Explore Maui’s authentic and remote landscapes on the Hana Rainforest Experience by Helicopter from Kahului Maui, featuring an exclusive 30-minute landing in the Wailua Valley.

First, you'll fly along Maui’s North Coast with views of breathtaking sea cliffs and cascading waterfalls on your 40 minute roundtrip helicopter flight. Aerial shoreline perspectives include Paia, Hookipa, Haiku, the famous surfing destination – JAWS, the Road to Hana, and the iconic Jurassic Rock.

Next, you'll descend to an exclusive landing area in a former Taro plantation in the Wailua Valley for a ground excursion. Surrounded by canyons and waterfalls, you'll indulge in the scenic panoramic views as you explore the lush vegetation including banana, coconut and wild flowers. Your pilot will provide extensive knowledge of this this remote Hawaiian landscape which very few people have ever stepped foot on.

Please Note: This tour requires a minimum of 4 persons to operate. If the minimum number of persons is not met for the date and time of your reservation, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 18+):
$349.00
Child Rate
(Ages 3-17):
$349.00
Child - Free
(Ages 2 and Under, on Adult Lap):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

approximately 75 minutes total
8:00 am, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm daily
Please Note: Check-in time is 45 minutes prior to departure.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum 4 passengers required to operate.  Maximum individual passenger weight is 300 pounds.   Maximum combined passenger weight is 1,140 pounds.  Maximum 7 passengers per helicopter.  Adult passengers (18 and older) are required to provide government-issued identification.  Children under the age of 2 are required to have proof of age (passport or birth certificate).  Hotel pick-up not included.  Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 48 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • As of March 26, 2022, Hawaii's Safe Travels Program no longer exists, meaning there are no travel restrictions or mandates for domestic USA travelers. Travelers arriving in Hawaii from international airports must still comply with U.S. federal requirements. Consult with your airline for details.

 

This tour requires a minimum of 4 persons to operate. If the minimum number of persons is not met for the date and time of your reservation, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.

What's Included

  • 40-minute helicopter flight
  • 30-minute rainforest landing

Not Included

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Optional pilot gratuity


What to Bring

  • Cameras and video cameras are recommended, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen based on the flight type and the time of year.
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes are highly recommended.
  • Guests 18 and over must bring valid photo identification for check-in.
  • Birth certificate or passport is required for any child flying as a 'lap child' (Child-Free rate).

Important Information

  • Minimum 4 passengers required to operate tour. Tours usually fill up and depart on schedule, but you will be notified in advance if the minimum number of passengers is not met. If this occurs, you will be permitted to reschedule.
  • The maximum weight limit per person is 300 pounds and the total passenger weight on the helicopter may not exceed 1,140 pounds.
  • Maximum 7 passengers per helicopter (without exceeding 1,140 pounds).
  • Individual passenger names and accurate, fully-clothed weights must be entered on the Order Form.
  • Adult passengers (18 and older) are required to provide government-issued photo identification, and children under the age of 2 are required to have proof of age (passport or birth certificate).
  • Seating arrangements are determined by the pilot based on the weight of each passenger and the balance of the helicopter. 

ECO-Star Helicopter Features

The ECO-Star (EC-130) made by Airbus Helicopters is the safest and most comfortable tourism-based helicopter in the world. The ECO-Star offers breathtaking wraparound views like no other helicopter, lavishing you in luxurious comfort while drastically reducing flight noise.

  • Spacious interior with front-facing, theater-style leather seats
  • Wraparound glass for maximum visibility
  • Air-conditioned cabin for year-round comfort
  • Exceptional noise reduction features
  • Personal Surround Sound stereo headsets with voice-activated microphones
  • High-definition video and audio recording capabilities

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a child/minor fly unaccompanied? -- No.  Passengers under the age of 18 must be accompanied on the flight by an adult.

How is the age of a child to determine if he/she qualifies as a lap child (Child-Free Rate)? -- Lap children must be under 2 years of age, with government-issued proof of age).  Parents are required to purchase a seat for the child if both of these requirements are not met.

If I occasionally suffer from motion sickness, will I have a problem during the flight? -- Motion discomfort products are available for purchase in the flight terminal gift shop.  Motion sickness bags are located onboard the aircraft in the seat back pockets.

Can I sit next to my wife/child/friend? -- Maybe.  Seating arrangements are determined by the pilot based on the weight of each passenger and the balance of the helicopter.  The pilot will try to keep parties seated together.

Can I use my cellphone during the flight? -- No. Cellphone voice, messaging, and data use is prohibited on the aircraft. Mobile devices must be turned off or set to airplane mode prior to boarding. Please Note: The Federal Department of Transportation has banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from all aircraft. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device is considered a forbidden hazardous material and individuals may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, in checked baggage, or as air cargo on flights to, from, or within the United States. If passengers attempt to evade the ban, the phones may be confiscated and passengers may face criminal prosecution and fines.

Can I smoke during the tour? -- No. Smoking is prohibited onboard the aircraft and on the ramp.

Can I bring a beverage on the flight? -- Bottled water is the only beverage allowed to be consumed on the aircraft during flight.

Can I take pictures of the aircraft? -- Personal photography is prohibited on the ramp.  Passengers will have the opportunity to take pictures while inside the aircraft only.  The ground crew will take a photo of each party in front of the helicopter before the flight, which will be available for purchase after the tour.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum 4 passengers required to operate.  Maximum 7 passengers per helicopter.  Hotel pick-up not included.  Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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