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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS

Are you looking for a special Valentine’s Day gift this year? If you are, look no further! Below you will find a list of the most common Valentine’s Day gifts. If you are on a budget or looking to splurge, looking for something classic or something unique, looking for a gift for a friend, spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, or family member, just keep reading! Sweets Sweets are the most gifted items on Valentine’s Day. And why not? Who doesn’t like to be treated to something decadent and delicious? Some great ideas include custom cupcakes, chocolate fondue, chocolate covered strawberries, a chocolate and wine pairing or a special sweet treat made just by you. Flowers Flowers are a very classic Valentine’s Day gift. Of course, the most popular type being red roses. There are other options as well. Consider finding out if your loved one has a favorite. Some other options include tulips, lilies, orchids, and daisies. You could also get live flowers that can continue to be enjoyed throughout the year. Romantic Dinner A romantic dinner together is a great option for a Valentine’s Day gift. Not only can you pamper a loved one with a great meal, but it gives you the opportunity to be together. It’s a great time to go somewhere new that your loved one has been wanting to try, or take them somewhere that has special meaning or is a long time favorite. www.universe.com/events/go-for-the-green-2019-tickets-lahaina-DZ7QJG Jewelry Jewelry is another very popular gift choice for Valentine’s Day. From rings to necklaces, bracelets to earrings, jewelry can be a very romantic choice. Jewelry with pink or red gemstones, hearts, or the infinity sign are popular choices. If you are looking for something unique, you might consider an antique piece. www.fleetwoodsonfrontst.com Event Tickets Event tickets make a great gift for anyone for Valentine’s Day. Treat that special someone to a fun event such as a concert, show, or special outing. This is another great way to spend time together while doing something that you both love and will remember for a long time to come. If you are looking for a gift to knock a loved one’s socks off this Valentine’s Day, a tour with Air Maui cannot be beat. All of our tours are very romantic and are something that you will both remember forever. Maui is one of the top romantic destinations in the world, and seeing it from the air is unlike anything else. Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences: “The one thing my husband wanted to do while on our first Hawaiian vacation was a helicopter tour. I selected Air Maui because of other great reviews I read. And we were not disappointed! Well, a bit disappointed we didn’t choose the longer tour! 🙂 We did the 45 min West Maui/Molokini tour and it was amazing! The pilot had a calming and reassuring voice and he knew so much about what we were seeing. He made us feel very comfortable and took us to see some amazing sites! 45 minutes FLEW by and before we knew it, we were back at the heliport and our ride was over! I highly recommend this tour, even if you have some reservations about it. It was truly the BEST day of our 10 day Maui vacation! Thanks Air Maui!” – Melissa1369 “My wife and I took the 45 min West Maui Molokai tour. Unbelievable!!! The view of the highest cliff waterfalls in the world were a must see. The take off was smooth and thrilling. We all loved it. Do not skip this adventure while in Hawai’i.” – jimmybk “This was by far the highlight of the trip. I have been going to Maui for over 10 years now and though I had seen most of the island. This trip surpassed my expectations on what we would see. My girlfriend and I did the Mt Haleakala and Hana tour with the cliff side landing. The trip takes you up to 10k feet to the top of the volcano. Then down to the rocky cliff side where you get 20 mins to explore. Once back in the heli it takes you back through the mountains to view incredible waterfalls that are only accessible by air (my favorite part of the trip). Then you fly over the road to Hana and eventually though Hana. Will 100% do this again next time I’m back.” – Kyle C. “I bought this excursion as a gift to my hubby since he always wanted to ride in a helicopter, I chose Air Maui and I’m so happy I did! Everyone was so friendly and professional. Rich our pilot was awesome and I felt super comfortable on the ride. Rich had a lot of interesting history to share about Maui as well. We rode through the west Maui mountains and over the highest sea cliffs of Molokai, truly beautiful and actually very spiritual. Definitely a wonderful experience!” – jenrabidou 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 CHRISTMAS 2018

If you are planning to be in Maui for this holiday season check out some of the fun events below! There are plenty of fun events for adults and families throughout Maui. Visit Santa, see the lights, eat some yummy holiday food, or build your very own sand snowman! Christmas Dinner If you are looking for a great restaurant to enjoy your Christmas Eve or Christmas Day meal, there are lots of wonderful restaurants on Maui offering something special for your holiday meal from buffets to 3 course dinners. Fleetwood’s in Lahaina, Ka’ana Kitchen at the Andaz, or Nylos in Paia are a few great choices. The Holiday Express Sugar Cane Train From now until December 31 come ride the festively decorated train and enjoy milk and cookies and a visit with Santa. Regular tickets are $35 and premium tickets are $50. Children 2 and younger are free and the Kama’aina discount is 10%. The train ride is from 6:30-8:00pm. www.sugarcanetrain.com Queen Ka’ahumanu Mall Santa will be at the mall from now through December 24th. Come take your picture with Santa and see him feed the reindeer from 1-2pm or 5-6pm. There will also be gift wrapping available at the mall during the two weekends before Christmas and several special events on Saturday, December 22 including a Keiki Craft Class with Mrs. Claus. Check out their calendar for more information. queenkaahumanucenter.com/events/ Maui Mall Take a free photo with Santa in exchange for a canned food item for the Maui Food Bank on Saturday Dec. 15, 2018 from 12-5 pm, Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018 from 5-7:30 pm, and Saturday Dec. 22, 2018 from 12-5 pm. www.mauimall.com/mall-events/ Shops at Wailea Santa will also be at the Shops at Wailea every night from 1pm-7pm through December 24th. There will also be free gift wrapping from 9:45am-9:00pm from the 19th-23rd and from 9:45am-7:00pm on the 24th. www.theshopsatwailea.com/events/ Lahaina Banyan Tree The banyan tree in Lahaina is decorated for the season with over 6,500 sparkling lights. Front Street is also decorated with 64 Christmas wreaths and has lots of fun shops to visit for Christmas presents or treats. www.lahainatown.com Christmas 5K Run & Santa’s Half Mile Keiki Dash Christmas 5K and a Santa’s Half Mile Keiki Dash will be taking place on Sunday, December 16th. They will also be collecting donations for the Maui Food Bank. There will be a potluck following the event. www.virr.com Christmas Cruise The Pacific Whale Foundation offers a Christmas Brunch and a Christmas Dinner Cruise. Let someone else do the cooking and cleaning while you eat, drink and be merry. www.pacificwhale.org/cruises/maui-holiday-cruises/ Although Air Maui is closed on Christmas Day, we are open for the rest of the holiday season! December is a great time to take a flight with Air Maui as waterfalls are usually quite beautiful due to the rain and also it is whale season, so you might get lucky and see whales during your flight! Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences: “Captain Kirk is awesome. A reflection of everyone at Air Maui. A great experience from beginning to end. Captain Kirk is a great pilot with an easy going commentary, funny interaction with his passengers and insightful stories on the history of the places we flew over. Can’t wait for our next adventure with Air Maui Helicopter Tours.” – Brad C “We had a great time on this tour, we will do it again next time we visit Maui. Beautiful waterfalls and coastline that can be best appreciated from the air. Simply wonderful!“ – Coastal61669627958 “This is by far the best helicopter company on Maui. From the owner to the staff everyone cares about the guests. They have the best excursions available with very experienced pilots. THE very best way to see Maui and/or Molokai. I highly recommend them.“ – Pioneer51008985061 A helicopter tour of Maui is a great gift option for that hard to please person in your life! Book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions!

MAUI THANKSGIVING 2018

If you live in Maui or you are visiting for Thanksgiving this year and you are looking for a great place to have your Thanksgiving dinner, look no further! Below are several great options at some favorite restaurants around Maui. Skip the time it takes to do the dishes, and consider taking a helicopter tour with us instead! We are open on Thanksgiving Day and all week! Fleetwood’s Located on Front Street in Lahaina, Fleetwood’s will be open on Thanksgiving from 11am-9pm. They are serving Thanksgiving dinner from 4-8pm with choices such as butternut squash soup, gnocchi, mahi mahi, filet mignon, pumpkin pie, and berry cobbler. The cost for adults is $75 and kids are $25. Fleetwood’s has a great rooftop seating area with a view of the ocean as well as a nice indoor dining area. www.fleetwoodsonfrontst.com Merriman’s Merriman’s is another great restaurant located on the West side of Maui in Kapalua. They are offering a four course Thanksgiving dinner including options such as seared ono, slow roasted turkey meatballs, macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi, pumpkin pie, and chocolate flourless cake. You can also ask your server about gluten-free and vegan options. Cost is $85 for adults and $35 for keiki. www.merrimanshawaii.com/kapalua/thanksgiving-menu/ Ruth’s Chris Steak House With locations in Lahaina and Wailea, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner including soup or salad, turkey, stuffing, and a side, and a choice of desserts. Dinner starts at $39.95. They also have sides that you can pre-order for your own Thanksgiving feast at home. www.ruthschris.com/promotions/thanksgiving-dinner Gannon’s Another great restaurant option in Wailea is Gannon’s. They are serving a Thanksgiving buffet from 11am-7pm. Adults are $62, keiki are $31 and children 6 and under are free. Some of their offerings include lobster spring rolls, ahi poke, roast beef, turkey, salmon, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and more. gannonsrestaurant.com/gannons-restaurant-thanksgiving-buffet-on-maui-2018 Matteo’s Osteria Yet another option for the south side of Maui, Matteo’s Osteria is offering a three-course dinner from 4-9:30pm. This dinner includes soup, turkey, stuffing, roasted root vegetables, white truffle mashed potatoes, cranberry compote, and amaretto pumpkin pie. The price is $65 per person. www.matteosmaui.com/copy-of-special-deals Haliimaile General Store If you are looking for an option in Upcountry Maui this year, Haliimaile General Store will be serving a Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 12-7pm. Some options include salad, turkey, pork roast, braised short ribs, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie. The price is $58 for adults, children 7-9 $28, and children 6 and under are free. hgsmaui.com/thanksgiving-menu/ If you are interested in flying with us to celebrate this holiday season, book now! A helicopter tour with Air Maui is a must if you are visiting the island, or if you live here on Maui. Families love our tours and they are a great way to spend time with your kids while they are off from school. Here is what some of our guests have to say about flying with us: “The HIGHlight of the trip! The entire family (from ages 60 to 8) had the best time soaring over the rain forest terrain and seeing amazing views of waterfalls that you can only dream of ever seeing in person. The pilot adds fun music and takes video of your trip from multiple angles including inside the helicopter. Your family will be talking about this for years to come.” – 981phila “We did a lot of tours on our vacation (snorkeling, whale watching, bike tour, Hana tour), and the family agreed that this stood out among all the others. We would definitely do another helicopter tour with Air Maui if we visit the island again.“ – organdj123 “Our 2nd time with AM, my parents first, and our girls (11 & 9) first time too! They all had a blast and loved our pilot, Cameron. He was awesome and lots of fun! My parents had been on another Helicopter tour on Maui with a company down the strip from AM and they said AM was WAY better and much more fun and enjoyable. We did the West Maui and Molokai trip this time around and it was fabulous. Next time we are doing it with the doors off! Can’t wait to fly with AM again!!! They are seriously awesome and worth every penny and you can’t beat the memories you will have!“ – Discover00850451993 A wonderful way to celebrate any holiday is a helicopter tour over beautiful Maui. Book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions.

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MAUI HALLOWEEN 2018

Maui is a great place to be any time of the year, and October is no exception. When you want to take a break from the beautiful beaches and sightseeing, check out some of these fun Halloween activities. There are lots of fun things to do in Maui for Halloween for people of all ages. Halloween in Lahaina Every year Lahaina hosts a giant Halloween Party and this year is no different. Events on October 31st will run from 4:00-11:30 and include a keiki costume parade, food, live music, costume contests, food, and activities for all ages. Shuttles will be available from Kihei, Wailuku, and Lahaina. Maui Comic Con If you are looking for another opportunity to show off your Halloween costumes, you might want to check out the Maui Comic Con held at UH Maui Campus on October 26-28th. This is the 3rd annual Maui Comic Con and includes an individual Cosplay contest on Saturday and a group Cosplay contest on Sunday. This event is free and includes several special guests including David Michelinie, creator of Venom. www.mauicomiccon.com Maui Mall Halloween Extravaganza If you are looking for a fun family event, check out the Halloween Extravaganza at the Maui Mall on October 26th. They will have trick or treating throughout the mall starting at 5:00 followed by a pet costume contest, Halloween Line Dancing, a Keiki Costume contest at 6:30. There will also be face painting and balloon animals. www.mauimall.com/event/halloween-extravaganza Kula Country Farms Pumpkin Patch Kula Country Farms Pumpkin Patch is bigger and better than ever this year. They are open every day during the month of October from 9:00-4:00. They have a pumpkin patch, children’s garden, and corn maze as well as drinks and snacks for sale. During the weekends they also have a bouncy castle, food for sale, farm games, face painting, shave ice and more. They are hosting a pumpkin carving contest on the 21st and a costume contest on the 28th. www.kulacountryfarmsmaui.com Haunted Haiku Hike at Awalau Farm Discover the secrets of the spooky forest on this Haunted Hike. Cost is $20 and you must have a reservation to attend. Event times are Fridays at 5:00 and 7:30pm. A Myth of Avalon Farm Tour is available during the day on Saturday for younger kids and includes unicorns, mermaids, dragons and more. www.hauntedhaikuhike.com Shops at Wailea Keiki Halloween On Sunday, October 28 from 3:00pm-6:00pm the Shops at Wailea will be hosting their second annual Keiki Halloween. The event will include keiki costume contests for different age groups as well as categories for the whole family and pets. www.theshopsatwailea.com/event/Keiki-Halloween-at-The-Shops/2145514552 Air Maui will be open on Halloween! If you are looking for spend your Halloween in an unforgettable way, book a tour with us. If you don’t want to miss out on the nighttime fun, you can start your day with us and still have plenty of time for nighttime mischief! Here is what some of our guests have to say about their time with us: “This was the best tour we have ever had. We have been to Maui 4 times but this is the first time we have ridden in a helicopter. We had stunning views along with some history and explanation of what we were seeing. This is a must do trip.” – merviev “Air Maui NO DOORS helicopter tour was the best thing we did in Maui. It was a great experience. My husband and I had both never been on a helicopter, and we felt very safe and had the best time. Our pilot Jessi was very comforting, had a great playlist during the trip and gave just enough commentary. We would use Air Maui again in the future!“ – jennabommarito “You can’t go wrong with anything you do in Maui. It’s paradise from top to bottom and you won’t have a bad time no matter what you do. But… if you want to take it to the next level, and see it like you’ll never see it otherwise, head up in the air with Air Maui. The time spent in the air will be the highlight of your trip, as you see not only incredible, inaccessible parts of Maui, but as I did, the incredible cliffs of Molokai. Breathtaking stuff that you have to see to believe. Photos and videos don’t even come close to doing it justice. Trust me on this, you gotta go up with Air Maui, they make the experience easy, safe, and fun. Our pilot, Kirk, was informative, funny, and entertaining. He clearly loves his job and we can’t recommend this company enough!“ – stefanandaudrey 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.

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