Sunshine Helicopters

Sunshine Helicopters

Hana and Haleakala - 45 Minutes

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Sunshine Helicopters – Hana and Haleakala – 45 Minutes

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Spectacular Scenery

The Sunshine Helicopters Hana and Haleakala flight will astound you with the raw beauty that Maui has to offer. The highlights of this tour include majestic views of Haleakala Crater and the East Maui rainforest along the Road to Hana. The Road to Hana is dotted with cascading waterfalls, stunning sea cliffs, and dramatic tropical scenery. Sunshine Helicopters descends into some of most beautiful waterfalls on Maui making this ride a great way to get the most out of your visit to the Aloha State. Many Maui activity experts agree that the two most popular helicopter tours on Maui are the 45 minute West Maui and Molokai tour and the 45 minute Hana and Haleakala flight.  These two trips are priced well and cover landscapes unexplorable by car. Each includes what would be a full day of sightseeing on Maui in less than an hour. 

Sunshine Helicopters  Hana and Haleakala 45 Minute Tour uncovers so many hidden valleys, waterfalls, and far gone places. This Maui helicopter tour covers 7 different climate regions, it’s totally amazing. The reason for such diversity is Haleakala. Rising over 10,000 feet above sea level, the mountain literally controls the weather of that part of Maui. From the arid dry side to the west, to the rainforests of East Maui, Haleakala controls the rain and wind to shape our island paradise.

The Route

All helicopter companies basically follow the same route for their flights. The only real difference is some of the sights they choose to reveal. By mixing up the points of interest with each tour, there is always something new and exciting to see. This Sunshine Helicopters Hana and Haleakala will cover a very wide variety of sights and ecosystems on Maui. The route flown for this flight skirts the south rim of Haleakala. You can see for hundreds of miles to beyond the horizon of the earth. The massive peaks of the Big Island looming in the distance to the south. Oahu faint to the west and an endless sea to the east as you begin your descent through the Kaupo Gap. The cliffs are as ancient as Maui, covered in a green canopy that strangles the sun. For other routes check out their West Maui and Molokai Tours.

Sunshine Helicopters Finds the Waterfalls

The towering waterfalls high on the slopes of the East side of Haleakala, our clients have always found amazing. Fed by what seems like an endless rain in the upper regions creates thundering waterfalls that tumble down the streams to the sea. There is one waterfall that literally disappears completely, almost like the island swallows the stream sending it to the boughs of the island. It’s cool. In reality, though, the stream disappears into a tunnel that harvests the water for agriculture and domestic use. It never reaches the sea. There are many other highlights that are of interest also, like the great sea arch in Hana and the thin threads of silver; waterfalls that snake down the mountain into flowing streams coursing through narrow canyons before they pour into the ocean. If you haven’t got the time to see all of Maui by land, and wish to discover some of the beauty that makes Maui so special, this Maui helicopter tour is exactly what you are looking for. So, buckle up and let the adventure begin!

Customer Service is Key

We recommend that you wear dark, solid colored shirt for this Sunshine Helicopters Hana and Haleakala flight. Brightly colored or white clothes can cause reflections on the windows that will show up in your photos and videos. Don’t forget your sunglasses! A live action video is filmed while you are boarding, the flight and when you land. The video is available for purchase. I would recommend that you purchase the video. It would make a great conversation when showing your friends and family after you return home.

The FX-Star Helicopter versus Whisper Star:
The FX-Star Helicopter features forward seating with an unobstructed 180-degree view from every seat. The back seats lift up like theatre seating to provide incredible forward viewing. The FX-Star is a smooth and comfortable ride. The FX-Star touring helicopter is equipped with air conditioning, leather seats, and a digit music system with noise reducing headsets. The FX-Star touring helicopter seats 6 guests and the pilot. The Whisper Star is the Rolls Royce of helicopters. Designed to be smoother, quieter, and with more visible area you’ll appreciate the leather seats and extra leg room, but its not neccesary to have a wonderful experience.

First Class Seating:
Sunshine Helicopters offer a unique experience with first-class seating. Other Maui helicopter companies seat their guests to balance out the weight in the helicopter. Under this guideline, there is no control over where you are seated. With Sunshine, you can guarantee front row seats for an additional fee.

First Class Seating eliminates that surprise and guarantees you the front seats in the helicopter. It does come at a price with the costs per tickets being a little higher, much like first class seating on a flight to Maui. But the experience outweighs the costs.

Other Activity Options by Sunshine HelicoptersSunshine Helicopters – West Maui And Molokai – 45 MinutesSunshine Helicopters – West Maui And Molokai – 60 Minute FlightSunshine Helicopters – Circle Island – 60 Minutes

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Sunshine Helicopters FX- Rates

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Sunshine Helicopters Whisper Star

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Kahului Heliport
GPS: Kahului Heliport, Hangar 107, Kahului, Hawaii 96732

Sunshine Helicopter Policies:
Max weight 240lb
Any comfort seat additional cost must be paid direct.
Any single passenger weighing 240lbs or more on the FX or 290lbs or more on the Whisper Star will be required to purchase a comfort seat. The charge for a comfort seat is full retail rate.
FAA regulations require all passengers to be weighed at time of check-in.
Weight discrepancies are non-refundable

Weather-related cancellations by Sunshine Helicopters are 100% refundable.

Days Available:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Times:
8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm

Check-in 30 minutes prior to event time.

Maui Tickets For Less Cancelation Policy:
A 72 hours notice is required for a refund. Only exception is a note from a local doctor.
No-shows” will be charged full.

 

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Sunshine Helicopters
4.6
Based on 168 reviews
Sunshine Helicopters
4.5
Based on 134 reviews
Marcela M.
Marcela M.
Spencer is the cutest pilot, very nice and great driver! The trip was so nice, we wish it had been longer. It's a must do while in Maui!Austin was the...
Venus M.
Venus M.
Totally afraid of flying! This was the most amazing thing we ever did for a family trip!
Sandy L.
Sandy L.
This was my first experience riding in a helicopter, and wow! The experience is amazing and I am not sure there is any other helicopter tours that would...
Francisco G.
Francisco G.
Such a great company. Everyone in the office is really nice and helpful. The pilot, Spencer, was super informative and had a lot of knowledge about the...
Jodi F.
Jodi F.
We had an amazing experience. All our nerves were calmed within a minute of leaving the ground. The views and the smooth ride along with our very competent...
Lisa F.
Lisa F.
Trip of a life time. Our tour guide Carlos was amazing. We saw Hawaii in a special way
David H.
David H.
Carlos was amazing and very knowledgeable about the islands. His piloting is amazing and flight was very smooth. Everyone at sunshine helicopter was amazing...
Kevin P.
Kevin P.
Staff was friendly and the pilot Carlos was amazing!The views of Molokai were spectacular.
Chris P.
Chris P.
Simply amazing! Can't say enough about Sunshine Helicopter and Carlos who was our pilot! Will do it again for sure
Tatyana S.
Tatyana S.
Super friendly and chipper staff. Spencer was a great pilot with a fun dry sense of humor and lots of facts to share in narration. The flight is decently...
Alma A.
Alma A.
Sunshine helicopters were so professional and attentive. Carlos made sure everyone on the flight was able to see the all the attractions. His calm smoothing...
Debbie P.
Debbie P.
Awesome. Glad I did this. Uncle John was soo cool the views are amazing. I did this on a when. So out of my norm...
Lara S.
Lara S.
Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. The helicopter trip was amazing! Definitely recommend!
Katie B.
Katie B.
Amazing place!!! The people are so nice and so very helpful. 10/10 would recommend to anyone in Maui, Hawaii. Try to Carlos if you can he's a great pilot...
Troy P.
Troy P.
This was a great experience. The pilot made it even a better experience with his commentary. Would do it again.
America Allisson P.
America Allisson P.
It was an amazing experience. I enjoyed it and Spencer our pilot was amazing. I will come back for the longed tour
A T.
A T.
Awesome tour with Carlos! So beautiful and picturesque. Would highly recommend this tour over Maui and Molokai!
Kathleen W.
Kathleen W.
Went for a thrilling helicopter flight to Molokai & parts of the western coast with our fantastic pilot, Carlos! Carlos explained so many aspects of the...
Nick O.
Nick O.
Fantastic experience! The ground crew was very pleasant and we loved our pilot. Saw all of the amazing sights of Maui and Molokai. Would definitely recommend!
Tammy G.
Tammy G.
Taking a helicopter ride with Sunshine Helicopters is a must during your Maui vacation!!! The west Maui tour takes you to areas unaccessible by car or boat...
Teri O.
Teri O.
We had Carlos for a 50 min tour. I was definitely nervous and worried I might throw up. But the calming music and the calm pilot were perfect! I'd say only...
Andrew K.
Andrew K.
A truly amazing, mind-blowing experience! Carlos was a great pilot, guide and overall calming presence for novice flyers like us. I've been to Maui many...
Sarah B.
Sarah B.
What an amazing experience! I was a little nervous as this was my first time in a helicopter. Carlos was the best pilot such a smooth comfortable flight....
Sonia P.
Sonia P.
Great friendly staff! Great pilot! The flight was smooth, beautiful and fun! A must when In Maui! The views were so amazing! The pilot was very informative...
Doug B.
Doug B.
Had an amazing flight with Drew. The ground crew was awesome too. We went on the Molokai flight and saw some breathtaking views.
Rafael P.
Rafael P.
I have flown on various helicopter companies tours and Sunshine is by far one of my favorites. Pilot and crew where very friendly and informative. If you...
Dennis J.
Dennis J.
Such a fun, exciting experience. My wife was very unsure of doing a helicopter ride and felt very safe and comfortable. Highly recommend.
Harini K.
Harini K.
The ride of the Molokai was awesome. Being able to watch the waterfall and the terrain from that elevation was pretty cool. The crew was very prom...
Kate F.
Kate F.
It was off the charts. We thought so safe while on the adventure of a lifetime. They were so professional and the helicopter was beyond clean, and we...
Regina B.
Regina B.
Have to say this was the highlight of my trip! My first time in a helicopter and the pilot Carlos and all the employees made us feel welcome, safe and...
Erik S.
Erik S.
Awesome tour! Drew was great and knew a ton about Maui since he grew up here. Everything was super smooth and organized. This is a Maui must!
Alyssa B.
Alyssa B.
Amazing! Drew was our pilot and he was sooo knowledgeable. He grew up on yeh island and had sooo many good things to show us and Info. He didn't make us air...
Craig T.
Craig T.
Easy to get to the hanger. The check-in staff were very friendly and made us feel comfortable as we prepared for our tour.Uncle John was our pilot. He...
Aileen M.
Aileen M.
Everyone was very friendly, professional, and accommodating. My husband is a quadriplegic and they helped make his flight memorable. He can't wait to do it...
Brandi W.
Brandi W.
I absolutely loved this experience!! It was the highlight of my trip. I would've traded all the excursions just to do this one. Drew was our pilot, he grew...
Jessica B.
Jessica B.
We had a great experience on our tour of Maui. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We would recommend everyone checks out one of the tours offered...
Ilya P.
Ilya P.
A must try when visiting for the first time. The pilots are very knowledgeable and experienced. Very smooth flight and amazing views. A+++++
Terre C.
Terre C.
We booked a one hour air tour of Maui and was forced to reschedule due to weather. When we returned for our 2nd try we were able to go on the tour we...
David B.
David B.
Chris our pilot was very informative about the island. Saw whales breach out of the water. Gorgeous waterfalls and the coral reef along Maliki. It was awesome.
Melinda P.
Melinda P.
Loved the helicopter tour over Maui. Chris our pilot was very nice and informative. All the staff was super and did everything to make us feel comfortable....
Jessica G
Jessica G
Great experience! Pilot was interactive. Reasonably priced photos and flight videos. Friendly staff.
Lillian L.
Lillian L.
Great sky adventure. We did the Moloka'i helicopter tour and saw Hawaii's tallest waterfalls from the sky. We went at the end of December and were able to...
Curtis S.
Curtis S.
Excellent pilot. Very informative. Spacious smooth flying helicopter. Gets you right up close to the canyon walls to see the water falls.
Cindi K.
Cindi K.
The ride was thrilling. There is nothing like flying high over Maui and being at the top of the mountains looking down at the ocean. If you get airsick, take something before you go. Fantastic experience!
Matt H.
Matt H.
Had an amazing time, great views and such an experience flying over the island. We were able to see waterfalls that weren't accessible to us any other way,...
Mike A.
Mike A.
Amazing experience: we went on a 45min flight with Matt the pilot who was very knowledgeable and accommodating, the helicopter was very comfortable, the...
Dena Stevens C.
Dena Stevens C.
Well worth the price. Can't wait to do it again. Matt and all the crew make you comfortable. Matt took us into all the canyons to see waterfalls. He flew over the coral reef and looked for turtles. Our picture in front of the helicopter is going into a frame. This is a must do experience.
michael B.
michael B.
Awesome experience. We had Cody as our pilot. The flight was breath taking. He highlighted many of the spots to see, wish he spoke more, but overall it was well worth it.
Naomi E.
Naomi E.
Great experience from start to finish! The crew was welcoming and thorough with their safety briefing. The pilot was skilled, knowledgeable and made sure we had an amazing tour!
Emily H.
Emily H.
Definitely check out Sunshine Helicopters for an unforgettable tour around Maui! I was in a middle seat with 6 other passengers, including the pilot, and...
James F.
James F.
This was such an amazing experience. Highly recommend doing this if you're visiting. Tim, our pilot was very nice and informative throughout the whole trip.
Lyn C.
Lyn C.
My first time in a helicopter and was in awe of the beautiful views. We saw magnificent waterfalls, flew through valleys, over the water out towards...
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