Hana and Haleakala 45-Minute Helicopter Tour

Kahului, United States
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  • 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • 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's Included

  • 45 minute flight over East Maui
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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. ** Google Maps Plus Code VHR8+2X **

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What To Expect

Your helicopter tour begins at Kahului Heliport, where you 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, soar above waterfalls as you approach the East Maui rain forest. 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, 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 onboard the trip.

Air Maui Helicopter Tours

Maui helicopter tours meet at the easy to locate Kahului Heliport. Take to the air and enjoy Maui's diverse landscape of dormant volcanoes, rugged lava flows, lush tropical rainforests and deep valleys filled with cascading waterfalls. Maui helicopter rides are perfect because around 75% of Maui is inaccessible on the ground due to the extreme terrain and rainforests.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Pipiwai Trail (Pass By)

Climb onboard your luxury, air-conditioned A-star helicopter. Each helicopter has six forward-facing seats providing each passenger unobstructed 180-degree views. Recline on leather seats, listen to the stereo CD music and hear descriptive narration from your friendly, professional pilot.

Additional Info

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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. We follow the same FAA regulations as the airlines.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please contact Air Maui directly for your check in and departure time at least 72 hours prior to your flight!
  • Not wheelchair accessible. There is no wheelchair lift to accommodate wheelchair passengers nor can the staff personally/physically assist people into the helicopter
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Helicopter is a shared cabin of 6 passengers and one pilot on each tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

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This was easily one of the coolest experiences of our lives. Our pilot made the flight so enjoyable with his amazing sense of humor and vast knowledge of the island. We learned so much, and the views were breathtaking! Thank you so much for an experience we won't ever forget!
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A must excursion with an excelling host!
Steven_T, Mar 2023
Our first time in a helicopter and seeing the nature of Maui and Molokai was phenomenal beyond belief. The pilot, Cameron, was excellent , courteous and fun to listen to. We had a problem getting an Uber to our ship and they went the extra mile to see a reliable cab was called. Air Maui is a class act!!
Fantastic and beautiful
Martha_L, Mar 2023
The staff was great, and the experience was fantastic. We loved the fact that our family of 9 were able to see Maui from the air. Thank you for some beautiful memories!
Disappointing Helicopter tour
Eunece_C, Feb 2023
We were ecstatic about the photos we hoped to capture on this tour. Unfortunately, we were not aware of the prearranged seating, resulting in my husband and I being confined to the seats behind the pilot. The lady providing instruction emphasized staying in the order she placed us. If we had known it was the assigned seating order I would have requested another tour. Haleakalā, waterfalls and the road to Hana were all visible from the left or a frontal. Our right sided position left of with views of the other two couples. The pilot provided excellent narration and historical tidbits so it wasn’t a complete fail. I would suggest inquiring about how many others will be in your party and request the front seat. Helicopter rides are typically the vacation highlight, but I cannot say that after this experience.
Time well spent
Susan_F, Dec 2022
Excellent pilot, saw the best views, awesome trip! Very professional company, helicopters are top notch.
The helicopter tour was amazing and are captain was very knowledgeable about Maui
Roosevelt_W, Oct 2022
Just being able to share this memory with my wife.It was priceless.I would hope everyone will take this helicopter tour with Air Maui.The lady’s at the front desk were so nice and professional
Amazing experience
Torris_C, Oct 2022
Front desk staff is top notch. Our pilot, Cameron was great. Worth every penny. If you are ever in the area, do yourself a favor and book this tour. You won't be disappointed!
Very organized staff....
Andrea_B, Oct 2022
Very organized staff. They did a reminder call the day before and were so helpful at check in! The tour was amazing! Our pilot was very informative and the travel was smooth. We wish it were longer! Highly recommend. It was fascinating seeing areas of the island most people don't get the opportunity to see. Great adventure for our honeymoon!
Raffaella_C, Oct 2022
Great experience! Captain Kirk is very professional and knowledgeable and the staff very friendly! Highly recommended!!!!
Awesome! Don’t miss this!
dave, Oct 2022
Great time on the Hana and Haleakala helicopter tour. Super pilot and did great job explaining the sights. Awesome views of the island.
Great Experience!
Elisa_S, Oct 2022
A MUST do on the island! Great experience and Air Maui makes sure from start to finish fun and safe!
Would not recommend
Jorge_F, Sep 2022
We booked online and only to find out that our tour had been canceled, called back again and rebooked and your got cancelled a second time.
Awesome! Ono!
Jessica_R, Jul 2022
This was an incredible flight! The vantage point of seeing Haleakala up close was magnificent, the lush rain forests of Hana were beautiful to see. In addition to that, Dylan told us about the habitat and what flora and fauna abounded. Our flight attendants were helpful and there was even a chicken family outside the airport. Charming!
What an amazing view from the top
Suzie_J, Jul 2022
Kirk our pilot was wonderful, we had an amazing time seeing the islands from above. We heard the story of the volcanoes, flew through the crater, it was amazing.
Best part of our trip to Maui!
Scotti_V, Jul 2022
Our pilot Cameron was amazing. He gave us so many great details and history without monopolizing the experience. Beautiful music throughout. The waterfalls, terrain and coastline were breathtaking!
Pilot Kirk was awesome
Raven_S, Jun 2022
Absolutely amazing! We had so much fun, our pilot Kirk made the trip. He was very knowledgeable and included all passengers in his tour. He was hilarious. Thanks Kirk for the tour
Great first helicopter experience.
Lynda_S, May 2022
Captain Vince gave me confidence to feel relaxed for my first helicopter tour. Amazing views and informative commentary.
Amazing Waterfalls
Kristen_C, May 2022
We didn’t do this tour since it was cloudy. We did the “waterfall tour” which was the best ever. Highly recommend this trip! Our pilot (Cameron) was knowledgeable and enjoyable.
Jon_M, May 2022
This was easily one of the coolest experiences of our lives. Our pilot made the flight so enjoyable with his amazing sense of humor and vast knowledge of the island. We learned so much, and the views were breathtaking! Thank you so much for an experience we won't ever forget!
It was awesome.
Mark_F, Apr 2022
It was thrilling, exciting and wonderful. Great people very organized. The pilot was great. The views we saw were breath taking.
Felt very safe with our...
Sharon_M, Apr 2022
Felt very safe with our pilot Nathan. Saw beautiful views of the crater and waterfalls around Hana. It was the perfect length of time for our family.