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Sunshine Helicopters Lihue

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Address: 3416 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: +1 808-245-8881
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Description: In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters...
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.
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Professional staff, seasoned pilot, elegant flying machine, and jawdropping scenery, what a combination! The next best thing to having a bird avatar.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Professional staff, seasoned pilot, elegant flying machine, and jawdropping scenery, what a combination! The next best thing to having a bird avatar.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This was our 4th helicopter tour of Kauai, each time with a different company, and simply, it was the best (other than our first trip with Jack Harter himself, the man who started helicopter tours on the island, who is now retired (although his company is still operating)). Perhaps it was because we flew from Princeville, which not only saves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Incredible spectacular views.Thanks to our pilot Greg. A well charted and manoeuvred tour with interesting commentary. The aircraft provided multiple view points with lots of Windows. Pickup and ground crew staff were entertaining and professional. Priceless! Best hour on the island 👍

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ground crew and pilot Chris were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. There was a light rain, which brought out DOZENS of waterfalls which were not usually visible. We were glad to have splurged on front-row seats next to the pilot; visibility was so much better ... we could even see below our feet, through the plexiglass bubble. Our attempts at short... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

1 st timer here. Land crew very nice and knowledgeable. Our pilot Chris was very nice and did a great job of putting us at ease. It is the only way to see the island of Kauai. I'll definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Thank you to Shawna, Primo, and Bogart!!! Fantastic views of the island by air! I recommend the first class seating!!!!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went on our 1st copter ride with Greg of Sunshine. It was a perfect day no clouds on the mountain so we flew way up and over. We flew up Waimea Canyon over around to the cliffs circled the whole island! Greg gave us some history of the island as well as some interesting cultural stories. I was nervous... More 

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Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We flew with Jed out of Kauai on January 11th. He was exceptional and informative about the places we flew over. Both Rebecca and Jeff provided a safe ride out to the heliport and assisted in pre-boarding and safety instructions. Overall we would highly recommend your services.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We enjoyed our 3rd flight over the island of Kauai on Jan 13. Lovely weather. The music and speaker system were not as good as Blue Hawaiian Helicopters on the Big Island. The pilot was good. The scenery is breathtaking. The most beautiful in the world. friendly staff. Felt perfectly safe. Helicopter was well maintained in our opinion. We flew... More 

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Blacklick, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was our third trip on a copter on Kauai. Each one is different but this time we went into several areas we have never been to before. I would rate this as the beat of the three.

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