Can you believe that summer is already coming to an end and school is just around the corner? We hope you had lots of time to enjoy some fun in the sun and spend some time with your kids, grandkids, or take advantage of some much-needed time to yourself. If you’re looking for a great way to spend your last little bit of summer break or a great way to kick off the new school year, a helicopter tour with Air Maui is a fun and educational family adventure that your kids will never stop talking about! Hands-On Learning Did you know that kids learn better when they experience things first hand? If you live on Maui or if you are just visiting, a helicopter tour of the island is a great way for you and your children to learn about the amazing history of Hawaii and the diversity of plants and animals that exist here. And your kids will have so much fun, they won’t even know they are learning! Some things that they might learn about, depending on the flight you choose, are Haleakala Crater, the diverse biomes of Maui including our beautiful rain forests, or the tallest sea cliffs in the world, which can be seen on our tour of Molokai. Family Memories to Last a Lifetime Kids grow up way too fast! Build memories with them that will last a lifetime by going on an amazing helicopter tour together. We are dedicated to making each of our guests have the best experience possible and many people who have flown with us have told us that it was one of the best things they have done, ever! Don’t miss out on this chance to spend this special time with your family! Pictures and Videos We offer a picture of your group together in front of the helicopter as well as a personalized video of your actual flight including both inside and outside views from the helicopter for purchase after your flight. Relive your experience again and again and share it with friends! If you are looking to have a wonderful family experience that your kids will never forget, consider a helicopter tour of Maui! If you are just visiting Maui or if you call this beautiful island your home, there is no better way to experience the beauty of Maui and your children will definitely have something to talk about when they return to school! Here is what some of guests have to say about their experiences: “I would absolutely recommend Air Maui for a helicopter tour. We did the West Maui and Molokai tour. We took our children and they had a blast. The views were incredible and the pilot (Kelby) was very informative and professional. I would highly recommend Air Maui.” – Justin E “This was one of the best tours during our visit to Hawaii!!! Cameron, our pilot, was also very knowledgeable and great with the kids giving us little bits of information and joking around with my children during the flight. My 9-year became a huge fan! The view is spectacular, the flight is so nice and comfy and the package was very reasonably priced for the movie and the picture in front of the helicopter. Highly recommend it!” – Celia S “We did the DOORS OFF tour of Molokai with our family of six (kids ages teens to ten yrs old). I have to admit I was nervous about the whole experience but the staff is completely professional and very knowledgeable. Capt Ritchie put us at ease the entire time. His YEARS of helicopter flight experience was much appreciated and admired. The kids had the hugest smiles on their faces from start to finish. Can’t wait to watch our video of our entire flight!” – cvbyrd “We took the door off tour that goes to Maui West and Molokai. It was a great experience. Very professional. Helicopter ride was awesome Great views. Great pilot- he has great music playing. We of course bought the video they take. Kids 11 and 13 loved it!!!!” – catherinek07 If you have any questions about any of our flights or there is any way that we can assist you, please call us at (808) 877-7005 or book online through our tours page!


If you plan to be in Maui for the Fourth of July holiday, there are some fun activities to check out around the island. If you are looking for a firework show, Lahaina has the biggest on island. If you are looking for other activities check out some interesting ideas below. Fireworks Show in Lahaina Lahaina sponsors a firework show every year on July 4th. In the afternoon enjoy fun keiki activities, food, and live entertainment starting at 3pm. Then at 8:00pm enjoy a fireworks display set off from a barge offshore. This event tends to get pretty crowded, so plan ahead if you want to attend, and don’t forget to make reservations if you plan on having dinner at a popular local restaurant. Fourth of July Fireworks Cruises On Saturday, July 6th check out the Lana’i Pineapple Festival. There will be crafts, games, food booths, activities, prizes, exhibitors, and entertainment froOne of the greatest ways to see the fireworks display in Lahaina is to book a Fourth of July Cruise. Many different cruise ships offer special cruises on July Fourth, departing from either Ma’alaea Harbor or Lahaina Harbor such as Gemini Charters, Pride of Maui, and Trilogy. You will want to book soon as these cruises fill up fast. Lāna’i Pineapple Festival On Saturday, July 6th check out the Lana’i Pineapple Festival. There will be crafts, games, food booths, activities, prizes, exhibitors, and entertainment from 12pm-9pm with a firework display at 9pm. There is also a special Exhibitions Ferry back to Maui at 9:30pm.> Makawao Parade The Annual Makawao Rodeo Parade will be held this year on Saturday July 6th from 9:00am-11am. Events for kids begin at 8:30am. In addition to the parade there is face painting, crafts at the Makawao Library, and more. If you are looking to do something extra special this Fourth of July, consider a helicopter tour with Air Maui. We offer a wide variety of tours from doors-off flights, to Oceanside Landings, to Cliffside Landings, to Complete Island Tours. Read some of our reviews below to find out more about what we have to offer: “We took the door off tour that goes Maui west and Molokai. It was great experience. Very professional. Helicopter ride was awesome Great views. Great pilot- he has great music playing. Kids 11 and 13 loved it!!!!” – catherinek07 “We took the 45-min doors-off Maui and Molokai tour. Staff was great, pilot was great. The tour was like diving into a National Geographic pictorial – dramatic and beautiful!” – raycN8478KD “My husband and I have been to Maui five times and this is the first time we have ever taken a helicopter tour. We had our three kids with us for the first time in Maui and decided that we would probably never have the opportunity again for us all to go, so we booked the West Maui Mountains and Molokai tour. I was in awe the whole time! I was in the back middle seat and I still had great views and got fantastic pictures. Molokai left me speechless with its sheer cliffs and thousand foot waterfalls. This was most definitely the highlight of our once in a lifetime trip and everyone’s favorite thing we did. Thank you for the fantastic tour!!” – Freedom317125 We would love to talk to you here at Air Maui and help you plan your trip with us. You can book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions!


Father’s Day is just around the corner! If you are still looking for that perfect gift for your dad, check out some of the ideas below. These are some of the most popular gifts ideas for dads, and you are sure to find something that will make your dad smile this Father’s Day. Electronics Smart watches, Virtual-reality headsets, and drones are just a few ideas for those techie dads out there. If your dad is into gadgets, he will definitely appreciate the latest and greatest new device. Smart speakers such as Google Home or Amazon Echo are also likely to be a hit for the electronic minded dad. Sporting Goods For the physical dad who loves to get out of the house and enjoy a favorite sport, this is a no brainer. Whether its new golf clubs, a fishing pole, a wetsuit or a kayak, if your dad loves spending time on these activities, he will definitely appreciate these thoughtful gifts. Clothes If your dad hates to shop but likes to look good, clothing might be a good option for your dad. Or maybe it’s time for a new favorite sweatshirt since theirs has holes in it. Either way, clothing can be a nice gift option for your dad if you know what he likes. Tools If your dad is the type who is always working on something around the house, tools might be a thoughtful and appreciated gift. You might consider a special tool that will make their current job easier, or maybe you could get them something to help them organize what they already have such as a tool chest for the garage. Personal Care Items Personal care items are something that most dads are unlikely to get for themselves, but are likely to enjoy. A shave kit or a massage chair are a few ideas that would fall into this category. You could also spring for a spa day that specifically caters to men. A special Outing One thing that is sure to please any dad is a special outing with you. Whether it is tickets to his favorite sporting event, camping, a reservation at his favorite restaurant, or a special trip to a place he has always wanted to go, this is the gift that is perfect for the dad who has everything! If you are looking for a one of a kind adventure to give your dad for Father’s Day, you’ve come to the right place! Our doors-off tour is a particular favorite among dads. And most importantly, you will have memories together that will last a lifetime! Here is what some of guests have to say about their experiences: “Me and my dad, we had a great time! Nice trip where we’ve seen the volcano and road of Hana from above! Loads of waterfalls! Nice pilot! I would highly recommend it!” – j_j_schulze “This was the first helicopter ride that my family and I had ever taken. We all LOVED it!!!! Great service! Father & daughter now want to fly helicopters! Highly recommend.” – Meander47100333545 “Took my family of 6 on this tour, doors off of course, and none of us will ever forget it! Pilot was informative and got super close to waterfalls between mountains ridges. He even rotated the helicopter for great pics for all passengers. We all would highly recommend it!” – Vacation681168 If you would like help planning a special Father’s Day flight for your dad or if you have any questions, call us for details at (808) 877-7005 or book online through our tours page!


If you are planning to be on Maui for Saint Patrick’s Day this year, there are lots of fun ways to spend your day. Whether you are looking for a great activity, fun restaurant, or a great glass of beer, Maui has it all. And if you are hoping to find the gold at the end of the rainbow this year, you’ll probably have your chance as there are rainbows almost every day on Maui this time of year. Read below to find out more about what is happening on Maui for Saint Patrick’s Day in 2019! Mulligans on the Blue Mulligans is an Irish owned and run restaurant and bar located in Wailea. This Saint Patrick’s Day, the Celtic Tigers, Willie K, and other special guests will be preforming starting at 12pm. There will also be food and drink specials. Doors open at 10am and tickets are $10 from 10am-3pm, $25 after 3pm, or $30 cash only at the door. Maui Brewing Company If you are looking to enjoy some great beers this Saint Patrick’s Day, check out Maui Brewing Company. Their beers are brewed 100% locally here in Hawaii. They also offer cocktails and tasty food and have locations in Lahaina and Kehei. Rotary Club of Lahaina Go for the Green 2019 Rotary Club of Lahaina is hosting a ballroom bash at the Royal Lahaina on Saturday, March 16th with dinner, dancing, cocktails, and a silent auction with live music by Nevah Too Late. Proceeds from this event support the Rotary Club of Lahaina’s community service projects. Tickets are $100. Fleetwood’s on Front Street Fleetwood’s on Front Street has a beautiful rooftop bar and will be hosting live music with Kendall Dean on the Rooftop and the House Shakers with Mark Johnstone on the Main Stage this Saint Patrick’s Day. Their special menu includes corned beef braised cabbage and boiled red potatoes for $32 and drink specials including $8 Jameson Irish whiskey and $16 Knappogue Castle 12 yr single malt Irish whiskey. Willie K Golf Tournament On Saturday, March 16th Willie K’s St. Patrick’s Day Golf Tournament will be held at the Wailea Blue Course. All proceed will go directly to the Willie K Cancer Fund. The sponsor amount for a team of four starts at $1,000, which includes lunch, live entertainment, fun contests and hole in ones, food and drink tents and more. Following the tournament, you will enjoy a banquet with live music at Mulligan’s on the Blue. Air Maui will be open on Saint Patrick’s Day! Taking a helicopter tour over Maui is a great way to spend your day before your evening activities. Enjoy the beautiful, lush green scenery and maybe even see some of Maui’s famous rainbows from the air. Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences: “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaamazing! We went doors off for West Maui – Molokai and had an epic trip. All of the staff were fun and helpful, putting safety first. Our pilot, Cameron, was terrific. We got great whale activity, rainbows, and waterfalls galore. Spoiled us rotten for our first helicopter trip. Mahalo!!!” – jeangenie83 “It was exciting to journey from sun, through rain, back to sun – then from lush green to barren ‘moonscape’ all in one flight.” – busmanlndn “I cannot say anything but good things about our helicopter tour with Air Maui. It’s definitely well worth the money. Shamus, our captain was a lot of fun and I learned so much from the tour. Highlights including being able to see a wonderful waterfall that you wouldn’t have been able to see otherwise. We also saw an awesome circular rainbow and a pod of whales from the air.” – Fronglay79 Check out our different tours from doors off, to cliffside or oceanfront landings! Book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions!


Are you looking for a special Valentine’s Day gift this year? If you are, look no further! Below you will find a list of the most common Valentine’s Day gifts. If you are on a budget or looking to splurge, looking for something classic or something unique, looking for a gift for a friend, spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, or family member, just keep reading! Sweets Sweets are the most gifted items on Valentine’s Day. And why not? Who doesn’t like to be treated to something decadent and delicious? Some great ideas include custom cupcakes, chocolate fondue, chocolate covered strawberries, a chocolate and wine pairing or a special sweet treat made just by you. Flowers Flowers are a very classic Valentine’s Day gift. Of course, the most popular type being red roses. There are other options as well. Consider finding out if your loved one has a favorite. Some other options include tulips, lilies, orchids, and daisies. You could also get live flowers that can continue to be enjoyed throughout the year. Romantic Dinner A romantic dinner together is a great option for a Valentine’s Day gift. Not only can you pamper a loved one with a great meal, but it gives you the opportunity to be together. It’s a great time to go somewhere new that your loved one has been wanting to try, or take them somewhere that has special meaning or is a long time favorite. Jewelry Jewelry is another very popular gift choice for Valentine’s Day. From rings to necklaces, bracelets to earrings, jewelry can be a very romantic choice. Jewelry with pink or red gemstones, hearts, or the infinity sign are popular choices. If you are looking for something unique, you might consider an antique piece. Event Tickets Event tickets make a great gift for anyone for Valentine’s Day. Treat that special someone to a fun event such as a concert, show, or special outing. This is another great way to spend time together while doing something that you both love and will remember for a long time to come. If you are looking for a gift to knock a loved one’s socks off this Valentine’s Day, a tour with Air Maui cannot be beat. All of our tours are very romantic and are something that you will both remember forever. Maui is one of the top romantic destinations in the world, and seeing it from the air is unlike anything else. Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences: “The one thing my husband wanted to do while on our first Hawaiian vacation was a helicopter tour. I selected Air Maui because of other great reviews I read. And we were not disappointed! Well, a bit disappointed we didn’t choose the longer tour! 🙂 We did the 45 min West Maui/Molokini tour and it was amazing! The pilot had a calming and reassuring voice and he knew so much about what we were seeing. He made us feel very comfortable and took us to see some amazing sites! 45 minutes FLEW by and before we knew it, we were back at the heliport and our ride was over! I highly recommend this tour, even if you have some reservations about it. It was truly the BEST day of our 10 day Maui vacation! Thanks Air Maui!” – Melissa1369 “My wife and I took the 45 min West Maui Molokai tour. Unbelievable!!! The view of the highest cliff waterfalls in the world were a must see. The take off was smooth and thrilling. We all loved it. Do not skip this adventure while in Hawai’i.” – jimmybk “This was by far the highlight of the trip. I have been going to Maui for over 10 years now and though I had seen most of the island. This trip surpassed my expectations on what we would see. My girlfriend and I did the Mt Haleakala and Hana tour with the cliff side landing. The trip takes you up to 10k feet to the top of the volcano. Then down to the rocky cliff side where you get 20 mins to explore. Once back in the heli it takes you back through the mountains to view incredible waterfalls that are only accessible by air (my favorite part of the trip). Then you fly over the road to Hana and eventually though Hana. Will 100% do this again next time I’m back.” – Kyle C. “I bought this excursion as a gift to my hubby since he always wanted to ride in a helicopter, I chose Air Maui and I’m so happy I did! Everyone was so friendly and professional. Rich our pilot was awesome and I felt super comfortable on the ride. Rich had a lot of interesting history to share about Maui as well. We rode through the west Maui mountains and over the highest sea cliffs of Molokai, truly beautiful and actually very spiritual. Definitely a wonderful experience!” – jenrabidou Please feel free to contact us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions or special requests for your Valentine’s Day adventure, or book any of our tours online!


If you are planning to be in Maui for this holiday season check out some of the fun events below! There are plenty of fun events for adults and families throughout Maui. Visit Santa, see the lights, eat some yummy holiday food, or build your very own sand snowman! Christmas Dinner If you are looking for a great restaurant to enjoy your Christmas Eve or Christmas Day meal, there are lots of wonderful restaurants on Maui offering something special for your holiday meal from buffets to 3 course dinners. Fleetwood’s in Lahaina, Ka’ana Kitchen at the Andaz, or Nylos in Paia are a few great choices. The Holiday Express Sugar Cane Train From now until December 31 come ride the festively decorated train and enjoy milk and cookies and a visit with Santa. Regular tickets are $35 and premium tickets are $50. Children 2 and younger are free and the Kama’aina discount is 10%. The train ride is from 6:30-8:00pm. Queen Ka’ahumanu Mall Santa will be at the mall from now through December 24th. Come take your picture with Santa and see him feed the reindeer from 1-2pm or 5-6pm. There will also be gift wrapping available at the mall during the two weekends before Christmas and several special events on Saturday, December 22 including a Keiki Craft Class with Mrs. Claus. Check out their calendar for more information. Maui Mall Take a free photo with Santa in exchange for a canned food item for the Maui Food Bank on Saturday Dec. 15, 2018 from 12-5 pm, Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018 from 5-7:30 pm, and Saturday Dec. 22, 2018 from 12-5 pm. Shops at Wailea Santa will also be at the Shops at Wailea every night from 1pm-7pm through December 24th. There will also be free gift wrapping from 9:45am-9:00pm from the 19th-23rd and from 9:45am-7:00pm on the 24th. Lahaina Banyan Tree The banyan tree in Lahaina is decorated for the season with over 6,500 sparkling lights. Front Street is also decorated with 64 Christmas wreaths and has lots of fun shops to visit for Christmas presents or treats. Christmas 5K Run & Santa’s Half Mile Keiki Dash Christmas 5K and a Santa’s Half Mile Keiki Dash will be taking place on Sunday, December 16th. They will also be collecting donations for the Maui Food Bank. There will be a potluck following the event. Christmas Cruise The Pacific Whale Foundation offers a Christmas Brunch and a Christmas Dinner Cruise. Let someone else do the cooking and cleaning while you eat, drink and be merry. Although Air Maui is closed on Christmas Day, we are open for the rest of the holiday season! December is a great time to take a flight with Air Maui as waterfalls are usually quite beautiful due to the rain and also it is whale season, so you might get lucky and see whales during your flight! Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences: “Captain Kirk is awesome. A reflection of everyone at Air Maui. A great experience from beginning to end. Captain Kirk is a great pilot with an easy going commentary, funny interaction with his passengers and insightful stories on the history of the places we flew over. Can’t wait for our next adventure with Air Maui Helicopter Tours.” – Brad C “We had a great time on this tour, we will do it again next time we visit Maui. Beautiful waterfalls and coastline that can be best appreciated from the air. Simply wonderful!“ – Coastal61669627958 “This is by far the best helicopter company on Maui. From the owner to the staff everyone cares about the guests. They have the best excursions available with very experienced pilots. THE very best way to see Maui and/or Molokai. I highly recommend them.“ – Pioneer51008985061 A helicopter tour of Maui is a great gift option for that hard to please person in your life! Book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions!

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