Sunshine Helicopters - Circle Island Deluxe Tour
This deluxe Maui circle island helicopter tour combines views of the West Maui Mountains with East Maui views, including Haleakala Crater and Hana. Starting in West Maui, enjoy views of one of the wettest places on earth. Tall waterfalls and lush valleys make up this incredible tropical wonderland. Weather permitting, highlights in this area include the "Wall of Tears" with over 17 waterfalls flowing at once and Maui's tallest waterfall, Honokohau Falls, a 1,100-foot cascade.
Soar high above the Ka'anapali and Kapalua resort area and then continue down to picturesque Lahaina with its historic whaling harbor. As you approach Central Maui, you’ll enjoy views of vast sugarcane and pineapple fields, framed by massive Mt. Haleakala, your next destination. Discover Haleakala's immense moonlike crater with its iron oxide cinder cones towering over 1,100 feet tall. Keep an eye out for the Kaupo and Ko'olau Gaps, the two huge lava flows from the crater to the ocean.
The tour continues to Maui's nearly uninhabited "back side," home to Hana village, the Seven Sacred Pools and the largest rainforest in the United States, extending for over 180 square miles along Maui's northern coast.
Flight Includes: Ground briefing, complimentary coffee, personally narrated tour, air-conditioning, choreographed CD music through rich stereophonic headsets with volume control. You may purchase the pilot-narrated video of your actual flight on DVD.
- West Maui Mountains, lush valleys and waterfalls
- Ka'anapali and Kapalua resort area
- Old Lahaina Town, with its quaint historic whaling harbor
- Launiupoko, Olowalu and Ukumehame valleys
- Central Maui's sugarcane and pineapple fields
- Haleakala – the world's largest dormant volcano
- Hana village in remote East Maui
- East Maui rainforest – largest rainforest in the United States
- Taro field of Ke'anae
- Famous Ho'okipa windsurfing beach
Maximum of 6 seats per flight. Seat assignment is determined by weight and balance.First Class Seating:
Maximum of 2 seats per flight. Passengers enjoy First Class seating next to pilot, with extra arm and leg room. Maximum combined weight limit for two passengers on FX STAR First Class is 400 lbs (181 kg) and Whisper STAR First Class is 490 lbs (222 kg).