Maui Tour FAQ's

Ancient Hawaiian kings and queens traveled by canoe to frolic along Maui's shores long before the first helicopter was ever designed. We still recommend getting up close and personal with much of the island's many natural treasures, but when you want to see Maui's awe-inspiring landmarks from a more expansive perspective, there simply is no better way than by helicopter.

Here are some answers to our more frequently asked questions regarding our Maui helicopter tours:

Q: What type of camera should I bring to capture the best highlights of my Maui adventure?

A: While you are certainly welcome to bring your own cameras, we feel it's important for all of our guests to become fully immersed with the surrounding landscapes, so we take care of capturing the memories of your trip. Each helicopter tour includes an optional, personalized DVD recording of the flight, pairing visuals caught by an exterior helicopter camera with an interior audio recording of the pilot's narration and the interaction between you and other passengers. This all-encompassing video keepsake is an excellent way to relive and share your experience with others. Of course, you can always bring your phone to ensure you capture an airborne selfie with a waterfall backdrop.

Q: When's the best time to fly? How far in advance do I need to book?

A: In Hawaii, anytime is a great time to fly. Of course, what you most want to see might help you narrow down your most desirable times, such as a sunrise or sunset flight. You might also want to see migrating whales during your flight. Call us directly for assistance on selecting the most appropriate times.

We suggest solidifying your reservation at least two weeks ahead of time to ensure the date and time you want is not sold out. However, because we do require minimum weight and passenger numbers to leave the ground, you may be able to book within a few days if you have a more open schedule.

Q: What happens to my Maui helicopter tour if it rains?

A: Our Maui helicopter tours involve flights through parts of the island's rainforests and, as the name suggests, there is often light rain. As long as the rain stays within levels we consider safe and enjoyable, we will continue to fly. If the weather does get too extreme, flights will be canceled, and we will attempt to re-schedule on your best availability. If you and other guests are unable to re-schedule, then we will cancel and refund your group in full.

Q: Are there any special terms and conditions I should know about?

A: All helicopter excursions require a minimum amount of passengers to operate.
  • The maximum weight limit per person is 300 pounds. Total passenger weight must be under 1,140 pounds with no more than 7 passengers.
  • Maverick Helicopters has a 48-hour cancellation policy. You have up until 48 hours before your flight departure to make any changes or cancellations. Changes or cancellations are not permitted within 48 hours of your flight departure. No-shows will be charged in full with no refunds.
  • Due to the intricate nature of helicopter flight, all of our times are approximate.
For more information about our Maui helicopter tour, LiveChat or call us at 808-893-7999. Download our Top 10 Things to Do in Maui to help plan your next vacation itinerary. Mahalo!


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