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Sunshine Helicopters Maui

#10 of 29 Tours in Kahului
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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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Haleakala and Hana

Loved our helicopter ride! Was the very best of the best on the bucket list! Highly recommend it! Our pilot Rob was the greatest!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
vandalia, ohio

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vandalia, ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved our helicopter ride! Was the very best of the best on the bucket list! Highly recommend it! Our pilot Rob was the greatest!

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Auburn, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and wanted to book a helicopter tour on Kauai so we could see the Waimea Canyon and the Na'Pali Coast cliffs. The concierge at our hotel highly recommended Sunshine both because of their reputation for great tours, but also because they operate out of the Princeville airport in addition to the main... More 

Thank AmandaH0514
Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't review the helicopter tour because i didn't get to go on it. I can, however, review our interaction with the customer "service" team. We walked through the door and the agent looked up and said "Name?" That's it. No hello, no welcome, nada. She then proceeded to tell us that our tour had been pushed back an hour... More 

Thank SusanM0420
Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We went for a our of Haleakala and Hana with our awesome pilot, Matt, and it was hands-down the best part of our week on Maui. The flight was excellent, the helicopter comfortable and clean, Matt's narration was fantastic, and the views of the rainforest, crater, and coastline were absolutely stellar. This trip was worth every cent, and is the... More 

Thank nicdes1388
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Thanks to Pete for a great tour! He always made sure to complete a circle so everybody had an equal shot of the gorgeous views. I recommend booking your trip early so if rain happens (and it will in Hawaii) you have time to reschedule! Our rain date tour was rerouted to Molokai and I think it might have been... More 

Thank kimkabes
Villefranche-sur-mer, France
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Our helicopter ride choice was the "Molokai Deluxe Tour" to see the gorgeous West Maui and the totally virgin North coast of Molokai where awesome world steepest sea cliffs over 3,000 ft fall in the ocean.This tour could be so amazing if the quality of windows would not be a blot on such not ordinary landscapes.Reflections,red interferences and distortions of... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Took the 55 minute tour Molokai and it was worth every penny! Informative and beautiful and I took about 200 pictures also. There is a DVD/Zip file offered of your trip when you arrive as well as photos of you with the helicopter taken prior to the flight. Great t shirt and hat selection in the lobby also. very friendly... More 

Thank Scott W
Mexico City, Mexico
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I confess that I was not sure to spend a respectable amount of dollars in an helicopter tour. At the end we selected the option of 60 minutes over viewing Maui. Absolutely amazing! Now I believe it's a must while coming to Maui, there's no other way to sense the beauty and greatness of a volcanic island in the middle... More 

Thank Argonza
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Steve was our fascinating pilot .He was full of information and some great one liners . We had no problem not asking questions and just listening and learning about all the special areas that he flew over . We looked for whales and saw some fish and even some deer. Special thanks to the ground crew for the help with... More 

Thank Larabritt
Hampstead, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Steve was our pilot. We paid extra for the WhisperStar and the VIP seats..ONLY way to go. Was pricing but in our book, worth it. Had read other complaints about being smooshed in the back and didn't want to spend less to get less. We felt VERY comfortable flying with him - very smooth and he told us upfront about... More 

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