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Sunshine Helicopters

355 reviews
Kahului, HI, USA
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About Sunshine Helicopters
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!
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Circle Island Deluxe Tour
2 reviews
Explore the Valley Isle. Take in the highlights of West Maui with it's unforgettable hidden valleys, rugged coastline, lush green jungle vegetation and spectacular vistas combined with excellent views of Haleakala Crater and the the Hana Rain Forest.
Combines West Maui, Hana and Haleakala. West Maui is home to one of the wettest places on earth. Long streaming waterfalls and vibrant green valleys are trademarks of this incredible volcanic wonderland. Highlights include: the "Wall of Tears" with over 17 waterfalls flowing at once; Maui's tallest waterfall, "Honokohau Falls", with over 1,100 foot drop. View the resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua. Take in Old Lahaina Town with its quaint historic whaling harbor. Fly by Launiupoko, Olowalu and Ukumehame valleys. Soar above central Maui once famous for sugarcane and pineapple fields.
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$420.00 per adult
Hana - Haleakala Helicopter Tour
4 reviews
Maui's dramatic scenery looks even more incredible when viewed from above. This helicopter tour takes you to bird's-eye views of the world's largest dormant volcano—including massive dried lava flows out to the sea—plus views of Haleakala National Park, coastal waterfalls, and undeveloped beaches.
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$310.00 per adult
5 reviews
See the natural wonders of Maui and Molokai from above during a helicopter tour. You’re treated to views of steep cliffs and towering waterfalls along the isolated North Shore. Discover the far reaches of Kalaupapa and return through the heart of the West Maui mountains. This aerial tour takes you up close while the pilot’s commentary enhances the view.
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$390.00 per adult
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only helicopter tour that accommodates those in wheelchairs! On the day we had scheduled our tour the Haleakala crater was clouded over. We were given the choice to come back another day or go on a trip all over Maui and Molokai...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Marcia P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The helicopter trip over West Maui and Molokai was on of our favorite parts of our trip. Sunshine did not disappoint. They take safety very serious. Our pilot was Tim and he was very friendly and informative. We wanted to see large waterfalls and oh...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Maui many times but never toured Maui by helicopter. My best friend who had never been to Hawaii before joined me on this trip and we decided to take a helicopter tour while on Maui. We searched many Helicopter tour companies...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour of N- W Maui and Molokai (some scenes from Jurassic Park filmed there). We upgraded to larger helo and had plenty of room. Pilot was good about hovering and turning so that all seats good get view/ pictures of each attraction.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great ride over N-W Maui and Molokai (where some scenes from Jurassic Park were filmed). We took the larger helicopter which had plenty of room.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ericoftheeeast
Reviewed April 4, 2019

Good trip, with beautiful scenery and an informative pilot. Staff is helpful, and they take safety seriously. Most importantly, they have a lift to help wheelchair users easily access the cabin. Most enjoyable experience.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic experience. The pilot Ian was great. His experience level is top notch. My granddaughter sat next to Ian and was thrilled throughout the 1 1/2 hour tour. From pickup at our hotel to return it was letter perfect. As a retired military aviator and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Steven P
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

We went in the 45 min flight over the northern coast. It was after several days of rain and the waterfalls were incredible. Ian was able to tell us all about the area and it’s history. While the amount of window space provides great views...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SueFNP
Reviewed February 22, 2019

A very stimulating experience viewing the island of Maui from above. No better way to view the extinct volcano, magical coast line and waterfalls, overall topography in general. The pilot was informative and everyone had a wonderful time. It was over in such a short...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Della G
Reviewed February 20, 2019

We were on Maui for our wedding/honeymoon and this was the one activity that my husband looked forward to the most (aside from getting married of course lol). We were set to do the Haleakala tour but because of weather we changed it to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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November 12, 2018|
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Aloha, the cost of the high definition flight video is $59.99 on a 16GB USB. I hope this answers your question. Mahalo!
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Nicole J
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I don’t know if the company allows it but it doesn’t sound suitable for such young kids
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June 14, 2017|
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the helicopter tour is wonderful, more than picturesque, it has moments over Haleakal that are both beautiful and breathtaking. I've done both the helicopter tour, 55 minutes, and the road to Hana, 11 hours, which is... More
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