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Sunshine Helicopters

3416 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-8881
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Ranked #11 of 35 activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers!Sunshine Helicopters - Lihue operates a fleet of FXStar Helicopters equipped with... more » Owner description: In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers!Sunshine Helicopters - Lihue operates a fleet of FXStar Helicopters equipped with air-conditioned cabins, pilot-to-pax intercom and a 3-camera Sky-Cam video system recording your Actual Flight. The Eco-friendly FXStar Helicopter upgraded with the more powerful and quieter Honeywell Turbine engines, burns 10-15% less fuel than our competitors, allowing Sunshine to pass on a tremendous amount of savings to our guests. We offer the most competitive rates available from the Lihue Airport.Fly with Sunshine and see the Manawaiopuna Falls, Waimea Canyon, Napali Coastline and the "Wettest Spot on Earth" Mt. Waialeale Crater. « less
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Prince George, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I took the tour even though I am terrified of heights. The staff was very accomodating allowing my husband to sit up front and myself in the 2nd row. The Pilot, Greg, was great and I never felt I was in danger at any time (I did take motion sickness pills before going which may have helped also). I am... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I just got back from our outstanding vacation to Kauai. I have tell everyone how impressed we were with the crew at Sunshine Helicopters! Believe me when I say, it's the only way to really see and appreciate this one of a kind island! A special thanks goes out to team at Sunshine-Kauai, Chris, Bruce, Lauren, Shana,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My family and I just got back on March 22, 2014, from Kauai, and I had to write about the wonderful experience I had with the Staff. Jamie, Shana, Wade and Ikaika treated us as though we had known each other for years. The Helicopter ride was breathtakingly beautiful and the pilot polite. I do not know how much the... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I had never been in a helicopter before and I was a little nervous but this trip turned out great! The pilot was informative and nice but the only bad part was you cannot communicate with the pilot or people around you because your headphones do not have mics. The views were spectacular and if you want to see the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We chose this company because of the safety rated (best in Hawaii) Our experience was wonderful. We adored the Volcano tour but even more so the view of the secluded and remote Kohala Coast. Unbelievable!!! The tour guide was helpful and informative. Loved our 'copter pic!!! Great experience!!! Well worth the $$!!

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Lecatno, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Everything went very smoothly from pick-up at our hotel to return. We booked the tour through our hotel, less than 24 hours prior to the actual flight. We were picked up at our hotel and taken to a shopping center where we were weighed, given safety briefing and given numbers indicating loading sequence. We were then loaded on a van... More

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Georgetown, Texas
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We were 'SHUT OUT' of a helicopter ride in Kauai due to Sunshine's mis-handling of our reservation date. The brochure telephone number rings in Maui and their Maui staff does NOT talk to Kauai about reservations. Therefore with the weather turning bad on our last day in Kauai, we were not able to get a helicopter ride in Kauai. Sunshine... More

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Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We had a nice flight over the island. You'll see waterfalls and beautiful terrain that you won't see any other way.

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Gothenburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Someone mentioned previously on TA that Sunshine Helicopters did not honor an agreement. We had a similar experience but not as bad. I asked especially how long the tour was and was told between 55 – 60 minutes. Actually the tour was between 40-45 minutes. The info given at the starting point was ridiculous. Nothing substantial, just stupid jokes. The... More

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Lihue, Hawaii
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Took the tour yesterday. Cloudy and raining when we started. The rain became harder and clouds lower as we went inland. At one point it was raining so hardy we could barely see anything. When we returned to Lihue the pilot cancelled the next flight. Our flight should have also been cancelled. Way too much money to fly in such... More

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