With Circle Island Helicopter Tour , you and your crew mates can investigate the vast topography of Maui from the air.
A Helicopter ride near the Haleakala Crater, Hana Area,
and West Maui Mountains:
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If you haven’t taken a helicopter tour on Maui…you haven’t seen Maui.
Venture far beyond Maui’s sugarcane and pineapple fields, beyond the “Black Beauties”, beyond Maui’s tallest “Honokohau Falls” waterfall, and across the lava flows in the Kaupo and Ko’olau Gaps. Hover over 180 square miles along the Hana Rain Forest in Maui’s northern coast and see the “Seven Pools” as well as Lindberg’s grave.
Tour the depths of Hawaii’s unique marine species at 100 feet below in the comfort of a high-tech submarine with Atlantis Submarine’s Odyssey Adventure tour. Departing from Lahaina for the West Maui reed, this elegant and exciting tour is sure to fascinate both the young and the young-at-heart.
Includes the Haleakala Crater, the Hana area and the West Maui Mountains. The second major flight of the island is the Circle Island flight which encompasses the exact same flight as the 45 min Crater/Hana tour but also includes the spectacular West Maui Mountains as well. The West Maui Mountains are a completely different animal then the Haleakala. While Haleakala is considered a dormant volcano that is just at the apex of its growth stage the West Maui’s have been extinct for over a million years. They are also the home of the second wettest spot on Earth. The peak of Puu Kukui. The rainfall here is about 370 inches a year and the combination of so much rainfall falling upon such an old lava surface has carved huge valleys and cliffs in the interior. From the top at Puu Kukui there are razor sharp ridges that sculpt their way to the coast. On either side of the upper ridges the sheer walls that have been carved descend literally thousands of feet down to the valleys below. And there are waterfalls everywhere. One particular area we call the “wall of tears” has perhaps 15 to 35 waterfalls all happening at once depending on the rainfall from the previous hours. Though this area is only about 4 miles as a crow flies to the towns of Lahaina, Kaanapali or Wailuku it is so remote that you will not see a road, a town or a person in sight. In fact it is so primordial that the only thing you might expect to see would be a dinosaur. If this is one of your first trips to Maui, this might be the best Maui helicopter ride for you to go on since you’ll really have a good understanding of the lay of the land and you’ll be able to go back and visit the places you were most attracted to.
Flight times differ every day; however, Air Maui would like your preferred flight time. Check-in is 45 minutes prior.
Helicopter weight and balance changes with every flight because of passenger weight, pilot weight and length of flight (fuel weight). It is important that we have accurate body weight from every passenger. FAA regulations require all passengers and their carry-on items to be weighed at time of check-in. If a standard airline seat belt is too small or you weigh over 240 pounds you may be required to purchase a comfort seat on our FX STAR. If you are between 240-290 lbs. we recommend open seating on the Whisper STAR. Over 290 lbs. may require a comfort seat in our Whisper STAR.
-Driving directions: Take Hwy 380, Turn right and drive 6 miles to Hwy. 36 (Kmart intersection). Turn right and drive 2 miles to Hwy 37. Turn left and drive straight into Heliport. Air Maui is the last hangar.
-Open Seating: Up to six-passengers, seat assignment determined by weight and balance.
-First Class Seating: Passengers enjoy “First Class” seating next to pilot, with extra arm and leg room. Maximum combined weight for two passengers on FX STAR First Class is 400 lbs., and Whisper STAR First Class is 490 lbs.
-Flight Taping: As the pilot flies along he directs the taping, selecting the camera offering the best view. The result: at the end of your helicopter tour you’re presented with a video tape of your actual flight to take home and enjoy over and over.
Check in at Kahului heliport Air Maui Helicopter Tours.
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