat guides and met some cool people.

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Provider: Blue Hawaiian
Member Image Woobstr112G
7 reviews
Mar 2013
Great pilot/guise. Absolutely amayzing sights.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image shumpy61
1 review
Mar 2013
This was a very nice excursion. I was hoping to see more lava flowing but we only saw a little. Don't be disappointed if you don't see any its just the luck of the draw.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image MoJo527
1 review
Oct 2012
Flew over active volcano vents and saw lava flows. Our pilot, Roger, was an excellent tour guide.
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Provider: Blue Hawaiian Helicopter
Member Image James Coulton
3 reviews
Aug 2012
This was our second time on this tour ... the volcanic activity was much quieter than in 1994 but it was a great experience.
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Provider: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

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