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Kona: Volcano Kohala Landing

4.98 out of 5 based on 96 customer ratings
(96 customer reviews)

$639.00

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Kona: Volcano Kohala Landing

Flight

Departs:  Kona Airport, Kona Duration: 3hrs*

Features

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Narrated, Harbor, Landing, Beach, Waterfall, Volcano, Rainforest

Experience

See the breathtaking beauty of Hawai‘i Island plus land at a remote overlook for a total immersion into the Kohala area on the Kohala Paradise Landing air adventure.

After departing from Kona Airport, you will overfly the Kona coffee district on your way to explore the activity at Kīlauea crater. If Pele is willing, you’ll get a peek into the molten heart of Hawai‘i in the form of hot lava. Then, turn your attention north to Hilo town and the lush rainforests of East Hawai‘i. Notice how the windward side of the island is transformed by the water caught by the mountains.

Then, unlike any other air adventure on the Big Island, Paradise will take you deep into Kohala for an exclusive landing. Even though this area is normally only accessible by hours of grueling hiking, you will walk the same fertile valleys that King Kamehameha I did as a child. You can choose to explore the area during your time on the ground or relax at the scenic overlook. After exploring on the ground, take to the air again, to view the drastic landscape change from windward to leeward and the world-famous white sand beaches and resorts of Waikoloa en route to back to Kona.
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Sights

  • Current activity at Kilauea Volcano
  • Amazing white and black sand beaches
  • Hundreds of waterfalls
  • 2,000′ valley walls
  • Breathtaking coastlines
  • 10 different climate zones!

Tour Notes

For answers to common questions please read our faq.

* Total flight time typically varies from 1.7 – 2.1 hours.

  • Approx. 1 hour on the ground with easy walks
  • Approx. 3 hours total, including check-in

Free round-trip transportation for tours departing from the Kona International Airport.

  • Free transportation is limited and based on availability.
  • Please reply to your confirmation email with a request for transportation and hotel name. Paradise Helicopters will confirm availability for your date via email and/or phone.
  • Pick up and drop off locations are limited to the Kona Coast including the Hapuna area – North and the Keauhou area South.
  • Exceptions and other restrictions may apply.
  • Free transportation only applies to Air Adventures purchased directly from Paradise Helicopters.
  • May not be combined with other offers.

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Activity Level

Easy: Suitable for adults, children and seniors.

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Reviews

This was the best way to see the island! The mountain top landing was awesome! Great job!
5out of 5
Joe/Jamie
Great ride! Awesome! Beautiful! Fantastic!
5out of 5
Lindsey H.
Great experience. You get to see things you would never see on the land. Definitely worth the price. Recommended if you like some air adventures!
5out of 5
Laura
The experience was fantastic! Ryan is a local, very knowledgeable. Aircraft comfortable. Do it! Once in a lifetime experience!!!
5out of 5
James & Jan
Awesome trip experience, pilot, everything. Very safe and professional.
5out of 5
Dale H.
Absolutely wonderful time including seeing whales on the way home. Amazing experience completely, start to finish.
5out of 5
Jack T
Amazing!!! Thank you!! We will be back!!
5out of 5
Chris E.
We had the best pilot and breathtaking views. I would definitely do it again!!!
5out of 5
Margaret E.
We had the best pilot and breathtaking views. I would definitely do it again!!
5out of 5
Margaret E.
We had an amazing experience. Ryan made us feel comfortable from the start. His knowledge of the island realy made the trip interesting for u. Couldn't have asked for a better pilot or adventure. THANK YOU!!!
5out of 5
chuck
Excellent experience - great pilot and fantastic landing! AMAZING!!
5out of 5
Ian B
Awesome pilot and a once in a lifetime experience: A must-do when on the Big Island!
5out of 5
Marvin A.
great experience!
5out of 5
Kathi Mears
Great!
5out of 5
Mike & Mantyn W
We will be back! Chris was Amazing! What an Experience! Flight of a life time!
5out of 5
Shannon D.
Awesome Experience! Loved the music to go along with the flight. Fit perfectly. Thank you!
5out of 5
Kellie
It was an amazing experience! I had a great time!(:
5out of 5
Madi
The whole experience was fabulous, scenery amazing, pilot skills were also amazing!
5out of 5
Mary S
skilled pilot- enjoyed flying low to see the lava and through the valleys. The WWII crashed plane was really neat!
5out of 5
Alina K
Absolutely epic experience! Jork is a great pilot, very knowledgeable and awesome guide. Mahalo everyone at paradise, will be recommending to everyone.
5out of 5
Monica
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Note: Due to the current high volume of bookings on this tour, your selected flight date & time may need to be re-confirmed by our reservations team.

96 reviews for Kona: Volcano Kohala Landing

  1. 5 out of 5

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    This was the best way to see the island! The mountain top landing was awesome! Great job!

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Great ride! Awesome! Beautiful! Fantastic!

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Great experience. You get to see things you would never see on the land. Definitely worth the price. Recommended if you like some air adventures!

  4. 5 out of 5

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    The experience was fantastic! Ryan is a local, very knowledgeable. Aircraft comfortable. Do it! Once in a lifetime experience!!!

  5. 5 out of 5

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    Awesome trip experience, pilot, everything. Very safe and professional.

  6. 5 out of 5

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    Absolutely wonderful time including seeing whales on the way home. Amazing experience completely, start to finish.

  7. 5 out of 5

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    Amazing!!! Thank you!! We will be back!!

  8. 5 out of 5

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    We had the best pilot and breathtaking views. I would definitely do it again!!!

  9. 5 out of 5

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    We had the best pilot and breathtaking views. I would definitely do it again!!

  10. 5 out of 5

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    We had an amazing experience.
    Ryan made us feel comfortable from the start. His knowledge of the island realy made the trip interesting for u. Couldn’t have asked for a better pilot or adventure.
    THANK YOU!!!

  11. 5 out of 5

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    Excellent experience – great pilot and fantastic landing! AMAZING!!

  12. 5 out of 5

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    Awesome pilot and a once in a lifetime experience: A must-do when on the Big Island!

  13. 5 out of 5

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    great experience!

  14. 5 out of 5

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    Great!

  15. 5 out of 5

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    We will be back! Chris was Amazing! What an Experience! Flight of a life time!

  16. 5 out of 5

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    Awesome Experience! Loved the music to go along with the flight. Fit perfectly. Thank you!

  17. 5 out of 5

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    It was an amazing experience! I had a great time!(:

  18. 5 out of 5

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    The whole experience was fabulous, scenery amazing, pilot skills were also amazing!

  19. 5 out of 5

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    skilled pilot- enjoyed flying low to see the lava and through the valleys. The WWII crashed plane was really neat!

  20. 5 out of 5

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    Absolutely epic experience! Jork is a great pilot, very knowledgeable and awesome guide. Mahalo everyone at paradise, will be recommending to everyone.

  21. 5 out of 5

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    Ryan provided a fantastic experience. Flight was extremely enjoyable and views were outstanding! Thank you for making Hawaii very memorable

  22. 5 out of 5

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    Flight: 5
    Pilot: 5
    Ground Crew: 5

    Absolutely the best, we have flown another helicopter company and you all are the best! Koji, you were fantastic. The helicopter was comfortable and I (Connie) was in the middle and I saw everything!!!

  23. 5 out of 5

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    Thank you Dan! You are awesome!! Thanks Taylor =)

  24. 5 out of 5

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    Staff was AMAZING! Pilot was the best. Smoothest helicopter ride I’ve been on. Music choice was perfect. I only want to fly Paradise!!

  25. 5 out of 5

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    It was an excellent day to fly plus Ryan was an outstanding pilot. we got the best of the best of the Big island. Would defiantly recommend lava plus waterfalls were stunning five stars

  26. 5 out of 5

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    Amazing! Best activity we’ve done on vacation ever. Period.

  27. 5 out of 5

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    Ground Crew AMAZING(Jesse, Jamie & Jeri)
    The ground crew staff was especially helpful with my handicap father. They went above and beyond. Outstanding. Our pilot was very helpful and attentive as well!!!

  28. 5 out of 5

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    EXCELLENT! Out of this world! My mother was afraid she’d get motion sick and she didn’t… saw things that cannot be replaced by photos in a book. You have to experience it for yourself in person! Very good hospitality. Chris was an excellent guide pointing out things and making sure everyone had a memorable experience. So glad we booked! If you’re wondering if it’s worth the money… YES!

  29. 5 out of 5

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    Wonderful day. Thanks so much for a smooth ride and for hunting for the best views!

  30. 5 out of 5

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    Dan was awesome personable, knowledgeable, and safe pilot. Thank you!

  31. 5 out of 5

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    Spectacular Journey Great pilots Dan and Jork. Thank you!

  32. 5 out of 5

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    The whole ride was AMAZING!

  33. 5 out of 5

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    What an incredible experience. Our pilot went above and beyond to make our flight unforgettable. We will be back.

  34. 5 out of 5

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    Dan was great – Wonderful experience. We will recommend to others!

  35. 5 out of 5

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    Must do, Amazing Tour. Best views of Hawaii.

  36. 5 out of 5

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    Great flight!
    Koji was fantastic

  37. 5 out of 5

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    Our Pilot, Chris, was fantastic. Informative and very friendly. A fantastic experience.

  38. 5 out of 5

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    Really loved our experience. Viewed lava and waterfalls. Koji was very knowledgeable and an excellent pilot. Will definitely recommend to others. Thanks!!

  39. 5 out of 5

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    Absolutely excellent tour! Highly recommend, seriously.

  40. 5 out of 5

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    Amazing. Darren was not only knowledgeable and professional, but kind and fun. He made the experience one of our favorite vacation memories of all time.

  41. 5 out of 5

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    Best experience of our lives. Can’t beat a tour of the island in a bell407. Will fly with paradise helicopters again next time we come back!!!

  42. 5 out of 5

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    Most memorable experience of my life! Felt like a disney ride. Would do this again in a second! Thanks for the incredible experience!

  43. 5 out of 5

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    Very Professional. Enjoyable Experience. Pilot was brilliant!

  44. 5 out of 5

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    Awesome sights, Dan was a fantastic guide – informative & fun.

  45. 5 out of 5

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    Great Experience! Definitely something visitors must do while on-island.

  46. 5 out of 5

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    Koji is an outstanding pilot.
    The kohala landing is a MUST.

  47. 4 out of 5

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    This was a great and educational tour for my daughter and I, we learned a lot.
    Got to see the island. Joel was fabulous, and since we had the whole helicopter to
    ourselves it felt like a charter experience.

  48. 5 out of 5

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    A wonderful experience with top notch service!

  49. 5 out of 5

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    GREAT FLIGHT COMMENTARY BY DARREN. VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE ISLAND AND A GREAT PILOT.

  50. 4 out of 5

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    I always dreamed I could fly as a child. This is the closest thing that I have experienced that matches my dreams- and this time no broken arms.
    Such a diverse magic carpet ride. Thank you

  51. 5 out of 5

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    Dan was awesome! Great flight! It really is paradise!

  52. 5 out of 5

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    Excellent was to see flowing lava & scenery not near the road!

  53. 5 out of 5

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    Excellent experience, they covered all the details.

  54. 5 out of 5

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    Dan was very helpful and doubled back on a few occasions so we could see better/clearer at sights! Dan was also informative and knew his information well!

  55. 5 out of 5

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    Amazing trip. Joel gave us some interesting information and made sure we saw everything possible.

  56. 5 out of 5

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    We were able to see parts of the island that we would not have seen any other way. Great flight! The landing was a great extra.

  57. 5 out of 5

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    Koji – GREAT – FUN and comfortable guide. My son’s first trip to Hawaii – this is the icing on the cake! Mahalo

  58. 5 out of 5

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    What an amazing experience! All staff members were great! Thank you! We will be back!

  59. 5 out of 5

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    KOJI IS AWESOME!!! Wonderful tour! A true spiritual experience! Unforgettable! I am in awe!!!

  60. 5 out of 5

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    Amazing flight! It gives a good look at everything on the island. Very beautiful! Great pilot to add to the experience.

  61. 5 out of 5

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    Exceptionally smooth ride with incredible views! Koji was very knowledgeable and a fun pilot! The valley landing was breathtaking! A must do in the Big Island! Thanks Paradise Helicopters! The best!!!

  62. 5 out of 5

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    Darren is obviously a very skilled, knowledgeable, and personable pilot. Loved the entire experience and will recommend your company!

  63. 5 out of 5

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    Awesome! Would do it again and tell anyone to do it! The pilot was above and beyond anything I have ever experienced.

  64. 5 out of 5

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    Koji was great! The flight and views were amazing! I will definitely recommend Paradise to family and friends! Thanks for helping make this one of my best birthdays ever!

  65. 5 out of 5

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    Excellent flight. Good timing. We saw it all!

  66. 5 out of 5

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    Amazing and awe-inspiring! Very personable, genuine, and knowledgeable pilot. A+

  67. 5 out of 5

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    Joel the pilot and Cedrick on ground crew made this the best experience of my life! Great aircraft! Great day! Highly recommended!

  68. 5 out of 5

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    It was a perfect trip to see everything! Great!

  69. 5 out of 5

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    Such an Awesome experience and the best way to see the entire island. Pete was so knowledgeable and personable and we had the best time!

  70. 5 out of 5

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    Amazing experience & great flight! Such different & varying terrain. Joel was very informative & descriptive throughout the whole trip.

  71. 5 out of 5

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    Tour & pilot was beyond expectations. Professional & fun. We have been on many heli tours before, this one ranked the top ever. Well done. Worth every penny!!

  72. 5 out of 5

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    Excellent! Dan’s Professional, Friendly, Knowledgeable, & Beautiful views. Masterful flying!

  73. 5 out of 5

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    Marco was very well informed about all aspects of the geology of the island. Great sense of humor and personality!

  74. 5 out of 5

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    Great Trip – Amazing diversity of the island.

  75. 5 out of 5

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    Worth every cent!

  76. 5 out of 5

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    Must do! Cannot put it into words. Just go do it!!

  77. 5 out of 5

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    Awesome experience! Dan is a great pilot and extremely knowledgeable & friendly!

  78. 5 out of 5

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    Amazing, one of a kind experience! Unbelievable landscapes!

  79. 5 out of 5

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    Excellent Tour, from set up to ground crew. Pilot (Kalei) was fantastic!!!Wonderful explanations. Landing & coffee was exceptional!

  80. 5 out of 5

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    The tour was awesome! Very informative & great tour! Thank you!

  81. 5 out of 5

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    Koji was a fantastic tour guide.

  82. 5 out of 5

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    Thanks to Joel for the education and for his friendliness.

  83. 5 out of 5

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    Overall excellent experience. Really friendly and accommodating.

  84. 5 out of 5

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    Great People, Fun Trip, and Very Friendly!

  85. 5 out of 5

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    Awesome experience. Joel was Amazing. Highly recommended!

  86. 5 out of 5

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    Very safe, with a beautiful view. Good service, with good crew.

  87. 5 out of 5

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    Wonderful! Everyone was very pleasant and helpful! The views were spectacular!

  88. 5 out of 5

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    Amazing! View of flowing lava was incredible! Words cannot describe the views.

  89. 5 out of 5

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    Koji was incredible. Amazing views, great ride, good narrative.

  90. 5 out of 5

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    Everything was amazing from ground crew and check in to our amazing pilot, Kalei. Everything and more!

  91. 5 out of 5

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    Great flight! Great service!

  92. 5 out of 5

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    Very cool tour, would definitely do it again! Great pilot, great stories.

  93. 5 out of 5

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    Wonderful view of the Big Island!! Worth every penny.

  94. 5 out of 5

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    Truely wonderful experience. Brilliant pilot joel with great skills and commentary. MAHALO!

  95. 5 out of 5

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    A must do on a every visit to the big island. This is an experience not just a tour.

  96. 5 out of 5

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    It was the best thing I’ve done on a holiday.

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