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Sunshine Helicopters Lihue

3416 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-245-8881
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Ranked #12 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An amazing trip around the island. My husband and I neither one like heights very much, but this trip was incredible. I think it was my favorite thing we did on the island. It is definitely worth the price tag, because you get to see all places you can't otherwise. Friendly and competent staff. A must do!

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Herndon, VA - USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Sometimes it's tough to make the decision as to whether the "high price tag" of an excursion is worth the $ or not, especially when you're bleeding $ for hotels, food etc. Let me make the decision easier for you...JUST DO IT. I was greeted at my hotel by a lovely, engaging shuttle driver who chatted with me both to... More

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Grover Beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was the highlight of our trip! Only great way to really see the island. If you get motion sickness take a pill before, but it is sooo worth it. Kord our pilot was awesome!! Definitely recommend this place.

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West bend
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Personnel was amazing and helpful. Picked up right from our hotel. The pilot was skilled and knowledgeable of the area. Showed us the most breath taking views of the area. No better way to see the waterfalls and clear blue waters. Was about an hour in the air and was able to purchase a DVD of the flight. Well worth... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Pricey for sure but a wonderful way to see the island. In fact the only practical way to see some of the more off the beaten path locations. This is the only company that does a landing at the famous waterfall location from Jurassic Park but it is marginal whether this is worth the extra cost on what is already... More

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Breathtaking! You can see 80% of the island and some places that you probably wouldn’t be able to access from the ground. I never knew that the Grand Canyon of the Pacific existed in Waimea Canyon, Kaua’i. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! We drove out another day to admire it up close. It’s definitely a must see. We flew over Manawaiopuna – Jurassic... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I have always wanted to go on a helicopter ride and I can't think of a better place than Kauai to experience my first helicopter ride! My husband and I were given this surprise by our oldest son and we were so thrilled! Sunshine Helicopters were wonderful! Everyone was pleasant and interested in making sure we had a great time!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were able to squeeze a 1 hour tour in literally before we had to go to the airport for Maui and I'm so glad we did it. Sunshine Helicopters was a great choice as we noticed they had windows as well lower to the floor where the others did not. We all had great views in the helicopter and... More

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Howell, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have been to many places where a helicopter tour was the #1 attraction, but I was always too scared. I finally conquered my fear and took an amazing tour of Kauai with my husband with Sunshine Helicopters. From start to finish the staff and pilot Greg were informative, professional and kind. The flight was smooth and thrilling...we had front... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What an awesome way to view the island. First time on a helicopter and had the best time. I'm sure any helicopter tour of the island would be great. This is 5 he only way to see desolate parts of the island and highly recommend if you can fit it into your vacation.

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