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Sunshine Helicopters Lihue

#9 of 32 Tours in Lihue
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Address: 3416 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1702
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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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Helicopter Tour

My daughter and I recently went on an afternoon ride with Sunshine Helicopters. It was fantastic! My husband, brother and I went on a Helicopter tour in Kauai 20 years ago. My dad... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I recently went on an afternoon ride with Sunshine Helicopters. It was fantastic! My husband, brother and I went on a Helicopter tour in Kauai 20 years ago. My dad had told me I might be disappointed this time because of new regulations. They aren't allowed to fly as low as before. While it was different, it... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had originally planned to do a catamaran tour of the Napali coast, but because the conditions were bad, the excursion was cancelled, so doing a helicopter tour was our fall back plan. While we didn't get up close and personal with Napali the way we had hoped, this tour was definitely not a second rate alternative. We saw lots... More 

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Alcalalí, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our first experience of flying in a helicopter, and we were both nervous. It didn't improve matters that I was sat in the middle in the back and feeling quite cramped. Once we took off the beauty of the island soon made me forget about my seating situation. It started with us being picked up from our hotel and taken... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kauai is not as well developed with tourist infrastructred as Maui, but was teeming with wonderful terrain and natural beauty. This helicopter tour was the best way to take in the grandeur of the Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon. To fly between mountain peaks and to see waterfalls from the air was breathtaking. Service was excellent and the driver... More 

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Brooks, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing the island from above is simply breathtaking. We went after a day of pouring rain and were rewarded with so many waterfalls that the pilot was even impressed with the number. He also gave descriptions of the land and some of the history. A highlight of our visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd been told by several folks that a helicopter tour would be the highlight of our vacation on the island. We looked over all the choices - there were plenty. We chose Sunshine on the advice of a concierge, and took the 10am flight on Feb 3rd. The scenery was beautiful, of course, but the droning narration with frequent, rote,... More 

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Marine City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are still in awe from this ride into the Waimea Canyon & Na Pali Coast! I am a professional photographer & I finally just put my camera down & enjoyed the SPECTACULAR ride. I didn't realize that for only $59.00 you could buy the video on a thumb drive of our actual whole ride after. That's a win win!... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time helicopter tour for my friend and I, but not the last. The staff were friendly, helpful and made you feel safe. Our pilot was friendly and informative, pointing out areas of interest and explaining some of the local history. The views are breathtaking!! With 2 canyons, volcano and only 1 side of the island with a road, it's... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time in a helicopter and the staff made me feel so comfortable and safe. Captain Steve was so well informed and even quoted poems to us! I would highly recommend this tour for anyone. Not scary at all and so much fun!

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to do a helicopter tour of Kauai through Sunshine Helicopters after hearing about them during a presentation at our timeshare resort. You actually check in for the tour at a strip mall in Lihue. During check-in, you are given safety instructions for the flight and are then shuttled to the airport for take-off. A tour of Kauai by... More 

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