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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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Couldn't hear the pilot

I have never been in a helicopter where I could not talk with the pilot until this trip. John was our pilot and he is a native with many years experience. He was very difficult to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Borrego Springs, California

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Borrego Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have never been in a helicopter where I could not talk with the pilot until this trip. John was our pilot and he is a native with many years experience. He was very difficult to hear as he narrated the tour and we had no way to tell him without two way head sets. His skill as a pilot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

These guys were very good. Friendly and helpful when booking and the ground crew in the store was also a fun bunch. The one thing that differentiated this company: They allow you to pay for a guaranteed front seat (2 seats available)--which was important as my daughter and wife are short and I wanted to be sure they could see.... More 

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We flew with Sunshine on Maui and had a great experience so booked for the Kauai round island tour when we completed our Maui flight. When we turned up at the Kauau office, well ahead of our booked noontime flight, we were told in a rather aggressive manner that "there's was no noon flight. Pilots need their lunch too" and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The people who run this are awesome. They make safety and fun the priorities for every guest. They were accommodating to us and our toddler. The rates were reasonable and the trip educational, not to mention exciting!! Jimar was an great instructor as was Pilot John!! Nothing but good things to say.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The trip is truly amazing! The views from above are beautiful, the valley, the waimea canyon, the waterfalls, the napali coast, it's incredible from above. The pilot often made the helicopter turn 360 degree so everyone in the cabin could see the geat spots at the right or the left. It's expensive but really worth it!

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West Linn, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

For us (family of five) this was a highlight. The route offered incredible views and the pilot was informative along the way. A must do on Kauai.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I took Sunshine helicopter ride. I would book directly through sunshine if I were to go again to cut down on costs ( cut out the middle man) it is already expensive enough if you can limit costs per person to $150 or less per person you are doing good. The staff is excellent and they walk... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

What an outstanding way to start the day! With an office right next door to the Kauai Marriott I was on the first heli up. It was my first time (the boyfriend is an experienced pilot and he was over the moon with the experience and especially with the way the pilot expertly maneuvered and handled the helicopter). As a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We toured the entire island. It was extremely relaxing and had a gorgeous view from the entire island. I definately recommend this company. Always courteous and smooth running.

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Riverdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

When visiting Kauai for the first time, my wife expressed an interest in doing a helicopter tour. She hadn't been on a helicopter before, whereas I had done a helicopter tour a few years ago. We were told to arrive at the Sunshine office for a safety briefing about 1/2 an hour before departure, and then taken to the departure... More 

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