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Circle of Fire Helicopter

<!--break--> <p>Join this thrilling helicopter ride for a bird’s eye view of Earth’s most geologically active environment – the Kilauea volcano. This 45-minute flight-seeing adventure allows you to view current volcanic activity that can’t be seen from the ground. </p> <br> <p>Hover over Kilauea's most recent eruption sites, where streams of hot lava may glow red against an otherwise blackened landscape. Follow the surface activity down to the devastated village of Kalapana and the black sand beaches formed as lava was cooled by the sea. You'll receive an informative commentary from your tour guide/pilot over an individual headset. </p> <br> <strong> Note: </strong> Due to aircraft weight and balance limitations, the flight company charges an additional rate for passengers that weigh 250 lbs. or more. Space is capacity controlled, please call 1.866.625.1167 for assistance.
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5 of 7(71%)guests would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Circle of Fire Helicopter
Review 1 for Circle of Fire Helicopter
Overall: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Fun: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Adventurous: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Family Oriented: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Cultural/Educational: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location: Tennessee, USA
Party size: 1
I traveled with: Friends
Cruise Date Month: March
Cruise Date Year: 2015
Favorite activities: Adventure
Favorite port: Honolulu, Hawaii
I want to go here next: Europe
Date:March 17, 2015
Waste of money
As we were riding to the airport for the tour, we were told by the bus driver not to expect too much and he was right. We like helicopter tours but this is by far the worst. You practically don't see anything except some masses of gray lava and occasional steam bursts. Wasted money; was better to take a land tour to the volcano park.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Circle of Fire Helicopter
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Fun: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Adventurous: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Family Oriented: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Cultural/Educational: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location: Buckeye, Az
Party size: 2
I traveled with: Family
Cruise Date Month: October
Cruise Date Year: 2014
Favorite activities: Adventure
I want to go here next: Alaska
Date:November 2, 2014
Beautiful flight
Jeremy was our pilot. We were lucky the rain lifted and we were able to fly out to the volcano.. Jeremy pointed out so many interesting things. I could not remember all the details.. they video tape the entire flight so we purchased it. Yes it may be grainy but it has everything that was said and views you miss trying to take tons of pictures. Jeremy flew us over the main lava tube that had collapsed so we could see the lava flowing bright orange. This was everything I had hoped it to be and another bucket list item has been checked off. Jeremy's knowledge and love of his island was very evident. Would love to fly with him again.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Circle of Fire Helicopter
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Fun: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Adventurous: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Family Oriented: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Cultural/Educational: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:June 23, 2014
Great Pilots try to get you shots
Our pilot tried to get us the shots we were looking for from the air and made sure everyone in the helicopter was able to see everything. He went above and beyond to get us shots of everything we wanted. I would recommend this to anyone and tell them to have Ethan fly them.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Circle of Fire Helicopter
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Fun: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Adventurous: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Family Oriented: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Cultural/Educational: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Party size: 2
I traveled with: Family
Cruise Date Month: June
Cruise Date Year: 2014
Favorite activities: Educational
Date:June 23, 2014
Wonderful Trip!
This was our first time flying in a helicopter and Collen did a wonderful job of making us feel safe while explaining everything there was to see. She made sure that everyone in the helicopter was able to see everything even if she had to fly back around several times to get the view that was needed. She was very informative, professional, and friendly the entire time we were in the air. We did see lava flows - not lava gushing out of the crater, but it was flowing. Best way to see an active volcano.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Circle of Fire Helicopter
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Fun: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Adventurous: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Family Oriented: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Cultural/Educational: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location: Ashdown, AR 71822, USA
Party size: 2
I traveled with: Family
Cruise Date Month: May
Cruise Date Year: 2014
Favorite activities: Adventure
Favorite port: Lahaina, Maui
I want to go here next: Alaska
Date:May 15, 2014
Only way to see lava!
If you want to see lava this is the only way! We thought about a bus tour but for only $50 more per person we realized the helicopter would be the only way to get us close enough to see the lava flowing. The bus can only get you to see the steam! We were on our honeymoon just married in Maui the day before! My husband and I both were lucky enough to get to sit in the copilot seat! We had an awesome pilot Scott! He educated us on Hawaii,the volcanoes and their destruction during our flight. We flew over the volcano and saw the lava bubbling out of the ground, lava tubes, trees burning down from the current destruction, waterfalls, the coastline and our ship. We also purchased the $25 video of our flight. This was money well spent to watch a natural disaster as it is currently happening...very educational as well as entertaining!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Circle of Fire Helicopter
Overall: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Fun: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Adventurous: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Family Oriented: 
4 out of 5
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Cultural/Educational: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Party size: 2
Date:January 8, 2014
Very disappointing/would not recommend
The trip describes seeing the lava flows-there are none & haven't been any for a long time. There is a seat facing backwards. I was assigned that seat and saw almost nothing, plus it was very crowded in the back. Would not recommend this trip -- not as described and no value for the cost. Would not recommend Paradise Helicopter. Took Blue Hawaii helicopter in Kauai and it was excellent.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Circle of Fire Helicopter
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Fun: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Adventurous: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Family Oriented: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Cultural/Educational: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Party size: 1
I traveled with: Self
Cruise Date Month: October
Cruise Date Year: 2013
Date:October 29, 2013
Awesome way to see the island
Great staff on the ground and in the air. Regular narration during the hour-long flight, frequent passes of key locations for both sides of the helicopter. Definitely recommended. Flight was smooth and reasonably quiet withe the sound-canceling headphones. I usually get airsick easily, but took a Dramamine in advance and had no problems.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.