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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.

Tour Highlights:

  • 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
Open Seating: 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).
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Special Instructions
Where and When:
Morning, mid-day and afternoon departure times. The exact departure time for your preferred timeframe will be specified on your voucher.
Departs from Hangar #3 at Kahului Heliport, 1 Lelepio Place, Kahului HI 96732 View Map
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Weight Restrictions:
FX Star: Passengers over 240 lbs (108 kg) or a combined weight of over 400 lbs (181 kg) for 2 passengers may require the purchase of a comfort seat.
WhisperSTAR: First class guarantee of front seat is limited to 290 lbs (131 kg) or a combined weight of 490 lbs (222 kg) for 2 passengers. Open seating over 290 lbs (131 kg) may require the purchase of a comfort seat.
All passengers are weighed at check-in. If given weight is substantially lower than actual weight, you may get bumped from the flight, but still have to pay for the seat.

If requesting first class seating for a minor, one of the passengers in first class must be over 16 and traveling with the minor.
A valid government issued photo I.D. is required.
Flight patterns and specific sights are subject to weather conditions.
Special Notes:
Children 23 months or younger may fly at no charge and must sit on adult's lap. Please provide child's weight at time of booking.
ADA Accessibility: Only the WhisperStar helicopter has a wheelchair lift.
Operation Days:
Daily except Sundays
60-70 minutes
Sunshine Helicopters
6 passengers
FX STAR: The industry standard FX Star, known as "Black Beauty," has all forward facing customized bench style seats giving excellent visibility. Sunshine Helicopters has flown over 850,000 satisfied passengers in their "Black Beauties" since 1985. The ASTAR 350FX features Bose aviation headsets, an air-conditioned cabin and oversized panoramic windows.

WhisperSTAR: The EC 130 B4 WhisperSTAR is the ultimate in sightseeing helicopters. More interior room, more visibility with added plexiglass and elevated rear seats. Sunshine Helicopters customizes the standard factory interior with business and first class seating to further enhance passenger comfort and visibility. Soar in the state-of-the-art WhisperSTAR and experience the quiet, ultra smooth and most advanced technological sightseeing helicopter ever.
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