5 Reasons to Experience a Maui Helicopter Tour


When you think about visiting Maui's world-famous beaches, you probably imagine sinking your toes into the soft white sand or dipping them in the bright blue ocean water. You may even imagine yourself a few hundred feet up, parasailing into the colorful Hawaiian sunset. However, one of the best ways to experience the island is from a much greater altitude: a helicopter.

A Maui helicopter tour will give you a unique perspective of the island's most breathtaking gems. There are more than five excellent reasons to get a bird's eye view of Hawaii's second-biggest island, but we've narrowed it down to the following once-in-a-lifetime sights.

1. Sunset from the Sky

If you think Maui's sunsets are gorgeous from your hotel, imagine soaring above a layer of clouds as you race the sun to the end of the beach. Our Sunset Odyssey Tour takes-off just before dusk, giving you an eagle's eye view as the clouds change color and the sun sinks into the ocean.

2. Hana Rainforest

Also known as "The Land That Time Forgot", due to its beautiful scenery mainly untouched by human development. In this rainforest you will see everything from 400-foot waterfalls to a series of pools and natural treasures. With miles of lush landscape, there is no other way to see the rainforest in its entirety than from a Maui helicopter tour.

3. Haleakala National Park

Haleakala is another name for the East Maui Volcano, which makes up more than three quarters of the entire island's surface. The island's national park spans across the crater between this volcano and the West Maui Mountains, and also includes the volcanic summits. As you hover over Haleakala National Park on your Maui helicopter tour, enjoy the full enormity of the crater and volcano.

4. Molokoni

Flying over Maui is a great way to get a first-hand understanding of Hawaii's geographic foundations. Molokoni is the crescent-shaped tip of a volcanic crater, and it's full of dense jungles and waterfalls that are hard to traverse by foot, but easy to photograph from a helicopter. Soar over Molokoni on your way back from Lanai's naval shipwreck during our Sunset Odyssey Tour.

5. Elephant Rock

Elephants are gorgeous giants, so it's no surprise Elephant Rock is impossible to fully experience from up close. When you visit Elephant Rock, it's easy to see the island's uncanny resemblance to an elephant trunk and head, but it's only from the air that you'll get the full picture. From above, Elephant Rock looks like an elephant wading through the water, complete with long trunk and fish-swishing tail.

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