West Maui and Molokai Special 45-Minute Helicopter Tour

Maui, USA

From $262.67

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 45 minutes
  • Flight time: 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


On this exclusive helicopter tour of Maui, soar past valleys and hidden waterfalls that are inaccessible by land, and hover above ridgelines that sit at the heart of the rugged West Maui mountains. Cross the channel to neighboring Molokai, where vertical sea cliffs spill 4,000 feet to the turbid shoreline below, and get up-close views of a part of the world that has barely been touch by man.
  • Scenic helicopter tour over west Maui and Molokai
  • Fly over spectacular scenery including tropical rainforests and deep valleys
  • Enjoy breathtaking bird's eye views of Maui and Molokai
  • Excellent narration provides background to all sights
  • Learn about the fascinating history of Maui from an expert personal guide

What's Included

  • 45 minute flight over West Maui
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 108 Lelepio Pl, Kahului, HI 96732, USA

    Come to the Kahului Heliport and Air Maui Helicopters is the last hanger on the left. ** Google Maps Plus Code VHR8+2X **

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What To Expect

There’s no better way to see Hawaii than from the seat of a helicopter, since most of the valleys, ridgelines, and waterfalls can only be viewed from the air. On this helicopter tour of the West Maui Mountains and Molokai, you’ll be instantly transported from Kahului Heliport to the heart of the ancient Hawaii, where it’s said that the bones of ancient chiefs are still secretly buried in these valleys.

Hover above ridgelines carved by 1.5 million years of wind and rain erosion, where mists cling to the bright green leaves of indigenous trees and ferns.

Staring out the window of the A-star helicopter—which has six, forward-facing seats—watch as dozens of cascading waterfalls carve rivulets down the cliffs. After circling the center of the West Maui Mountains, this Maui helicopter tour continues to Molokai for a flight past the world’s tallest sea cliffs, which dramatically plunge nearly 4,000 feet to waves crashing on the coast.

Throughout this helicopter tour of Maui, your expert pilot provides narration on history, geology, and wildlife, and a USB of the entire experience can be purchased at the end of the flight.

Molokai Harbor (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 240 lbs
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Weight Restrictions: Due to FAA regulations, all passengers must be weighed at check-in. For each single passenger weighing 240 pounds or more, combined weights of 420 lbs per couple or for groups of 3 or more an average weight of 200lbs or more an additional seat must be purchased at time of booking. This is for the safety and comfort of all passengers. It is important to provide accurate body weight at checkout.
  • It is recommended 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
  • Flight routes & sights may vary due to weather.
  • Infants under 24 months must sit on an adult lap. PLEASE CONTACT AIR MAUI IF BRINGING AN INFANT. Over 24 months must occupy their own paid seat.
  • Please contact Air Maui directly for your check in and departure time at least 72 hours prior to your flight!
  • Not wheelchair accessible. There is no wheelchair lift to accommodate wheelchair passengers nor can the staff personally/physically assist people into the helicopter
  • Helicopter is a shared cabin with 6 passengers and one pilot on each flight.
  • 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.
  • No bags. This includes purses, fanny pack, backpack, etc.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Amazing views , Great service ! Will do it again and again ! We really enjoyed it , Captain Kurt was great with all his experience and really helpful with instructions.


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First helicopter ride and...
Neira_E, Apr 2024
First helicopter ride and it was amazing!! Cameron was awesome. Thank you for a fantastic experience.
Johnathan_F, Apr 2024
Great experience!!! Staff and pilot were fantastic! The views were spectacular! They make it fun and relaxing
Amazing Hawaiian Experience
steven_s, Apr 2024
Captain Kirk was knowledgeable and had a steady hand at the helm, amazing veiws! Great way to experience Hawaii.
Fun trip!
KEITH_P, Apr 2024
I would highly recommend it! Was great!!! Very cool experince unlike anything I have ever done! First helicopter ride and definitely not the last
Worth every penny!
Raquel_C, Apr 2024
This was one of the best experiences I had. I was a little scared to go in a doors off helicopter, but it was great. The view of the island from the air is amazing. All the crew including the pilot were very professional.
A must-do!
Mustafa_K, Apr 2024
Interactive experience with lots of historical facts, friendly pilots, and up close views of majestic mountains and waterfalls. Highly recommend!
Book this!
Tuhina_B, Mar 2024
Amazing and worth every penny! Views are spectacular and the pilot is very knowledgeable on the area and friendly.
One of the best experiences of my lifetime
Melissa_C, Mar 2024
This was a fantastic experience for our family. Our pilot, Nathan, was entertaining, knowledgeable and kept us safe. My husband flies small planes and we (I) were very concerned about the high winds the day of our trip, but the helicopter wasn’t turbulent and the trip was super smooth! The sights were related to an iMax movie, up close to waterfalls, goats and cliffs! Highly recommended.
A dream above Maui !
Marlon_F, Mar 2024
Amazing views , Great service ! Will do it again and again ! We really enjoyed it , Captain Kurt was great with all his experience and really helpful with instructions.
James_W, Mar 2024
The entire experience was beyond expectations. Cameron is a great tour guide and pilot. Bucket list item achieved! Core memory stored!
Maui from the sky.
Delbevl, Mar 2024
Seeing the island from the air. It was amazing and beautiful! One of the best trips we have taken. The pilot was wonderful and gave us great narration. We want to take another trip, this time over the volcano and the Hana end of the island
Well worth your time
Darron_A, Mar 2024
Well worth the time and cost! 45 minutes is about perfect for the experience and in a tight space for bigger folks like me. Loved it!
Fantastic time!
Elisabeth_S, Mar 2024
We loved seeing the waterfalls close up. We had a great time with Captain Kirk. Highly recommend this tour
Add this trip to your bucket list!
Dave_I, Mar 2024
Breathtaking views and experience. A “must do” experience when travelling to Maui. Thanks to our wonderful pilot Cameron.
Great experience!!!
Celia_B, Feb 2024
The scenery was gorgeous. The pilot was nicely informed. He was inclusive with all the passengers. I would do this again anytime!
Could have been better
Richard_H, Feb 2024
The views were spectacular. My spouse is small and was seated in the rear so she could not take pictures without front passengers arms and cameras in her view. Was told front seating could be purchased but did not know this
The views are so amazing....
Alan_Z, Feb 2024
The views are so amazing. Pilot was very good and steady to allow for amazing pics! Maui air was very accommodating even when we where running late cause of traffic!!!
Loved it!
Rona_R, Feb 2024
Everyone should do this tour! Flying in a helicopter is a unique, fun and beautiful experience. The staff was excellent. Friendly, informative and skilled. We enjoyed it immensely!
Favorite moment of the trip!
Lezlee_H, Feb 2024
Pilot was great to give us information about the sites and history of the island, sites were beautiful and all was very organized. Super friendly staff!
Amazing to fly over the...
Rachel_F, Feb 2024
Amazing to fly over the island! Our pilot was entertaining and informative. The check on process was super easy too.

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