Want to learn more about our Oceanfront Landing Tour?
Our Oceanfront Helicopter Tour is approximately 75 minutes. You will take off from Kahului and fly over the West Maui mountains and coastline. Fly over Nakalele blowhole and then cross the Pailolo channel to Molokai’s north shore where you will see Halawa Valley, Wailau valley, and Papalaua falls. You will then fly back to Maui where you will at our private site on the North shore of Maui. Enjoy the beautiful views and take pictures before returning to Kahului!
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!
Halawa Valley is located on the island of Molokai on the east end. It is a beautiful, lush valley with lots of waterfalls. Halawa Valley is believed to be one of the earliest places settled in Hawaii, with native Hawaiians settling here as early as 650 AD. With fertile land and an abundance of fresh water, it was a perfect place to settle. in 1946 a tsunami destroyed many homes in the area and ruined the soil with saltwater, but the area has since recovered.
Wailau Valley is located on Molokai’s north shore and is backed by the tallest sea cliffs if the world. It can be seen by boat or helicopter but in inaccessible by land and nearly unpopulated. Wailau Valley was formed by stream erosion and the name means “many waters.”
Papalaua Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state of Hawaii. Located deep in Papalaua Valley on the north side of Molokai, this waterfall cascades 1,700 feet. It is surrounded by beautiful green vegetation and is strongest during the rainy season from November-March. It is surrounded by Molokai’s famous sea cliffs, which are the tallest in the world.
Interested in joining us for this amazing helicopter tour and Oceanfront Landing? Our landing tours are our most popular flights! Here is what some guests have to say about the experience:
“Kelby was our pilot on our flight on an ocean front landing tour and it was AMAZING! It’s hard to express how beautiful the scenery is. Fantastic!” - JK
“My husband and I visited Maui during our honeymoon and we did the West Maui & Molokai with Oceanfront Landing tour. It was such a fun experience!! Neither of us had ever done a helicopter tour before and this was more fun than I expected it to be!” - Hanna R
“Air Maui was incredible! I proposed to my girlfriend during the West Maui & Molokai Ocean front landing tour and it was a smooth, seamless, and incredibly memorable experience. The staff was very helpful and informative from takeoff to landing, and our pilot Richie was fantastic. Thank you, Air Maui! We'll be back.” - Matt B
“Captain Kirk was our fabulous, experienced pilot. We went on the West Maui and Molokai with Oceanfront Landing tour which lasted 75 minutes. Excellent views, smooth ride, wonderful experience, and excellent commentary during our ride. We landed on private property with an amazing ocean view and had time for photos.” - Rider