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
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
Arrival at Kahului heli-port – mission accomplished!
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A 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!