Maui's Hana & Haleakala Helicopter Tour in Kahului, HI

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters1 Lelepio PlaceKahului, HI 96732
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Overview

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.

up to 0.8 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kahului Travel Experts
  • Highlights include the Haleakala Crater, Seven Pools of Oheo Gulch, Hana Rainforest and East Maui shoreline.
  • Tour duration is approximately 50 minutes.
  • Routes and sights may vary according to wind and weather conditions.
  • Live narration by your State of Hawaii certified tour guide/pilot.
  • Includes Bose aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets for two-way communication between you and your pilot.
  • High definition in-flight video recording available for purchase after the flight.
  • No scuba diving within 24-hours of tour departure.
  • Gratuity is not included and is left to traveler's discretion.

Description

from Maui's Hana & Haleakala Helicopter Tour
See some of East Maui's most popular sights on this Hana and Haleakala helicopter tour. Soar thousands of feet above the immense, moon-like crater of Mt. Haleakala — the world's dormant volcano! On your way to the famous Seven Pools of Oheo Gulch, gaze down at the beautiful Hana Rainforest Preserve, where bamboo trees line the forest and dozens of waterfalls cascade into the tiered pools below.

This Maui helicopter tour will take you from the Alpine-like vistas of upcountry Maui to the lush landscape of the Hana Rainforest Preserve and the rugged beauty of the East Maui shoreline.

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters develops, maintains, leads, and exceeds industry standards. Setting apart from others.
  • Only Blue: Has a voluntary FAA Safety Management System (SMS) implemented program accepted and approved in May 2015.
  • Only Blue: Requires the highest pilot-hour minimum in the state of Hawaii of over 2,500 flight hours and 5+ years of experience.
  • Only Blue: Requires all aircraft equipment for pilots to be instrument rated and trained in instrument maneuvers and recovery in an Inadvertent Entry Into Instrument Meteorological Conditions encounter.
  • Only Blue: Has the highest number of voluntary participants in the FAA Safety Team Program.

Blue Hawaiian's fleet consists of the best touring helicopters in the industry. Features state-of-the-art Airbus Eco-Star helicopters.
  • Airline-standard, Terrain Awareness Warning System.
  • Bose Aviation-grade, Electronic Noise-Cancelling Headsets.
  • Microphones for guests with 2-way communication with the pilot.
  • Advanced 4-camera in-flight video system with pilot narration and cinematic music choreographed to the scenery.
  • Custom upgraded VIP interior.
  • Flotation system for extended over-water flights.
  • All forward-facing seats with 180º views & a "theater-style" platform in the rear seating.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Maui's Hana & Haleakala Helicopter Tour

Where does the Hana and Haleakala helicopter tour depart from?

The Hana and Haleakala Helicopter Tour departs from Blue Hawaiian Helicopters' Heliport in Kahului, located at 1 Lelepio Place, Kahului, HI 96732.

What time do I check-in for my tour?

Check-in is 45 minutes prior to your tour's scheduled departure time.

How long is this helicopter tour?

The Hana and Haleakala Helicopter Tour is approximately 50 minutes in duration.

What should I wear?

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.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes. Even if you plan to buy the inflight video, you will not want to miss an opportunity to save these memories.

Is anti-motion sickness medication recommended?

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.

How much experience do the pilots have?

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.

How many passengers can fly in the helicopter?

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters' state of the art Eco-Star and A-Star helicopters are designed for 6 passengers and offer 180-degree panoramic views.

Will we be the only ones in the helicopter?

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.

Does this tour have any weight restrictions?

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.

Do they make a video of our actual tour?

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.

Can babies take this tour?

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.