Maui and Molokai have some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world (some over 2000 feet). With the above average rainfall that Maui has received this year, these waterfalls have been a particularly spectacular sight to see. Many of these waterfalls are difficult if not impossible to see except from the air, especially those on the Molokai sea cliffs. Below are just a few of the amazing waterfalls that you can see on various Air Maui tours.
Hipuapua and Moa’ula Waterfalls
Located in Molokai in the Halawa Valley, these waterfalls are only accessible by land if you travel through property. If you want to hike to these falls, you will need a local guide. You can swim in the pools below these waterfalls. Hipuapua Falls is 500 feet tall and Moa’ula is a double tiered fall which drops a total of 250 feet.
Papalaua Waterfall, located on the Northern part of Molokai, is an impressive 1,200 feet. Legend has it that the water spirit mo’o, in the form of a lizard, lives behind the falls. Many consider it to be one of the best waterfalls in Hawaii.
Wall of Tears
The wall of tears consists of as many as 17 waterfalls when it is raining. Hidden deep within the West Maui Mountains in Waihe’e Valley, you are lucky if you get a glimpse of them.
Molokai Sea Cliffs
During the rainy season, many waterfalls can be seen streaming down the Molokai sea cliffs, traveling more than 2,000 feet to the sea below. These are the tallest sea cliffs in the world, creating quite an awe inspiring sight when covered in falls.
Kano and other Hana Hwy Waterfalls
Kano Waterfall (pictured to the left), Wailua Waterfall and several other beautiful waterfalls can be seen in the Wailua area, located along the road to Hana.
Air Maui guests rave about the breathtaking beauty of the waterfalls and other sights that they get to see on our tours. Here is what some of them have to say about their experiences:
“The first large waterfall that we went to was in the opening scene of the first Jurassic Park movie. Well, it was pretty on film, but it was absolutely breathtaking for real. So much so, I was overwhelmed to the point of tears. It was literally the most beautiful sight I had ever seen.” - bethr5552015
“The views were amazing, the smiles on my family's face as we soared above and below waterfalls, cliffs and valleys, were amazing!!! I seriously would do this again.” - CandiceandJeremy
“This trip exceeded my expectations. It was by far one of the most beautiful views of Waterfalls, Ocean & Landscape I have ever seen. I literally had tears in my eyes twice. ” - LaNae M
“The views were spectacular! The cliffs, valleys and waterfalls of Molokai were so amazing and the helicopter gave views and perspective that could not have been appreciated from the ground.” - Karen B
“Hawaii is so beautiful already but by taking the helicopter tour of West Maui and Molokai, we got to see mountain tops, birds-eye views of turquoise waters and cascading waterfalls and steep cliffs.” - Angelica T
“I'd seen videos before but nothing could prepare us for what we experienced. Flying up the narrow valleys, hovering seemingly only a few feet from crashing waterfalls.” - Brownbo