Maui Helicopter Tour FAQs, Part 2

Going on a helicopter flight over the islands of Hawaii is a unique and special experience. Naturally, guests have plenty of questions about our Maui helicopter tours. Here is the second part to common questions that guests often ask us. Missed the first one? Read it here.

Q: Why are there only helicopter tours of Maui during the day?

We are only able to offer tours during the day because it’s difficult to see at night. Guests come on our flights not just to experience a helicopter ride (although that’s one reason), but also to see Hawaii’s majestic beauty from a different perspective. If we offered tours at night, we wouldn’t be able to show guests all of the islands’ amazing features.

If you’re interested in a late afternoon/early evening helicopter flight, consider our Sunset Odyssey. This three-island flight takes off when there’s still enough daylight to see the spectacular coastlines of Maui, the pristine waters of the Pailolo Channel, the ancient fish ponds of Molokai and Elephant Rock. You’ll also be able to see the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, watching its glow reflect both on the ocean’s waters and the islands’ features. The Sunset Odyssey tour isn’t a true night flight, but it gives you great views as dusk sets in.

Q: Are there restrooms available during the flight?

We fly state-of-the-art ECO-star helicopters, which are known for their environmentally- friendly engines, quiet operation and comfortable seating. Unfortunately, though, there isn’t enough room in these helicopters to have an in-cabin restroom. For this reason, we recommend all of our guests use the restroom before take-off.

Q: How should I dress for a Maui helicopter tour?

We encourage all our guests to dress comfortably. In general, we recommend wearing clothes and shoes you feel good in and bringing sunscreen.

There are many large windows in our helicopters that let in the sun, which can be intense at higher elevations, so it’s important to lather on sunscreen prior to take off.

Q: What can I expect to see on a Maui helicopter tour?

Exactly what you’ll see on your flight depends on which Maui helicopter tour you sign up for. All of our tours offer amazing views, but they offer different features. We can show you Maui’s rainforest, the Wailua Valley’s waterfalls, Haleakala National Park’s active volcanoes, Haleakala Crater, Iao Valley State Park and more. We also frequently spot whales and other marine life in the ocean waters.

Q: Where is the heliport Maverick flies out of?

Maverick flies out of Kahului Heliport, which is adjacent to Kahului Airport on the north side of Maui. It's located at Lelepio Pl, Kahului, HI 96732. You can find a map to our terminal here.

Q: How much does parking at the heliport cost?

Parking at the heliport is owned and operated by ABM Parking Services. The average parking fee for our guests is $7.00, which can be paid at the self-service pay station located on lot. The station accepts MasterCard, Visa and cash. If paying with cash, plan on bringing small bills and coins, as the station does not provide change.

Q: Is it easy to take pictures on a Maui helicopter tour?

You’ll be able to easily take pictures and video from the comfort of your seat, thanks to the oversized windows on our ECO-Star helicopters. We also record a video that is available for purchase, which includes both the sights seen and the conversation between pilot and passengers.

Q: Book a Maui Helicopter Tour With Maverick

To find the perfect Maui helicopter tour for your family or group, contact us at 1-808-893-7999 or via LiveChat. We’ll be happy to talk with you about each of our tours and help you select the perfect one. Of course, we’ll also gladly answer any other questions you have.


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