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Sunshine Helicopters Lihue

Address: 3416 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: +1 808-245-8881
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Ranked #14 of 49 Activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Helicopter tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers!Sunshine Helicopters - Lihue...
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Type: Helicopter tours, Sightseeing Tours
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.
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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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Oakland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Had to re-schedule as first flight cancelled due to weather. Very professional and pilot enthusiastic tour guide. Saw the whole island and many places we would never have seen but from the air.

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Medford
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was a great way to start our week in Kauai - really gives you the lay of the land and close-up views of the Waimea Canyon and the Napali Coast. The pilot was skilled and entertaining.

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Wisconsin
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Don't skimp and not go on a helicopter ride to see the Island. Do it first thing to get a feel of where you want to visit. Plan on doing it when the weather is clear to get best visibility. We enjoyed the flight over the Napali coast. We went in winter so the boat rides on the north coast... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

We flew the one hour flight and it only took 45 minutes! The rest of the time was spent hawking photos in cheesy picture frames for inflated prices. The pilot was safe, so there's that.

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great tour, but if you want to get the video after, it is not HD and the quality is pretty poor. The staff and the helicopters are amazing.

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