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West Maui, Molokai, Pailolo, and Kaluapapa by Helicopter

3.25 Hours
Group Activity
Mild
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $261 Per Person

West Maui, Molokai, Pailolo, and Kaluapapa by Helicopter

3.25 Hours
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Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $261 Per Person

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      West Maui, Molokai, Pailolo, and Kaluapapa by Helicopter

      Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, USA
      From (USD) $261 Per Person
      Highlights
      • West Maui Valleys: Steep, severe, jagged, and laced with waterfalls; much of Hawaii's most incredible scenery is inaccessible by anything except helicopter.
      • Pailolo Channel: Connecting Maui with Molokai, this channel is so rough its name translates to "crazy fisherman" in Hawaiian. Don’t worry, you'll fly over it.
      • Molokai Sea Cliffs: Towering 3600 to 3900 feet over the waves, with no roads to get there, you may have seen the world's tallest sea cliffs featured in Jurassic Park III.
      • Kaluapapa Peninsula: Cut off from Molokai by 1600' cliffs, the peninsula is as flat as a leaf and is a restricted area, once home to a leper colony. Invitation only.
      • Eco-Star or A-Star Helicopter: Pick your ride! The Eco-Star was created just for aerial tours and provides individual seating for up to 6 people with a smoother quieter, ride. The A-Star provides an open cabin with 180 degree views but a little less space than its brother- both provide excellent views of Hawaii unseen by most.
      About this Lahaina, Hawaii tour

      In the 1860s, many native Hawaiians contracted diseases from sailors and traders; influenza, syphilis, and most notably, leprosy. Thought to be highly contagious, the Hawaiian Legislature and King Kamehameha V approved the "Act to Prevent the Spread of Leprosy" quarantining lepers to Kalawao on Molokai's Kaluapapa Peninsula.

      In 1866, the first boatload of lepers arrived to find very little support; occasional food, few medicines, and total isolation. Lawlessness took over. In 1873, a Catholic priest known as Father Damien visited and was so struck by all the suffering, he stayed on, dedicating himself to helping.

      There for many years before contracting leprosy himself, Father Damien built a church, a reservoir, an orphanage, and new homes. He made coffins, dug graves, dressed ulcers, got clean water, and provided warmer clothes for the residents of this unfortunate settlement. He turned despair into hope for the poor souls sent to live on the isolated Peninsula.

      When Father Damien passed in 1889, there was a global outpouring of love, respect, and reverence for his selfless sacrifice. In 1936, at the request of his homeland, his body was returned to be buried in Louvain, Belgium. In 1995, a relic of his hand was returned to his original grave at Kalawao and in 2009, he was canonized a Saint in the Catholic Church.

      The price of progress

      Oahu draws 3.2 million tourists a year. But Molokai – only 17,500. And that's how they like it. Sure, a gallon of milk is $9, but that's a small price to keep it the heaven it is. They've fought off all the development they can. There's one hotel. Few restaurants. No nightlife. No stop lights. No luxury. No buildings taller than their tallest palm. It is unspoiled Hawaii, and rightly rated one of the best islands in the world by National Geographic Magazine.

      Getting prepared
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      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
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      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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