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Address: Kahului Heliport #107, Kahului, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808-270-3999
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Description: 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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We recently took a helicopter tour with Sunshine Helicopters in Maui and over to Molokai. Our pilot was very entertaining and the scenery was amazing. I was seated on the window... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
michinoz
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We recently took a helicopter tour with Sunshine Helicopters in Maui and over to Molokai. Our pilot was very entertaining and the scenery was amazing. I was seated on the window and my two friends in the middle said they could see everything quite well. We purchased a video of our tour that was loaded onto a thumb drive along... More 

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Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It was a lovely ride. The waterfalls where awesome up close. We enjoyed flying deep into the canyons. The pilot named Matt was really nice. He gave a really good tour. We got the picture and the video so can share our experience with family and friends back home.

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Hermiston, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We did the Circle Island trip and enjoyed every minute of it. Our pilot gave us some great views of the island and told us a lot about the land and the culture. We even saw some whales!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have flown on several other helicopter tours in the past. I would say this was the worst tour I have ever been on. We tried to get premium seats but they were sold out, so I ended up getting stuck behind the pilot on the left side. The majority of the sights were on the right. I saw very... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

i was the unfortunate person that had to sit behind the pilot and did not get to experience the views that all of the other passengers had. I saw mostly only ocean, on a rare occasion the pilot did spin around for a couple of seconds to see the view, but not nearly as much or as long as all... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was a birthday present for my wonderful wife. The weather was bad for our original ride so they upgraded us and it was fantastic!! They made the day for my wife!! YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!! Wonderful ride wonderful pilot and super great ground crew!!! I would highly recommend this! What a wonderful way to see the entire island and... More 

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Sioux Falls
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Whisper chopper piloted by Pete was an incredible tour of Rainforest waterfalls, black and red beaches and fantatstic Whale watching. A great experience, great value and fantastic memory video in HD! Try it, you'll love it.

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The view from the top of the plane is very different. It is beautiful and enjoyable. I am glad I paid more for a front seats next to the pilot.

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Helsinki, Finland
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180 reviews 180 reviews
52 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The booking and checkin was nice and friendly. The coffee had however run out for the day already when we got there at 3 pm, and wasn't replenished during our trip even though people might wait around to get their video USB:s. The preflight briefing was short and to the point, briefing both helicopter tours together pointing out the small... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was an amazing experience and one of the highlights of my entire honeymoon through California and the Hawaiian Islands. The reception staff are lovely and made us welcome from the second we arrived on the premises near the Kahului airport. The pilot was extremely knowledgeable and provided really interesting geological and historical facts throughout the ride. My wife and... More 

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