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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Must See Helicopter Tour Highlights on Maui – Hana Rainforest

Seeing Maui from the air is an unmatched experience where bird’s-eye views allow you to experience the island as never before. Maverick offers several unique helicopter tours to choose from with each providing must-see highlights of Maui.

Jurassic Rock

Each excursion lets you view key landmarks and popular attractions as you’ve never seen them before. Read on to learn about some of the highlights offered on our Hana Rainforest Experience.



Explore Maui’s remote landscape with breathtaking views of sea cliffs and cascading waterfalls on this round-trip helicopter flight. Fly along Maui’s coast above Paia, Hookipa, and the famous surf destination Jaws. This one-of-a-kind adventure is perfect for travelers looking to be immersed in an authentic Hawaiian experience.


Key highlights include:

  • Private Landing

In this exclusive ground exploration, you’ll descend and land in the Wailua Valley on a former taro plantation where very few people have ever stepped foot. From there, walk among the lush vegetation and wild flowers while taking in the scenic panoramic views on this remote Hawaiian landscape.

  • Road to Hana

The island of Maui is home to the legendary Road to Hana. Over 60 miles of highway hug the coastline offering amazing views and interesting view points to stop if you’re willing to take the drive. But up in the air aboard Maverick’s ECO-Star helicopter, you’ll get to really appreciate this winding road.

  • Jurassic Rock

Keopuka Rock rests in the sea just off the coast. After making its film debut in the opening of Jurassic Park, it’s often referred to as “Jurassic Rock.” Keopuka is only visible on Maui from a distance when you’re in the botanical garden Garden of Eden. Get the best view of this iconic structure from above.

These are a few of the sights you can experience on the Hana Rainforest Experience with Maverick in Maui.

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