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MAUI CHRISTMAS 2019

If you are looking to escape the cold and enjoy a tropical Christmas, there is no place better than Maui! Enjoy the beautiful weather as well as some Christmas cheer! If you are interested in fun seasonal activities, keep reading below to find out what fun activities are happening around Maui this year. Visit with Santa, ride the Christmas train, enjoy a delicious Christmas feast, and more. Christmas Dinner Skip the cooking and make a reservation for Christmas dinner at one of Maui’s best restaurants. Some great choices include Merriman’s, Mama’s Fish House, Hali’imaile General Store, Gannon’s, nyloS, Sarento’s, and Fleetwood’s. Check their websites for special menus and don’t forget to make your reservations early! Pictures with Santa If your kids would like to get pictures with Santa there are several places around the island. Queen Kaahumanu Center, Maui 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. The Holiday Express Sugar Cane Train The Holiday Express Sugar Cane Train will be running in Ka’anapali from November 29th to December 31st at 6pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $35 or $50 for premium tickets and children 2 years old and younger are free. Meet Santa and enjoy milk and cookies as well as a gift for each child. www.sugarcanetrain.com Christmas Fair & Electric Golf Cart Parade On Saturday, December 7th the Pukalani Country Club will host a Christmas Fair and Electric Golf Cart Parade from 3-7pm with children’s activities, a cookie baking contest, craft & gift fair, food, music, hot chocolate, and ugly sweater contest. Entrance fee is $2 and children under 12 are free. www.facebook.com/events/pukalani-hawaii/2nd-annual-pukalani-christmas-fair-and-electric-golf-cart-parade/782132828874205/ Lahaina Banyan Tree The 22nd Annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree in downtown Lahaina will be held on Saturday, December 7th. The tree will be lit with over 6,500 lights. The ceremony will be held at 6:30pm and the tree will remain lit throughout the holiday season. www.lahainatown.com Christmas 5K Run & Santa’s Half Mile Keiki Dash Register now for the Christmas 5K Run or the special Half Mile Keiki Dash for children 8 years and under taking place on December 15th. The keiki race begins at 7:30am and the 5K begins at 7:35am. The cost is $20 before December 14th or $25 on race day. www.virr.clubexpress.com Holiday Pops Concert at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center If you are looking to enjoy some classic Christmas music, the Maui Pops Orchestra will be performing December 15th at 3:00pm playing songs such as Winter Wonderland, White Christmas, The Christmas Waltz, and more. Featuring Pianist David Benoit and Vocalist Sara Gazarek. www.mauipops.org/concerts Air Maui is closed Christmas Day, but we are open for the rest of the holiday season! This is a great time to enjoy a flight with us as it is whale season and if you are lucky you will spot a whale from the air! Also, the waterfalls are especially spectacular due to the extra rainfall during this time of year. Here’s what some of our guests have to say about their experiences: “The warm people to people contact was great and the pilot very enjoyable. This was such a great adventure experience: still not over it. Just . . .wow. I would recommend this trip to anyone. I was thinking I was going to be scared but I was so overwhelmed in a great way.” – jstanger2016 “We loved our flight with Air Maui. We toured Maui and Molokai, with a beach front landing. Our pilot was very informative and fun to be around! You could tell he really enjoyed his job. It was an amazing experience and we would do it again in a heartbeat! Highlight of our trip.” – Maddi1346 “This was my fiancé’s first time to Maui so I wanted it to be a fantastic trip and going on the helicopter tour with Air Maui was the highlight of our visit! The crater, the waterfalls and everything in between was breathtaking. We loved it, thank you!” – Footprints662232 “Awesome flight. The pilot took us into areas that not only were breathtaking, he explained the names of the spots and why they were called that so we were able to appreciate it all that much more. Even with clouds threatening we were able to find clear places to fly into with spectacular views. The staff at Air Maui were very pleasant and helpful to make sure we had the best experience possible.” – timZ1572GT 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!

MAUI HALLOWEEN 2019

f you are planning to be in Maui for the Halloween season, you’re in luck! In addition to all of the great activities Maui has to offer year-round, there are also some great Halloween activities for adults and children alike. So, when you are ready for a break from all the sight-seeing and relaxing on the beach, check out some of these fun events! Halloween in Lahaina The Halloween party on Front Street in Lahaina is a HUGE event with over 30,000 people in attendance. To avoid traffic, you may want to consider taking a cruise to the event, booking a shuttle, or getting a room in a nearby hotel. The fun begins at 4pm with a children’s parade and continues into the evening for adults with costume contests and various events at the local restaurants and bars. lahainatown.com/halloween-party.php Kula Country Farms Pumpkin Patch Kula Country Farms Pumpkin Patch is open every day in October from 9:00-4:00. Admission is $3 per person and ages 2 and under are free. They have a great selection of pumpkins of different sizes, colors and varieties as well as some fun activities such as farm games, jumping castles, face painting, costume contests, and more. There are also drink and snacks for sale. kulacountryfarmsmaui.com/pumpkin-patch Maui Comic Con If you are looking for another fun place to show off your Halloween Costume, check out the Maui Comic Con at UH Maui College on October 26 & 27. This is a free event where you can also meet award winning cartoonist Eric Powell as well as local artists and creators. The men’s and women’s costume contest will be held on October 26th and the group and keiki contest will be on October 27th. Go to their website to sign up and find out more about events and special guests! www.mauicomiccon.com Haunted House at Hyatt Regency The Hyatt Regency in Kaanapali will be hosting their annual haunted house again this year on October 25 & 26. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and the experience lasts about 10 minutes. Proceeds benefit the Maui Hotel and Lodging Association’s Annual Charity Walk. kaanapaliresort.com/haunted-house-at-hyatt-regency-maui-resort-and-spa/ Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Halloween Spook-tacular QKC will be hosting the Halloween Spook-tacular on Thursday, October 31 from 5-7pm. There will be face painting, balloon animals, magic, a keiki costume parade and costume contest. Trick-or-Treat at participating merchants and there will even be non-food treats for keiki with allergies available. queenkaahumanucenter.com/events/the-halloween-spook-tacular/ Mystery at Maui Mall On Saturday, October 26 from 3-7pm Maui Mall will be hosting a scavenger hunt and costume contest. There will also be trick-or-treating, face painting and a photo booth. Registration for the scavenger hunt begins at 3pm and registration for the costume contest begins at 5pm. Check out their website for more information. www.mauimall.com/event/halloween-extravaganza Shops at Wailea Keiki Halloween On Sunday, October 27 from 2pm-6pm, the Shops at Wailea will host a costume contest and trick-or-treating. One grand prize winner will receive two round trick coach tickets anywhere in the United States that Alaska Airlines flies! Registration is from 2-3 pm and trick-or treating begins after the costume contest at 6pm. Check their website for more info. Event parking is $5. www.theshopsatwailea.com/event/Halloween-at-The-Shops/2145533383/ If you are looking to spend your Halloween in a truly magnificent way, book a flight with us here at Air Maui; we are open on Halloween! If you don’t want to miss out on the nighttime fun, don’t worry! Book an early flight and you will still have plenty of time for evening fun. Here is what some of our guests have to say about their time with us: “We did the doors off your, and it was the coolest thing I have done in a long time! All the wind in your face and the clear unobstructed views can’t be beat. The best way to see most of the island in a short period of time, especially for the price. All the staff and the pilot were super friendly and very informative.” – Shane B “The staff were very nice & knowledgeable. The pilot was very safe, got us up close, and made sure no matter where you say you had a great view! Highlight of my trip!!“ – tcwhitson “Our tour was fantastic! Captain Kirk made the tour even better! He was very interactive and fun and his music choice was great. All of the other employees we encountered were super friendly and informative as well! We purchased the video and picture we enjoyed it so much! We would definitely fly with Air Maui again!“ – Cortney B “This is definitely a once in a lifetime experience for most of us to be able to see the landscape of Maui by air. “Captain Kirk” made the trip informative, entertaining, and I felt completely safe throughout. The waterfalls from this vista will bring you to tears. Seeing Haleakala by air the day after I had witnessed the sunrise there was equally spectacular! This was worth every dollar spent.“ – Rhonda F A helicopter tour of Maui is a great way to celebrate any holiday! Book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions.

MAUI SHOPPING

If you just arrived in Maui and realized that you forgot to pack your bathing suit, don’t worry! There are several great places to shop in Maui that are sure to have that much needed item you forgot at home. Some of these shops also have art, jewelry items, or clothing unique to Maui that can make the perfect souvenir! So, when you need a break from the sun or all that sightseeing, check out one of these fun shopping locations. Lahaina Outlet Mall The Lahaina Outlet Mall is a great place to stop if you forgot to pack something or you need a quick item that you want to grab for a good price with stores like Banana Republic, Gap, Carter’s, ABC Store, Guess, and Sketchers. There are also several sunglass stores as well as some more Hawaiian inspired stores such as Hawaiian Island Creations Surf Outlet, Maika’i Woods, and Maui Divers Jewelry. There are also several places to grab a bite to eat including Pi Artisan Pizzeria and Waikiki Brewing Company, coming soon! www.outletsofmaui.com Whaler’s Village Whaler’s Village, located in Ka’anapali, is an upscale retail center located right on the beach. There are some stores unique to Maui such as Logowear Maui, Maui Waterwear, and Glass Mango Designs as well as some more well-known brands such as Billabong, Tommy Bahama, Pacsun, Oakley, Quicksilver, Rip Curl, and Sephora. There are also some great places to eat such as Leilani’s and Monkeypod. Or grab a coffee or some gelato! www.outletsofmaui.com The Shops at Wailea The Shops at Wailea also feature some high-end brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Prada as well as some Hawaiian inspired brands such as Na Hoku, Mele Ukulele, Moonbow Tropics, Aloha Hat Co., and Kaliki Hawaii. Grab a coffee or some cookies from Honolulu Cookie Company or enjoy a bite to eat at Longhis, Lineage, The Pint & Cork and more. www.theshopsatwailea.com www.fleetwoodsonfrontst.com Maui Mall The Maui Mall has a few places to shop such as Maui Creations, TJ Maxx and Hawaiian Island Creations. There are also a few places to grab a bite to eat such as Thailand Cuisine and Whole Foods Market. There is also a Movie Theater and a Fun Factory if you are looking for some fun out of the sun. Check out their website for events hosted at the Maui Mall throughout the year such as Halloween costume contests, photos with Santa, ice skating and more. www.mauimall.com Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Queen Ka’ahumanu Center has many of the same stores you would find in most malls such as Bath & Body Works, Macy’s, Sears, Hot Topic and Forever 21. You can also find a few more Hawaiian style boutiques. There is also a movie theater, Fun Factory, and the Keiki Playhouse, a fun indoor play area for children. You can also grab a quick bite to eat at the food court. Also enjoy various events throughout the year. www.queenkaahumanucenter.com Other Shopping Experiences If you are looking to check out some fun local boutiques, you can also shop around upcountry Makawao with some shops such as Hot Island Glass, Pink By Nature, Driftwood, Fleur De Lei, Tribe Maui, and Droplets or check out Front Street in Lahaina with shops such as Maui Clothing Company, Maui Waterwear, Rip Curl, Maui Tropix, Sand People and Island Sole. Both locations also have places to eat after you are all shopped out! Whether you are looking for a souvenir or you forgot to pack your bathing suit, these are some great shopping options on Maui. If you are booking a helicopter tour with Air Maui, don’t forget that we also have a souvenir shop with t-shirts, hats, and other fun options that can help you remember your once in a lifetime trip! Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences with us: “The tour of Haleakala and Hana was amazing, gorgeous, awesome — you get the picture. At the end of it you have a chance to buy the video which we did and have watched it several times since we’ve been home. They also have some great souvenirs to purchase. This was the highlight of our vacation. We loved the sunset dinner cruise, and the zip lining, but the Helicopter tour was top drawer. Thank you to the staff of Air Maui for the great adventure.” – CanTamJam “We recently completed the West Maui and Molokai tour with Air Maui and had a Fabulous time! Everything was First-Class with this operator from the clean office facilities and souvenir gift area, to the professional pilot and efficient flight operations. My family of four thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend to anyone this great company. The views were amazing and the value couldn’t be beat! Would totally do it again!” – wadekj “The Air Maui experience is out of this world. The staff really impressed me. The pilot made us feel relaxed and made sure we enjoyed everything with special chosen music and knowledgeable commentary. They also sell cool hats and shirts.” – reyofdawn We would love to talk to you here at Air Maui and help you plan your trip with us. You can book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions!

BACK TO SCHOOL 2019

Can you believe that summer is already coming to an end and school is just around the corner? We hope you had lots of time to enjoy some fun in the sun and spend some time with your kids, grandkids, or take advantage of some much-needed time to yourself. If you’re looking for a great way to spend your last little bit of summer break or a great way to kick off the new school year, a helicopter tour with Air Maui is a fun and educational family adventure that your kids will never stop talking about! Hands-On Learning Did you know that kids learn better when they experience things first hand? If you live on Maui or if you are just visiting, a helicopter tour of the island is a great way for you and your children to learn about the amazing history of Hawaii and the diversity of plants and animals that exist here. And your kids will have so much fun, they won’t even know they are learning! Some things that they might learn about, depending on the flight you choose, are Haleakala Crater, the diverse biomes of Maui including our beautiful rain forests, or the tallest sea cliffs in the world, which can be seen on our tour of Molokai. Family Memories to Last a Lifetime Kids grow up way too fast! Build memories with them that will last a lifetime by going on an amazing helicopter tour together. We are dedicated to making each of our guests have the best experience possible and many people who have flown with us have told us that it was one of the best things they have done, ever! Don’t miss out on this chance to spend this special time with your family! Pictures and Videos We offer a picture of your group together in front of the helicopter as well as a personalized video of your actual flight including both inside and outside views from the helicopter for purchase after your flight. Relive your experience again and again and share it with friends! If you are looking to have a wonderful family experience that your kids will never forget, consider a helicopter tour of Maui! If you are just visiting Maui or if you call this beautiful island your home, there is no better way to experience the beauty of Maui and your children will definitely have something to talk about when they return to school! Here is what some of guests have to say about their experiences: “I would absolutely recommend Air Maui for a helicopter tour. We did the West Maui and Molokai tour. We took our children and they had a blast. The views were incredible and the pilot (Kelby) was very informative and professional. I would highly recommend Air Maui.” – Justin E “This was one of the best tours during our visit to Hawaii!!! Cameron, our pilot, was also very knowledgeable and great with the kids giving us little bits of information and joking around with my children during the flight. My 9-year became a huge fan! The view is spectacular, the flight is so nice and comfy and the package was very reasonably priced for the movie and the picture in front of the helicopter. Highly recommend it!” – Celia S “We did the DOORS OFF tour of Molokai with our family of six (kids ages teens to ten yrs old). I have to admit I was nervous about the whole experience but the staff is completely professional and very knowledgeable. Capt Ritchie put us at ease the entire time. His YEARS of helicopter flight experience was much appreciated and admired. The kids had the hugest smiles on their faces from start to finish. Can’t wait to watch our video of our entire flight!” – cvbyrd “We took the door off tour that goes to Maui West and Molokai. It was a great experience. Very professional. Helicopter ride was awesome Great views. Great pilot- he has great music playing. We of course bought the video they take. Kids 11 and 13 loved it!!!!” – catherinek07 If you have any questions about any of our flights or there is any way that we can assist you, please call us at (808) 877-7005 or book online through our tours page!

MAUI 4TH OF JULY 2019

If you plan to be in Maui for the Fourth of July holiday, there are some fun activities to check out around the island. If you are looking for a firework show, Lahaina has the biggest on island. If you are looking for other activities check out some interesting ideas below. Fireworks Show in Lahaina Lahaina sponsors a firework show every year on July 4th. In the afternoon enjoy fun keiki activities, food, and live entertainment starting at 3pm. Then at 8:00pm enjoy a fireworks display set off from a barge offshore. This event tends to get pretty crowded, so plan ahead if you want to attend, and don’t forget to make reservations if you plan on having dinner at a popular local restaurant. visitlahaina.com Fourth of July Fireworks Cruises On Saturday, July 6th check out the Lana’i Pineapple Festival. There will be crafts, games, food booths, activities, prizes, exhibitors, and entertainment froOne of the greatest ways to see the fireworks display in Lahaina is to book a Fourth of July Cruise. Many different cruise ships offer special cruises on July Fourth, departing from either Ma’alaea Harbor or Lahaina Harbor such as Gemini Charters, Pride of Maui, and Trilogy. You will want to book soon as these cruises fill up fast. Lāna’i Pineapple Festival On Saturday, July 6th check out the Lana’i Pineapple Festival. There will be crafts, games, food booths, activities, prizes, exhibitors, and entertainment from 12pm-9pm with a firework display at 9pm. There is also a special Exhibitions Ferry back to Maui at 9:30pm. www.lanaipineapplefestival.com/Pinefest/Pinefest.htm/a> Makawao Parade The Annual Makawao Rodeo Parade will be held this year on Saturday July 6th from 9:00am-11am. Events for kids begin at 8:30am. In addition to the parade there is face painting, crafts at the Makawao Library, and more. If you are looking to do something extra special this Fourth of July, consider a helicopter tour with Air Maui. We offer a wide variety of tours from doors-off flights, to Oceanside Landings, to Cliffside Landings, to Complete Island Tours. Read some of our reviews below to find out more about what we have to offer: “We took the door off tour that goes Maui west and Molokai. It was great experience. Very professional. Helicopter ride was awesome Great views. Great pilot- he has great music playing. Kids 11 and 13 loved it!!!!” – catherinek07 “We took the 45-min doors-off Maui and Molokai tour. Staff was great, pilot was great. The tour was like diving into a National Geographic pictorial – dramatic and beautiful!” – raycN8478KD “My husband and I have been to Maui five times and this is the first time we have ever taken a helicopter tour. We had our three kids with us for the first time in Maui and decided that we would probably never have the opportunity again for us all to go, so we booked the West Maui Mountains and Molokai tour. I was in awe the whole time! I was in the back middle seat and I still had great views and got fantastic pictures. Molokai left me speechless with its sheer cliffs and thousand foot waterfalls. This was most definitely the highlight of our once in a lifetime trip and everyone’s favorite thing we did. Thank you for the fantastic tour!!” – Freedom317125 We would love to talk to you here at Air Maui and help you plan your trip with us. You can book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions!

MAUI FATHER’S DAY 2019

Father’s Day is just around the corner! If you are still looking for that perfect gift for your dad, check out some of the ideas below. These are some of the most popular gifts ideas for dads, and you are sure to find something that will make your dad smile this Father’s Day. Electronics Smart watches, Virtual-reality headsets, and drones are just a few ideas for those techie dads out there. If your dad is into gadgets, he will definitely appreciate the latest and greatest new device. Smart speakers such as Google Home or Amazon Echo are also likely to be a hit for the electronic minded dad. Sporting Goods For the physical dad who loves to get out of the house and enjoy a favorite sport, this is a no brainer. Whether its new golf clubs, a fishing pole, a wetsuit or a kayak, if your dad loves spending time on these activities, he will definitely appreciate these thoughtful gifts. Clothes If your dad hates to shop but likes to look good, clothing might be a good option for your dad. Or maybe it’s time for a new favorite sweatshirt since theirs has holes in it. Either way, clothing can be a nice gift option for your dad if you know what he likes. Tools If your dad is the type who is always working on something around the house, tools might be a thoughtful and appreciated gift. You might consider a special tool that will make their current job easier, or maybe you could get them something to help them organize what they already have such as a tool chest for the garage. Personal Care Items Personal care items are something that most dads are unlikely to get for themselves, but are likely to enjoy. A shave kit or a massage chair are a few ideas that would fall into this category. You could also spring for a spa day that specifically caters to men. A special Outing One thing that is sure to please any dad is a special outing with you. Whether it is tickets to his favorite sporting event, camping, a reservation at his favorite restaurant, or a special trip to a place he has always wanted to go, this is the gift that is perfect for the dad who has everything! If you are looking for a one of a kind adventure to give your dad for Father’s Day, you’ve come to the right place! Our doors-off tour is a particular favorite among dads. And most importantly, you will have memories together that will last a lifetime! Here is what some of guests have to say about their experiences: “Me and my dad, we had a great time! Nice trip where we’ve seen the volcano and road of Hana from above! Loads of waterfalls! Nice pilot! I would highly recommend it!” – j_j_schulze “This was the first helicopter ride that my family and I had ever taken. We all LOVED it!!!! Great service! Father & daughter now want to fly helicopters! Highly recommend.” – Meander47100333545 “Took my family of 6 on this tour, doors off of course, and none of us will ever forget it! Pilot was informative and got super close to waterfalls between mountains ridges. He even rotated the helicopter for great pics for all passengers. We all would highly recommend it!” – Vacation681168 If you would like help planning a special Father’s Day flight for your dad or if you have any questions, call us for details at (808) 877-7005 or book online through our tours page!

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