On this exclusive helicopter tour of Maui, soar past valleys and hidden waterfalls that are inaccessible by land, and hover above ridgelines that sit at the heart of the rugged West Maui mountains. Cross the channel to neighboring Molokai, where vertical sea cliffs spill 4,000 feet to the turbid shoreline below, and get up-close views of a part of the world that has barely been touch by man.
Scenic helicopter tour over west Maui and Molokai
Fly over spectacular scenery including tropical rainforests and deep valleys
Enjoy breathtaking bird's eye views of Maui and Molokai
Excellent narration provides background to all sights
Learn about the fascinating history of Maui from an expert personal guide
45 minute flight over West Maui
Hotel pickup and drop off
Meeting And Pickup
108 Lelepio Pl
108 Lelepio Pl, Kahului, HI 96732, USA
Come to the Kahului Heliport and Air Maui Helicopters is the last hanger on the left.
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What To Expect
There’s no better way to see Hawaii than from the seat of a helicopter, since most of the valleys, ridgelines, and waterfalls can only be viewed from the air. On this helicopter tour of the West Maui Mountains and Molokai, you’ll be instantly transported from Kahului Heliport to the heart of the ancient Hawaii, where it’s said that the bones of ancient chiefs are still secretly buried in these valleys.
Hover above ridgelines carved by 1.5 million years of wind and rain erosion, where mists cling to the bright green leaves of indigenous trees and ferns.
Staring out the window of the A-star helicopter—which has six, forward-facing seats—watch as dozens of cascading waterfalls carve rivulets down the cliffs. After circling the center of the West Maui Mountains, this Maui helicopter tour continues to Molokai for a flight past the world’s tallest sea cliffs, which dramatically plunge nearly 4,000 feet to waves crashing on the coast.
Throughout this helicopter tour of Maui, your expert pilot provides narration on history, geology, and wildlife, and a USB of the entire experience can be purchased at the end of the flight.
Molokai Harbor (Pass By)
Maui helicopter tours allow you to enjoy Maui's diverse landscape lush tropical rainforests and deep valleys filled with cascading waterfalls, and experience a part of Molokai that can only be seen from the air!
Total weight per passenger: 240 lbs
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Weight Restrictions: Due to FAA regulations, all passengers must be weighed at check-in. For each passenger weighing 240 pounds or more, or combined weights of 420 lbs per couple, an additional seat must be purchased at time of booking. This is for the safety and comfort of all passengers. It is important to provide accurate body weight at checkout.
It is recommend that all passengers wear dark clothing to help have less reflection in the windows when flying and therefore you can get better photos during your tour
Flight routes & sights may vary due to weather.
Infants under 24 months must sit on an adult lap. PLEASE CONTACT AIR MAUI IF BRINGING AN INFANT. Over 24 months must occupy their own paid seat.
Please contact Air Maui directly for your check in and departure time at least 72 hours prior to your flight!
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Not wheelchair accessible. There is no wheelchair lift to accommodate wheelchair passengers nor can the staff personally/physically assist people into the helicopter
Helicopter is a shared cabin with 6 passengers and one pilot on each flight.
Most travelers can participate
All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking. Under representation of body weight may result in cancellation at check-in with no refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
I sent my five boys up with Captain Kirk and they still keep talking about their ride and captain. We did a ton of activities this trip and this was their highlight!
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Daryl_K, Mar 2023
Just an excellent experience. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and shared many stories. We highly recommend!
Equipment was great and...
John_E, Mar 2023
Equipment was great and the pilot Cameron was very informative and polite. The ground crew were also friendly
David_B, Mar 2023
Great experience. The pilot Cameron was a pleasure to ride with. Absolutely breathtaking views. Highly recommend..
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One of the highlights of our time on Maui
Suzanne_Z, Mar 2023
Our helicopter tour was amazing. We had beautiful weather and Dylan was an excellent guide. He made sure to point out whales and allow us a moment to snap photos of them. He did a wonderful job narrating the trip.
Worth every penny!
Catherine_M, Mar 2023
Expensive but worth every penny! I hesitated to spend the $ but this is a must do on my list now. The views were other-worldly! Kirk was a great pilot.
Christine_M, Mar 2023
Dylan was an excellent pilot. He was very informative of each location we visited. We saw the parts of the island that you wouldn’t be able to see. Highly recommend doing a helicopter tour.
Joseph_M, Mar 2023
The helicopter tour was great, was able to see whales from the air! The pilot did a great a job and that helped the first time fliers in my family. The pilot was very knowledgeable
Mike_W, Mar 2023
We were so lucky that we had the amazing Cameron for our pilot and made the whole thing very exciting and informative and the views are just gorgeous.
Vince_C, Mar 2023
This was a great way to spend the morning! It was beautiful and we even saw a whale. I love that we got to see parts of Maui that can only be seen by helicopter. The pilot was great and made the trip very enjoyable!
BRIAN_S, Mar 2023
Wonderful time. Pilot was great!! Great views and not to bumpy. It's a must trip, would do it again for sure.
Crystal_D, Mar 2023
most awe inspiring, fun trip ever. They made this first solo trip one of my best experiences. I would do this again multiple times.
Breathtaking Hawaii from Above
Oleta_F, Feb 2023
Lawrence was an exceptional pilot! It was our first helicopter ride and did not want to leave the tour! Smooth and easy, the pilot took us close to breathtaking cliffs, more waterfalls than we could count, biewed vlose up places you can only see by air and was knowledgeable about the history of it all. Highly recommend this trip, worth every penny! Oleta from Texas
Andy_P, Feb 2023
Very cool to see different parts of the islands only seen by helicopter. Pilot was very informative and knowledgeable. Safe but fun trip.
Our Maui Adventure!!
Craig_S, Feb 2023
Sights we're awesome!! Our pilot was very informative and engaging. He was always checking to make sure we were doing okay on the flight. The flight was definitely a top event of our vacation!!
Was a great day!
Rod_B, Feb 2023
Our pilot Vince was awesome!we were lucky and had clear skies and weather so visited a lot of places sometimes covered by clouds
There is so much to see ,had no idea and his local geography and history knowledge was welcomed! We didn't want the flight to end!!! Thanks Vince!
aliciaeuzarraga, Feb 2023
Great experience. Nathan was a great pilot. Stunning views only can see with a helicopter. Great knowledge about the island. Will definitely do again.
Worth the money!
Sarah_B, Feb 2023
Best way to see Maui from above and going to Molokai was awesome as we wouldn’t of been able to go there otherwise. Vince was knowledgeable and gave a great tour!
The scenery was amazing....
Sherry_O, Feb 2023
The scenery was amazing. Our guide was very interesting and the flight was fun. They even were great with my 89 year old father
Amazing tour! Unreal...
Danielle_W, Jan 2023
Amazing tour! Unreal views of the cliff side, crater, and over the open ocean where you could spot whales and turtles. Our pilot Vince was awesome - definitely the highlight of our trip!
Vince Carter was a great...
jsbird2345, Jan 2023
Vince Carter was a great pilot and made the fantastic experience even more memorable. There are really no words for how much my family enjoyed this helicopter ride. This was our favorite event from our entire Oahu/Maui trip.