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Sunshine Helicopters offers aerial tours of Maui, Molokai and Hawaii (Big Island)and Grand Canyon. Over 90% of the State of Hawaii is accessible only by helicopter. Soar with us in the blue skies above the Hawaiian Islands aboard our "Black Beauty" state-of-the-art helicopters. Hawaii air tours offer spectacular aerial views of erupting and dormant volcanoes including Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui and Volcano National Park on the island of Hawaii. Observe triple canopy tropical rainforests with vibrant green valleys. Glide over rugged towering sea cliffs along the winward coasts (Molokai has the world's tallest sea cliffs). Hover next to towering, plunging waterfalls and hidden valleys. Maui's special features include: Kapalua, Kaanapali, Old Lahaina Town, Hana Town, Seven Pools, Upcountry, Ho'okipa, Lindbergh's resting place, sugarcane and pineapple fields, and much more. Maui No Ka Oi, Maui is the best! Molokai's special features include: the remote and isolated north shore sea cliffs with Hawaii's tallest waterfall, Kalaupapa peninsula with the history of Father Damien, fish ponds on the south shore across from the island of Lanai, once called the "Pineapple Isle". The Big Island's special features include: Kilauea's erupting volcano with molten lava flows into the Pacific Ocean, spectacular Hamakua coast, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa peaks.
Climb above central Maui and ascend the world's largest dormant volcano, Haleakala (Literally "house of the sun") and discover its immense moonlike crater with pure iron oxide cinder cones towering over 1,100 feet tall. See Kaupo and Ko'olau Gaps, the huge lava flows from the crater to the sea. Hana's nearly uninhabited "back side" is home of the "Seven Pools" and Lindberg's grave. The Hana Rain Forest extends for over 180 square miles along Maui's northern coast and is the largest tropical rain forest in our nation. Tour includes views of Old Hana Town, Haleakala National Park, Kipahulu, the taro field of Ke'anae, fabulous coastline waterfalls and the world famous Ho'okipa windsurfing beach on the return. Whale watching in season.
Combines the West Maui Deluxe and the Hana / Haleakala Special. West Maui is home to one of the wettest places on earth. Long streaming waterfalls and vibrant green valleys are trademarks of this incredible volcanic wonderland. Weather permitting, highlights include: the "Wall of Tears" with over 17 waterfalls flowing at once; Maui's tallest waterfall, Honokohau Falls, with over 1,100 foot drop. View the resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua. Take in Old Lahaina Town with its quaint historic whaling harbor. Fly by Launiupoko, Olowalu and Ukumehame valleys. Soar above central Maui's sugarcane and pineapple fields. Ascend the world's largest dormant volcano, Haleakala (Literally "house of the sun") and discover its immense moonlike crater with pure iron oxide cinder cones towering over 1,100 feet tall. See Kaupo and Ko'olau Gaps, the huge lava flows from the crater to the sea. Hana's nearly uninhabited "back side" is home of the "Seven Pools" and Lindberg's grave. The Hana Rain Forest extends for over 180 square miles along Maui's northern coast and is the largest tropical rain forest in our nation. Tour includes views of Old Hana Town, Haleakala National Park, Kipahulu, the taro field of Ke'anae, fabulous coastline waterfalls and the world famous Ho'okipa windsurfing beach on the return. Whale watching in season. Maui No Ka Oi, "Maui is the best"!
See the highlights of West Maui Deluxe then whale watch (in season) as you cross Pailolo channel between Maui's northwestern shore and Molokai's eastern coastline. West Maui is home to one of the wettest places on earth. Weather permitting, highlights include: the "Wall of Tears" with over 17 waterfalls flowing at once; Maui's tallest waterfall, Honokohau Falls, with over 1,100 foot drop. View the resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua. Soar above Hawaii's tallest waterfalls (including the 1,750 foot Kahiwa Falls) along Molokai's remote and isolated north shore. Gigantic sea cliffs, the tallest in the world will awe you. Discover Halawa Valley with two large and beautiful waterfalls flowing down the mountains. Molokai's Kalaupapa Peninsula, which for years has been home to people suffering from Hansen's disease (leprosy) and see Father Damien's monument. Not many visitors see Molokai and it is Ross's favorite tour.
The Ultimate Kauai Adventure is provided to you by Sunshine Helicopters, Inc.
What you will see on this tour:
* Waimea Canyon, dubbed by Mark Twain as the " Grand Canyon of the South Pacific." Although Mark Twain never visited the island, he must have seen enough of it to judge the unparalleled grandeur of this famous Kauai landmark. It is truly a spectacular sight.
* Mount Waialeale is known as the wettest spot on earth with an average annual rainfall of about forty feet. Most of the mountain rain drains into the nearby Alakai Swamp, home to several rare species of plants and birds.
Wailua Falls is also known as Fantasy Island Waterfalls for their cameo appearance weekly in the TV series of the same name.
* The legendary Na Pali Coast, with its dramatic cliffs chisled by time to a razor sharp beckoning, is spellbinding no matter how many times you see it. This is the home of the legendary Bali Hai as seen in the 20th Century Fox movie, South Pacific and yes, it is calling you. Will Squyres Helicopter Tours lets you respond.
Experience the fiery lava vents of the Big Island's active volcano, Kilauea. The intensity of the live volcanic landscape will surely take your breath away. This is just one of the unique sights you'll find on an island boasting 11 out of 13 climate zones present on Earth. Let our Black Beauties whisk you through the hidden tropical valleys of the Kohala mountains, alive with dozens of roaring waterfalls, and lift you above the beautiful rainforest of the Hamakua coast.
See areas where no one has ever set foot. Hidden places that can only be discovered from the air. Your tour will also include many famous areas that have made the "garden island" a favorite location for Hollywood.
On this Kauai helicopter tour adventure you will see lush valleys dotted with waterfalls, colorful and intricate Waimea Canyon and the impenetrable NaPali coast known for its towering razor sharp cliffs and secluded beaches and much more.
Enjoy the flight to Grand Canyon West. See the famous Hualapai Skywalk from across the canyon, then descend and land overlooking the mighty Colorado River 3,000 to 4,000 feet below the Grand Canyon Rim. Enjoy a picnic with choice of beverages from our premium bar. You will be presented with a flyer highlighting the natural wildlife and flora of the area. Beautiful photo opportunities of the canyon?s interior landscape, the Colorado River as well as native flora and wildlife. Depart for the return to Vegas with more astounding aerial viewing! Ask about our gourmet lunch upgrade.
Enjoy the Grand Canyon air tour and Land at Grand Canyon West, home of the world famous Hualapai Indian Skywalk, and receive a VIP admission with no waiting in lines. A private VIP van with a Hualapai Ambassador (knowledgeable in the history, culture, plants and animals of Grand Canyon West) will whisk you to this engineering marvel glass bottom walkway that suspends 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon; extending more than 70 feet away from the edge. Approximately 45 minutes of ground time. Tour includes a souvenir photo of your party on the Skywalk. No cameras or cell phones allowed on the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
Soar over Boulder City en route to the Hoover Dam and the new Mike O?Callaghan Pat Tillman Memorial bypass bridge, both engineering marvels. Fly by Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano with incredible views of Lake Mead and the Colorado River. See ?Nevada Solar One?, a solar farm with 182,000 mirrors, covering 300 acres. Enjoy the fantastic skyline of Las Vegas as we fly right over old Downtown Las Vegas and the Famous Las Vegas Strip.
(Approximately 2.5 Hours - Hotel to Hotel)
Soar above the Grand Canyon on Sunshine Helicopters
state-of-the-art WhisperStar. Your magic carpet ride will begin with breathtaking views of Hoover Dam and the new bypass bridge, both engineering marvels. Visit Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano, then on to Indian Pass, Black Canyon and a portion of Lake Mead, largest man made lake in America. Enter the awesome Grand Canyon thru Hualapai Territory gliding 4,000 feet above the mighty Colorado River. This will take your breath away, one of the natural wonders of the world. Watch for wildlife throughout the flight. On your return you will see the fantastic skyline of Las Vegas and the ?Strip?.