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Enjoy the splendor of the Hawaiian Islands by air on a private helicopter tour from Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours. Whether you choose the natural wonder of Kaua’i, the famous shorelines and skyscapes of O’ahu, or the extreme grandeur of Hawai’i (The Big Island), our private helicopter tours are a magical experience you will cherish forever. Every tour is a private tour, and every seat is a VIP seat, guaranteed. Come take flight with us!

Choose Your Island

A Private Helicopter Experience Like No Other

Mauna Loa Helicopters has been offering private sightseeing tours over Kauai since 2006 and now also offers exclusive private helicopter tours from our island bases on Oahu and the Big Island.

Along with our impeccable safety record, we take pride in making each tour a spectacular, personalized experience. Explore our photo-flights, proposals, special occasions, and more!

If you have questions take a look at our FAQ or use the chat function below 🤙🏼

We want your ride with us to be the highlight of your Hawaiian vacation, but we also want your Hawaiian experience to be so memorable that you return again and again.

To that end, here is some more information about our company, the helicopters, and all three islands that we serve. You can also use the chat function to talk to us live!

Over 1,600 Five-Star Reviews on TripAdvisor!

Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours Breathtaking

My wife and I chose the Doors Off Kauai Experience to kick off our Hawaiian honeymoon adventure, and we couldn’t be happier! I’ll echo what seems like many have said before, but our pilot Nils truly made this an A+ experience. He put any fears we had to rest with his professional and attentive attitude, continually checking in on us to make sure we were enjoying every minute. In just under an hour we got a fantastic Hawaiian history lesson with a bird’s-eye view, a rocking playlist, and a pilot that clearly loves his job. If you have any hesitations regarding doors off, try your best to put those fears aside, and definitely request Nils!

– John A. | TripAdvisor
Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours Gorgeous, breathtaking and unmissable.

An island like Kauai deserves a company like Mauna Loa to give you the best possible experience of her breathtaking beauty. All yours are private, which guarantees that you will not have to be stuck in some awful middle seat that other companies impose upon you. You also get the option to have a door/all doors off. This option is absolutely the way to go! Not only does it give you the best photo experience (no glare nor reflection from window), it makes everything feel so much more immersive. Just wear a long sleeve top when doing doors-off. Oh, and ask for Ben, the Brit, who made us laugh the whole trip and was a pleasure to have as our pilot guide.

– Dorron L | TripAdvisor
Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours Beyond words.

If you are reading this and wondering if it is worth the money, let me assure you IT IS. Nils was our pilot and I can't express enough how much we enjoyed his company and our flight. From waterfalls, to cliffs, rainbows from above and views like you have never experienced. Valley of the Kings and the history behind the Napali coast and its first settlers is amazing. Best money you will spend on this island paradise. Hands down.

– Mike M. | TripAdvisor
Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours The Best Ride Ever!

We booked a private tour with this company after I looked at other Helicopter tours, and their packages, because I wanted it to be just for US, NOT with other tourists in the same Helicopter, and not knowing where we'd be seated. (some have to sit in the middle, not by the window. I made arrangements and booked for just the two of us, a 'back doors off ' flight , that was one of the best we've ever had. Granted, the cost is more, but it was soooo worth it. Do It! You only live once, and you will NEVER be disappointed that you did it!

– Bradley B. | TripAdvisor
Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours The best way to see Kauai

We had an amazing helicopter tour with Mauna Loa, could not fault anything , very professional from start to finish.Having no doors with only the two of us in the helicopter looking at all the beautiful scenery of the island was such a wonderful experience. Would highly recommend this tour.

– Debbie M. | TripAdvisor
Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours Breath-taking!

Super professional organization from the moment you check in until they shuttle you back to the office. This was our first helicopter flight ever. Our pilot was friendly and knowledgable. Next time we do doors off. Reflections in the glass do show up in your photos, but the pilot was quite accommodating, turning the helicopter so that both sides of the aircraft could get their photo opportunities. Safe, fun, inspiring.

– Monica M. | TripAdvisor
Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours No 1 vacation highlight!

There are so many highlights on Kauai, but my wife and I had to pick this Helicopter trip as the number 1. Why Mauna Loa instead of others (since I assume that the helicopter trip itself is very similar for all touring companies)? 1. No extra charge if you are just 2 people occupying the helicopter. 2. No excessive rush, i.e. the helicopter was not already running when we arrived, we could sit down calmly and talk with the pilot without excessive noise, and having the whole experience of the start and landing. 3. The helicopter was smaller, which made the experience (open door) even more exciting. I took with my Go Pro a lot of my shots through the (huge) front window, that was great! 4. Cool pilot! Professional but not stiff, had wonderful conversations with him during the whole flight (except starting at landing at the airport). Super friendly (give Niels the green card, where is the problem, we want him to be part of the US, we need people like him!). Highest recommendation!

– Uwe D. | TripAdvisor
Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours Guaranteed window seat. Amazing.

This is potentially the best activity I have ever done. We hired two helicopters to go out at the same time since we are a family of four. Since the helicopters only hold two guests, we were guaranteed window seats. This is not the case with most of the other companies. We did the "photography" tour so had flexibility of seeing what we wanted. We did the tour with the doors off.... it was safe and really cool! Our pilots Nils and Chris were great. We could not have asked for more. Amazing unreal views. I would recommend this trip to everyone as it is the only way to see all the island. And the company were great to work with.

– Marc L. | TripAdvisor