Our pilot, Troy, went above and beyond our expectations! The towering waterfalls, and sea cliffs that he showed, with the excellent choice of music made the experience phenomenal. This trip is definitely worth taking!!
We’ve been to Maui several times but this is the first time we were able to see the whole island. The pilot was awesome.
I was afraid to do a helicopter ride. I have height issues but not flying on a plane. I was determined to do this in Maui, maybe my only chance. It was AMAZING! Air Maui was great. The views we had you can't get any other way. At one point I did get a little white knuckled since we were trying to get a special view of a waterfall, which meant the helicopter was almost on its side and I was at the window looking 1000 feet straight down. And the pilot noticed my fear and almost immediately went upright again. And he wasn't the kind of pilot that had to "show off" his skills. he kept it stable and just showed us amazing scenery. Thank you for making me feel so safe when I was on edge. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Be sure to take the longer tour and fly over Moloka'i; the sea cliffs are breathtaking! Pilot played awesome music.
This was an incredible experience. I went solo and as such was able to ride for only $100 as a standby. This was more than worth the price of admission. What you can see and experience from a doors off helicopter is simply beyond words. Our pilot also curated a fantastic playlist for us to enjoy while we glided through the skies between Maui and Molokai. If you have the chance, I can't recommend this experience more highly. Even if you can't take perfect pictures because of the location of your seat, you will see and feel everything you need to; the experience itself is absolutely indelible.
I have booked the 45 W Maui/Molokai and I had a great time. We were flying on the valleys to admire the waterfalls, see the elephant/turtle shape island and over to Molokai to see its infinite beauty. Our pilot Cameron Meldahl gifted us with a smooth flight, a wonderful description of all the places we passed and a great sense of humor. I highly recommend this trip.
First off, I can't agree with anyone that complains about the staff there at Air Maui. Outgoing, pleasant and fun to talk to. I thought they were great. You need to be a realist going into what is an extremely complicated evolution impacted by many moving parts. If you book the tour online, it's probably a good idea to double check the dates and times of your booking for accuracy. If you look at the sky over the heliport and think to yourself "I wonder if we'll be taking off today?" it may be a good idea to check in if Air Maui hasn't done so already. The Air Maui staff goes to great lengths to communicate with customers and make the tour happen. I have never used any of the other helicopter tours on Maui but I was very impressed with Air Maui. We had some time to kill prior to the flight so we got to talking to the girls at the desk about the area and what we could do to fill the time before our Luau later that day. They took the time to get out a map and point out a few places that would work well including Iao Valley. So nice to us! I bought my Maui Jim sunglasses there too! It was a really good trip. The pilot didn't talk as much as I thought he might but you know what, not a big deal, He hit the high points and I'm sure some people would rather they talk less and just enjoy the view. The flight was smooth even when we flew through a little rain. Molokai was just so impressive! The cliffs, the waterfalls, the pristine valleys. It was a closed door tour. 45 minutes in the air was just about right for my wife and I. 60 minutes may have been a little too long. We didn't take any motion sickness medicine but probably should have. It's not that the flight was rough, we get motion sickness quite easily. Just something to think about to ensure the tour goes well for you. Thank you Air Maui! You guys are a great piece to ANY Maui vacation.
The Pilot Rich was very knowledgeable! Great views and way to see the island and what it has to offer. The girls in the office were also very nice.
First time in a helicopter and I’m hooked. If I could afford it, I’d go again tomorrow. Air Maui staff are super nice but very professional. Richie our pilot was great and full of info and not so funny jokes lol. The front seat is worth the extra $$. I was worried I might get queasy but nothing, it was smooth and breezy with the doors off! Highly recommend!!! Only thing was it had to end, I could have stayed up there all day!!
lupusdei108 - July 31, 2019