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This helicopter flight was brilliant! These flights only take 4 passengers, ensuring everyone gets a great view, and you see so much of the coastline, and bubbling pools of lava from above that you could never see on foot.
It was overcast and misty when we flew, and initially I was disappointed, but it acctually assisted in seeing the vibrancy of the lava, and we used the mist as our ceiling, and got some great photos.
Going over farmland and the Rainbow Falls was a nice end to the tour, and our pilot was great, giving us insights here and there about the various sites.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to see more of the Hilo end of the Big Island, truly fantastic!!
This was an excellent tour. The pilot and other crew members were knowledgable and concerned with giving the passengers a positive experience.
Our only criticism was that the seating diagrams for the helicopter need to be updated and explained better.
Once in a lifetime experience. We were able to see lava flowing from the volcano from the crack on top of the rocks and into the ocean. It was beautiful and scary at the same time.
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
Very nice trip. Wished there was more lave flowing to see. All in all, quite an experience.
This was great, loved the flight. Our pilot was great, she made sure that we all saw the Lava flow. She was friendly and the ground crew were great. They didn't have any of the videos available though. I would do it without the doors next time.
The people were very friendly, and it was a neat short tour. You don't go too close to the volcanos, however we did see lava flow, and a few other neat displays of natural beauty. I would recommend this for anyone wanting a short ride, but for a longer more indepth tour I would explore your options, and spend a little more.
Great experience but wish we had seen lava flow as dramatic as in the ad, but obviously that's up to nature not the tour. Great pilot, gave relevant into throughout.
The waterfall was a real let down after the excitement of flying over the volcano and seeing the flowing lava. The helicopter ride is cool and a real must!
Great pilot! The ride was interesting and pilot did a great job getting in the right spots for great pictures.
Falls part seemed a bit like an after thought but the volcano tour was the best...the pilot circled so all could see from all angles!
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.