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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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What an amazing experience to see Kauai from helicopter! Our pilot, Bogart, and the flight crew were great. They made sure everyone was safe and able to enjoy the experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

What an amazing experience to see Kauai from helicopter! Our pilot, Bogart, and the flight crew were great. They made sure everyone was safe and able to enjoy the experience.

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hamlyn terrace
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

For my wife birthday booked a flight over kauai, from the check in the staff were all about safety which is good. My wife and I got the best seats front row , what an experience , the flight time about 50 minutes. Plenty of waterfalls , the napali coast don't bother booking with anyone else

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Took a trip at 4 pm. My first ride ever. Bruce was the captain and he was amazing! Knowledgeable and fun, but most of all a great pilot. Made sure to fly different angles so everyone could take a good picture....we saw all the beautiful spots on the island AND he spotted some whales too!!! 50 minutes I'll never forget!... More 

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calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This was the excursion I was waiting for. I had read about the wonderful things to do and see in Kauai, with so many locations to see and not much time I believed this would help me decide. It accomplished the objectives. Craig (the pilot) brought us to places I would not have been able to hike to, as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We booked the 2 pm early bird through Hawaii Discount and got a good deal at $169 on a Friday the 13th flight....... The day was a bit overcast and a bit breezy but all the flights went as scheduled. The tour was advertised to run 45 minutes in the air and ended up being close to 60. There were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We enjoyed a 50 minute helicopter tour our of Lihue airport over the entire island. It was an outstanding tour. We felt very safe and their safety training up front was very good. They won't go up in bad weather so we were rebooked from a rainy day to a stunning day. Helicopters were closed door and adequately supplied with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We were overwhelmed with the choices for a helicopter tour. We decided on the Sunshine Helicopter Tour out of Lihue because you get a longer tour at the best price, compared to the others that were available. We have done other helicopter tours in other locations. The tour itself was more than we ever expected, breath taking views and the... More 

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

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

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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