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Sunshine Helicopters Lihue

3416 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-245-8881
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Ranked #13 of 45 Activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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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Aspen, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This trip hands down was the best tour I have ever done. Everything about this company was professional. The staff in the office were very friendly and I was never left wondering where I was supposed to be. I was very impressed with their method of organizing the guests prior to boarding the helicopter. Our pilot, Kord, was hysterical and... More

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Kalaheo, Hawaii, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Wife and I have been living on the island for several years and this was our first helicopter ride. I surprised my wife with the trip for our anniversary so I had high hopes for a great experience and I was not disappointed. The staff in the store was friendly, they gave us a safety brief and a short shuttle... More

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Davison, Michigan, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We decided to take a helicopter over the island, as you can't drive anywhere in the interior of the island. This was a very good choice! We flew into the Waimea Canyon, viewed the Jurassic Falls (where they filmed part of Jurassic Park), all kinds of waterfalls, canyons, caves, & beautiful scenery! It is completely narrated by our pilot and... More

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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We took the 1st flight in the morning and the scenery was absolutely beautiful. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and professional and is friendly all through the 60-minute trip. The pre-boarding briefing, on boarding and off boarding procedures were very professional and assuring from a safety perspective. This is also probably the only way to look at the mountains and... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We were very fortunate that our flight was on an excellent day for seeing the sights. The views are fabulous and we were able to get very close to the falls of the canyon. The only downside was that our pilot was not very informative during our flight. It might just have been an off day for him.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very beautiful. A splurge, but the best way to see the waterfalls, Waimea canyon and the NaPali coast. There are no roads on the north shore, or interior.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took the 60 min sunshine helicopter tour of the island. It was incredible! They are well organized. The ride was spectacular, generally calm. Views were breathtaking - saw way more than we ever knew existed! Pilot knew his stuff (although he mumbled through some of it). Great addition to the trip!

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Paid for first class which was well worth it Fantastic trip. We flew really low so had wonderful views. The scenery is stunning

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Sunshine Helicopters tour was such a great way to see the Island. The pilot was informative about the island, the flight was smooth. From the minute we called to make the appointment to fly, the customer service from this place was excellant. It was a great memory to celebrate my 60th birthday and my mothers 85th birthday. There were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

What an awesome experience! We flew in from San Diego around 11am. Checked into our resort and were offered a helicopter ride at 4pm. It was a beautiful clear day. We show up for our briefing- the staff was very welcoming and nice. We opted to pay the extra $45 to sit in the front next to the pilot [WELL... More

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