What are the best Maui helicopter tours?
We all know the island of Maui—the valley isle—is stunningly beautiful, which is why it’s one of the top tourist destinations and the honeymoon capital of the world! Why spend hours and hours away from the beaches and resort life driving around the island when you can see the beauty of Maui from the sky in an hour or less? Save time and see a perspective that not many will ever see in their lives. Looking for an adrenaline boost as well? Join one of the doors off helicopter Maui tours and feel the breeze in your face as you gaze at the beauty below you.
Seeing Maui by helicopter is a unique experience that you’ll never forget. Seeing the peaks, valleys, and waterfalls of the West Maui mountains, Haleakala, and even the remote island of Molokai will stick with you for a lifetime. The main trips offered cover West Maui and Molokai, Hana and Haleakala, or a whole island of Maui tour. Some companies offer different twists on the ride, including oceanfront landings or doors off helicopter Maui tours. Ask us for options and book one of the best Maui helicopter tours today to see most beautiful parts of Maui – keep scrolling to see your options!
THE BEST MAUI HELICOPTER TOURS COMPANIES
Maui Helicopter Tours
Offering a wide variety of tours for Maui visitors, Maui Helicopter Tours have 5-star reviews and over 20 years of experience in helping visitors find the right tours. Whether you’re looking for a quick ride around the island or a more expansive tour to Molokai, these tours are safe, breathtaking, and fun.
This company is known for some of the best Maui helicopter tours—and the reviews prove it, with one visitor saying, “it’s all you expected and more!” Air Maui offers a huge variety of helicopter tours around Maui. This is also one of the only companies that offers visitors a doors off helicopter Maui tour for an extra thrill and adrenaline boost. It’s up to you to choose your own adventure.
If you’re on Maui for a day or more, you’re bound to see the Blue Hawaiian helicopters flying everywhere. With incredibly experienced pilots and 35 years of experience, this company boasts some of the best Maui helicopter tours. With tons of 5-star reviews, these helicopter tours are called a “must-do.”
This company has a sweet story behind it, as the owners/operators are high school sweethearts, eloped while living in Germany, then moved to Maui to run a charter boat business. They started Sunshine Helicopters in 1985 and have an incredible reputation for leading fun, safe, and breathtaking helicopter tours for decades out of Maui.
West Maui and Molokai
This tour is a favorite for a reason. With unforgettable views of massive sea cliffs, stretching waterfalls and the ridges and valleys of the West Maui mountains. Cross the Pailolo channel for a rare look at the lush landscapes of Molokai’s north shore. If it’s whale season, you may even see some spouts or breaches from the helicopter! Cruise over Halawa Valley and the Kalaupapa peninsula for a glimpse at these rarely seen panoramas. Some tours end in Lahaina town for a walk through the historic town filled with restaurants and galleries. You’ll be flying from 45-55 minutes.
Looking for more adventure? You can choose to experience this as a doors off helicopter Maui ride if you and your friends or family want the extra thrill of clearer vision and the tropical breeze flowing through your helicopter. Keep in mind that flip-flops (slippers), bags, and professional cameras will not be allowed, though a security lanyard will be provided for your cell phone to make sure you can still capture the moment.
Another popular option is to take the same tour but enjoy an extra bonus—an oceanfront landing on the North shore of Maui to take in the breathtaking views. Think about how you want your helicopter tour to go and let us know so we can book you the trip of a lifetime!
Hana and Haleakala
Two of the most remote and beautiful locations on Maui are covered on this flight. Why spend an entire day driving through Hana and getting up to the top of Haleakala when you can see it all in 45-75 minutes (depending on the tour you choose)? As you glide over the top of Haleakala crater, you’ll think you’ve gone to a different planet. The desert landscape is an incredible contrast to the lush, green, and wet Hana rainforest. See dramatic waterfalls and views of Molokini Crater and Makena State Park on the South side of Maui as well.
Complete Island Tour
One of the best Maui Helicopter tours you can take, this adventure takes you on a full ride around Maui to see everything from the Haleakala Crater to the stunningly lush Hana rainforests and waterfalls. The tour continues into the West Maui Mountains and the Pu’u Kukui watershed, where you’ll see huge waterfalls and sharp ridges and dipping valleys. Learn about the geography and history of Maui with State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guides. With a few options to choose from for this 60 to 70-minute flight, you can’t go wrong.