We’ll depart Kahului heliport and head North West out over Kanaha beach park. During the winter months, you’ll see surfers, windsurfers, and kiteboarders out riding the waves at this famous break. After a few short minutes over the ocean, we enter into Waihee valley, following the stream up to the first of the waterfalls. On most days, we can continue to follow the river all the way to the Wall of Tears, lava rock so wet and porous that waterfalls spontaneously flow directly from the sides of the cliffs and gather in the stream below. We will do a circle or two in the valley, making sure that everyone in the helicopter gets ample time to take pictures and compose selfies at the waterfalls and wall of tears before we head back out of the valley towards the ocean.
We then cross above the Waihee Ridge trail, often getting smiles and waves from the groups hiking up to the top of the trail for the incredible views of the waterfall, the ocean, and Haleakala. As we enter into the next valley, we will come across Jurassic Falls, from the movie Jurassic Park. Although the film’s creators cut together several different parts of the islands to make that first intro scene, this huge, two stepped waterfall is easily recognizable from the air. Here again, we take our time and make sure everyone can get a great view and amazing photographs.