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Awards & Recognitions


Hawaii Magazine Readers Vote Blue Hawaiian "Hawaii’s Best" - Again

In Fall 2012, HAWAII Magazine asked their 200,000 print-edition readers and their website readers to share their "Hawaii's Best" selections in more than 60 categories. The 50,000 votes were compiled into the inaugural HAWAII Magazine Readers' Choice Awards that appear in…|strip_tags read more

Department of Defense and OAS Certified

Since 1999, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has been certified by the Department of Defense (DOD), and since 1996 by the Department of the Interior's Office of Aviation Services (OAS), to provide air transportation to the United States Government. As a prerequisite to doing…|strip_tags read more

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence "Hall of Fame"

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has been awarded TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” for the fifth straight year: 2011-2015. (Update: Awarded in 2016 as well.) TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, celebrates excellence in hospitality, and its…|strip_tags read more

The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences

Star Diamond Award: Typically presented to only the cream of five- and six-star hotels, cruise lines and restaurants world wide, the Five Star Diamond Award for Outstanding Quality and Service is considered to be the most prestigious recognition in the entire travel industry. Blue…|strip_tags read more

Platinum Program of Safety

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters was the first  helicopter tour company to receive certification in the Platinum Program of Safety through the Helicopter Association International The objective of the Platinum Program of Safety is to bring about a positive change in…|strip_tags read more

FAA Awards

Eighteen times since 1997, the Federal Aviation Administration has honored Blue Hawaiian Helicopters maintenance department with its Certificate of Excellence - "Diamond Award." Blue Hawaiian was honored for a record 10th straight year in January, 2007, at…|strip_tags read more

Travel Channel

Television's top travel authority, The Travel Channel, recently took it upon itself to go around the world to determine the Top Ten World's Best in helicopter experiences. Here are the final ten, the very best of the best in the incomparable world of aerial touring: Blue…|strip_tags read more

Frommer's Travel Guides

Blue Hawaiian as been honored since 1996 to receive the coveted  "Recommended" rating from Frommer's Hawaii. The current endorsement from the Frommer's Hawaii guide reads: "Blue Hawaiian is the Cadillac of helicopter tour companies."  Frommer's…|strip_tags read more

National Geographic - The Ten Best of Everything

Excerpt from the National Geographic book 'The Ten Best of Everything':  “Flying with Blue Hawaiian is the most exciting way to see Hawaii....At Blue Hawaiian, 'Nothing but the very best' is not some casual slogan. Ever since they opened their doors in 1985, it’s…|strip_tags read more

The Local Favorite

Blue Hawaiian is extremely proud to be the local favorite among Hawaii’s residents.   • For ten years running, 2007 through 2016, Blue has been voted Maui’s Best Air Activity by readers of the award-winning “The Maui News.” • Every year…|strip_tags read more

Green Business Bureau

The Green Business Bureau is the nation's leading certification program for businesses interested in pursuing environmentally responsible practices. Their mission is to foster environmental awareness among businesses, while promoting business practices that are simultaneously environmentally responsible and commercially beneficial. Members must address, fulfill, and maintain a comprehensive range of rigorous green initiatives. Blue Hawaiian is proud to be a certified member of the Green Business Bureau.