Hilo Helicopter Tour Excursion Reviews

Take to the skies on a helicopter tour of beautiful Hilo and see the city from a bird's eye view.
Very expensive but well worth it.
Very expensive but well worth it. A fantastic experience.
Very expensive but well worth it. A fantastic experience. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Amazing views of Kilauea volcano and waterfalls on the big island!
Amazing views of Kilauea volcano and waterfalls on the big island! Smooth helicopter ride!
Amazing views of Kilauea volcano and waterfalls on the big island! Smooth helicopter ride! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Due to bad weather our helicopter was cancelled but we did get to go to the airport & completed the ...
Due to bad weather our helicopter was cancelled but we did get to go to the airport & completed the training. No problems getting refund, all done automatically without having to do anything. Got a free shopping bus to Walmart!
Due to bad weather our helicopter was cancelled but we did get to go to the airport & completed the training. No problems getting refund, all done automatically without having to do anything. Got a free shopping bus to Walmart! Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Awesome way to see the only active volcanoes in Hawaii.
Awesome way to see the only active volcanoes in Hawaii. Really helpful after attending the enrichment presentation on board.
Awesome way to see the only active volcanoes in Hawaii. Really helpful after attending the enrichment presentation on board. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
They were excellent.
They were excellent. Norwegian and other companies wanted to change my husband for 2 seats because he’s 300. They only charged $25 more. It was a very gentle ride with amazing views. The driver on the way home told us about ... Read More
They were excellent. Norwegian and other companies wanted to change my husband for 2 seats because he’s 300. They only charged $25 more. It was a very gentle ride with amazing views. The driver on the way home told us about Richardson’s black sand beach and we saw a turtle. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Had a tour of the craters including the one that had just gone viral!
Had a tour of the craters including the one that had just gone viral! Enjoyed the tour guides explanation of the area, the fauna, the eruptions and land as well as the legends. Wine tasting and lunch followed by the helicopter tour. It ... Read More
Had a tour of the craters including the one that had just gone viral! Enjoyed the tour guides explanation of the area, the fauna, the eruptions and land as well as the legends. Wine tasting and lunch followed by the helicopter tour. It was Excellent. All of it. Loved it! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour was very cool.
Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour was very cool. It is not inexpensive, but it was very well done. Pilot was knowledgeable and experienced. if you plan it right, you can pick up your rental car when you finish with the tour (both are at ... Read More
Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour was very cool. It is not inexpensive, but it was very well done. Pilot was knowledgeable and experienced. if you plan it right, you can pick up your rental car when you finish with the tour (both are at airport) it was about $40/day for rental cars. Then go explore Volcanoes Nat'l park. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
flew over Kilauea
flew over Kilauea
flew over Kilauea Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Unfortunately the 3:00 pm trip was cancelled due to vog.
Unfortunately the 3:00 pm trip was cancelled due to vog. We understand safety comes first. This was the only time available and therefore we missed have the experience. Very disappointing for our son who this was the highlight of the ... Read More
Unfortunately the 3:00 pm trip was cancelled due to vog. We understand safety comes first. This was the only time available and therefore we missed have the experience. Very disappointing for our son who this was the highlight of the trip for him. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
One word, AMAZING.
One word, AMAZING. Going above most active Volcano on earth was unbelievable.
One word, AMAZING. Going above most active Volcano on earth was unbelievable. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
They picked up from Cruise line and had a great tour over the volcano and waterfalls with the doors ...
They picked up from Cruise line and had a great tour over the volcano and waterfalls with the doors off the Helicopter!
They picked up from Cruise line and had a great tour over the volcano and waterfalls with the doors off the Helicopter! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Circle of Fire and Waterfall tour.
Circle of Fire and Waterfall tour. Words can't describe this trip. My husband was like a little kid. I was terrified but it was amazing. Blue Hawaiian was flawless with their process and safety procedures. Our guide was extremely ... Read More
Circle of Fire and Waterfall tour. Words can't describe this trip. My husband was like a little kid. I was terrified but it was amazing. Blue Hawaiian was flawless with their process and safety procedures. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and capable. The volcano and park views were astounding. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I've never been in a helicopter & loved our pilot who got us back in one piece.
I've never been in a helicopter & loved our pilot who got us back in one piece. Seeing the lava bubbling up in the crater was an amazing experience. This was definitely the highlight of the entire trip.
I've never been in a helicopter & loved our pilot who got us back in one piece. Seeing the lava bubbling up in the crater was an amazing experience. This was definitely the highlight of the entire trip. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
My hubby did the doors off helicopter tour and enjoyed although he saw more lava when we did the ...
My hubby did the doors off helicopter tour and enjoyed although he saw more lava when we did the Volcanoes National Park driving tour through Shaka Guide. While he was on the helicopter tour, I went to the Hilo farmer's market. It was ... Read More
My hubby did the doors off helicopter tour and enjoyed although he saw more lava when we did the Volcanoes National Park driving tour through Shaka Guide. While he was on the helicopter tour, I went to the Hilo farmer's market. It was really not worth going to because it was an off day for them so there were very few vendors. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was a good tour.
It was a good tour. Almost and hour. We saw lava and a crater. We also saw some waterfalls. We just felt like we were maybe too high to really get a good look, but with zoom on the camera we did get some good pictures.
It was a good tour. Almost and hour. We saw lava and a crater. We also saw some waterfalls. We just felt like we were maybe too high to really get a good look, but with zoom on the camera we did get some good pictures. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Doors Off Tour was very good.
Doors Off Tour was very good.
Doors Off Tour was very good. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Expensive, but great experience to see the craters and the flow at the ocean.
Expensive, but great experience to see the craters and the flow at the ocean.
Expensive, but great experience to see the craters and the flow at the ocean. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing!
Amazing! Everyone should do this!
Amazing! Everyone should do this! Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
we enjoyed the experience, length of tour was just right and areas visited fantastic, saw ...
we enjoyed the experience, length of tour was just right and areas visited fantastic, saw waterfalls, valleys and volcanic acitivity. Slightly disappointed to find out other passengers did the same for much cheaper doing it through local ... Read More
we enjoyed the experience, length of tour was just right and areas visited fantastic, saw waterfalls, valleys and volcanic acitivity. Slightly disappointed to find out other passengers did the same for much cheaper doing it through local outlets at Hilo or Kona Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent experience and one of the highlights of our trip.
Excellent experience and one of the highlights of our trip.
Excellent experience and one of the highlights of our trip. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our pilot, Colleen was great.
Our pilot, Colleen was great. They do not pick you up at port. We rented a car for convenience. Spectacular views over Hilo and the volcano. Highly recommend.
Our pilot, Colleen was great. They do not pick you up at port. We rented a car for convenience. Spectacular views over Hilo and the volcano. Highly recommend. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
In Hilo we took a helicopter tour (Blue Hawaiian helo) to the volcano.
In Hilo we took a helicopter tour (Blue Hawaiian helo) to the volcano. It was great, took us right over the active rift in Kilauea volcano that is sending lava to the ocean. Also flew over where the lava flows into the ocean, lots of ... Read More
In Hilo we took a helicopter tour (Blue Hawaiian helo) to the volcano. It was great, took us right over the active rift in Kilauea volcano that is sending lava to the ocean. Also flew over where the lava flows into the ocean, lots of steam. Hilo isn’t much of a town so you need to plan an excursion. One nice feature was the ship sailed by the volcano that evening and stopped by the lava flows so you could see their bright red color at night – in the daytime lava is black/gray. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
WOW
WOW
WOW Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
It was an overcast day, so views were limited to downward versus seeing the island as a whole.
It was an overcast day, so views were limited to downward versus seeing the island as a whole. The copter pilot was ok in his guide talk, but very mono-tone. Again, depends on how much the guide likes their job.
It was an overcast day, so views were limited to downward versus seeing the island as a whole. The copter pilot was ok in his guide talk, but very mono-tone. Again, depends on how much the guide likes their job. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line