Hilo Doors Off Extreme - Paradise Helicopters
Experience the volcanic activity firsthand and feel the heat with a doors off helicopter ride. Then, view the waterfalls above historic Hilo. This is the adventure of a lifetime for those looking for an exciting tour.
Operates: Daily on the hour from 8:00am - 4:00pm. Per reservation.
Departure Point: Hilo International Airport. Please check in for your flight 45 minutes prior to departure.
Duration: 45 minutes.
Equipment: Hughes helicopter.
Capacity: 4 passengers.
Inclusions: All window seats, large sliding windows for better pictures and two-way communication allowing you to speak directly with the pilot. Japanese language translation is available by request.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: Japanese translation is available during the activity.
Handicapped Accessible: Participants who use a walker can go on this tour.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Restrictions: Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within forty-eight hours of the scheduled check in time.
The flight pattern and specific sights are subject to weather conditions. Guests will be weighed at check in. Guests who weigh between 250lbs to 300lbs will be charged a $25 capacity surcharge. Guests over 300lbs will be required to purchase a half seat. Guests over 350lbs will be required to purchase a full additional seat. They will be guaranteed a window seat and an empty seat next to them. This fee will be paid direct at check in. Guests whose weight is substantially different than the weight provided at the time of their reservation may get bumped from the flight. No refund will be given and the guest will still have to pay for the seat.
For Pride of America Cruise Ship passengers a taxi ride from the pier to the tour is about a 20 minute ride. Rent-a-Cars are also available. This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 10% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.
CS Fee For 250 To 300Lbs
X-Tra Half or Full Seat
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- # Hughes 500 Helicopter
- # 6 People or Less
- # Hilo Area
- # 1 Hour or Less
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Walker Accessible
- # Doors Off
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # No Meals Are Provided
- # No Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Relaxed
- # Morning
- # Air
- # Japanese Translation Available
- # Hilo Area
- # Requires Rental Car From Cruise Ship
There have been 11 reviews written about the Hilo Doors Off Extreme (45 minutes) with Paradise Helicopters.
Average Product Rating: 4.8 / 5
Too expensive for that short a trip. Also, the doors off experience is not that great in compare to the doors on ones. Also, barely much of the lava flowing is visible when you take the trip, thus making it just a regular helicopter ride.
The trip was very exciting and every moment was a thrill. Pete our pilot was amazing. This was something that won't be forgotten. Highly recommend
Annette De Carle
Absolutely brilliant, best experience ever!!
Loved every minute.
What a way to start my day. Although a little expensive when converted into AUD I have to say that York, Grant and the Paradise team created an amazing experience. Small chopper, doors off, good views of lava, excellent photos all made for a memorable experience. Thanks
Doors Off Hilo heli trip was amazing! Very good pics from this experience. Pilot York was great, he made some witty comments throughout the flight and was informative (we compared with the other half of our party who were in a different helicopter, and we had more factoids/tidbits to share, also we flew over Rainbow falls and they didn't though we had the same flight time...). Overall very neat. Super easy check-in and located conveniently near the airport parking.
Fantastic! Loved every second of this experience and it got 2 thumbs up from my 15 year old daughter. The process was efficient and the people were very friendly.
Ecellent trip! We tried doors off, and it was the best way to "feel" the volcanoes experience. The pilot was excellent, even with strong winds, he rode the helicopter smoothly. He also explained every detail along the trip.
This was my third volcano helicopter tour and "doors-off" is totally the way to go. Our pilot Joyce was highly professional and provided a very smooth flight. Thanks to Tom's for an easy and seamless (and less expensive) experience!
Great experience to fly with no doors on. Everyone at Paradise were welcoming
and great customer service provided. The smaller helicopter is more manoeuvrable
and seems to provide a faster ride. Our pilot, Colin was great and was always
looking for something interesting for us to see and made sure everyone got a
good view and ample time to take photos. Due to the unpredictability of The
volcano you might not always see lava flow but the flight is worth it even if
you don't. Dress warmly because it is cold up there without the doors on! A must
“The most enjoyable and memorable experiences of our Hawaii trip! The ultimate
way to see the volcano and much more!!”<br />
Tom's was very helpful in finding us the option to fly with just the 2 of us so
we could have great views. Doors Off!!<br />
This was our first helicopter experience together and, prior to choosing
Paradise, we extensively researched helicopter companies and found them to have
terrific reviews. Also, there was plenty of other information on multiples sites
to include: state of the art equipment (with the latest in safety measures),
people having fun and, more importantly, an engaging staff.<br />
We recommend using a go-pro, so you're not distracted with handheld cameras or
cell phones so you can truly enjoy every moment of this mind-blowing sensory
experience through one of the most beautiful places on earth.<br />
We also recommend doing it with the doors OFF!! It was wonderful!!<br />
We can't say enough good things about the staff. Throughout the whole
experience, we always felt we could enjoy the soaring adventure because the
staff made us feel they were in total control, highly professional and skilled,
even when they were making us laugh (which was often!!) The team, led by Joyce
(the pilot), was a big part of what made the experience so enjoyable.<br />
Leo and Marie<br />
Visited November 2016<br />