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Sunshine Helicopters Lihue

#10 of 32 Tours in Lihue
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Address: 3416 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1702
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+1 808-245-8881
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In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers!Sunshine...

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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First time to Kauai

Absolutely a must to see and experience the island. The majority of the island is not accessible by car so a helicopter ride is the best way to actually see the beauty of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Allen R
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Jeffersonville, Indiana

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely a must to see and experience the island. The majority of the island is not accessible by car so a helicopter ride is the best way to actually see the beauty of the island

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Defiance, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Kudos to Trevor, our pilot and guide. Unbelievable views of Kauai, giving one a true appreciation of its topography and essential beauty. Highlights were Waimea canyon, NaPali Coast, and then up close and personal with Wai'aleale caldera (long time extinct). I gave up counting waterfalls at 30, just overwhelming! My wife was apprehensive, but the emphasis on safety and Trevor's... More 

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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were 6 in the helicopter, who flew over the island and it was breathtaking! seeing the waimea canyon and the na pali coast line from above was amazing and good value for money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a highlight of a wonderful time! The views of places that are otherwise inaccessible are extraordinary. Our pilot was courteous and calming, yet very funny and he let you enjoy the ride without constant static. We thought it was a perfect experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointed in our pilot. Not friendly, all business, hard to hear. His name is Bogart. Friends of ours rode with different pilot and said he was engaging and fun. Bogart didn't even turn on our microphones so that we could ask questions. Felt like he just wanted to get it over with and get back. We were told it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So very glad we did it!!! We got a great overview of the island, before we went on to see Waimea Canyon, and the north east part of the island. We were three of us, we bought 2 first class tickets (you get to sit next to the pilot) for about $50 more. I sat in the back with 3... More 

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievable doesn't even come close to describing this experience. Very smooth flight and the pilot brought us up close and personal to the waterfalls and craters of Napali Coast and Waimea Canyon. Mt. Waiale'ale Crater, "the wettest spot on earth" and Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic Park Falls) were beautiful as were the numerous other waterfalls and landscapes we were privy to... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What as way to see the island !!! First time flying for my family and Steve was a great pilot. He had great facts about the island and the views were amazing

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing view of the island via Sunshine! Not to be missed! Ask for pilot Steve! Super knowledgeable and polite. Love the scenes from the air. Would do it again in a heartbeat!!

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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time to Kauai and there is no better experience than to tour the island with Sunshine Helicopters. Amazing views, they get you up close to all the sites, and great pilots. Highly recommended and well worth the cost.

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