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Sunshine Helicopters Maui

Kahului Heliport #107, Kahului, Maui, HI
808-270-3999
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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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Moneta, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Sunshine staff were great and very courteous and professional. Our pilot was very skilled and knowledgable. We took the tour over/around Haleakala and it was so beautiful. The waterfalls and valleys were breathtaking. We had a great time.

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Eureka, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The entire tour was spectacular, from the shuttle pick-up to the flight, the ability to really see this island from the air was well worth the price. We got to go places that could only be seen from the air. Our pilot was outstanding, not only with his flying skills but his narration as well. All staff was enthusiastic and... More

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Miami, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you want to see a beautiful view of the Jurassic Park waterfalls, then this is a nice way. I would do it early in your trip in case you see something in particular that you may like to go see up close later on.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We booked a helicopter tour as part of our once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hawaii. A hurricane was then forecast for around the time of the trip and we received a message on our hotel phone saying "call us please". We tried all afternoon to call them but the phone just said "a reservationist will be with you soon, please hold on".... More

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Steven H, Media Director at Sunshine Helicopters Maui, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our company. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. Providing our customers with the best and safest possible experience has always been our mission. Due to the two approaching hurricanes and the mayor issuing a “State of Emergency” for the entire... More

Orlando
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had a great time as this was our first helicopter tour...went with hubby, teenager and 8 yr old and everyone loved it! Was nervous about getting motion sickness but it wasn't an issue. Our pilot was Ian, and he was extremely knowledgable and friendly! We booked through Boss Frog's the day before and was able to secure an 8am... More

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Regina, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Such an amazing experience! Our pilot, Ian was very informative and friendly. We saw some amazing sights that can only be experience by air. The helicopters seat 6 passengers (other than the pilot), which makes for a more intimate experience. 4-point seat belts and life jackets are strapped to you, which made me feel very, very safe. I would recommend... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We originally planned to tour the crater but the clouds change that. We opted to see Molokai. I have never ridden on a helicopter. The turbulence was a little tough for me. I did enjoy the tour and the pilot had calming voice that really helped. I am not sure I would do it again only because of the somewhat... More

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Elk Grove, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our family of four went for a helicopter ride. We had never done it before.. I'm scared of heights.. But have to say this was absolutely the best thing I ever done! Our pilot Clayton was calm, knowledgable and a great pilot. Great views of the valley and waterfalls. We seemed so close you could touch them. My whole family... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My new husband and I have always wanted to do a a helicopter ride, and decided that if we were going to splurge, this was the best time to do it, and we are definitely glad that we did. Sunshine was super accommodating, and even upgraded our trip to the West Maui/Molokai excursion when the weather was to bad to... More

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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've flown on other helicopter tours in Hawaii, and this was the best so far. Very professional, they don't treat you like a tourist, and our pilot, Pete, was professional, knowledgeable, and we weren't stuck listening to any corny jokes or useless banter (which I think is just an insult to anyone with basic intelligence). We just got a lot... More

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