Must See Helicopter Tour Highlights on Maui – Molokai

Get Inspired to Visit Molokai

Molokai is full of exceptional, natural beauty offering a glimpse into times long past with an undisturbed rural landscape and rich history. Often called “The Friendly Isle” for its welcoming residents, Molokai has a slower pace than the other Hawaiian islands. Getting into a “Molokai state-of-mind” encourages travelers to relax, drink in the lush landscape and immerse yourself in the crystal waters. Molokai is home to the highest sea cliffs in the world and the longest continuous fringing reef. It is truly an island of aloha and adventure.

Molokai Cliffs

Hawaiian culture is at the forefront

History’s roots run deep on Molokai where Hawaii’s past comes alive. A high percentage of its residents are Native Hawaiians, and they maintain a strong connection to Hawaiian culture thanks to their love of the land. Visitors to Molokai will find no traffic lights or shopping malls and zero skyscrapers blocking out the blue skies. What they will discover is simple, untouched beauty and friendly residents. Visitors truly seeking peace will embrace the simple pleasures offered by this island paradise.

It is said to be the birthplace of hula

Molokai legend states that the art of hula got its start at Kaana near the present-day town of Maunaloa. One of the most valued parts of Hawaiian culture, dancing hula is a way for Hawaiians to pass down stories and convey emotion. Every chant and dance tells the story of their history. Each May, some of the best dancers in Molokai gather together to celebrate this personification of the aloha spirit at the Molokai Ka Hula Piko Festival.


Start your voyage on a Molokai helicopter tour

The MOLOKAI VOYAGE is a Hawaiian adventure that lets you explore the beauty and scenery of two Hawaiian Islands.

Key highlights include:

  • The world’s highest sea cliffs

This Hawaiian adventure starts with a journey to the world’s tallest sea cliffs on Molokai. These incredible sea cliffs are among the highest in the world, stretching 3,000 feet above sea level. Molokai’s sea cliffs are located on the remote, north side of the island making them difficult to reach from the ground. Helicopter tours, such as the Molokai Voyage are one of the best ways to see the inaccessible areas of Molokai including a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the cliffs.

  • Awe-inspiring waterfalls

High sea cliffs bring significant waterfalls. If there’s been consistent rainfall you’ll see some spectacular falls on your Hawaiian helicopter tour. You’ll soar above breathtaking waterfalls like Kahiwa Falls located on the northern shore of the island of Molokai, between Wailua and Papalaua valleys.

  • Ancient Fish Ponds and Fringing Reef

Molokai is also home to Hawaii’s longest continuous fringing reef and many well-preserved fishponds located along its southern coast. Dating back to the early 13th century, almost 800 years ago, these ancient fish ponds are one of the Hawaiians’ greatest engineering innovations. Natural “finger” coral and stony coral harbor honu (green sea turtles), Hawaiian monk seals and a swirling rainbow of reef fish are all staples of these ancient fish ponds.

  • Elephant Rock

This rock formation’s ancient Hawaiian name is Mokuhooniki, literally meaning “pinch island” but when seen from above you can make out why it got its popular nickname “Elephant Rock.” Located to the north of Molokai this visually amazing islet resembles the shape of an elephant with a trunk, ear, body, tail and all.

Next on the multi-island expedition is a flight over Maui where you’ll get intimate views of the western portion of the island including the famous Iao Valley State Park. More waterfalls await including the tallest waterfall on the island, Honokohau Falls. Distant views of the dormant volcano, Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains including possible views of the “Wall of Tears” round out the experience.

Exploring the beauty and scenery of West Maui and Molokai on this helicopter tour is a must when vacationing in Maui.

These are a few of the sights you can experience on the Molokai Voyage with Maverick.

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5 Reasons You Should Book a Kauai Helicopter Tour

From the Na Pali coast to the vast Waimea Canyon, the terrain of Kauai is not easy to traverse from the ground. “The Garden Isle” also has hidden waterfalls to discover, deep canyons to explore, and clandestine coastlines to soak in. With most of Kauai’s striking geographic marvels inaccessible by foot or road, helicopter tours provide the best way to take in all the resplendent beauty the island has to offer.

Are you ready to take a helicopter tour over Kauai?

The Maverick Helicopter tour, Kauai Explorer, features two of Kauai’s most recognized natural landmarks: the Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon. You’ll see the magnitude of the coastline as 17-miles stretch out beneath you dotted with emerald-hued cliffs that tower above the Pacific Ocean. Fly over Waimea Canyon, dubbed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” for its desert landscape and vibrant colors. More spectacular shorelines await as you fly toward the Bali Hai Cliffs along the North Shore. Travel continues past Mount Waialeale, one of the wettest spots on Earth. Get a bird’s-eye-view of Jurassic Falls and conclude your flight over the Hanapepe Valley, famous for its scenes in the film, “Jurassic Park.” This is a memorable air adventure that Maverick Helicopters is proud to offer.

Learn more about how you can see the full beauty of the island with a Kauai helicopter tour.

5 Reasons To Book A Kauai Helicopter Tour

1. The Best Views of the Na Pali Coast

The Na Pali Coast is an iconic, mountainous shoreline spanning Kauai’s North Shore. It is a very special and sacred place defined by its natural beauty. There are no roads that lead to this part of Kauai making it inaccessible to vehicles. Exploring this area by air lets you enjoy the entire stretch of the coastline from the blue ocean to the dramatic cliffs and hidden valleys. Beautiful beaches and waterfalls that flow down to the lush valley floor are also revealed to you as you fly along the coast.

2. View Inaccessible Waterfalls Up Close

Hawaii is known for beautiful waterfalls, many of which are nestled deep within the island of Kauai. However, many of these waterfalls are on private land making them inaccessible or restricted by road or foot. Some of the most beautiful of these waterfalls are natural gems hidden behind dense foliage. By taking a helicopter tour over Kauai you’ll be able to see these amazing waterfalls up close.

3. Explore Waimea Canyon

Dubbed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific” this geological wonder stretches over 14 miles long and is 3,600 feet deep. It can be viewed from the ground but to see it by air brings the grandeur of it into full scale. When you fly with Maverick Helicopters our pilots will take you over Waimea Canyon and deep inside the ravine for a close look at the dramatic red and green landscape.

4. See “The Weeping Wall”

Located near the center of Hawaii’s lush island of Kauai,”The Weeping Wall” is made up of a misty oasis of multiple waterfalls that cascade down the different grooves of Mount Waialeale – said to be one the wettest spots on Earth. An easy way to see these beautiful falls is by helicopter where you can get up close and personal with the majestic “weeping walls.”

5. Hear Interesting Facts From Our Experienced Pilots

As you enjoy the majesty of Kauai take a short trip through history as our experienced pilots regale you with fascinating facts. Our pilots know the islands well and they’ll be able to relay interesting stories about hidden waterfalls, various movie locations, and even point out the Nounou Mountain range known as the Sleeping Giant. It’s like having a pilot and a tour guide wrapped up in one!

For more information, or to book a Kauai helicopter experience, please visit or call 808-241-7999

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