• Location: Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)
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On this phenomenal East Maui helicopter tour, soar high above the cinder cones of Haleakala Crater, and see hidden waterfalls, valleys, and bays on the rugged East Maui coastline. Much of Maui is inaccessible and only visible by air, and from flying high above bamboo forests to buzzing the 10,000 ft. summit, this is a Maui helicopter tour you’ll definitely never forget.


  • 45-minute helicopter tour over East Maui
  • Soar above the Hana rainforest and Haleakala crater
  • Enjoy breathtaking bird's eye views of Maui
  • Excellent narration provides background to all sights
  • Learn about the fascinating history of Maui from an expert personal guide

What You Can Expect

East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater

East Maui Special 45-minute Helicopter Tour

Your East Maui and Haleakala helicopter tour begins at Kahului Heliport, where you’ll buckle up inside an A-star helicopter with six forward-facing seats. Every passenger in these air conditioned helicopters has 180 degree views, and the leather seats make a comfortable perch for exploring the island by air.

Upon lifting off from the heliport pad, hear your pilot begin narrating the flight, and minutes later you’ll be soaring above waterfalls as you approach the East Maui rainforest. Whir high above valleys and hidden pools that are only accessible by air, and get a sense for how much of the island is completely undeveloped.

After flying above bays off the Hana coastline and watching waterfalls spill towards the sea, you’ll gradually climb high up the eastern flank of Haleakala volcano. With a summit of just over 10,000 feet, this mountain is one of the world’s largest and tallest dormant volcanoes, and the colorful landscape of cinder cones and trails is stunning when viewed from the air.

Once back on the ground at Kahului heliport, you can buy a USB containing footage of the flight for a separate, additional charge, which is backed by tropical Hawaiian music and narration from on board the trip.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Aloha! My husband and I are so glad that we experienced this once in a life-time opportunity. Even though I was the one who booked the trip, I was a little apprehensive when we boarded the helicopter. Troy, the pilot, immediately set my mind at ease. He played music that went along with what we were flying over. He did a great job explaining what we were seeing below. It was an awesome experience. We have no complaints. We even purchased the video of our actual flight, so we could share it with others and enjoy it for years to come. By the way, we were blessed to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in our 50th state, Hawaii!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Although we could not fly over the volcano, the views of molikai were beautiful. What a great experience!!

mjbarre United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Great experience. I'd never been in a helicopter before and this was a really good first time trip. We had our teenage kids with us and they completely enjoyed the whole experience. Very good tour guide. We saw some amazing waterfalls on the other side of the island because the crater was under heavy fog that day so we had to detour to another area.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This tour was amazing!

michael f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

wow!!!! what an amazing adventure. Was not sure if we would like being in a helicopter but it was nothing like I thought. It was a smooth and very nice ride. The view was amazing. Maui air staff was the very, very best I have had the pleasure to work with.

James H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Outstanding tour!

Ghazaleh F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016


Michele C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fabulous. I would highly recommend it!

Tricia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We were detoured due to cloud cover to the West Maui/Molokai tour, but that was no hardship! Beautiful tour, and our pilot Mike was a great guide! Highly recommended!

Carol K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

I loved this trip! The pilot, Mike, was very personable and informitable. The helicopter tour was the highlight of my trip. Wish the day had been clearer and a little less windy by that's the luck of the draw...

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