More than any other state in the U.S., Hawaii is the most popular location for dreamy destination weddings. With white, black, red, gold, brown and even green sand beaches, as well as dramatic landscapes of volcanoes, mountains, craters, valleys, waterfalls, forests, cliffs and rivers, it’s no wonder so many couples go to extraordinary lengths to ensure their big day is as spectacular as the scenery.
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1 Kahului Airport Road, Hangar 110, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
Air Maui Helicopter Tours, Veteran owned customer approved. Our family owned business has been servicing the Hawaiian Islands for over 25 years. We offer many different tours of Maui and Molokai. Make sure to ask your reservationist about our exclusive landing’s, private charters to fit your need, and our new proposal tour.
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
Now celebrating its 25th year, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is the largest and most successful aerial tour company in Hawaii, and the only one that serves all of the Aloha state: Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island. In 2001, Blue Hawaiian was the worldwide launch customer for the all-new, ultra-quiet Eco-Star helicopter, and Blue owns the state’s largest fleet of these phenomenal 21st-century aircraft. All Blue Hawaiian helicopters are equipped with the latest safety technology, including state-of-the-art terrain mapping system, emergency floats, and high visibility pulse lights. Other features include: air-conditioning; BOSE® noise canceling headsets and two-way communication between guests and their pilot; custom-programmed CD sound to accompany the pilot’s narration; and a 4-camera, all-digital DVD in-flight video system.
1 Kahului Airport Road – Hangar 107, Kahului, Hawaii 96732
Sunshine Helicopters offers helicopter tours and sightseeing tours of Maui, Molokai, Hawaii Big Island, Kauai, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Over 90% of the State of Hawaii is accessible only by helicopter. Soar with us in the blue skies above the Hawaiian Islands aboard our “Black Beauty” state-of-the-art helicopters. Enjoy the Grand Canyon helicopter tour and land at Grand Canyon West, home of the world famous Hualapai Indian Skywalk, and receive a VIP admission with no waiting in lines.
Volcano Air Tours
Maui and it’s neighboring islands are best seen from the air as the vast majority of each island is inaccessible from the ground. One of the best values on Maui is the active volcano air tour of Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii (the two largest Hawaiian islands) in one of Volcano Air Tours’ comfortable, air-conditioned, twin-engine, ten seat airplanes. Each passenger has their own large window in two abreast seating and a stereo headset for music and expert pilot narration. See Madam Pele’s current activity at the world’s most active volcano. Volcano Air Tours is a FAA certified Part 135 air carrier with a perfect safety record. This is so much better than a Maui helicopter tour because in 2 hours you can see rain forests, Heavenly Hana, spectacular beaches including black sand beaches, scenic coastline views, dramatic cliffs, cascading waterfalls, the world’s largest dormant volcano (Haleakala) on Maui and lava flows in an active volcano area on the Big Island of Hawaii. During whale season you may spot whales, and, if you are really lucky, you might find a full circle rainbow while flying around a little rain shower. Each tour is a unique adventure with different sights to see, so remember to take your cameras and wear dark shirts to reduce glare for photos. Volcano activity and weather are variable making each tour a unique adventure.
Helicopter Tour Tips
A helicopter tour is much more thrilling than any amusement park ride. The views are beyond description and there is so much to see. A helicopter tour in Hawaii is an ideal way to see the islands’ cliffs, forests, volcanic shape, beaches and craters. Before you take a helicopter tour, you should spend some time researching your options online. Here are tips to help you choose the best tour and enjoy it.
1. Make a Safe Choice – Choose a tour that advertises that they are certified as a FAA Part 135 Air Carrier, which means that the operator is subject to higher standards than general aviation operators.
2. Know the Seating Arrangement – Most helicopters used for touring have six passengers with a seating arrangement of two passengers in front and four in the back. That means that two people are going to be stuck in the middle seats in the back and with limited view. A-Star and Eco-Star type helicopters carry six passengers. The Eco-Stars are nicer than the A-Stars because they offer a little more room, less noise, and more window space. The Hughes 500 seats two passengers in the back and two in the front. When booking, request the front seats as they are the best, but bear in mind that seating will be based on the weight of you and your friend/partner.
3. Shop online for pricing. Most companies offer a big discount for booking directly with them.
4. Timing your Tour. If possible, try to book your tour on the first or second day of your trip so that you will gain a better orientation of the island. Late morning or early afternoon flights are best for limiting shadows and making the island’s colors more brilliant.
5. Do’s and Don’ts on the day of your tour: Do pay close attention to the safety instructions provided and don’t hesitate to ask questions about them. Do wear dark clothing to minimize the glare on the windows. Do take motion sickness medication in advance. Do use high speed film for your camera. Don’t wear earrings because they could get in the way of your headphones. Don’t spend too much time looking at the scenery through tiny view of your camera.
6. Reservations are very important to have. Helicopter tours are a very popular tourist activity, and the day you want to fly can easily be all booked up.
7. Fully understand your helicopter tour reservation cancellation policy before making your reservations.
8. You want your helicopter tour to be about an hour long, anything much less will seem to be too rushed.
9. Know for sure what island and what date you will be on that particular island before making your helicopter tour reservation.
10. Mornings are generally the best time to fly and you also have time for a later rescheduling if there is bad weather.
11. Bring cameras, binoculars, video cameras etc.
12. Contact your helicopter tour company that you have reservations with as soon as you can after your arrival in Hawaii.
13. Remember your helicopter tour does not have to include a fly by an active volcano to be an absolutely incredible experience.
14. No helicopter tour company will guarantee that you will be able to see active, red hot lava gushing volcano. You have to just except what the volcano has to offer on your particular helicopter flight day.
15. Don’t worry if it is a little rainy during your helicopter flight day.
16. Make sure you get a picture of your group next to the helicopter and/or with your helicopter pilot.
17. Don’t try to videotape or photograph every moment of the helicopter tour.
18. See if your helicopter company offers a video of your actual helicopter flight.
19. Videos of your helicopter tour are usually an extra cost.