It is estimated that over 80 percent of Maui is only accessible by helicopter. The rugged mountains and thick rain forest are best appreciated from a scenic flight in a helicopter. Flights depart from the heliport in Kahului. Maui’s helicopter tour companies have some of the most experienced helicopter pilots in the industry. Flights range from short duration to a circle island tour, that shows you the moon-scape in the Haleakala crater and the Hana rainforest, and the spectacular north shore coastline. Some flights can take you across that west Maui mountains and over to world’s highest sea-cliffs on the neighboring island of Molokai. Some tours offer a fly/drive package, where you can take the VIP guided tour van to Hana and fly back to Kahului. Another tour allows you to set down at a private waterfall to enjoy a champagne picnic before flying home. Or try one of the Fly and Zipline packages. A helicopter flight is the best way to see Maui’s rugged northern coastline. We recommend “Air Maui” and “Blue Hawaiian”.