Your East Maui and Haleakala helicopter tour begins at Kahului Heliport, where you’ll buckle up inside an A-star helicopter with six forward-facing seats. Every passenger in these air conditioned helicopters has 180 degree views, and the leather seats make a comfortable perch for exploring the island by air.
Upon lifting off from the heliport pad, hear your pilot begin narrating the flight, and minutes later you’ll be soaring above waterfalls as you approach the East Maui rainforest. Whir high above valleys and hidden pools that are only accessible by air, and get a sense for how much of the island is completely undeveloped.
After flying above bays off the Hana coastline and watching waterfalls spill towards the sea, you’ll gradually climb high up the eastern flank of Haleakala volcano. With a summit of just over 10,000 feet, this mountain is one of the world’s largest and tallest dormant volcanoes, and the colorful landscape of cinder cones and trails is stunning when viewed from the air.
Once back on the ground at Kahului heliport, you can buy a USB containing footage of the flight for a separate, additional charge, which is backed by tropical Hawaiian music and narration from on board the trip.