Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
2450 Kekuanaoa Street, Hilo, HI, USA
www.bluehawaiian.com - (808) 961-5600
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Hilo Reviews
Awesome way to view the volcano Jul 21, 2012
Not knowing what to expect when flying in a helicopter over a volcano, I was super excited to go on this excursion. After a brief safety meeting, we got our helicopter and seat assignments. Do be prepared to be weighed before you go- they don't actually announce your weight or anything but they do have to distribute the weight in the helicopters. Also good to know- you can't take any bags or such in the helicopter, basically just what you can fit in your pockets so either leave it behind or be prepared to lock it up at the airport.
Jeremy was our pilot and he was super knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. He was also super helpful in letting us know when he was communicating with air traffic control or other helicopters so we knew he wasn't just ignoring us! Obviously these guys know where to go but he took us over an active "bubbling" and showed us the river of lava and then out over the ocean to see where the flow had gone into the ocean (although it wasn't when we were there). We also flew over some really beautiful waterfalls.
It was a great tour and having a great pilot made a big difference! I would go back and do this again in a heartbeat!
Part of the Hawaii 2012; Ladies Trip! travel blog
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