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East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater

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Kahului, United States
East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater
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icon45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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On this phenomenal East Maui helicopter tour, soar high above the cinder cones of Haleakala Crater, and see hidden waterfalls, valleys, and bays on the rugged East Maui coastline. Much of Maui is inaccessible and only visible by air, and from flying high above bamboo forests to buzzing the 10,000 ft. summit, this is a Maui helicopter tour you’ll definitely never forget.
  • Helicopter tour over East Maui
  • Soar above the Hana rainforest and Haleakala crater
  • Enjoy breathtaking bird's eye views of Maui
  • Excellent narration provides background to all sights
  • Learn about the fascinating history of Maui from an expert personal guide
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45 minute flight over East Maui
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

108 Lelepio Pl, Kahului, HI 96732, USA

Come to the Kahului Heliport and Air Maui Helicopters is the last hanger on the left. ** Google Maps Plus Code VHRS8+2X **

Departure Time

Morning Tour (7am-12pm)
1/1/2021 - 10/4/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Afternoon Tour (12pm-5pm)
1/1/2021 - 10/4/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your helicopter tour begins at Kahului Heliport, where you 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, soar above waterfalls as you approach the East Maui rain forest. 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, 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 onboard the trip.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Weight Restrictions: Due to FAA regulations, all passengers must be weighed at check-in. For each passenger weighing 240 pounds or more, or combined weights of 420 lbs per couple, an additional seat must be purchased. This is for the safety and comfort of all passengers. It is important to provide accurate body weight at checkout.This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour. All passengers will be weighed upon check-in.
  • It is recommend that all passengers wear dark clothing to help have less reflection in the windows when flying and therefore you can get better photos during your tour
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking. Under representation of body weight may result in cancellation at check-in with no refund.
  • Flight routes & sights may vary due to weather.
  • Infants under 24 months must sit on an adult lap. Over 24 months must occupy their own paid seat. We follow the same FAA regulations as the airlines.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please contact Air Maui directly for your check in and departure time at least 72 hours prior to your flight!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Air Maui Helicopters

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater.
What is the policy on sanitization during East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater.
What is the maximum group size during East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Flying over to Molokai and the west side of Maui instead was well worth it!" See review
  • "It’s best if you are in the front the back doesn’t get the best angles." See review


54 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Top Notch
, Sep 2021
The team at Maui Helicopter Tours was top notch. From scheduling to safety to the pilot. The pilot was impressive with his knowledge of the Maui origins to the explanation of the views he flew us over.
Capt. Dylan’s playlist made the trip
, Jul 2021
My 18 year old daughter and I truly enjoyed this trip. Captain Dylan had given thought to the tour and the playlist to go with it. She said the music made the trip for her. Touring by helicopter was a wonderful way to see the crater while also seeing the many beauties of Maui’s coastline. The entire Air Maui team was also professional and efficient. A great day!
, Jul 2021
Cool experience. Not really for small children. They were bored. It’s best if you are in the front the back doesn’t get the best angles. Cool but just do road to Hana to get the real experience and save money 💰
Great Reroute
, Jul 2021
The tour was rerouted over Molokai island due to clouds on Maui to see the highest sea cliffs & amazing waterfalls and we were SO HAPPY! Air Maui has great service and very friendly pilots, definitely seek a trip to less viewed areas than the crater if you’ve already been to Haleakala- amazing!
Highly recommend
, Jun 2021
Excellent pilot who was very experienced. We had do direct due to weather and he couldn’t be any calmer. Especially tiff some of us who were a little anxious about the flight. Extremely helpful and accommodating staff. I highly recommend Air Maui.
Worth the $$$$$
, Apr 2021
Dylan was a very knowledgeable pilot and felt very safe the entire time. My wife is afraid of heights but this did not bother her at all.
Wonderful family adventure!
, Aug 2019
If visiting Maui, this is a must! You’ll be greeted warmly by a wonderful crew, followed by a brief video and then off to see the most spectacular views of Maui! Our pilot Dylan, was engaging, informative and professional. We landed with a family portrait waiting for us to view and video to be added, if wanted, which we gladly purchased to showcase at home. Everyone there was absolutely amazing and 5 stars wasn’t enough, for an unforgettable experience! Mahalo!
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Helicopter tour
, Jul 2019
At the last minute after they had us put on life jackets and prepare to board the craft they told us the tour has been changed because the crater is fogged in. Their excuse for the last minute notice was that the pilot just told them about the fog. The agent said I should have known it could happen because I've lived here over 40 years. When we walked out the door after changing to another day we could see the clouds over the crater right there from the parking spaces. If I should have known because this was so common why didnt'n they look out the front door while we were in the waiting room and give us an option then?
Air Maui
, Jan 2019
Amazing experience. Our pilot Jesse was great and played fitting music to the experience. Highly recommended for anyone in maui!
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Great ride
, Aug 2018
Props to Air Maui and Captain Cameron for a great flight over Molokai and West Maui. Well worth it and we’ll do it again!

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