Must See Helicopter Tour Highlights on Maui – Haleakala National Park

Haleakala Crater

With its lush greenery and crystal clear waters Maui, also known as the “Valley Isle,” is a true destination for nature lovers. Most of the island is remote and completely inaccessible so the only way to see the full island is from the air. Maverick Helicopters offers several Maui air tours that soar over amazing sights, such as Haleakala National Park, where you can view the largest dormant volcano in the world.

Haleakala Crater

Located on the island of Maui, Haleakala National Park is a special place that encompasses stories of both ancient and modern Hawaiian culture. Diverse colors of sand and unique cinder cone formations blend together in a surreal, moon-like landscape which is amazing to see from the air.

Read on to learn about some more of the highlights offered on our Maui tours.



This exhilarating flight starts high above Maui’s dormant volcano on this eastern island journey. Soar high above jagged cliffs, amazing waterfalls and some of the most isolated areas of the island. Follow the winding Road to Hana from above, experiencing up close and personal views of the Hana Rainforest. Additional highlights include views of the Manawainui Valley, the North Shore of Maui, Jurassic Rock and the world famous “Jaws” surf area.


During the Maui Dream tour you’ll experience the serenity of the island as you climb high above Haleakala National Park. Explore intimate views of Haleakala Crater with distant views of the Hana Rainforest and the West Maui Mountains. View Maui’s lush landscape, breathtaking coastlines, hidden valleys, scenic waterfalls and the sharp-blue waters of the Pacific Ocean on this complete circle island expedition. Other highlights on this complete island expedition include the North Shore of Maui, Jurassic Rock and Iao Valley State Park.

Maui Coastline

Key highlights include:

  • Haleakala Crater

Haleakala is a shield volcano encompassing the full eastern border of Maui. This mountain was built up from lava flow eruptions spanning over thousands of years. It was only after a climate shift, which brought a series of extended torrential rainfalls, did the crater’s shape really take form. Massive rivers developed long, deep channels along the mountain’s slopes. Once the volcanic activity began again, lava streamed down into the valleys and formed unique tubes and cinder cones in the water-carved basin. Seeing the full expanse of Haleakala on a helicopter tour is a unique way to appreciate its beauty and acknowledge the magnitude of the mountain’s varied landscapes.

  • Waterfalls

Maui Waterfalls are one of the most well-known aspects of the “Valley Isle.” Located within the island’s valleys are some of the best waterfalls you can find anywhere. No trip to Maui would be complete without viewing these sights of nature. Upper Waikani Falls, Lower Puohokamoa Falls, Waimoku Falls and Makahiku Falls are some of the most popular waterfalls on the island and can best be seen by air.

  • Coastline

Most people visit Maui for the pristine coastlines and beautiful beaches. With 120 miles of coast, Maui boasts over 30 miles of beautiful beaches where you’ll find white, black and red sand on these famous shores.

These are a few of the sights you can experience on the Maui Dream and Maui Spirit when you fly with Maverick. 

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