Soar above East Maui’s top sights, mountain vistas and rugged shoreline on this 50-minute Hana and Haleakala Helicopter Tour. From the reddish hues of Haleakala Crater to the lush tropical Hana Rainforest Preserve and the Seven Sacred Pools of Oheo Gulch, this Maui helicopter tour takes you on a breathtaking adventure with live commentary by your pilot/guide.
The Hana and Haleakala Helicopter Tour departs from Blue Hawaiian Helicopters' Heliport in Kahului, located at 1 Lelepio Place, Kahului, HI 96732.
Check-in is 45 minutes prior to your tour's scheduled departure time.
The Hana and Haleakala Helicopter Tour is approximately 50 minutes in duration.
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters' aircraft are temperature controlled, so dress comfortably. Wear solid dark-colored clothing to minimize your clothing reflection in your photos. Hats are not allowed around the helicopters as they can fly up into the rotors and damage the aircraft.
Yes. Even if you plan to buy the inflight video, you will not want to miss an opportunity to save these memories.
Taking a precautionary anti-motion sickness medication is a good idea if you are particularly prone to motion sickness. However, Blue Hawaiian's flights are very smooth, and turns are slow and gentle. Most people do not experience motion sickness and do not need an anti-motion sickness medication.
All Blue Hawaiian Helicopters pilots are highly experienced. Each pilot is required to obtain certification as a State of Hawaii Tour Guide. Blue Hawaiian is the only helicopter tour company in Hawaii with its state-of-the-art Flight Simulator and the only one that puts its pilots through annual factory and FAA recurrent training.
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters' state of the art Eco-Star and A-Star helicopters are designed for 6 passengers and offer 180-degree panoramic views.
You will be sharing the flight with other guests. Couples and families are seated side-by-side as much as possible. They cannot guarantee particular seating as the FAA-approved “weight and balance” program often dictates it. However, visibility from every seat is excellent in the A-Stars helicopters since there are no cabin partitions that would block part of the view, as in other helicopters.
An adjacent, empty seat purchase is required for each guest weighing more than 240 pounds. The charge for an adjacent empty seat is 50% off the regular tour price. This open seat ensures comfort for you and all of the guests on your flight.
Every flight is captured on a high-quality DVD. Each helicopter has four cameras; three external and one in the cabin. The video recording begins during the boarding process. You'll likely first see yourself on the video as you approach the aircraft for boarding. To orchestrate the most exciting video, the pilot chooses between the forward, side, or internal camera as the flight progresses. The cabin camera, for example, usually shows you right after lift-off. The recording is continuous until landing and includes digital quality music chosen to complement the changing scenery and the pilot's narration. The video is available for purchase after you return from your flight.
Yes, FAA regulations allow children under 24 months of age to ride as a lap-child and there is no fee. Children over 2 years of age will need to purchase a seat for use.