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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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dieterbear
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I travel alot and take alot of tour...this one is AWESOME...it is right up there with swimming with the Mantra rays in Kona

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Fleming Island, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Yes it is pricey but as far as money goes...you can't take it with you! The people that run this are very accommodating. The trip was great, at times, it felt like you could touch the mountains and trees. Good narration during flight of many items of interest. It was neat to see the things we went to on land... More

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St. Marys, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

After having so many people tell us that a helicopter ride over Kauai is an awesome experience we decided to spend the money and experience it for ourselves. We were stunned at the price and we we grappled with the thought that we spent $1000 each to fly 10 hours to get here so how could we justify so much... More

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Roseville, Calif.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Its'' pricey, but the wow factor makes it worth the price. I cannot compare this operation to any of the others on the island, but my wife and I were very pleased with the staff, the helicopter and our experience. We had the option to go out of the Princeville heliport, but chose Lihue because it was $40 per person... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Yikes! Did the pilot ever introduce me to iMax style flying in a rush immediately after leaving earth! Swooped and banked up against the mountains, through canyons and clefts narrow or wide we flew. The it was right up to the waterfall where Jurassic Park was filmed. Amazing afternoon went too quickly. All the beaches looked right out of a... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was my first visit to Kauai, and I was told that I absolutely should do the helicopter ride around the island. The concierge at my condo suggested Sunshine Helicopters, and I'm glad she did. This was the most spectacular ride one could imagine, and should not be missed. The staff was very, very helpful and it was very obvious... More

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San Mateo, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Okay, I don't really like to fly but wanted to see the whole island so signed up for this with mixed feelings, but am soooo glad I went! Smooth flight with spectacular scenery. An hour long flight that covered the whole island. Great value!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An amazing trip around the island. My husband and I neither one like heights very much, but this trip was incredible. I think it was my favorite thing we did on the island. It is definitely worth the price tag, because you get to see all places you can't otherwise. Friendly and competent staff. A must do!

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Herndon, VA - USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Sometimes it's tough to make the decision as to whether the "high price tag" of an excursion is worth the $ or not, especially when you're bleeding $ for hotels, food etc. Let me make the decision easier for you...JUST DO IT. I was greeted at my hotel by a lovely, engaging shuttle driver who chatted with me both to... More

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