Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Fire and Falls Helicopter Adventure from Hilo. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
I was nervous about the helicopter ride but within seconds I thought it was incredible and I was not at all nervous during the entire ride. Our pilot was very informative and friendly. I would do it again sometime when the volcano is more active.
thanks for the wonderful helicopter tour ..we took the tour with male pilot that day..sorry don't remember his name ...but he was great...the sights were awesome...would do it again....
Diane and Leo Laframboise ...sudbury ontario canada
Had a great trip my son and I both loved this trip. The pilot was great and had load of knowledge to share with us. If we ever go back to Hawaii we will do this trip again. Thanks to all
Fantastic, weather was awesome, sights were spectacular, our pilot was great. What else can I say...PERFECT!
Very good the pilot did a great job flighting very close the volcano in a safe position.
Simply brilliant. The pilot flew us over the volcano, flowing lava and waterfalls, ensuring that he circled both left and right so that people on both sides of the helicopter could take loads of photos. If you are lucky enough to sit in the front, you will either be sat next to the pilot or the door - which there isn't one! I would highly recommend taking this flight.
our flight was amazing and our pilot was the best. he was informative and funny. would recommend this to our friends
It was a great helicopter and a great pilot with fantastic information on the Island and the Crater and the Lava flow.
I was hoping to see a high cliff area - yet this area did not have that - seemed relatively flat with a pushed up crater. And the Laval flow was very slow and gradual instead of really flowing.
So my expectations of what I would see was not the same as what I did see.
Excellent tour giving a great overview of the immense scale of the volcano and the past activity. Not much live activity to see but that is in natures control. Staff were friendly and helpful and looked after us. We went in the four seat small helicopter which was tight in the back for a large person and the views were really only out one side of the helicopter. My wife who was on the other side in the back got a different view than I did in some areas. The pilot tried to show the main sights from both sides by turning the helicopter around and approaching from different angles. All up a very worthwhile and satisfying way to see the volcano.
We were each suppose to have a window seat. Didn't happen. But the flight was awesome.
The people at Paradise Helicopters were very friendly and helpful. We had a good view of the volcano and the waterfalls. The volcano was pretty quiet when we were there but we did see some hot red lava and trees burning as the lava spread. The open door helicopter was not at all frightening and the trip was good fun.