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Sunshine Helicopters Lihue

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Great air tour, poor pilot

The air tour of Kauai was terrific. The personnel at Sunshine Helicopters leaves something to be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim D
Good views and confident pilot

We went on this tour as opposed to a Nāpali boat tour due to rough seas. We were able to see some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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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...more
3416 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1702
+1 808-245-8881
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The air tour of Kauai was terrific. The personnel at Sunshine Helicopters leaves something to be desired. Our pilot Jeb (or Jed) seemed bored and talked so fast that no one in our party of 4 could understand what he was saying. The flight itself...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on this tour as opposed to a Nāpali boat tour due to rough seas. We were able to see some beautiful scenery. Uncle John was our pilot and his calm commentary helped calm my nerves (I’m not good with heights!) He gave lots...More

Thank ABee82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife went on this ride 2 days ago. She still has not stopped talking about her experience! The pilot, John, provided a smooth flight despite the windy conditions. His narration was very informative and the views took her breath away! The customer service (pickup...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was quite disapointed of our flight. In fact it was cloudy and bumpy. So the views were nice but quite dark. It wasn’t my first time in helicopter but it was quite scary. I would have prefered to have my flight another day. Also...More

Thank MTA75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did much research on the various helicopter companies available on Kauai, and despite my insistence that all signs pointed to a superior experience on Blue Hawaiian, my husband’s thriftiness won out and my family of two teens and us took Sunshine instead. We saved...More

2  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were 6 of us on this tour, parents in our mid 40’s, kids 7,12, and 14 and Papa in his 60’s. We all have plenty of experience being in both commercial and small planes, my husband has extensive helicopter experience. We had an amazing...More

1  Thank becks726
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steve was our pilot, making the ride fun and informative. The crew was welcoming and made the experience that much better. The trip took about an hour showcasing picturesque areas.

1  Thank Diah03
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Breathtaking. Steve, our pilot, was so experienced and knowledgeable. He shared interesting facts and stories about the island enthusiastically. This flight was the number one highlight of the trip. The views are astounding. Pictures do not do it justice, but I will post some anyway.

1  Thank LeighAnn H
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

INCREDIBLE! Jed was an awesome pilot/guide, Rebecca was a hoot! Too amazing to describe accurately but most definitely a must do!

1  Thank Lauri T
Reviewed July 9, 2018

First of all the company is very good and the help want to please. The choppers are professionally manned and comfortable, the sights are amazing. I have to say I really enjoyed it. But there were some issues I'd like to pass on. The piped...More

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November 12, 2017|
Response from tricia9768 | Reviewed this property |
The pilots are so fantastic they could fly in anything. If you ask at reception I’m sure they’ll let you know about visibility etc. Have a wonderful trip.
Paulette W
December 1, 2016|
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Response from Steve J | Property representative |
Aloha, you can order the video of your flight by contacting our local offices. You can call our toll free 866-501-7738 from US , Canada and Hawaii and all other countries call 808-270-3999. One of our reservationist will be... More
Rich B
November 22, 2016|
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Response from PeytonHobart | Reviewed this property |
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