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Sunshine Helicopter Tours

Kahului Heliport #107, Kahului, Maui, HI
808-270-3999
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Ranked #11 of 19 activities in Kahului
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Owner description: In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! We are the only company on Maui offering customers the ability to pre-book "First... more » Owner description: In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! We are the only company on Maui offering customers the ability to pre-book "First Class" front-row seating and the choice of two High-Tech helicopters: 1. Fly the New-Generation EC130 Whisper STAR, outfitted with all the latest technology and roomy cabin for 6 passengers. 2. Eco-friendly AS350 FX STAR, upgraded with the more powerful and quieter Honeywell Turbine engines, burning 10-15% less fuel than our competitors, allowing Sunshine to pass on a tremendous amount of savings to our guests. The fleet of helicopters are fully equipped with emergency pop-out floats for safety, air-conditioning, pilot-to-pax intercom and a 3-camera Sky-Cam Video system recording your actual tour.Sunshine Helicopters is a FAA Part 135 Air Carrier and Tour Operator Program of Safety (TOPS) Certified. Most of our pilots are former Flight Instructors of the top aviation schools in the nation or highly skilled military veterans. Your safety is our #1 priority! « less
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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow! I knew a helicopter ride in Maui was going to be magical but I had no idea what that really meant. This was one of the best adventures and greatest experiences I have had in many years. Don't let the price put you off, it is so worth every penny!

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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We took the Molokai tour and it was gorgeous. Neither myself nor my husband had been in a helicopter before and we were both a little nervous. But the ride was very smooth. We payed the extra to sit in the front of the helicopter with the pilot. We felt like it was a good move because we saw alot... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I was a bit apprehensive about this excursion as I am afraid of flying and really didn't know what to expect; only to be completely and totally BLOWN AWAY by what I experienced! First, compared to an airplane, the helicopter feels incredibly safe and the pilot was awesome, fun and informative. The views were indescribable, it was by far the... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We got there on a very rainy, overcast day and were informed that we could cancel or take the alternative trip to Moloki and other pats of Maui as we were not going to be able to go over the volcanos. We decided to take it anyway. We opted for up front seats with the pilot. He gave us a... More

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Surrey, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My husband suprised me with a helicopter tour while in Maui. WOW what an experience, our flight was to go over Haleakala but the weather as terrible around the volcano, so we were offered the flight over Molokai .Yes, Thankyou so beautiful! Amazing waterfalls , the greenest mountains and valleys, sea cliffs and even whales! It felt like we were... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

At $930 for the VIP seats, it IS pricey, but our pilot, Fred, was knowledgable, personable and made our trip a pleasure. Because of the season, we got to see the humpback whales from a spectacular POV. We liked Sunshine so much, that we're doing another tour in Kauai this week!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

What should have been a beautiful scenic ride was awful as the pilot flew so only the left side got the beautiful views. Our seats were directly behind the pilot. We saw the beautiful blue ocean for our hour tour while the left side enjoyed the coast lines, valleys waterfalls and several circles flown around the whales and the reefs... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Up close & personal to dreamlike waterfalls, deep green valleys, majestic mountains, ethereal clouds, blue green waters, & even spotting a frolicking whale attracting a mate - all part of a scenes from a helicopter... Took a island circle tour of west Maui & the volcanic mountain of Haleakala & Hana - but due to the weather, had gotten rescheduled... More

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Port Townsend, Washington
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The weather was bad (twice!!!) so we'll do this another time. The staff was very nice and gave us notice so we didn't drive over and ride. Considerate!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We had a great experience here. We were rained out the morning of our reservation, so Sunshine rescheduled and upgraded us to the deluxe 70 min island tour. Very professional staff, they guide you every minute after you walk into the building. The ride itself was phenonemal, particularly the cliffs and waterfalls, "the wall of tears", and the rainforests, something... More

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