Experience Hawaii’s tropical islands in a whole new light — from above and in the brilliant glow of sunset — on this 40-minute late afternoon helicopter flight from Maui. Soar over Maui’s lush shores and waterfalls, and swoop above the islands of Molokai and Lanai, seeing Elephant Rock, ancient fishpools, a shipwreck and more, all against the backdrop of a Hawaiian sunset. Live pilot commentary included.
Sunset Helicopter Flight: Maui, Molokai and Lanai
Make your own way to Kahului Airport on Maui, and check in at the flight desk. Then, meet your pilot and any other passengers — your ECO-Star helicopter carries a maximum of seven — before boarding.
Settle into your comfortable seat, and after a safety briefing, ascend into the skies above Maui just as the sun starts to set. Then, gaze through the windows and soak in the stunning views as your pilot provides interesting live commentary, pointing out the different sights and sharing fascinating facts about the archipelago.
Admire the colors of the tropical sunset and fly over Maui’s verdant coastlines as your helicopter heads toward the island of Molokai. On route, swoop over the sapphire waters of the Pailolo Channel, and as you near Molokai, see its turquoise-watered fish ponds: coastal pools built 800 years ago to farm and harvest fish.
Capture photos as you fly over the island's famous Elephant Rock — a rocky island shaped like an elephant with its trunk outstretched — and then cruise over to the tiny island of Lanai. Glide over mix of lush and rugged landscapes, and admire its sweeping beaches, including Shipwreck Beach, where a rusted World War II-era naval ship clings to an offshore reef.
Before returning to the airport, pass over the crescent-shaped, partly submerged volcanic crater of Molokini. Then, as dusk falls, sweep over waterfalls and jungle, and take in Maui’s southern coast, swooping above golden beaches and the resort towns of Makena, Kihei, and Wailea, all set against a radiant orange sunset.
After touching down at the heliport, your experience concludes when you disembark your helicopter and say goodbye to your pilot.
Please note: The price listed excludes a $20 per person fuel surcharge, payable at the time of check-in. The fuel surcharge is required by our local supplier and is outside our control.