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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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In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers!Sunshine...

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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Amazing experience

I'd had never been in a helicopter but this was a great way to get introduced. The views are incredible from the air. Pictures can be difficult to take due to blur on the glass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tory M
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd had never been in a helicopter but this was a great way to get introduced. The views are incredible from the air. Pictures can be difficult to take due to blur on the glass. The front seats of course are the best but I sat in the back middle and was happy with my view. I would do this... More 

Thank Tory M
Campbell River, Canada
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great company. Views were beyond great. Staff was courteous and well informed. Made sure everyone knew all the safety rules and was prepared for the trip.

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Seattle, WA
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82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This group really knows how to put on a good show. You feel safe and cared for while riding this thrilling ride. This a great way to get a tour of the island. They take you where you can't go and do it in a great way. Well worth the cost of admission.

Thank Halfmac
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A special experience. Both my wife and I had many hesitations in doing a helicopter tour of Kauai. Many have told us its the best way to see the island but we are both uncomfortable with flying and both fear being in small spaces. After many games of mental ping pong weighing positives and negatives, we decided to take the... More 

Thank Craig B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jeb and crew were wonderful. I was nervous but safety crew were great. Informative tour. If u miss helicopter tour you have missed the island.

Thank Yellek R
Middle East
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The view from the helicopter over Kauai is spectacular...a highlight of our trip. The company needs some help with customer service. We were quoted multiple prices for the trip...felt a bit like bait and switch. Ultimately charged the agreed upon price but wouldn't have been if I wasn't diligent.

Thank pdjtraveller
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Helicopter trip exactally 40 min. on a clear non-wendy day, last flight scheduled, pricey considering both our views from the back row was next to impossible to take photos! Pilots window looked like letter H TAPED ON WINDOW.

Thank KathleensTravel
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a safe ride. But everything else about this company seemed bad. Poor customer service at the welcome desk - another group had a trip cancelled due to mechanical issies, and the lady at the counter was not apologetic - she just said that's the way it is. the helicopter itself is decent, but crammed. The ecostar ones are... More 

Thank fpjupiter
Ringgold, Georgia
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

By all means take a helicopter tour of Kauai! Sunshine is located in the little shopping center on the beach within walking distance of the cruise port. The price was right, the pilot excellent, the scenery outstanding! When the tour was over, my wife said she wanted to become a helicopter pilot! Lookout boys.... here she comes. Amazing trip. Take... More 

Thank travelinbandman
Orange Park, Florida
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57 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

If you are going to invest in only one tour of the island, make it by helicopter! The only thing wrong was that it seemed too short! Great views of the Napali Coast as well as the two canyons and all parts of the island. We were lucky to have Steve for a pilot as he generally does Maui but... More 

Thank Marge W

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