Mokulele Airlines offers Volcano and Molokai Air Tours
KAPALUA – Mokulele Airlines offers air tours of the Big Island volcanoes and scenic Molokai, with Maui departures from Kapalua and Kahului.
The schedule varies from day to day; visit mokulele.com for information and bookings online.
Tours are provided in Cessna 208B Caravans, offering each guest large viewing windows and allowing amazing views from both sides of the aircraft.
Mokulele provides noise-cancelling headphones in each seat with tour narration and island music to enhance the air tour experience.
The Volcano Air Tour adventure begins with breathtaking views of West Maui’s beautiful coastline and travels along the lush, picturesque valleys and spectacular seawalls of Maui. Catch a glimpse of waterfalls and pristine beaches, as well as popular landscapes seen in many films, such as “Jurassic World.”
See magnificent Haleakala Crater in the distance, as well as the town of Hana, as you cross over the Alenuihaha Channel to the Big Island. There, you will travel along the Hamakua Coast on the eastern shore, viewing the Kohala Cliffs and Hilo Town. As you make your way to the southern lava tubes, where lava often flows into the sea, catch a glimpse of volcanic activity in the area.
Heading back north, you will witness the majestic volcanoes of Mauna Loa, Kilauea and Mauna Kea.
Crossing back over the channel, you will pass over Maui’s southern coast, along Wailea, Kihei and Lahaina, on the way into West Maui’s Kapalua Airport. As weather, volcanic and lava activity vary day by day, each tour is truly a unique adventure.
For the Molokai Tour, the journey begins with a short flight across the Pailolo Channel. Witness the magnificent towering sea cliffs, the largest in the world. Get a glimpse of waterfalls, valleys and the historic Kalaupapa Peninsula.
Fly over the center of Molokai and the quaint town of Ho’olehua, then head toward the southern coast, home of the most extensive coral reefs in the Hawaiian Islands.
As you make your way back to West Maui, you will see Lanai to the south and the coastal resort areas of Lahaina, Kaanapali and Napili as they come into view.