Winter season is here! If you like the sun and warm days, hawaii is the place you are looking for. Known as the rainbow state, you can enjoy the sunshine and warm breeze any time of the year. And here in Maui you can enjoy it while engaging in some awesome activity available throughout the island. Come check some of the amazing thing to do around here during the winter season!
Typically, the first humpback whale is seen in late September or early October with peak whale season running from December to March, during the Winter. These majestic creatures migrate to Hawaii every year from the cold waters of Alaska to breed, birth their babies, and raise their young. You can catch a sighting of humpback whales breaching from the shoreline or book various whale watching tours to get a close-up from a boat. If you are lucky, you may also catch a sighting of humpback whales from the air on your Air Maui helicopter tour, which provides a really unique and interesting vantage point!
The north shore areas of Kanaha and Paʻia in the winter have the most spectacular big waves and wind from the storms in the north pacific. These storms produce our big swells in the winter months. East Maui catches these big swells along the road to Hana including trade wind showers which produce rain throughout the year. This is why the ancient Hawaiians had over 200 names for rain! It’s also the reason there’s such an amazing and ancient rainforest on this side of the island.
Haleakala Crater is one of the most unique and beautiful landscapes of Maui. It is surreal to behold the moon-like landscape that is such a great contrast to the beaches and lush rainforests that cover such a large portion of the island. The cinder cone formations and shades of red and orange sand are particularly striking when seen from the air.
A blowhole is a rare natural occurrence where water pressure from waves creates a geyser of water that shoots up into the air. This happens every couple of minutes and, depending on the tides and surf, water can shoot up into the air over 50 feet at Nakalele Blowhole (which means you can see it from the air!) If you are close enough, you can feel the ground rumble and you will hear a blast as the water shoots into the air, but if you decide to take the hike out, remember to stay back as blowholes can be dangerous!
Maui is one of the top destinations in the world and a seeing it from the air is truly amazing, any season of the year. The experience of a helicopter tour will be unique and unforgettable! Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences:
“Can’t say enough great things about the trip, itinerary and pilot. Did this as a solo trip (wasn’t my partners thing)..felt fine doing as a solo female. saw whales!” – bethcarlson6
“Best decision ever! Even though our 1st chopper ride, we chose the “doors off” option and never looked back. Fantastic experience and even better photos, plus a lifetime of memories! We took the Maui & Molokai tour. 45 minutes of pure joy. Our pilot (OPS MGR) was the best, making everyone feel at ease. He also took the time to vector over some whales and other sights during the ride. Hope to do it again soon but the 1st time is the best! Mahalo!” – Harry G
“We had the most amazing experience, the pilot we had was so great, he was very personable and jovial, new all our names with in minutes of the flight. He had been flying for 40 years and was very relaxed behind the controls, extremely knowledgeable of the area and offered many stories along the way.” – Gene M
“We wanted to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday with something special and memorable. It was our first time on a helicopter and were 100% NOT disappointed. The scenery is beautiful and can bring tears to your eyes. Brodie was our pilot and would highly recommend him. Very informative with culture and scenery…and ladies, he’s CUTE!! The oceanfront landing is a great spot for pictures with the scenery and the helicopter.” – staples_travelers
Interested in flying with Air Maui? Please book online through the tours page or feel free to call 808-877-7005 if you have any questions. We would be happy to help you!