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Sunshine Helicopters Maui

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Address: Kahului Heliport #107, Kahului, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808-270-3999
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This attraction is at Kahului Airport
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! We are...

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!

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Best of my 6 helicopter rides in Hawaii!

Was hesitant at first to book Sunshine Helicopters as there were not as many reviews to peruse. As mentioned, of all my helicopter rides on the islands, this was the best. Two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jmebertz
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Mandan, North Dakota
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Mandan, North Dakota
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was hesitant at first to book Sunshine Helicopters as there were not as many reviews to peruse. As mentioned, of all my helicopter rides on the islands, this was the best. Two reasons for this: I paid (extra) for VIP seating for my girlfriend , which guarantees front seating next to the pilot....and the pilot (Steve) was awesome. Even though... More 

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Thank jmebertz
Bloomington, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our pilot was Steve and he was fantastic! Both knowledgeable and funny. We had great views and a wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend going on their first flight of the day.

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Thank Kate C
Evansville, Indiana
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this company to give you the best experience. personal and locally owned. They also have multiple locations.

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Thank flyfisherman83
Missouri
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must do. Get front row seats, the extra cost is absolutely worth it, especially when the helicopter dips over the cliffs on Molokai :) One of the best ways to see Maui and Molokai and especially to see areas you cannot access any other way. The pilot was wonderful and gave a wonderful narration while expertly flying... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our pilot, Matt, was highly competent, knowledgeable, and funny. The views were amazing, especially those only accessed by air. We had a great time! Thank you.

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Thank Katie A
Lake Shore, Minnesota
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247 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No doubt the best show on Maui, a helicopter ride for the aerial view. From the crater, to the waterfalls and the black sand beach, it is worth the price. Put this excursion on the top of your priority list!

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Thank Mark A
Warren, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeing exclusive parts of the islands is a must and Sunshine is a great operator. We had a wonderful helicopter tour and Steve was an excellent pilot and had in depth knowledge of the history, topography and other useful information along with a great style and absolutely comforting demeanor.

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Thank berad22
Cushing, Minnesota
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this helicopter tour on the second day of our trip and it was amazing to see the entire island from above before travelling around maui by car. Sunshine has great, professional employees and Matt was a fantastic pilot and guide.

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Thank Stacy B
Alstonville, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing helicopter ride. We did West Maui & Molokai. Our pilot, Steve, was great! Informative, funny & showed us spectacular sights, which included whales. The staff were great, however,it would have been nice be informed, before our flight, that the video camera was not working properly! Very Dissapointing end to what began as an amazing morning! We could... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I was hesitant to do this, but afterwards......the highlight of our vacation! We got to see sights that you can only see in pictures if not taking this ride. Our pilot was very personable and never a scary moment. Gave a lot of multiple island history. Got to see topography, landscapes (Jurassic Park scenes), wildlife (including whales), etc. Not sure... More 

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