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Sunshine Helicopters Maui

#9 of 30 Tours in Kahului
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Address: Kahului Heliport - Hangar #107, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
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+1 808-270-3999
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This attraction is at Kahului Airport
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Maui Fun

Fabulous flight. Pilot was very calm, interesting and educational. Overall great trip. Office staff was very helpful about directions to the flight hanger.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alfred L

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The helicopter tour was really amazing and unforgettable. Our pilot is very humorous and friendly during the ride. The reason I give sunshine helicopter 3 points rating is because they put BIG advertisement on the tour magazine showed that we can get $50 OFF per person for booking early bird ride (which IS NOT TRUE). When we called for booking... More 

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Thank Yuan L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous flight. Pilot was very calm, interesting and educational. Overall great trip. Office staff was very helpful about directions to the flight hanger.

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Thank Alfred L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first helicopter tour. Loved this morning tour with pilot Matt. All staff was nice. It was great!!!

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Thank Siri W
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just read the great reviews of other people's experiences and ours was too. Matt was our pilot and he was exceptional. From reception staff to the briefing staff, great service. We did the Molokai trip which left around 9:45 am - no problem with the sun shining brightly on the helicopter as one person commented on in a review. I... More 

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Thank HelenRisey
Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was wonderful. All staff we friendly, fun and accomodating of our handicapped travel. The chair lift was great. Matt was our pilot and did a great flight. Waterfalls and such were seen on both sides so there were no bad seats.

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Thank gungal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the 7:30 AM flight, the first flight of the day. We were taking the 50 minute tour of the entire island and the crater. I would not recommend this first flight of the day because the sun was coming up and for the first 10 minutes you cannot see because you're looking directly into the sun so... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My new fiance & I took the tour of West Maui with Captain Pete the day after we got engaged. This was the BEST thing we did on the island- It was amazing. We were moved by the waterfall the size of the Empire State Building & seeing a mama & baby whale from above. We flew through a rainbow... More 

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Thank CaliFloridaGirl15
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took the ride to western Maui and the tallest cliffs of Molokai. We saw great falls and valleys among other sights. The pilot was very conscience of turning the chopter around for good photo opts so everyone could get good pictures and the copter had enough windows for everyone. We got a good safety briefing before the flight and... More 

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Thank Frank E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Highly recommend this trip, pilot was knowledgeable and professional and full of local facts. Saw many whales from the air which was great and the tour of Molokai and South Maui was worth every penny! The office staff are especially friendly and you can buy a CD of your trip. Liked our pilot Ryan very much! Fantastic trip!

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Thank Leslie K
Hampton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic way to see Molokai and the western side of Maui. Crew was informative about what we were seeing, but you could hardly hear the music that is supposed to accompany the flight. I have flown Air Maui and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and they have always had audible music to accompany the flight. The recorded version of... More 

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