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Sunshine Helicopters Lihue

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Address: 3416 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: +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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We are not finished on Kauai, but I am sure this will be the highlight. Where we are staying said they are one of the two safest, and they were cheaper. The pilot took us real... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Con K
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Ringgold, Georgia

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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not finished on Kauai, but I am sure this will be the highlight. Where we are staying said they are one of the two safest, and they were cheaper. The pilot took us real close to the tags we wanted to see

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great morning --- absolutely breathtaking. We had a great pilot ( from Oklahoma -- forgetting his name) ... Informative, funny, safe and really showed us the beauty of the island. Unfortunately my husband got super nauseous 20 min in and kept eyes closed for remaining. Thank goodness for video ! My daughter got a little queasy too.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very precious experience with Sunshine Helicopters's tour to fly over Kauai Island. The lady at the tour desk was very kind and thoughtful. We would not have had such a pleasant and valuable experience without her kindest offer. The flight was wonderful with gorgeous view and interesting pilot's narration.

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Sunshine Helicopter tour was spectacular!! We felt comfortable and safe. The views were amazing. Trevor was fun and personable. Our time in the air was just the right amount of time. We picked up an overpriced picture of the 2 of us standing in front of the helicopter, but only because it was a pretty good pic! Highly recommended!... More 

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Thank JALToronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steve was our pilot on the tour and he provides a good commentary of the island during our flight (even a few jokes that get a courtesy laugh 😀) The staff was very friendly during our check-in for the tour and answered all questions. We did the tour at the beginning of our vacation and this birds eye view of... More 

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Thank Shawn T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend taking the helicopter tour! You are able to see the majestic waterfalls and lush mountains that are only visible by helicopter! The Napoli coast is so beautiful too!!! If possible sit by pilot or get window seat! Epic experience! We thought it might be scary but it wasn't - very smooth piloting and great history of island shared... More 

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Philadelphia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this tour on 6/21/16. We picked Sunshine over the other tours because we could reserve "First Class" front row seats. The other companies do not allow front row reservations. I'm sure any helicopter ride is going to be breathtaking. It was nice to have an unobscured view. As far as total time in the air, it was close... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome way to see Kauai from a different perspective! Even better, they provided a pick up service from our Villa in Poipu! 6 passengers per helicopter, nice big open windows. Hint: wear a dark preferably long sleeved top, to avoid annoying reflections when trying to take photos through the glass. Even a bracelet with lighter colours will reflect.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm very lucky to be married to someone who runs a helicopter company in NZ, but this was the best helicopter flight I've ever been on. If you come to Kauai this is a must do. You see so much more from the air than you do if you do the coastal driving (and we rented a car and did... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kauai is a beautiful island but seeing the whole island by helicopter you see far, far more. Our pilot Mac dipped and dived through canyons (gently) and gave us a full commentary as we did so. Sunshine Helicopters were very easy to deal with and the afternoon went off smoothly.

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