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Sunshine Helicopters Maui

#11 of 30 Tours in Kahului
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Kahului Heliport #107, Kahului, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808-270-3999
This attraction is at Kahului Airport
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! We are...

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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Incredible experience

If you only do one thing in Maui this should be it. Breathtaking views make for an incredible experience. Company is completely professional and I felt safe. Pilot was excellent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
via mobile

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you only do one thing in Maui this should be it. Breathtaking views make for an incredible experience. Company is completely professional and I felt safe. Pilot was excellent, took us so close to waterfalls in a canyon it took my breath away. Did the Molokai Maui trip. Worth every dime.

Thank JLM001
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In Hawaii for the first time and really wanted to take a helicopter tour. This was wonderful, although a bit cramped in the backseat. The tour was west Maui and Molokai Island. Saw some scenery that you could only see from the air, the pilot got us up close and personal with waterfalls, sea cliffs, places they filmed Jurassic Park... More 

Thank Larry M
Burlington, Canada
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it! Our first time in a helicopter and it was amazing! Our pilot sorry forgot his name, was calm& cool and informative. So cool how he is able to make the ride so smooth. We had a super clear day so the views were amazing! Ride was seventy minutes and it literally Flys by! We bought the picture... More 

Thank Hanover F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bucket-list item fulfilled last week....flew the cliffs of Molokai! Nothing short of an amazing experience and opportunity to see the most remote and beautiful landscapes of Hawaii. Not cheap by any means of reality & imagination, but certainly worth the experience. Sunshine Helicopters' staff & pilot (Matt) were all outstanding. Only gripe I might share is when checking in,... More 

Thank Mike K
Bath, pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to take a helicopter tour our last day on the island. So glad we did, definitely worth the time. We took the full island tour and our pilot explained so much. I really feel I got a good look at the entire island and at areas that are not accessible by car. Great staff that are very professional with... More 

Thank Kristi L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Sunshine Helicopter Tour of the island of Kauai. This was an amazing experience. Rebekah was one of the staff that took care of us and she was amazing. Knowledgeable, funny and engaging. Bogart was out pilot. He was so at ease and gave an incredibly insightful narrative as he flew us around the island. He has over... More 

Thank Harold B
Winter Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a first time experience for me and I was really excited! The weather was perfect and the scenery was breathtaking. Sunshine was organized and patient with tourists. We had a relatively young pilot but he knew what he was doing and took the time to talk to everyone onboard at least once. My only problem was it was... More 

Thank LDS1973
Columbus, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I visited Maui for the first time and this was also our first helicopter ride. We had booked the Hana/Haleakala tour but due to bad weather we were given the opportunity to fly to Molokai island. What a great ride!!! Our pilot Pete was a super tour guide with many details about every area we flew over.... More 

Thank johnhat2
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately cloud cover obscured our view of the Crater on Maui, but quick thinking on our pilots part allowed us a whole new adventure. We flew to the west to Molokai and were shown an amazing view of sea cliffs, enormous waterfalls and beautiful jungle. We then flew back over the channel, down the Kaanapali coast and through the mountains... More 

Thank THamilton86406
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

An expensive outing, but worth it. We flew over the west coast of Maui and Molokai Island. The scenery was magnificent and the flight itself an absolute joy. We had front row seats and therefore a fabulous view of the coastline and hinterland, complimented by the pilots informative commentary.

Thank Michelle C

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