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Sunshine Helicopters Lihue

3416 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-245-8881
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Ranked #14 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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Penn Yan, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was one of the best days of my life. The scenery just kept getting better and better. Kauai is so beautful and the Napali coast can be seen by hiking it, from the water and from the air. We did all three and all were amazing excursions. The pilot played music for us and the soundtrack couldn't have been... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a must see/do tour. If you go to Kauai and don't do a helicopter ride, your really missing out on half the island has to offer. This company was very safe & had a knowledgeable pilot. The views were fantastic however if your on the left hand side you don't get to see as much as if you... More

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Monteal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My husband and I took this helicopter tour while in Kauai, it was great value, gave us a different perspective of the island and was alot of fun. We received the full 50 minute of flight time that was committed in the advertisement. It was a bit cramped for my husband in the back of the helicopter and the people... More

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Missoula, Montana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a great tour and the pilot was a very experienced pilot. I felt very safe in his care. I was a little tentative never riding in a heli. but I really enjoyed this ride. There was nice Hawaiian music in the background and there was interactive communication with the pilot. That said, the pilot was very soft spoken... More

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