MAUI’S FLOWERS FRIDAY April 1st One of the greatest things about Maui is that the weather is wonderful year-round. Any time of the year you can find beautiful weather to visit the beach or explore the unique natural sights on Maui. Springtime is exceptionally beautiful, especially if you are interested in seeing some of the world’s most exotic and colorful flowers. If you are coming to Maui this spring, make sure to keep your eyes out for our unique local flora. Here are some of our favorites. Hinahina This island shrub, also known as Silver Geranium, will blossom a small cluster of up to 15 pale white and yellow flowers that grow to be around 3 feet tall. It thrives in somewhat arid landscapes along the coast. Ohi’a Lehua The Ohi’a Lehua is from the Myrtaceae family, which grows regionally in the six largest islands of Hawaii. The flowering of this tree blooms out into many long thin red stems with yellow tips. Native Hawaiian tradition holds this flower as sacred to Pele, the volcano goddess. Koʻoloaʻula Part of the mallow family, Malvaceae, this flower can grow up to 10 feet, and is often surrounded by larger leaves. Red is the flowers most common color but the Koʻoloaʻula also has pink, maroon, salmon, blond, red and white, and pale red variants. They grow mostly in the dry forests on the islands but are very rare to find as they are endangered. Ma’o Hau Helea More commonly known as the Hawaiian Hibiscus, this yellow hibiscus is Hawaii’s state flower, even though it is rare to find in the wild. It is commonly seen as an ornamental plant and many variants of the flower are grown. When you need a break for searching out these beautiful flowers consider taking a flight on one of our helicopter tours. Just like these flowers our tours can show you a unique and beautiful side of the island you won’t find any other way. Here are what some of our guests have said about their experience with Air Maui. “If you do nothing else while visiting Maui, do this. Our pilot, Vince, was knowledgeable, amusing, and incredibly skilled. Shortest 1.25 hour I can remember. The views from above were breathtaking. We got to see waterfalls that we never would see from the ground. Totally changed my perception of the Road to Hana!” – bryan suttles “Hands down one of the best experiences we’ve ever had. From the customer service to the actual helicopter ride, this place blew our expectations out of the water. The doors off is absolutely worth the additional cost. The pilot was so professional and friendly. ” – Kaelyn Tarsa “We did the doors off tour and it was great! Worth the money. The pilot/tour guide was great and made everyone feel comfortable. The views were amazing!” – Carissa Lyle “This was awesome. Staff was great, pilot (Nate) was great and of course the flight path and sites were great . Highly recommended!” – Mark Green 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!
Maui Rainbows Tuesday, March 1, 2016 2:41:00 AM Hawaii is known as the rainbow state, and it is for good reason. Beautiful Maui rainbows can be seen any time of year and are a uniquely beautiful sight when seen from the air. Double rainbows, circular rainbows, rainbows in beautiful cascading waterfalls, pictures can’t capture the breathtaking sights you can see on one of Air Maui’s helicopter tours. Did you know that there are many different types of rainbows? A regular rainbow begins with red on the outer part of the rainbow and then orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. A supernumerary rainbow is a rainbow that contains additional bands of a pale pink or green color inside of the primary rainbow. A twinned rainbow is a rainbow that splits into two arcs but originates from a single base. A double rainbow is created when sunlight is reflected twice inside the same water droplets. The second rainbow is fainter and the order of the colors is reversed. A circle rainbow, or a 360 degree rainbow, can only be seen from the air. This is because from the ground, half of a rainbow actually falls below the horizon, but actually all rainbows are circles! Our guests rave about their experiences flying with Air Maui. Here are some of the things they have said about rainbows and other fantastic sights they have seen on their trip. “I treated my husband to a flight for his 40th birthday. We both enjoyed our air tour of West Maui and Molokai with our pilot Jeanette. She was a fantastic pilot and narrated our flight making sure everyone could have fantastic view of waterfalls and a 360 degree rainbow, among other features.” – Megan R “My son and I absolutely loved this experience. Worth every penny!!!! Helicopter was fantastic and our pilot Troy was the best. Amazing views of the waterfalls and went over a rainbow, would do it again and again.” – travel_dude_73 “Beautiful views of the rainforest, a Double full-circle rainbow below us, the mist, light rain and following the beautiful Maui coastline along the Hana Highway with waterfalls, the seven sacred pools, black and red beaches, famous getaways, Hana airport and the Ocean! Definitely the highlight of our Maui experience!” – Noel M “Born and raised on Maui and never saw the island quite like I did that day… very, very awesome. Rainbows, rain, sun, lots of beautiful sights. WAY COOL! Would totally do it again. ” – Jen G “Best decision to do on while on Maui. Our pilot was great, he was safe and extremely knowledgeable for us when we were navigating our way through the island. We couldn’t have been luckier, we must have flown through 10 rainbows that day. This was the first time my Dad and I were on a helicopter and enjoyed every second of it. We would highly recommend this, especially the travels to Molokai – they are breathtaking. Air Maui was the best and very accommodating!” – Alana B. “I received a one hour helicopter flight with Maui Air as a 50th birthday present and it was one of the best presents that I received! Maui Air did an incredible job. Their facilities are great, everyone was extremely friendly and professional. The trip itself was incredible and I will always remember it. Viewing Maui and Molokai from a helicopter is amazing. We got to see a 360 degree rainbow along with waterfalls, the surrounding islands, reefs, resorts, windmills and sugar cane fields!! Pretty awesome on my birthday!” – Sid K 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!!
Valentine’s Day 2022 FRIDAY February 4, 2:41:00 AM Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show the one you love just how much you care! Whether you are just starting out on your dating adventure, ready to pop the question, or celebrating 50 years, one of the best ways to say, “I love you” is spending quality time together. A helicopter flight with Air Maui is a romantic adventure that your loved one will never forget! A Great Date Looking for a way to knock the socks off the new love in your life? With rainbows, whale sightings waterfalls, and more, our tours are a romantic experience that is unforgettable. Looking for something extra special? Book one of our landing tours, a doors-off tour, or a private charter! Unique Valentine’s Day Gift If you’ve done the chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and all the other typical Valentine’s Day gifts and you are looking for something special this year, look no further! The best gift is time together doing something that both of you will never forget! If you would like to plan something special, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to be a part of making your time with us unique. Marry Me Tour If you are planning on proposing, we can help you plan the most romantic and unforgettable experience possible! This tour includes a banner that says “Will you marry me,” with their name in the sand, fresh flower leis, champagne for two, a picture together, and a video of your flight. Maui is one of the top romantic destinations in the world and a seeing it from the air is truly amazing. The gift of a helicopter tour this Valentine’s Day will be the best gift your loved one has ever received! Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences: “We had our first helicopter ride ever on Valentine’s Day at Air Maui with Captain Kirk. It was amazing and Captain Kirk was the best! It was the highlight of our trip. The views and waterfalls were breathtaking. It was a rainy day, but still so worth it. We will definitely be doing it again next year. Staff was great with their communication and service. Highly recommend.” – rjtaylo44 “Unreal experience! First class company, professional, thoughtful (each girl/woman received a rose upon exiting aircraft) and pilot Cameron has the ability of making even the most nervous passenger feel safe and comfortable. Air Maui has a great family vibe going and everyone seems to love what they do… Goes a long way in my opinion of how the company is run! Thank you for making this Valentine’s Day one we will not soon forget!! And Tough to beat!!” – Preston H “Maui Air is literally the best out of all the helicopter tours in Maui. We had an amazing cliff side landing tour that was a smooth ride and the views were breathtaking. We actually got engaged on the cliff side and it was so perfect! The girls in the office were just as excited as we were and you could tell they were very genuine. On our next trip we WILL be booking a trip with Maui Air, it’s a MUST!” – Jasmine_Brian “This was an absolutely amazing trip! From the moment you step out onto the loading area, the adrenaline starts to hit. When the helicopter left the ground, I think I might have screamed a bit with excitement. =) The pilot was very knowledgeable about the islands and even had a preset sound track of music that played into our headphones. It was a really nice mix. A little something for everyone. The pilot also did a very good job of flying near the sights from different angles to give everyone in the chopper a chance to get a great view of the spectacular waterfalls and the pristine lands that are basically untouched by man. I was incredibly impressed by this trip and feel it was well worth the money! Thank you, Air Maui, for an amazingly romantic and fun flight!” – V M 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!
New Year’s Bucket List MONDAY, January 9, 2022 2:41:00 AM Happy New Year’s 2022 from Air Maui! We hope that this next year will bring you joy, happiness and fun filled adventures. January is a great time to make plans for the future, make New Year’s resolutions, dust off those bucket lists, schedule that vacation you’ve always wanted to take, or try something new. If taking a helicopter ride in beautiful Maui is something that has always been on your bucket list, we would love to help make your dreams come true this year. Keep reading below for some other fun New Year’s resolutions and bucket list ideas. Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions Great Bucket List Ideas A helicopter tour of Maui or Molokai is a great bucket list item, especially our doors-off helicopter tours! See waterfalls, sea cliffs, rainbows, whales, rainforests, a volcano and more! Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences: “Although I was terrified, at first, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity that was on my husbands bucket list. The staff was absolutely OUTSTANDING! They put me at ease, made me feel safe and made it one of the best things I’ve ever done. I would go back and do this again anytime! Best staff you will ever find.” – Angry Little Leprechaun “The helicopter ride we took with Cameron on Air Maui Helicopter Tours was bucket list material! It was so much fun! Neither my daughter or I had been on a helicopter before and we enjoyed every moment and loved seeing Maui from above.” – Meryl L “Getting my bucket list item checked off was everything I could have imagined. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the pilot was very engaging and informative. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to explore God’s creation – the beauty of Maui and Molokai.” – 779shanas“This was something on my bucket list and it was fabulous! The views of Maui were amazing and it was really easy to see out as the windows went all the way to the floor. All of the staff were professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend you take a trip with Air Maui!” – Lesley C If you have any questions about our tours or would like help booking a tour, please contact us at (808) 877-7005 and our friendly staff will assist you!
If you would like to experience some Christmas cheer without the freezing weather, Maui is the perfect place to do it! With lots of fun holiday events as well as all of the amazing activities available all year, why wouldn’t you want to spend Christmas in Maui? Check out some of the events happening around the island below. 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 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. Alii Nui Santa Sail Sail with Santa while enjoying hot cocoa and treats. Santa will read a holiday story and take photos with guests. This event is available on December 19th and December 21st. www.aliinuimaui.com/Santa-Sail Christmas 5K Run & Santa’s Half Mile Keiki Dash On December 19th 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. www.virr.clubexpress.com/ Jake Shimbukuro Christmas in Hawaii Come and enjoy Christmas classics on the ukulele such as We Three Kings, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, O Holy Night, and I’ll Be Home for Christmas in addition to his signature classics on Saturday, December 18th at the MACC. Along with bassist Jackson Waldhoff and special Guests, singer-songwriter, Thunderstorm Artis on vocals, and first-call percussionist, Taku Hirano, Jake Shimbukuro is spreading holiday cheer this season! www.jakeshimabukuro.com/ The Reluctant Elf The Reluctant Elf is a fun sing along holiday adventure. It is a family friendly event featuring some of Maui’s favorite performers. The cost is $25 for adults and $25 for keiki with a performance on Sunday December 19th at 3:00pm and a special sensory-friendly performance at 1:00pm. www.proartsmaui.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!
WHALE SEASON IN MAUI Whale Season is here in Maui! Humpback whales migrate to Hawaii each year to give birth and raise their babies. The best time to see them is from November to April. You can view them breaching from several scenic outlooks on the coast and there are also various whale watching boat tours. If you are lucky, you might also view them on an Air Maui helicopter tour, which gives you an interesting and unique perspective from above! Humpback Whale Facts See Whales from the Air! If you are interested in seeing whales from the air, the best tour option is our West Maui and Molokai Tour. You are sure to see amazing waterfalls, the tallest sea cliffs in the world, and other amazing sights. If you are lucky, you could also see whales from the air! Try our doors-off tour for an even more up close and personal experience. Humpback whales are truly amazing animals and seeing them from the air definitely gives you a unique perspective of this majestic and graceful creature. Here is what some of our guests have to say about seeing whales on their Air Maui tour: ““What a fun flight and welcoming guided tour of the island! I got the opportunity to see hidden waterfalls in multiple areas on Maui and Molokai including gorgeous views of islands, whales and the various deep turquoise and blue waters throughout the tour. If you’re looking for a phenomenal experience this is the tour you want.” – Tourist08191886228 “We did the doors off tour of Molokai and West Maui. The views were amazing, the pilot was great about looking for whales to enjoy also while over water. The music soundtrack was fantastic, including the timing of the Jurassic Park theme! And the pilot’s knowledge he was providing throughout the flight was great. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend these guys!” – Wanderer05462351274 “Such a fun experience and an awesome pilot! We purchased the video and the pilot was able to even catch a whale jumping!” – lbateman2020 “We had a magnificent time on the Molokai tour. The sky was soo clear that we could see the top of the peaks! The towering cliffs and waterfalls were just breathtaking! Our pilot circled a group of whales. We could see their entire bodies and they seemed to waive at us. I highly recommend any aerial view!” – JanetteStone “Air Maui was great to work with from booking to the actual flight. All the workers that we came in contact with were professional and put any fears at ease. Our pilot was awesome! Very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. We were able to see whale, waterfalls, and so many rainbows. Truly an amazing way to see Hawaii.” – Jenni MAYENSCHEIN “What can I say, Pilot Jim at Air Maui Helicopters was amazing! We saw whales, mountains, epic waterfalls… In my opinion, this was the best decision I made while in Maui. I recommend doing this tour on your first day here, that way you get a better idea of which places you must go see.” – “What can I say, Pilot Jim at Air Maui Helicopters was amazing! We saw whales, mountains, epic waterfalls… In my opinion, this was the best decision I made while in Maui. I recommend doing this tour on your first day here, that way you get a better idea of which places you must go see.” – HelicopterTraveler If you have any questions about whale season or seeing whales on your Air Maui tour, please contact us at 877.238.4942 and our friendly staff would be happy to assist you.