Hana, Haleakala, and Maui's Rugged Shoreline by Helicopter
Transport to the Heliport is not included. A cab ride will be approximately $80.00 each way. Please check in 45 minutes prior to your departure time
As a courtesy to all passengers, we do not allow iPads or other tablet PCs for use as photographic devices, as they can impede the view of other passengers. Smartphones may be used as a camera, but will need to be put it in airplane mode during the flight. GoPro®s are welcomed on board as hand-held devices, but extending accessories/attachment handles are not permitted.
Lahaina Tender: If arriving from Lahaina port, please book your tender reservations with the ship 24 hours prior to tour time to ensure that you are at the pier side in time for your tour pick up. Inform the ship staff that you require a tender reservation (a tender reservation is a reservation with another vessel that will transport you from the ship to pier side).
Tour Participation Requirements
Special Medical Restriction
Legends claim that when the Gods of Creation, Kane and Kanaloa lived on Maui, it was completely dry, until the day Kane visited Keanae, when he thrust his wooden staff into the solid rock, causing water to gush out. Since then, Keanae has had no water shortages.
Another Keanae legend tells the tale of an ambitious chief who wanted the peninsula to become farmland. So he had his villagers tote baskets of soil down from the higher ground, transforming it into the fertile taro-root farmland it is today.
Today, Keanae Peninsula is a ragged reminder of nature's extremes, its coastline so gnarled, only determined Hala trees can hang on. Birthed by one of Mount Haleakala's massive lava flows, Keanae Peninsula got thrashed in the 35-foot tsunami of 1946. The only structure that survived was the then 90-year-old Old Stone Church, called "Ili'ihio lehowa o na Kaua."
Launched by a monster 8.6 earthquake in the Aleutian Islands, the devastating tsunami was 100-feet tall at its epicenter, and brought only one good thing to Hawaii: the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Now based on Oahu's Ewa Beach, it is still used, helping to keep Hawaii safe with advance warnings.
The love-snatching wind of Kipahulu
An old Hawaiian song and legend tell of a Kipahulu woman who left her family for an Oahu man. Heartbroken, her husband consults a kahuna well versed in the sorcery of love. The kahuna had the grieving man speak and blow into a shell, wrap it, and throw it to the sea. The woman found it fishing, unwrapped it, had her homesickness awakened, and returned to her family.
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.