Best Maui Helicopter Tours

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Published 19 September 2018


Thousands of feet up in the air, there’s nothing but the sound of rotor blades pounding against the sky. Up high, the jagged mountain range of West Maui and Molokai pierce through thick walls of mist, and seem to go on forever.

With hundreds of waterfalls jutting from the sides of Maui’s meandering valleys hidden from view, coupled with the island’s dramatic and remote volcanic landscapes, helicopter tours are essential for getting the most complete travel experience in Maui.

Maui Island Helicopter Tour

Circle the entire island in about an hour. The tour covers the mountains of West Maui and the Hana rainforest to the east. Buzz around the treacherous terrain of Maui’s backcountry. The flight offers a comprehensive view of the valleys, waterfalls, and coastlines of the island.  

Duration: 60 minutes

Hana and Haleakala Helicopter Tour

Sweep across the volcanic craters and undulating terrain of Haleakala National Park before flying over majestic cliffs of Oheo Gulch. The tour covers most major landmarks along northeast Maui, including Hana Town, Hana rainforest and its rugged, red sand covered shoreline.

Duration: 45 minutes

West Maui and Molokai Helicopter Tour

Get a bird’s eye view of West Maui’s soaring mountain ridges along the Paliolo Channel. Swing by Kalaupapa peninsula to see Hawaii’s highest waterfall and the world’s tallest sea cliffs on Molokai. Circle around the secluded valleys of western Maui on this breathtaking flight.

Duration: 45 minutes

Popular Helicopter Tour Operators

Helicopter tours depart from Kahalui Airport.

  • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
  • Paradise Helicopters
  • Air Maui Helicopter Tours
  • Sunshine Helicopters
  • Pacific Helicopter Tours
  • Maverick Helicopters
  • Hawaii Helicopters

Ready to book your Hawaiian helicopter ride? Let us plan your ultimate Hawaiian vacation — the sky really is the limit! Connect with us online, in-store, Live Chat, or by calling 1-855-796-8359.

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