The expansion, which will become official in the second quarter of 2018, comes after nearly three years of successful operations on Maui and will be the sixth permanent location.
The flights will depart daily from the company’s facility at Port Allen Airport, located one mile southwest of Hanapepe, Kauai.
“Maverick Helicopters is thrilled to offer our customers an unforgettable experience on the Garden Isle,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters, in written release. "With most of Kauai’s striking geographic marvels inaccessible by foot or road, helicopter travel provides the best way to see the island’s natural beauty.”
Maverick Helicopters’ new excursions will showcase Kauai’s spectacular landscapes including Waimea Canyon, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” stretching 14 miles long, one mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep; and Napali Coast, Kauai’s 17-mile coastline, displaying panoramic views of velvet green cliffs, cascading waterfalls and the vast Pacific Ocean.
Maverick Helicopters offers VIP-level service from various departure locations, including Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Maui. The company’s airline division, Maverick Airlines, departs from Henderson Executive Airport.
Meanwhile, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters recently launched its new romantic package, “Love Takes Flight.”
Conceived for those looking to take their beloved on a fairytale adventure in celebration of Valentine’s Day, the package entails an excursion with a private aerial tour of the eastern side of Maui.
The 45-minute ride begins with a journey over the town of Hana, revealing its lush vegetation, rugged mountains, veil-like waterfalls, and breathtaking coastline. Just a few miles beyond Hana, the trip continues over the majestic Haleakala, boasting its incredible volcanic landscape and vivid-colored natural formations.
The highlight of the dreamy tour is landing in the secluded Piiholo Ranch Cabins, an idyllic pasture surrounded by stunning mountain and ocean views, for an intimate champagne picnic lunch. Couples have the option to upgrade this romantic escape with a horseback experience for an additional fee (based on availability.)
“Nothing compares to a bird’s eye view of Hana and the striking Haleakala, with a helicopter landing on an exclusive ranch in Hawaii,” said Gregg Lundberg, president of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, in a written release. “We wanted to offer this extraordinary aerial tour package to help our guests create unforgettable Valentine’s Day memories.”
The package price starts at $2,800 per couple with tour dates on February 12 -17. Booking is available now through February 17.