Circle Island Deluxe 65-70 Min
Vendor: Sunshine Helicopters
Category: Helicopter Tours
Location: Maui


This helicopter excursion offers generous views of Haleakalas magnificent crater. Travel through Mauis most remote areas with views of Hana Town, amazing rainforest waterfalls and the famous Hookipa windsurfing beach. Look for humpback whales (when in season).

Climb above central Maui and ascend the largest dormant volcano in the world, Haleakala (house of the sun). Explore its immense moonlike crater with pure iron oxide cinder cones reaching over 1,100 feet tall. See Kaupo and Koolau Gaps, the huge lava flows from the crater to the sea.

Hanas almost uninhabited back side is home to Lindbergs grave and the Seven Pools. The Hana rainforest extends for over 180 square miles along Mauis northern coast and is the largest tropical rainforest in our nation.

The tour includes views of fabulous coastline waterfalls, Old Hana Town, the taro fields of Keanae, Haleakala National Park, Kipahulu, and the world-famous Hookipa windsurfing beach on the return.

Helicopter has four seats in the back and two seats in front for guests. Open seating is determined based on weight & balance for all six passengers. First Class seating is guaranteed two front seats next to pilot.

FxStar Details

  • All forward facing seating.
  • 180 degree views from every seat.
  • Smooth, comfortable ride.
  • Air conditioning
  • Roomy, comfortable cabin
  • Leather seats
  • Digital stereo music
  • Noise reducing headsets
  • MultiVision video system that records all the great sites of your tour, along with your pilot's narrations and background music. VHS and DVD available.

Whisper STAR Details - all of the above plus:

  • 23% increase in cabin space over the FX-Star affords significantly greater personal space for guests, along with improved visibility with over 65 square feet of glass for 180 degree unobstructed views.
  • Superior comfort; individual seats for every passenger afford the kind of shoulder room and personal space found in airline "First Class" seating.
  • Raised rear seating and wrap-around glass cockpit, for significantly improved visibility from every seat.
  • First helicopter specifically designed for touring, utilizing the latest aircraft and avionics technologies.
  • High-tech, enclosed "Fenestron," or "Fan in Fin," replaces FX-Star's conventional tail rotor. Fenestron is: Safer, Quieter and More efficient-using 25% less engine horsepower, which can now be utilized by the main rotorsystem.
  • State-of-the-art fuel control automatically optimizes main rotor speed for quietest operations and instant power response. Achieved with a "Full Authority Digital Electronic Control" (FADEC), utilizing dual electronic channels with one electrical backup channel and a third hydro-mechanical backup control.
  • Engines that use latest "Grown Crystal" technology for turbine blades-increasing power, heat tolerance and fuel efficiency. This, along with the FADEC, is the same technology used in state-of-the-art airline engines such those on the leading-edge Boeing 777.
  • Dual hydraulic systems.


Must Purchase two First Class seats.


  • Availability: Daily
  • Time: morning and afternoon fligths are availalbe
  • Location: Kahului Heliport - Click here for directions.
  • Duration: Approximately 60-70 minutes
  • For a private flight, please purchase 6 seats


  • Weight Capacity: Maximum combined weight for two passengers on FX STAR First Class is 400 lbs., and Whisper STAR First Class is 490 lbs. Guests over 240lbs must purchase an extra Comfort Seat
  • Seating Options:
    Open Seating Passengers Seating is determined based on weight & balance for all passengers.
    First Class Passengers Guaranteed The Front Two Seats Next to Pilot.
    Mandatory Comfort Seat Guests over 240lbs must purchase an extra Comfort Seat.
  • Helicopter holds a maximum of 6 passengers
  • There is a maxium of two front row (first class) seats - weight restrictions apply
  • A fuel surcharge will be added at check out
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Activity time: Concierge will assign time when confirming with tour operator
If you do not see your date listed, please email us at info@pleasantactivities.com

Rates for
Total Number of Seats: 
FX Star Open Seating$294.00
FX Star First Class Seat$389.00
Whisper Star-Open Seat$350.00
Whisper Star First Class Seat$445.00