Air Maui Helicopters – Circle Island – 60 Minutes
Air Maui Helicopters Circle Island 60 Minute tour is the best of Maui by Air. By combining the West Maui and the Hana/Haleakala Flights together this tour shows you the all of Maui’s hidden treasures. The first leg of the flight takes you over the south rim of Haleakala Crater, slipping down the Kaupo Gap to the Waimoku Falls is the first waterfall you will see. The Waimoku Waterfall is high up in the valley of Haleakala National Park and quite a hike to reach the falls. The sea arches around Hana are one of our favorite points of interest on this tour. These arches rise out of a craggy point in Hana and make for some amazing photos. The flight up the coast is filled with slivers of waterfalls tumbling down the deep divides along the east slope of Haleakala. At Twin Falls, Air Maui visits the waterfall that gives the stream its name. The interesting thing about this waterfall is that it falls into a pit and disappears completely. This is a water intake that provides the water for drinking and agriculture for the entire Kihei and Wailea area.
Moving across the bay at Kahului, Air Maui Helicopters Circle Island tour continues the journey into the West Maui Mountains. Here the points of interest covers are the Wall of Tears, keyhole waterfall and the Honokahua waterfall tucked deep in the Mountains on the North Shore. The flight also covers the interior of the West Maui Mountains which claims the second wettest spot on earth. Air Maui is a fun helicopter company. Everything is casual, personal and filled with aloha and yet professional. Out of all the helicopter tours in Maui we have done, we have found that Air Maui’s customer service stands out among the rest.
The A-Star helicopter is the standard touring helicopter used for this Air Maui Helicopters Circle Island tour and the other Maui helicopter tours operated by Air Maui. Its European by design and sits 6 guest and the pilot. The back seats raised a little above the front seats so you are looking out over the front row of seats. Headsets are issued to each guest. The music plays as you fly changing tempo as you near the points of interest.
First Class Seating:
It seems as expenses rise, companies get creative trying to offset rising costs. Like the airline that you flew with to Maui, the helicopter companies also offer first class seating. These are the front seats of the helicopter. At one time these seats sat the lightest passengers on the flight, but no more. You can book these seats, but expect to pay an average of $50.00 more per person. And yes, it is worth the extra cost. If you have any questions regarding first class seating, please give us a call so we can share with you the details. You can give us a jingle at 855-268-0387.
We recommend that you wear a dark colored shirt for any helicopter tour on Maui. Light colored clothing reflects in the windows and will ruin any photos you take. A live action video films during the flight. You can purchase the video after the flight.
There is no doubt that safety comes first. Air Maui has been flying Maui for over 25 years and has never had an accident. There are few helicopter companies in Hawaii that can boost a perfect safety record and Air Maui is one of them. While on vacation the last thing, anyone wants is a bad experience. That is why I choose Air Maui as my preferred choice.
This Air Maui Helicopters Circle Island tour provided by Air Maui covers the entire Island of Maui. By combining the West Maui and the Hana Haleakala flights together this tour shows you the best of Maui. If you want to see it all, this ride is a must! From a towering volcano to unspoiled rainforests the Circle Island helicopter tour takes you deep into the heart of Maui. You will be exploring deep valleys just as they were millions of years ago, primal, untouched and mysterious. So join us today! Just follow the Book It link below to get started scheduling your Maui activities and Maui tours. We appreciate your business and would love to have the opportunity to serve you!
Air Maui Helicopters 60 Minute Circle Island
- E-Ticket Delivery
- Free Cancellation
- No Booking or Credit Card Fees
GPS: 1 Kahului Airport Road, Hangar 110, Kahului, Hawaii 96732
Air Maui Policies:
Max weight 240lb.
A-Star Helicopter max weight limit 1100lb.
Comfort seats are half the list price.
48-hour cancellation policy
Weather-related cancellations by Air Maui are 100% refundable.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Check-in 30 minutes prior to event time.
Wow! The views we got of west Maui and Molokai were unbelievable! The pilot let us hover over the waterfalls on Molokai to make sure we got the perfect pictures. The sea cliffs of Molokai were especially beautiful...views we would only get from a helicopter ride. We purchased our tickets through Costco which made for a more affordable excursion but even without those savings this excursion would be worth it. We booked the 45 minute flight and it seems that our time didn't start until we were already up in the air seeing things...they didn't skimp on our time and count the landing and take off into the 45 minutes. Some of our party did get some motion sickness so I would recommend taking something to prepare yourself because you don't want to miss this.
Amazing experience. Maui is obviously gorgeous, but the pilot does such a great job that it makes this tour 5 stars. Each pilot personally picks out songs that play in your headphones during your flight - ours perfectly matched the flight, like a movie soundtrack! Then, we were worried that certain sights would only be on one side of the helicopter - but for every point of interest, the pilot circled the helicopter so each side had a perfect view. Lastly, the pilot is really knowledgeable about the island, and told interesting facts and stories throughout. I would do it again in a second.
We did the island tour on our honeymoon. It was the first time in a helicopter for both of us. Maui Jim was our pilot and he was fantastic. Very smooth and we were both surprised how safe we felt. We'll be doing another tour the next time we come back.
Booked a flight two days prior to the event for the molokai flight. The date arrived and we planned all our events accordingly. We show up on the day about 45 min early and they have us booked two days later which was possible since we had scuba that day so the best they could do was another flight but the not the route we wanted. Ended up taking the refund, be careful with these guys since somehow they just book you for the wrong dates.
My husband and I were fortunate to book a "doors off" helicopter ride last week while on Maui and it was our first ever. We went 45 min to Molokai and back and the Captain was personable, knowledgeable, skilled and seemed to love his job, which made for an awesome ride. The staff were all nice and helpful and this truly ended up being the highlight of our Maui trip!