As you view Haleakala Crater from above the south rim with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, you can’t help but wonder the thoughts of the first men that step foot on the moon. With its lunar-like landscape, it is no wonder this flight is the most popular helicopter tour on Maui. The new visitor restrictions for Sunrise viewing at Haleakala National Parkwill only enhance the popularity of this flight. The eastern slope of Haleakala is dotted with waterfalls. Like thin slivers threading its way down the mountain, tumbling into deep canyons forgotten and untouched by time. As this Maui helicopter tour winds its way north back to the heliport the sights are a memory in the making. To get a true understanding of this portion of Maui, you need to experience a helicopter tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. It will not only open your eyes to the real beauty of Maui but also your awareness of the challenges Maui faces on a daily basis regarding climate change and the fragile state of our national resources.
Tip of the Day: Dark colored clothing is recommended. Light colored clothing will reflect in the curvature of the windows by putting a glare in your picture.
A live action video of your helicopter tour of Maui is available after the flight. You can purchase it and take it home with you. It would make a great memory of your Maui vacation and most certainly a topic of conversation.
The Eco-Star Helicopter: Like all Maui touring helicopters, the Eco-Star seats six passengers and the pilot. The seating arrangement with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is two in the front and four across the back. All seats are buckets that provide the feeling of your very own seat. The back seats rise higher than the front row of seats for a better viewing experience. The Eco-Star features the following amenities that enhance your experience.
Eco-Star Features: An extra 60 square feet of glass windows for better viewing. A 4 camera digital DVD system with a cockpit camera that puts you in the video. Two-way communication between you and the pilot. Bose aviation grade noise canceling headsets. First class seats with 23% more cabin area for more personal space. The most advanced 21st-century helicopter technology that provides an ultra-quiet, smooth and fuel-efficient ride.
Maui helicopter flights routes may change due to weather conditions. Extensive cloud cover can alter the routes as outlined by the FAA ruling that all flights must maintain a distance of 500 feet between the clouds and the ground. Flight route changes are at the sole discretion of the helicopter company and for your safety. They are not grounds for a refund.
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters pilots are some of the most experienced pilots in Hawaii. For the most part, they are ex-military helicopter pilots.
Our pilot Derek was the best. Super cool guy. Really made our flight a pleasure. His knowledge of the culture and the island were top-notch. And he was...
Pilot: Derek#YelpElite in Maui, HiThis tour was amazing, No it was spectacular--Maui Spectacular that is. That is the tour I decided to take with the...
Great flight today; amazing way to see the island. Captain Mike was the best! Can't wait to try a longer ride.
We took their helicopter tour to Hana and a their van tour back. It was well worth the money and we were blown away by both tour guides. The helicopter...
This was both my wife and my first time in a helicopter and first event in Maui. My wife was also extremely nervous about the flight. Well our pilot...
This was by far one of the coolest experiences ever. My uncle made the reservation and it appeared the whole process was easy. Upon arrival and check in we...
I was terrified before flying as I'm not a rollercoaster fan, but I'm so happy that I decided to try this experience and it was so awesome. The ride was...
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I can't say enough wonderful things about Jennie and the entire staff at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. I started my birthday celebration, Monday, April 19...
Once in a lifetime experience! You will see things you never be able to see otherwise. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The helicopters are clean...
Our pilot Rick was awesome. He did an amazing job telling us about the island, and giving us the right amount of info. We saw whales, the crater, the...
The actual tour itself was awesome and our pilot was very knowledgeable. The thing I am so disappointed in is the video quality of the tour. I wasn't shown...
Amazing experience! Our pilot, Rick, was extremely knowledgeable and made us feel extremely safe in the helicopter. Highly recommend this company whenever...
We can't say enough about how amazing our experience with Blue Hawaiian was. I proposed to my girlfriend on the private landing of the Maui Spectacular and...
Mike did an incredible job taking us around the island!! It was our third try to get on the helicopter due to weather issues and it was an absolutely...
Just heard they are opening up again "YES!" I have gone with them with visiting family. They are great. I will go with them again
Very fresh helicopters and nice office. Incredible destinations such a "Maui Spectacular" so worth it. Recommended.
Simply amazing experience. Helpful, friendly staff and pilot. Our 2 girls (2 and 6) loved it every bit as much as my wife and I. Breathe taking views, even managed to do some whale watching while we were up there. Thanks again.
Such an amazing experience with Blue Hawaiian this past Saturday! We flew on a rainy day and there were actually terrific waterfalls just cascading out of...
Directions: I had eve earliest flight. Give yourself time to get to the airport. Please note: My gps sent us to the airport under a different address on...
These are the nicest and newest helicopters on the islands. They also record the flight inside and out, which you can purchase a copy of after the flight. We have flown Blue Hawaiian on three of the islands and have had amazing, unforgettable experiences. The pilots are not afraid to get great views of whales and lava flows for everyone on both sides of the helicopter.
Hands down the best experience I’ve ever had!!! My husband and I were worried our tour would be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions but luckily the company re-routed our tour! Instead of the Hana tour we saw Molokai Island among other historical Maui sites. It was just incredible and our pilot was very knowledgeable and fun. We saw whales, waterfalls, reefs, cliffs and isolated communities. I would love to do this again!!
My wife and I did the Maui Spectacular tour. It was the highlight of our week on Maui! Tim, our pilot, did a wonderful job of narrating the experience. The view from the landing area on Mt. Haleakala was spectacular and complete with champagne! The tour gave us an appreciation for the rugged beauty of Maui that can only be seen from the air.
Gorgeous ride!!! My family and I did the Hana/Eastern Maui tour ride and loved it. The helicopters are not open door, which was fine by me. For photo taking maybe that's not the best but you can purchase a video of your entire trip (with the pilot's commentary) afterward if you want. Our pilot, Ken, was knowledgeable and gave us a smooth ride. A wonderful experience!!
Top of the line experience! We originally planned for the whole family to take a helicopter ride over Maui and Molokai islands, but our 11 y/o got cold...
I wish I could give this more than 5 stars! I was absolutely terrified, but we had a great pilot named Hugo. He took us on a tour of Maui and had a lot of interesting information to share. His playlist during the ride was also awesome! Next time we go back to Maui I guarantee we are doing another helicopter tour with Blue Hawaiian.
10/10 - incredible experience. Informative and engaging pilot. We saw wales and he took his time panning left and right so everyone could have a good view. Overall really enjoyed it. Our 3 and 1 year old both fell asleep so can’t say much for them 😂
This was definitely a cool experience. Getting up close to some really tall waterfalls and sea cliffs, flying through a huge dormant volcano crater, and getting to do it all in a helicopter was definitely unforgettable. Our pilot was really nice and I did enjoy his commentary during the flight explaining some of the history of the islands. Overall a great experience. However it does leave you wanting more. I wish we would have explored the island of Molokai more than did instead of going back and touring Maui at the end. Other than that I think it was a great time.