Maui Dream Helicopter Tour Overview
Maverick Helicopter Tours in Maui uses ECO-Star Helicopters that provide the very best views, seating, and comfort for one of the best Maui helicopter tours.. The Maui Dream Tour is one of the best aerial tours of Maui and loops around most of the island from the Paia to IAO State Park, Maalaea, Kula, Hana and back to Paia.
The hour-long Maui Dream flight is no daydream! Riders will be delighted by the experience to take in the lush tropical landscapes of Maui. This is the perfect tour for romantic honeymoons, vacationing, and sightseeing for locals who have never witnessed their spectacular island from the air.
What You Need to Bring
Riders are encouraged to bring bottled water, wear sunscreen, comfortable shoes and clothing.
Bring a camera to take pictures of your aerial tour.
Riders should also bring a photo ID as riders must be 18+ to participate.
What You Need to Know
Maverick uses the EC130 & H130 ECO-Star helicopters which are designed for tourism.
There is no shuttle service provided by Maverick for tours in Hawaiian Islands destinations.
Helicopters an accommodate up to seven guests. Private flights can be reserved by booking all seven seats.
Riders will sit in assigned seats based on ideal weight balance for efficient and ideal flying situations.
There is a maximum weight limit of 300 pounds per passenger and total weight on the helicopter cannot exceed 1240 pounds.
There is no photography allowed on the airport ramp; however, riders are encouraged to take photographs on all other parts of the tour.
MavStar language translation devices are available for non-English speaking riders.
Service Animals are not allowed on flights according to Title 14 of The Code of Federal Regulations, Part 382.117.
Pregnant women can ride but should consult with their physicians first.
Sites to See on The Maui Dream Helicopter Tour
The Maverick Helicopter Maui Dream Tour is one hour long and takes in most of the amazing natural sites and towns of Maui. The tour is nearly comprehensive of the island and gives riders the opportunity to see these iconic places from a bird’s eye view.
Paia– Fly over tranquil Paia where locals and travelers enjoy amazing restaurants, local artist galleries, surf shops, and Maui tourism on the northern coast. Paia is the first town at the beginning of the historic Road to Hanna and is known for their windsurfing destinations.
Haiku– The tiny jungle town is located just off Hana Highway and is home to a cleansing spa and spiritual retreat center called The Temple of Peace Maui. It’s a place worth visiting when you’re back on the ground.
Makawao– Known for being the hub of “Upcountry,” Makawao is a rural, agricultural area with the Makawao Forest Reserve in the northeast.
Keanae– The Village of Keanae is found on the Keanae Peninsula on the Road to Hana. The black lava shores feature a stone church dating back to 1856. The area is covered in lush green landscape against the turquoise waters and North Shore waves.
Hana– Located on the eastern coast of Maui, Hana is reached by the world-famous Road to Hana highway which stretches 52 miles along the northern shore. Access is also available by boat. Some of the best points of interest in Hana include Pi’i-lani Temple, Kahanu Garden, Hana Beach Park, and Pailoa Bay, among many other cultural sites.
Haleakala Crater– The most popular natural attraction in Upcountry Maui, the Haleakala Crater is found in the Marui central valley and features some of the most stunning flora and fauna, some of which grows nowhere else in the world. The crater is part of Haleakala National Park.
Kula– This area of Maui is where many of the fulltime residents of Maui live and is less touristy than the towns that are closer to sea level. Some popular sites in Kula include the botanical gardens, the dormant volcano Haleakala, and the Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
Maalaea– The small boat harbor town is home to the Maui Ocean Center. The area is known for the Maalaea wave, also called the freight train wave, which is one of the most famous rideable waves in the world.
Lahaina– Lahaina is the largest city in West Maui and known for the Kaanapali and Kapalua beach resorts. The area is found along the coast traced by Hawaii Route 30. Tourist season brings the population here to 40,000 people.
Kaanapali– Found in Old Hawaii, the master-planned resort town on the western shores of Maui stretches for one mile and features several upscale resort hotels and a tourist shopping district.
Iao State Park– The state park is a tourist location that became a National Natural Landmark in the 1970s and is found in the lush valley west of Wailuku. The park is 6.2 acres and found at the end of Iao Valley Road. The park also features the remnants of lava that stands 1,200 feet above sea level and is covered in lush vegetation.
Kapalua– This master-planned resort community stretches from Kapalua Bay to Honolua Bay and features several restaurants and golf courses in the quaint resort village. Kapalua Bay was designated Best Beach in the World by Conde Nast Traveler and was also named best beach in America by Travel Channel.
Wailuku– The Iao Valley is home to Wailuku which was once the main tourist destination in Maui. The town now lacks hotels but features many historic and cultural sites including ancient churches, The Wailuku Civic Center Historic District, and the Bailey House, as well as temples and museums.