It was my wife’s first time in a helicopter and it won’t be her last. Captain Cameron was as smooth as buttermilk with his flying and onboard commentary. They had to reroute us due to excessive cloud cover by Hana and Haleakala. Flying over to Molokai and the west side of Maui instead was well worth it!
I am scared of heights and have never been on a helicopter but the pricing for two people made it impossible to pass on. The facilities on the outside are a huge contrast to the modern interior. The staff was very welcoming and always addressed my partner and I by name. After watching a painless security video we were asked if it was our first time. The staff walked us outside and took a photo of us in front of the helicopter. Once inside we were strapped in and our pilot Dylan was friendly and super calm. His tone and attitude reminded me of the sea turtle Crush from Finding Nemo. He had his own music playing throughout the flight in our headphones as he narrated at a few points. Originally I thought the soundtrack bit would have been distracting but it was perfect. The sights were breathtaking but that aside the staff and our pilot made it an easy experience. At the end our photos were on display and easy to purchase along with the whole flight which was recorded and loaded to a flash drive. I appreciated that this was mentioned and displayed at the end rather than product dumping in the beginning. The prices were very reasonable. Thank you all for making this experience one my partner and I will never forget.
Aloha! My husband and I are so glad that we experienced this once in a life-time opportunity. Even though I was the one who booked the trip, I was a little apprehensive when we boarded the helicopter. Troy, the pilot, immediately set my mind at ease. He played music that went along with what we were flying over. He did a great job explaining what we were seeing below. It was an awesome experience. We have no complaints. We even purchased the video of our actual flight, so we could share it with others and enjoy it for years to come. By the way, we were blessed to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in our 50th state, Hawaii!
Great experience. I'd never been in a helicopter before and this was a really good first time trip. We had our teenage kids with us and they completely enjoyed the whole experience. Very good tour guide. We saw some amazing waterfalls on the other side of the island because the crater was under heavy fog that day so we had to detour to another area.