Photo Essay: Heli-tour of West Maui & Molokai

Hawaiian Helicopter Tour of West Maui and Molokai

One of the highlights from our trip to Maui was a heli-tour over West Maui and Molokai with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. The last time I was in a helicopter was back in 2009, when we landed on the snow-capped Remarkables Mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand. Floating over the earth in a helicopter is a thrilling experience, one that everyone should try at least once in their lives.

We’ll let these photos tell the story…

Sets of waves crashing on West Maui

Rocky sea cliffs and dramatic seascapes

Scenic drive anyone?

Our pilot Emery guides the helicopter close to the infamous sea cliffs of Molokai

Lush, green sweeping valleys

Sea cliffs on Molokai

Mother Nature does good work…

Steep sea cliffs on Molokai

Impressive views from the cockpit

Hawaiian wilderness at its best

Molokai is much more rugged and untamed than Maui

Traveling inland towards the tallest waterfall in Hawaii. No photos of the waterfalls unfortunately – but I did capture some video footage that we’ll share in a future post

Beautiful blue ocean colours

The southern coast of Molokai


Molokai coastline

Maui on the horizon

Approaching Lahaina and Kaanapali Beach

The Sheraton Maui that we stayed at – the white building that rests on Black Rock

The coast of Lahaina

The island of Lanai in the distance

Traveling towards the West Maui Forest Reserve

We spotted a small rainbow under the clouds!

Rainbow in the mountain wilderness

Views of Haleakala Volcano and East Maui

High above the clouds

Wind farm on the hills of West Maui

Agriculture in the valley

Approaching the city of Kahului

Kahului city

Arrival at Kahului heli-port – mission accomplished!


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Disclosure: Big thank you to the Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau and the good people at Blue Hawaiian Helicopters for the complimentary tour of West Maui and Molokai. I can’t think of a better way to experience the Hawaiian Islands!


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Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.