Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Fire and Falls Helicopter Adventure from Hilo submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
It was a great helicopter and a great pilot with fantastic information on the Island and the Crater and the Lava flow.
I was hoping to see a high cliff area - yet this area did not have that - seemed relatively flat with a pushed up crater. And the Laval flow was very slow and gradual instead of really flowing.
So my expectations of what I would see was not the same as what I did see.
ThanksReviewed by: Roy C, April 2014
Excellent tour giving a great overview of the immense scale of the volcano and the past activity. Not much live activity to see but that is in natures control. Staff were friendly and helpful and looked after us. We went in the four seat small helicopter which was tight in the back for a large person and the views were really only out one side of the helicopter. My wife who was on the other side in the back got a different view than I did in some areas. The pilot tried to show the main sights from both sides by turning the helicopter around and approaching from different angles. All up a very worthwhile and satisfying way to see the volcano.Reviewed by: Greg B, February 2014
Ride was great - but the volcano was disappointing not much flow or fire. I would not do it again. Not worth the price.Reviewed by: gdpierce, February 2014
You used a small helicopter and the front seat was cramped and hard to take pictures! Suggest when you take a group you might use a wider and bigger one ! I payed extra for a good seat !Reviewed by: Arthur G, April 2014
My husband was really disappointed with this trip. All the pictures even the picture on this review site were brilliant. Needles to say the reality is nothing like. Very disappointed!!Reviewed by: Jeffrey C, March 2014