Did you know that fall is the most popular time to get married? And if you are celebrating your anniversary this spring, or any time of the year, Maui is a very popular destination.!
Air Maui offers several different tour options from a complete island tour of Maui to a West Maui and Molokai tour to an oceanfront landing or cliffside landing tour. Each of our tours offers something special. Many people love our complete island tour because it gives them a unique perspective of Maui that is impossible to gain any other way. Seeing the island from the air is a magical experience; people who have lived on the island their whole lives can still see something new. Likewise, seeing the Molokai sea cliffs from the air is an experience not to be missed. Read below to learn more about some of the highlights of our various tours and to help you decide which one might be right for you. Molokai Sea Cliffs The sea cliffs of Molokai are the tallest sea cliffs in the world ranging from 3,600 to 3,900 feet above sea level. There are no roads that you can take to see these cliffs and no way to take in the sheer beauty that exists like seeing them from the air. The sea cliffs are particularly amazing to behold after recent rain storms, as there are many waterfalls that cascade down the cliffs after a heavy rain. You may also catch a glimpse of a rainbow or spot a herd of goats which call the sea cliffs their home. Waterfalls Regardless of what tour you choose, a highlight of any tour is likely to be waterfalls. With an annual rainfall of about 400 inches in some locations on Maui, there are many beautiful waterfalls to see with some reaching over 1,000 feet in length. From Hipuapua, Moa’ula and Papalaua waterfalls on Molokai, to the wall of tears hidden deep within the West Maui Mountains, to Kano and Wailua Waterfalls on Hana side (just to name a few) you won’t believe your eyes. Pictures do not capture the breathtaking nature of these falls, you just have to see them with your own eyes! These are just a few of the tour highlights that you might experience flying with us. Some others include amazing rainbows, whale sightings, and our spectacular private landing sites. Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences: “The weather was not perfect, but that didn’t prevent Captain Troy from finding ALL the best views – from completely circular, and impossible-to-capture, double rainbows, to myriad waterfalls cascading through the rainforest, to cinder cones in the Martian landscape that is Haleakala Crater, to Kahakuloa Head in West Maui! All in 60 minutes! I recommend you just sit back and enjoy the scenery with your very own eyes and then buy their video of the unobstructed views from their HD cameras that are mounted outside the aircraft! This was my 3rd time up with Air Maui. Hoping for many more in years to come. Pure love!” – A TripAdvisor Member “This was my fourth helicopter tour (3rd in Hawaiian islands) and by far my favorite! The pilot we had, Troy, was exceptional and extremely skilled, let me tell you, it was FUN. He and the helicopter are like one. The cool thing about Air Maui is the pilots pick their own music playlist for the tours, and it was spot on to match the climactic moments approaching various waterfalls and flying over the sea cliffs of Moloka’i.” – Seaside10413459232 “Experience like no other! I teared up a few times during the flight, pinching myself at the sheer beauty of what I saw. If you are nervous of the fact that THERE ARE NO DOORS, don’t be. You immediately appreciate that you don’t have the restriction of the doors, free to take photos with nothing in the way. The moment they take you into the area with the waterfalls, you are surrounded by gorgeous green mountains, so close, you feel like you can reach out and touch it. Don’t forget to look down, on our way back we saw a Humpback Whale breaching over and over again, IT WAS ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN.” – XtinatequilaX Still have questions? Take a second to visit our tours page or call us at 877.238.4942 and our friendly staff would be happy to answer any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
Maui is home to so many romantic restaurants with delicious menu items and beautiful views. If you are looking to treat your valentine to a special dinner this year, check out some of the most romantic and highly rated restaurants throughout Maui. And don’t forget to make reservations early, as many of these options will fill up early! Mama’s Fish House Mama’s Fish House is another stunningly romantic restaurant located in Paia. Located on the beach, this restaurant offers beautiful views and is the perfect option for those who love seafood. Their menu also includes some great tropical cocktails and a wine list. This restaurant is definitely a Maui classic! www.mamasfishhouse.com Merriman’s Another classic Maui favorite is Merriman’s Restaurant, located in Kapalua on the west side of Maui. Merriman’s is offering a special Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu which you can find on their website. The beautiful oceanfront views of this restaurant will take your breath away! www.merrimanshawaii.com/kapalua Fleetwood’s on Front Street Fleetwood’s is another great restaurant located on the west side in Lahaina. They have a delicious menu and the view from the rooftop dining area has amazing views. They also have a great happy hour from 2-5pm if you are looking for a more affordable option. www.fleetwoodsonfrontst.com Mill House Located in central Maui in Waikapū, the Mill house offers a great menu featuring farm fresh foods from several different sources throughout Maui. Located in the midst of the Maui Tropical Plantation, the Mill House offers a unique taste and experience of Maui. www.millhousemaui.com Hali’imaile General Store If you are looking for a romantic restaurant located in upcountry Maui, Hali’imaile is a great option. Their menu features Hawaiian flavors with local Asian influences. They offer lots of delicious food items to choose from as well as some classic and unique hand-crafted cocktails. www.hgsmaui.com If you are looking for something really special and unique to treat your Valentine to this year, consider a helicopter tour of Maui before your special dinner. Our cliffside and oceanside landing tours are particularly romantic. We even offer a special engagement tour! Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences: “Last day of our visit and by far the best because of this trip! Our activities all week were rained out but the sun came out for our last day and we were rebooked for Doors-OFF. Ritchie our pilot was excellent and the check in staff were polite, fun and efficient. The views were breathtaking and our photos/videos came out great.” – Jane O “This was an exhilarating experience! Our pilot was so knowledgeable and our favorite part was the tallest waterfall. I highly recommend this tour. It was certainly one of the highlights of our trip to Maui.” – Kelley G “Vince Carter was our pilot and the guy has skills. The most amazing views of cliffs, waterfalls and whales” – Wes Captain Kirk from Air Maui was awesome! If you have any fear of flying, he’s your guy! He’ll put you at ease from the moment you hear his very calming voice and his warm personality.” – Kathryn La Mantia Greatest thing I have ever done. Vince Carter was our pilot and what a ride!!! The scenery, the history, the music and the flying could not have been better scripted.” – Michael K “This entire tour was great from start to finish. Riding in a helicopter was a rush (especially with the music during take off which took my mind off any fear and got the adrenaline pumping), the scenery was unbelievable and breath taking, and Nathan was a great pilot and super knowledgeable about the land and history of the area. You must do this tour! I did a single seat in the back of the helicopter and saw just fine. Thank you Air Maui Helicopters and Nathan!” – Simonige Please feel free to contact us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions or special requests for your Valentine’s Day adventure, or book any of our tours online!
Winter season is here! If you like the sun and warm days, hawaii is the place you are looking for. Known as the rainbow state, you can enjoy the sunshine and warm breeze any time of the year. And here in Maui you can enjoy it while engaging in some awesome activity available throughout the island. Come check some of the amazing thing to do around here during the winter season! Whale Watch Typically, the first humpback whale is seen in late September or early October with peak whale season running from December to March, during the Winter. These majestic creatures migrate to Hawaii every year from the cold waters of Alaska to breed, birth their babies, and raise their young. You can catch a sighting of humpback whales breaching from the shoreline or book various whale watching tours to get a close-up from a boat. If you are lucky, you may also catch a sighting of humpback whales from the air on your Air Maui helicopter tour, which provides a really unique and interesting vantage point! Surf The north shore areas of Kanaha and Paʻia in the winter have the most spectacular big waves and wind from the storms in the north pacific. These storms produce our big swells in the winter months. East Maui catches these big swells along the road to Hana including trade wind showers which produce rain throughout the year. This is why the ancient Hawaiians had over 200 names for rain! It’s also the reason there’s such an amazing and ancient rainforest on this side of the island. Haleakala Haleakala Crater is one of the most unique and beautiful landscapes of Maui. It is surreal to behold the moon-like landscape that is such a great contrast to the beaches and lush rainforests that cover such a large portion of the island. The cinder cone formations and shades of red and orange sand are particularly striking when seen from the air. Nakalele Blowhole A blowhole is a rare natural occurrence where water pressure from waves creates a geyser of water that shoots up into the air. This happens every couple of minutes and, depending on the tides and surf, water can shoot up into the air over 50 feet at Nakalele Blowhole (which means you can see it from the air!) If you are close enough, you can feel the ground rumble and you will hear a blast as the water shoots into the air, but if you decide to take the hike out, remember to stay back as blowholes can be dangerous! Maui is one of the top destinations in the world and a seeing it from the air is truly amazing, any season of the year. The experience of a helicopter tour will be unique and unforgettable! Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences: “Can’t say enough great things about the trip, itinerary and pilot. Did this as a solo trip (wasn’t my partners thing)..felt fine doing as a solo female. saw whales!” – bethcarlson6 “Best decision ever! Even though our 1st chopper ride, we chose the “doors off” option and never looked back. Fantastic experience and even better photos, plus a lifetime of memories! We took the Maui & Molokai tour. 45 minutes of pure joy. Our pilot (OPS MGR) was the best, making everyone feel at ease. He also took the time to vector over some whales and other sights during the ride. Hope to do it again soon but the 1st time is the best! Mahalo!” – Harry G “We had the most amazing experience, the pilot we had was so great, he was very personable and jovial, new all our names with in minutes of the flight. He had been flying for 40 years and was very relaxed behind the controls, extremely knowledgeable of the area and offered many stories along the way.” – Gene M “We wanted to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday with something special and memorable. It was our first time on a helicopter and were 100% NOT disappointed. The scenery is beautiful and can bring tears to your eyes. Brodie was our pilot and would highly recommend him. Very informative with culture and scenery…and ladies, he’s CUTE!! The oceanfront landing is a great spot for pictures with the scenery and the helicopter.” – staples_travelers Interested in flying with Air Maui? Please book online through the tours page or feel free to call 808-877-7005 if you have any questions. We would be happy to help you!
Did you know that you can experience any of our amazing tours for just $100? That’s right! We offer a single seat special if you book a single seat on any of our tours with available seats within 48 hours of the flight. This is a great opportunity for solo travelers or those of you who live on island! You can call us at (808) 877-7005 for availability, or follow us on twitter to get updates when seats are available at twitter.com/airmaui. Here are some of the great tours we offer that you can experience for just $100! Complete Island Tour Air Maui’s Complete Island Tour is a great way to see experience the island of Maui in a way unlike any other. You will get to see Haleakala Crater and the other amazing sights of east Maui, as well as the beautiful valleys and ridges of the West Maui Mountains. This tour gives you a really unique perspective of Maui and is a great tour for those who live on Maui and would like to explore this beautiful island from the air or travelers who have just arrived and would like to get acquainted with the island. West Maui & Molokai Tour The West Maui & Molokai Tour is an amazing way to see the beauty of the West Maui as well as the gorgeous sea cliffs and awe inspiring waterfalls of Molokai. If you are looking for a chance to learn more about the fascinating history and landscape of Molokai, this is the flight for you. Many of the views you will see are not accessible from land, including waterfalls over 1,000 feet and the tallest sea cliffs in the world. This is a tour you can’t miss! Hana/Haleakala Tour See the contrasts of East Maui on this amazing tour. Haleakala’s moonlike terrain is beautiful to see from above, with its cinder cone formations of red and orange. The gorgeous rainforests of Hana, on the windward side of Haleakala, are lush and green, flowing with beautiful waterfalls. Avoid the drives to these two tourist hotspots and enjoy them from the air! Below are some comments from our guests who have taken advantage of this spectacular deal. If you aren’t convinced, read what they have to say about the experience! “Captain Kirk was amazing. Gorgeous flight, safe and my ladies had so much fun. Saw some whales too! Highly recommend” – Eric C “An enjoyable activity! Rick, our pilot, was fantastic with the information that he shared throughout the ride. The experience was incredible, and there is so much to see from the air. You not only get to see things only visible by air, but you also learn a lot about Hawaiian culture and history. Rick would share different interesting tidbits about the culture and history.” – Steven M “The doors off helicopter tour was easily the highlight of our vacation! We paid the extra $50 each and reserved the front seats, which was well worth it. Vince, our pilot was an amazing guide. It was beautiful, exhilarating, informative, and then some. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks for an unforgettable experience!” – Audrey J “Very beautiful view of Maui! It was inspiring to see the rainforest and waterfalls. Kameron was very knowledgeable and shared his love of the island. The ride was was also very smooth.” – Jacqueline N A helicopter tour of Maui makes a great gift for that person in your life who has everything. Book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions!
If you are planning to be in Maui for this holiday season and scape the freezing weather, Maui is the perfect place to do it! With lots of fun holiday events such as visiting Santa, see the lights, eat some yummy holiday food, or build your very own sand snowman! Check out some of the events happening around the island below. Pictures with Santa If your kids would like to get pictures with Santa there are several options around Maui. Queen Kaahumanu Center, Maui Mall, the Lahaina Cannery Mall, and the Shops at Wailea are all having visits from Santa at various times throughout December. Check out their websites for dates and times and other seasonal events and information. Nāpua Greig Special Lower Valley Performance Area, at The Shops at Wailea will host a special performance of maui’s star Nāpua Greig and her award winning Halau, December 23th, starting 5:30pm. Nāpua is one of the great female voices of Maui and winner of many prizes along the years. Check the website for more details https://www.theshopsatwailea.com/event/ Lahaina Banyan Tree The Lahaina Banyan Tree, which is over 150 years old, is beautifully decorated with Christmas lights from until the end of December. There will also be various activities throughout December in the area such as holiday music, cookie decorating, snow play, and wreath making. Check out the website for more information. www.lahainarestoration.org/holiday Christmas 5K Run & Santa’s Half Mile Keiki Dash On December 18th at 7:30am join in the fun for a 5K run, 1 mile walk, or Santa’s Half Mile Keiki Dash! The keiki run is for children 8 years and under. https://runsignup.com/Race/HI/Maui/Christmas5KRunSantaKeikiDash WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY in Hawaii Maui’s favorite country music star is back at the MACC for a performance with Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real and Particle Kid (Micah Nelson). Don’t miss this bonafide family affair at the A&B Amphitheater.! https://www.mauiarts.org/ A Kanekoa Christmas Join the Maui ukulele legends, Kanekoa, and Kathy “Tita” Collins for a holiday ride you will never forget: ‘Twas Da Night Befo’ Christmas’. Enjoy Christmas classics with some original Kanekoa tunes thrown in. https://thelittleboxoffice.com/ Air Maui is closed Christmas Day, but we are open for the rest of the holiday season! This is the perfect time of the year for a helicopter flight. Because it is rainy season, the waterfalls are extra spectacular, and you may even see whales from the air! Here’s what some of our guests have to say about their experiences: ““Fantastic experience that left us stunt by these beautiful islands. Cameron was a fantastic tour guide and pilot that shared his passion for the island and allowed us to see hidden gems only accessible by air. This was the highlight of our holidays in Maui and made us wanting to come back. A final word to also thank the whole Air Maui staff for their excellent service and facility.” – Nicolas W “This was on my bucket list and I FINALLY got to check it off!!! The tour was full of breathtaking views and I did not want it to end!! It was everything I hoped for!!!” – Karen D “AMAZING! Brodi was an amazing pilot and guide. So knowledgeable on the islands, history and landmarks. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I was a little nervous, but once we lifted off, we felt so safe and secure! Doors off and front seats is the way to go!!!! Worth every penny. Thanks for an amazing flight, Brodi!” – Sarah Y “This helicopter ride was the highlight of my trip to Maui! No explanation or pictures could do it justice. Our pilot was friendly and informative, and he took us to see some awesome things that I’ll never forget (waterfalls, cliffs, a coral reef, etc.).” – Tarah W A helicopter tour of Maui makes a great gift for that person in your life who has everything. Book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions!