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Explore the Valley Isle! Take in the highlights of West Maui with its unforgettable hidden valleys, rugged coastline, lush green jungle vegetation, and spectacular vistas combined with excellent views of Haleakala Crater and the Hana Rain Forest.

  • West Maui, Hana and Haleakala
  • “Wall of Tears” 17 Waterfalls
  • World’s Largest Dormant Volcano, “Haleakala”

Circle Island Deluxe Helicopter Tour

Combines West Maui, Hana and Haleakala. West Maui is home to one of the wettest places on earth. Long streaming waterfalls and vibrant green valleys are trademarks of this incredible volcanic wonderland. Highlights include: the “Wall of Tears” with over 17 waterfalls flowing at once; Maui’s tallest waterfall, “Honokohau Falls”, with over 1,100 foot drop. View the resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua. Take in Old Lahaina Town with its quaint historic whaling harbor. Fly by Launiupoko, Olowalu and Ukumehame valleys. Soar above central Maui once famous for sugarcane and pineapple fields.

Ascend the world’s largest dormant volcano, “Haleakala” (literally “house of the sun”). Discover its immense moonlike crater with pure iron oxide cinder cones towering over 1,100 feet tall. See Kaupo and Ko’olau Gaps, the huge lava flows from the crater to the sea. Hana’s nearly uninhabited “back side” is home of the “Seven Pools” and Lindberg’s grave. The Hana Rain Forest extends for over 180 square miles along Maui’s northern coast and is the largest tropical rain forest in our nation. Tour includes views of Old Hana Town, Haleakala National Park, Kipahulu, the taro field of Ke’anae, fabulous coastline waterfalls and the world famous Ho’okipa windsurfing beach on the return. Whale watching when in season.

Your Tour Includes

  • Ground safety briefing
  • Complimentary coffee or tea, pilot personal narration
  • Stereo aviator headsets with individual volume control
  • Custom built digital recording system
  • polarized bubble windows, air-conditioned climate control

Know Before You Go

  • Clothing should be comfortable and casual. Dark shirts or tops are recommended for photo taking. Bright colored clothing may put a reflective glare on the helicopter plexiglass windows and reflect in your photos. Dark clothing helps to eliminate the reflection. Their climate control system keeps the helicopters at a comfortable temperature for the entire flight.
  • Cameras are permitted on board and recommended. Your pilot will create a video of your actual flight utilizing their camera system which includes a cabin camera and nose camera (sold separately).


Open Seating: Up to six-passengers, seat assignment determined by weight and balance.

First Class Seating: Passengers enjoy “First Class” seating next to pilot, with extra arm and leg room. Maximum combined weight for two passengers on Whisper STAR helicopter First Class is 490 lbs.

  • Weight & Size Guidelines:
    Helicopter weight and balance changes with every flight because of passenger weight, pilot weight and length of flight (fuel weight). It is important that they have accurate body weight from every passenger. FAA regulations require all passengers and their carry-on items to be weighed at time of check-in. If a standard airline seat belt is too small or you weigh over 240 pounds you may be required to purchase a comfort seat on the FX STAR. If you are between 240-290 lbs. they recommend open seating on the Whisper STAR. Over 290 lbs may require a comfort seat in the Whisper STAR. Call their reservation number 866-501-7738 for more information.
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