Awards & Recognitions

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Hawaii’s air-tour leader, has been recognized as the winner of “Best Tour Company in Hawaii” by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Quentin Koch, President and General Manager of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, said of the honor, “I believe we are #1 because we have the very best pilots, staff and equipment, and our team is committed every day to giving each and every customer one of the best experiences of their lives.”

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has been Hawaii’s air-tour leader since 1985 and is the only helicopter company serving all four major islands. Nominees were selected by a panel of relevant experts, which included a combination of editors from USA TODAY and, as well as relevant expert contributors and sources for both media outlets and other Gannett properties. After four weeks of voting by the public, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters secured the title of “Best Tour Company in Hawaii.”

USA TODAY’s 10Best “Best Tour Company in Hawaii” winner was announced on July 12, 2019 at provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site's uniqueness is its team of local travel experts who are not only experts in their fields and their cities, but discriminating in their tastes. USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company, and the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). The Company acquired 10Best in January of 2013. For more info about the 10Best Awards, visit