posted at www.hawaiifun.org All Rights ReservedOffering visitors a unique aerial perspective of the Aloha State for the past 28 years, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has earned numerous awards and recognitions. Among these, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences bestowed on the company its rare Green Star Diamond Award. The prestigious honor is awarded to a handful of hospitality industry enterprises that meet high standards of environmental responsibility.

In receiving the Green Star Diamond Award, the company was singled out for its efforts to spearhead the development of the 21st-century EC130 Eco-Star helicopter, and owning Hawaii’s largest fleet by far of these state-of-the-art touring machines. Utilizing advanced technologies, the Eco-Star helps to preserve enjoyment of Hawaii’s pristine ecosystems by reducing noise over the ground by fifty percent. Since its founding in 1985, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has been dedicated to a community-centric approach that makes noise abatement a top priority, while emphasizing the value of ecotourism to the state. Further reflecting Blue Hawaiian’s environmental commitment, the Academy noted that the company makes 90 percent of its electricity requirements at its Maui Operations Center through a vast solar array it installed across the roofs of its two main buildings.

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In addition to the Green Star Diamond Award, since 1995 Blue Hawaiian remains the only activity company worldwide with the American Academy’s International Star Diamond Award, typically extended only to the very highest rated cruise lines, hotels, resorts, and restaurants.

Posted by: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters | March 20, 2013

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters’ Kauai ECO Adventure

As the only helicopter tour company that serves the entire Aloha State—Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island—Blue Hawaiian Helicopters offers aerial tours that take guests to many of the state’s most spectacular and remote locales. For those visiting Kauai, also known as the “Garden Island,” Blue Hawaiian features the 55-minute Kauai ECO Adventure, which lets guests experience the very best of what many call “the world’s most beautiful island.”

Aboard one of the company’s new, state-of-the-art Eco-Star helicopters, the world’s most advanced touring helicopter, the flight glides through Hanapepe Valley to Mana Waiapuna, famously known as “Jurassic Park” Falls for its appearance in the blockbuster film (for which Blue Hawaiian flew the aerial photography!). An early highlight is Waimea Canyon, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” for its diversity of rock formations and sheer natural beauty. The breathtaking forest-cloaked ridges of the Na Pali Coast come next: This stunning 15-mile stretch of coastline features majestically sculpted cliffs that drop thousands of feet directly into the Pacific Ocean. Fast-flowing streams and waterfalls punctuate the narrow valleys between ridges, and stone-walled terraces at the bottoms of the valleys mark areas where isolated communities of Hawaiians cultivated taro.

Following visits to Hanalei Bay and the Bali Hai cliffs, the tour concludes with an unforgettable trip (weather permitting) to the extinct Mount Waialeale volcano, which is the wettest place on earth and features 3,000-foot waterfalls. The Kauai ECO Adventure departs multiple times daily from Lihue Heliport.

Posted by: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters | February 22, 2013

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters: Recommended by Frommer’s Hawaii

In business for nearly three decades, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters receives numerous accolades year after year, making it the most honored helicopter tour company in the world. Among its many recognitions, it has received the coveted “Recommended” status from Frommer’s Hawaii every year since the mid-1990s, and the travel publication describes the company as “The Cadillac of helicopter tour companies.”

Frommer’s Hawaii also explains that Blue Hawaiian’s helicopter pilots serve a multifaceted role. In addition to taking guests safely over some of the state’s most beautiful scenery, most of which can only be experienced by air, every Blue Hawaiian pilot is a State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guide. They describe flora, fauna, ancient culture, history, and geology in exciting detail, affording visitors new perspectives on an endlessly varied island chain. Frommer’s notes that the pilots are knowledgeable about a wide range of facets of island life, from “vulcanology to Hawaiian lore.”

Only Blue Hawaiian goes the extra mile in its pilot training, not only with its own state-of-the-art flight simulator (the only one owned by a helicopter tour company in Hawaii), and its annual FAA and factory recurrent training, but by having every one of its pilots study for and pass the rigorous requirements to become a State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guide.

Posted by: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters | January 10, 2013

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the Movie Professionals

Over the last century, filmmakers have traveled to Hawaii numerous times for the beautiful scenery and unparalleled romance of the islands. Yet the prospect of capturing aerial views of the spectacular Hawaiian landscape can be challenging, especially with multi-million dollar budgets on the line. And for many years, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has been the first-call helicopter tour company of choice for top Hollywood producers and filmmakers.

During the early 1990s, legendary director Steven Spielberg commissioned Blue Hawaiian to capture footage of the Hawaiian islands for his blockbuster film Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Blue Hawaiian also assisted the producers of Disney’s Pearl Harbor, which used aerial scenes from the real Pearl Harbor on Oahu.

Other movies that enlisted the company’s aerial photography services include, just to name a few: Flight of the Intruder, Crimson Tide, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Tropic Thunder, Honeymoon in Vegas, and the recent Battleship. Blue Hawaiian has also worked with a number of television producers, including National Geographic, the Food Channel, MTV, and the Weather Channel.

For more information about Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and its spectacular services, visit http://www.bluehawaiian.com.

Posted by: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters | January 9, 2013

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is the World’s Most Honored Helicopter Tour Company

Since its founding in 1985, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has garnered more accolades worldwide than any other helicopter tour company. National Geographic has named Blue, “Hawaii’s premiere helicopter tour company,” while Frommer’s Hawaii has dubbed Blue Hawaiian, “The Cadillac of helicopter tour companies,” and bestowed on them their rare “Recommended” rating every year since 1996. And the Travel Channel, in judging the “World’s Top Helicopter Thrills,” voted Blue Hawaiian’s tours of the Big Island’s Kilauea Volcano #1.

Typically presented to only the cream of five- and six-star hotels, cruise lines and restaurants world wide, the coveted “International Star Diamond Award for Outstanding Quality and Service” from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences is considered to be the most prestigious recognition in the entire travel industry. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is the only activity company in the world, of any kind, to receive this exclusive award, and it has received it every year since 1995.

About Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

With bases serving Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and two bases on the Big Island (Hilo and Waikoloa), Blue Hawaiian is Hawaii’s largest and most successful helicopter tour company. For more information or to schedule your own aerial tour of Hawaii, visit www.BlueHawaiian.com.

Posted by: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters | December 7, 2012

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Hawaii’s “Movie Professionals”

When top-notch film directors shoot in Hawaii, they call Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. Blue Hawaiian is credited on an impressive list of major productions, such as: Steven Spielberg’s mega-hits “Jurassic Park” and “The Lost World”; action thrillers “Flight of the Intruder,” “Crimson Tide,” and the just-released “Battleship”; plus Disney productions “Pearl Harbor,” “George of the Jungle,” and “Six Days, Seven Nights” with Harrison Ford.

Blue also flew the aerials for “Honeymoon in Vegas” with Nicolas Cage, Ben Stiller’s “Tropic Thunder,” and two “Pirates of the Caribbean” films—“At World’s End” and “On Stranger Tides.” Blue Hawaiian has not only been shooting aerial photography in major motion pictures, but actually has had a supporting role. In the movie “The Big Bounce,” Blue Hawaiian CEO, Dave Chevalier, appears as the helicopter pilot for real-estate developer Ray Ritchie, played by Gary Sinise.

About Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Called by National Geographic, “Hawaii’s premiere helicopter tour company,” Blue Hawaiian is the only helicopter tour company serving all of Hawaii’s four major islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. For more information or to schedule your own aerial tour of Hawaii, visit www.BlueHawaiian.com.

Posted by: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters | November 30, 2012

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is Hawaii’s Most Honored Helicopter Tour Company

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is extremely proud to be the local favorite among Hawaii’s residents. For five years running, 2007 through 2011, Blue was voted Maui’s Best Air Activity by readers of the award-winning,“The Maui News.” Every year since 2008, Blue has been voted “Kauai’s Best” in the Kauai People / MidWeek Kauai readers choice poll.

On the Big Island, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters’ reputation is even more impressive. The company has been voted the “Best of the Best” by the readers of “West Hawaii Today” a record ten times since 2001; for each of the last twelve years since 2000, Blue has been voted “Best Air Tour” of East Hawaii by the readers of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald; and in the relatively new North Hawaii News’ Reader’s Choice awards, Blue has been voted “Best Air Tour” each of the past four years (2009-2012) since the poll began.

About Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Dedicated to ecological preservation and good corporate citizenship, Blue Hawaiian is Hawaii’s premiere helicopter tour company, and the only one serving all four of the main Hawaiian Islands. For more information or to schedule your own aerial tour of Hawaii, visit www.BlueHawaiian.com.

Posted by: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters | March 13, 2012

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