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East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater

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You'll enjoy all of the "must see" sights in Maui on spectacular Maui helicopter tours! Soar to the 10,000 foot (3,050 meter) Haleakala Volcano Crater, fly over the rainforests of Hana and much more. Expert narration is included on Maui helicopter rides.
  • See East Maui from above on this 45-minute helicopter tour
  • 180-degree views of the coastline, waterfalls, and Hana rainforest 
  • Ascend 10,000 feet (3,050 meters) along dormant Haleakala Crater
  • Pilot narration on Maui’s history and flight route sights
What to Expect
Begin your tour at the Kahului Heliport where you board an air-conditioned, A-star helicopter with six forward-facing leather seats, each with 180-degree views. Once in the air, you head for the East Maui rainforest, where your pilot points out sights and offers information about Maui’s rich history. Take in the island's undeveloped landscape and soar over the Hana coastline to see waterfalls joining the sea. Next, ascend the Haleakala Crater along its eastern ridge until you reach the 10,000-foot (3,050-meter) summit. Hover and admire one of the world’s tallest dormant volcanoes before returning to the heliport, where the tour ends. Purchase a souvenir USB with narrated footage of the flight for a separate charge.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tour departs from the Kahului Heliport
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 45 minute flight over East Maui
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 and bags 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. This is for the safety and comfort of all passengers. It is important to provide accurate body weight at checkout.This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. All passengers will be weighed upon check-in.
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible. There is no wheelchair lift to accommodate wheelchair passengers nor can the staff personally/physically assist people into the helicopter
  • Flight routes & sights may vary due to weather.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dylan was our pilot and he was great! There was adverse weather over Haleakala so we couldn’t go there, we went over Molokai instead. They gave us the option to do the alternate route or refund / select a different day, so we just went...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

Due to low clouds, flight to Haleakala and Hana was revised to see NE Maui and NE Shore of Molokai; Disappointing but not the fault of Air Maui. Back seat placement limited views out the side windows but Cameron, our pilot was friendly, informative and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank donaldk508
Air_Maui_Helicopters, CEO at Air Maui Helicopter Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

Thank you for the review and feedback. I am sorry the clouds over East Maui changed the flight plan but I am happy to hear you still enjoyed the optional flight route over West Maui and Molokai with Cameron. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed June 28, 2019

On the morning of our scheduled flight there was a traffic accident that prevented our group from making the tour. The staff was very understanding and did everything they could to accommodate us during out stay be it another flight that day (split up group)...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Air_Maui_Helicopters, CEO at Air Maui Helicopter Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback. Although you did not get the chance (yet!) to fly with us we thank you for your understanding considering the circumstances. Please call us as soon as you plan your next trip to Maui...More

Reviewed March 24, 2019

What a great experience. Pilot Jim took us on a great trip, with incredible views and narration. We took our oldest grandchild (11 yo) with us. He was thrilled. We were well tended to by all the staff. Hope to go again some day.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank okbakers
Air_Maui_Helicopters, CEO at Air Maui Helicopter Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

Thank you! So happy we were able to help build some amazing memories for you and your family. Hope to see you again! Aloha~

Reviewed December 24, 2018

Cameron the Pilot was skilled and super informative. The route taken was spectacular peeking over into the crater and seeing Hana and the coastline from the air. Suggestion passengers should have a mic to communicate with the pilot, instead of the pen and paper offered!;...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank RobbieBoy23
Air_Maui_Helicopters, CEO at Air Maui Helicopter Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2018

Thank you for the review and feedback on your tour with Cameron, We do appreciate the feedback and thank you for choosing to fly with us. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation here on Maui.

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