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Sunshine Helicopters Lihue

3416 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-245-8881
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Ranked #13 of 37 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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to go on a helicopter ride and I can't think of a better place than Kauai to experience my first helicopter ride! My husband and I were given this surprise by our oldest son and we were so thrilled! Sunshine Helicopters were wonderful! Everyone was pleasant and interested in making sure we had a great time!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were able to squeeze a 1 hour tour in literally before we had to go to the airport for Maui and I'm so glad we did it. Sunshine Helicopters was a great choice as we noticed they had windows as well lower to the floor where the others did not. We all had great views in the helicopter and... More

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to many places where a helicopter tour was the #1 attraction, but I was always too scared. I finally conquered my fear and took an amazing tour of Kauai with my husband with Sunshine Helicopters. From start to finish the staff and pilot Greg were informative, professional and kind. The flight was smooth and thrilling...we had front... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What an awesome way to view the island. First time on a helicopter and had the best time. I'm sure any helicopter tour of the island would be great. This is 5 he only way to see desolate parts of the island and highly recommend if you can fit it into your vacation.

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Penn Yan, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was the highlight of an already amazing trip. We were able to see the entire island for a birds eye view. We also booked the "first class" seats which were the front row of the helicopter and I highly recommend this additional expense

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Pilot Butte, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We did a lot of research before going on our helitour, and came down to the conclusion that the best companies on Kauai were Sunshine and Island. The big draw with Island is that you can actually land in the helicopter at Jurassic Falls, while other tours just fly past. But the price difference more than accounts for it. We... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We did the early bird helicopter ride with Steve who's been doing this for over 20 years. He was fantastic with a great knowledge of the island and a pleasant sense of humor. We have a lot row seats so we pay the extra cost which was totally worth it. They see you bye wait and so if you don't... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Having never been in a helicopter before I was understandably a little nervous but once we took off- fabulous. Pros: Very knowledgeable pilot.. Comfortable, my friend and I sat in front VIP seats (more expensive) with Captain Chris. His soundtrack was awesome as we flew over the island in a beautiful sunny afternoon. Cons: Our husbands were in the back... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had great views of the island. The time flew by. The canyon and Napali coast were fantastic. Our 3 month old did great. Our 5 yr old was cranky before we got on but still enjoyed it.

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University Place, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Greg was an excellent pilot - gave us so much great information, and was skilled at getting us very close to the view. Thanks, Greg!

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