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Sunshine Helicopters Lihue

3416 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-245-8881
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Ranked #12 of 36 Activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful. A splurge, but the best way to see the waterfalls, Waimea canyon and the NaPali coast. There are no roads on the north shore, or interior.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We took the 60 min sunshine helicopter tour of the island. It was incredible! They are well organized. The ride was spectacular, generally calm. Views were breathtaking - saw way more than we ever knew existed! Pilot knew his stuff (although he mumbled through some of it). Great addition to the trip!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Paid for first class which was well worth it Fantastic trip. We flew really low so had wonderful views. The scenery is stunning

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Delton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Sunshine Helicopters tour was such a great way to see the Island. The pilot was informative about the island, the flight was smooth. From the minute we called to make the appointment to fly, the customer service from this place was excellant. It was a great memory to celebrate my 60th birthday and my mothers 85th birthday. There were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

What an awesome experience! We flew in from San Diego around 11am. Checked into our resort and were offered a helicopter ride at 4pm. It was a beautiful clear day. We show up for our briefing- the staff was very welcoming and nice. We opted to pay the extra $45 to sit in the front next to the pilot [WELL... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

definitely worth it to try! awesome view even when i'ts cloudy...you can see paradise's hidden beaty.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I had never been in a helicopter so didn't quite know what to expect. We loved it! Sunshine Helicopter Tours was recommended by the concierge at our resort and we agree that it can't be beat. The helicopters looked new and our pilot who was retired military and very experienced made us feel safe (lots of helicopters... More

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Folsom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We did a helicopter tour of Kauai 20 years ago, thought it was great so we wanted to see it again. Earlier this week we did a raft tour of the Napali Coast and drove through the Waimea Canyon so we thought we knew the area fairly well. We didn't! This helicopter tour was fantastic!! This is the only way... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Helicopter tours is kind of what Kauai is known for. It was really fun. The weather wasn't the best, but that was a little out of their control. It was still really cool to see Kauai from the air. The pilot was very friendly and all the staff were funny and helpful. The only thing I didn't like is the... More

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dieterbear
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellent tour. Scenic and our pilot was very knowledgable about the areas he showed us. Truly a one of a kind experience. A must do for a truly rare view of the island.

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