There are many amazing sights on all of Air Maui’s helicopter tours including the moon-like surface of Haleakala Crater, unbelievable waterfalls, gorgeous beaches, and lush rainforests. One of the most awe-inspiring sights to see from the air are the Molokai Sea Cliffs. Located on the remote island of Molokai, you cannot drive to see these sea cliffs, which are the tallest in the world, ranging between 3,600 and 3,900 feet above the ocean. Even if you could, you want to see this sight from the air, which is really the only way to take in the vast beauty of this amazing sight!
Here are some more interesting facts about Molokai’s Sea Cliffs:
- The sea cliffs are part of Kalaupapa National Historical Park which used to be an isolated settlement where people suffering from Hanse’s disease were forced into isolation during the late 1800s.
- The sea cliffs were created through sea water eroding away at the base of Makanalua Penninsula, causing it to fall away into the sea.
- There are many beautiful waterfalls visible within the sea cliffs, such as Papalaua Falls.
- Herds of goats make their home on the sea cliffs and can often be seen from the helicopter.
- The sea cliffs are part of Molokai’s 88 miles of pristine, undeveloped coastline.
If you would like to book our most popular flight, visit our website to learn more: www.airmaui.com/west-maui-molokai-helicopter-tour
There is a reason that our West Maui & Molokai flight is the most popular! The sights are absolutely breathtaking. And if you are looking for something a little more exhilarating, try our doors-off West Maui & Molokai flight! Here is what some guests have to say about the experience:
“Air Maui Helicopter tours is a MUST do when visiting Maui. We did the West Maui/Molokai tour and I highly recommend it. Humpback Whales, 3,000 foot sea cliffs, 1,200 foot waterfalls, 360 degree rainbows (yes, 360!), the lepper colony, olivine pools, blowhole, etc, etc. It was stunningly beautiful!” - Mike B
“Doors off a 5 passenger helicopter touring Molokai, Maui and the neighboring ocean. So close to 1,000 ft waterfalls you can feel the coolness of the spray. Climb into the clouds and then descend to some of the tallest sea cliffs on the planet. The perspective you get on the neighboring islands is unique and eye opening. Watching it all go by without doors or glass is something you will come back and do again.” - dbail22
“A must do for anyone visiting Maui. We could not go to the crater because of clouds, so we flew to the cliffs of Molokai and saw the tallest sea cliffs in the world! The views were breathtaking and the pilot was knowledgeable and very pleasant and professional.” - jamesjrich
“Such an excellent time. Perfect part of the trip to see things you could not walk or drive to. Chief Pilot Richie was excellent. His commentary was on point and we felt very informed. My wife was not sure she wanted to do the helicopter ride. She said it was beautiful and amazing. She said his voice was calming and relaxing. We saw such amazing things. Highest Sea Cliffs and very Tall Waterfalls. Flying between the valleys was awesome.” - Kristhian P
If you are interested in a helicopter tour with Air Maui, book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions!