Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters – See Phenomenal Views of Paradise While Flying High in the Sky
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you’ve always wanted to see all the most spectacular views in paradise, you need to take a trip with Maverick Helicopters. By taking a flight with this premier helicopter tour company in Maui, you’ll get to admire all the top sights on the island. Plus, you’ll learn about Hawaiian history, culture, and travel tips all along the way.

- The Local Expert Team

When you want to enjoy gazing upon breathtaking views in every direction, you just need to sign up for a trip with Maverick Helicopters. As the premier helicopter company in Maui, they go all out in helping their valued guests explore the island to the fullest. Their skilled pilots know where to find all the top sights on the island. Plus, they’re happy to share their knowledge about Hawaiian culture, history, and travel tips.

Although their offerings often change with the seasons, they usually have at least three trips to choose from. Their trips may take you over the rainforest, all around West Maui, or even over Molokai. They often have a full island tour available as well, allowing you to get a glimpse of all the greatest hits in one trip.

To sign up for a tour, you’ll need to choose between all their trips, and then book your spot on their website. In order to get your preferred date and time, plan to sign up as soon as you have your plane tickets booked. Once that’s done, all that’s left to do is show up at their building near the Kahului Heliport for check-in about 30 minutes prior to your tour.

For the best experience, slather on reef-safe SPF 50+ sunscreen before arriving. Also, wear comfy clothing and sunglasses plus bring a camera or Go-Pro. If you cannot bring a camera, that’s okay! They offer a chance to buy a DVD recording of your flight along with pictures of your group.

During the check-in process, they will weigh each passenger and go over what to expect. Then, they will assign seats based on weight to best balance their ECO-Star helicopter. After that, you just have to load up in your seats, and then get ready to fly high over the island.

All throughout your tour, your pilot will tell you when to get ready to take amazing photos while pointing out beautiful sights. They will also share facts about the island’s history and culture plus provide travel tips you can use on the rest of your trip.

Their top adventures:

Molokai Voyage
For a whirlwind trip along West Maui and out to its neighboring island, go on the Molokai Voyage. Your tour will start with a look at all the fantastic sea cliffs along the main island, and then over the sparkling waters to Molokai. Waterfalls, coral reefs, and even ancient fishponds will come into view all throughout the trip.

Hana Rainforest Experience
If you’d like to spend the afternoon admiring a lush tropical rainforest, sign up for the Hana Rainforest Experience. You’ll start with looking at the many waterfalls and cliffs along the coastline before landing in the Hana Rainforest. After spending time exploring, you’ll get to partake in a champagne toast before returning for a flight over Jurassic Rock, Jaws Surf Break, and other key landmarks. 

Maui Dream
When nothing else will do but a full look at all the major landmarks across the island, you just need to go on the Maui Dream tour. On this trip, you’ll hover over the Haleakala National Park before zooming above all the most popular cities, including Lahaina, Wailea, and Hana. Although it’s just 65 minutes long, this tour will leave you with a lifetime of memories to cherish.

Want to experience something altogether different? Just ask about their private charters. They’re happy to curate a one-of-a-kind experience for your pure enjoyment, allowing you to choose all your top destinations. On the private charters, you can fly solo or fill up the seats with your family and friends. Just let the team know what you’re dreaming of, and they’ll get to work in making it happen.

Insider Tips:
-They only offer parking in a paid lot, so use the self-service pay booth to secure your spot before checking in. If you pay with cash, the machine will not provide any change.
-All passengers over age 18 must bring their photo ID. Also, make sure to bring cash so you can tip the pilot after your flight.
-You’re not allowed to take photos on the airport ramp. So, if you want pictures of the helicopter, you’ll need to wait until after your flight.
-Plan to put your smartphone and other devices in airplane mode before boarding your flight.
-Do not scuba dive within 24 hours of your tour or you’ll have to reschedule.