Experience Kilauea! The massive eruptions of the world’s most active and unpredictable volcano have changed the face of the Big Island in spectacular ways. On the Circle of Fire helicopter tour, you’ll embark on a breathtaking adventure, seeking out the island’s unique rainforest, newly formed landscapes and black-sand beaches, and witnessing the results of Madame Pele’s incredible volcanic activity—scenes of nature’s raw power that you’ll never forget!
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
2650 Kekuanaoa, Hilo, HI 96720
Our helicopter tour on Blue Hawaiian Helicopters was very enjoyable and well-run. Despite the rainy weather, we saw a lot, including molten lava breaking through the hardened lava and some beautiful waterfalls. We also learned a lot about how the volcanoes have shaped the island from Jeremy, our helicopter pilot, who handled the rather windy flying with ease.
Took my two kids (age 11 and 15) on a 2-hour tour. The first thing to note was the professionalism of the pilot and the quality of the aircraft. Both were excellent. The helicopter offers excellent views no matter what seat you get. The layout is 3 and 4 which means 2 people get a front row seat with the pilot. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the flight was smooth. The highlight was stopping at the base of a 900 foot waterfall and where we could exit and walk about. All in all, this was a must do experience and one we will not forget.
This was a great trip! We hiked to the Volcano and then took a helicopter to see the lava from the air. It was pretty cool. We also did the waterfall landing and Huamkua Coast. Excellent. A little pricey but well worth it. Went in february. saw few whales from the air. The whole body, mom and calve. neat. The lava flows from the air amazing. This pilot was great and the staff wonderful. Very safety minded operation which is always a PLUS!! They offer you coffee and water while your waiting for the safety briefing. Book this. You won't regret it!!
First of all we booked one day and the weather did not cooperate and we were rained out after a short 10 minute flight, luckily we had more days on the big island and were able to find available seats the next day. I can’t say enough about the staff and their willingness to be accommodating it was absolutely way more than great customer service! Both pilots we encountered were knowledgeable, professional and first and foremost made sure we were safe and enjoyed the experience. The flight itself was spectacular! Again we had the good fortune of an active volcano so we could see the action and to top it off the weather on day two was perfect!!!!!!!!! we saw both Volcano peaks and a bonus waterfall fly by!!!!!!!!!! As I said staff and pilots are top notch definitely worth the price of admission!!!!!!
Wesley was an excellent pilot and took us over craters and inactive volcanoes for views we would have never been able to see on foot. Not to mention, he paired the music with the scenery to make for an exceptional experience. While there were no active volcanoes and lava flowing, it was still a spectacular site. You can tell Wesley absolutely loves what he does. He and the rest of the crew make sure everyone feels safe and is able to relax and enjoy the ride. Absolutely recommend if you're on the Big Island.
Being able to see the volcano cauldron from the air is incredible. We had hiked down to the lava in the cauldron in the Volcano National Park a few days earlier so it gave an even deeper understanding of the volcanos on the Big Island. The pilot explained so much about the various volcano openings and circled around the larger ones so you could see into each from different angles. The flight was super smooth and highly recommended for an awesome experience.
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