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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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Best view of Kauai ever!

There is so much of Kauai that you cannot see driving, so if you only have a limited time here, this is something you will forever remember about Kauai. You don't have to wait for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Park City, Utah, United States
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Park City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There is so much of Kauai that you cannot see driving, so if you only have a limited time here, this is something you will forever remember about Kauai. You don't have to wait for a perfect sunny day to take the helicopter tour as you will go in and out of clouds and sun throughout the 45-1 hour tour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Take a leap and soar high into the sky,feel like you can fly! Of course you have the safety of being enclosed... Thou one may be a bit overwhelmed of the price to take a hour tour by air, thou I was a bit skeptical at first, but I always feel you should absolutely live a bit adventurous. As a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

For some reason I got sick and lost my lunch on the turbulent hour tour. What I did see was very spectacular but no more so than from the ground. We did see parts of the island we couldn't see from the ground. My husband took photos but it is very difficult to do so unless you are in front... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Flew with Sunshine out of Princeville Airport as it was much more convenient since we were staying in Westin Resort Villas in Princeville. Other option was to drive 45-60 minutes back to Lihue Airport requiring parking fees etc. Too much hassle. Was very pleasantly surprised by Sunshine as we usually use Blue Hawaiian on the islands. Felt very secure---chopper was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Cord was our pilot. I was terrified to do this due to any turbulence. But Cord was smooth and he hovered near Jurassic Falls and NaPali Coast Line. He made sure we had time to take it all in. He even hovered above a beautiful rainbow above the sea! My partner Holly and I were getting married the next day... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Everyone should see this island by air. What a spactaclar vantage point. I am afraid of heights and thought I would have a problem. It was breathtacking!! The photos and CD should come with the package, that was pricy. I would do this again!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Booked this tour with such high hopes. I paid extra to secure the front seats for the best views. This is the only helicopter tour that leaves from near Princeville and not the airport. The advertisement stated that we would see Jurassic Park Falls - we did for all of about 5 seconds and only if you were sitting on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Only way to see the island and the crew at Sunshine are professionals--they make you feel comfortable from the moment you arrive and the pilot goes out of his way to give everyone on board the best views. If you've always wanted to go up in a helicopter, Kauai is definitely the place to do it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! This island is absolutely gorgeous by air! The staff from check-in to check out were pleasant, helpful and happy! Our pilot, Cord, was entertaining and knowledgeable. We had a great time.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Our first helicopter tour ever and it was well worth the wait and the money spent. Amazing vistas of the island, with the Napili coast and the Waimea canyon being highlights for us. A bit more wind and chop than we expected but we felt safe with the seasoned Bogart at the controls. Each helicopter seats 6 and although we... More 

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