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“Best way to see the Island ..”

Sunshine Helicopters Lihue
Ranked #9 of 34 Tours in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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New York
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571 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Best way to see the Island ..”
Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Best way to see the Island ..the tour is awesome seeing everything from waterfalls to the canyons. You see where Jaraissic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed and so much morr

1 Thank Rosario C
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Drayton Valley, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Excellent trip, pilot was entertaining, scenery spectacular. Only negative is that our chopper video camera did not record and could not purchase our flight video, on the plus side, saved $50!!

Visited February 2013
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Westerville, OH
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126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Highlight of trip!”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Our second helicopter tour of Kauai ... an absolute must do in my opinion. While the first one a few years ago was great, this one (even though marginally shorter) was better. The early bird timing plus opting for first class seating - what a difference being up front makes - a great pilot (Greg) and excellent conditions all combined to make this a great trip. We were able to go a few places our previous tour could not due to the difference in wind conditions and although the total flying time was a little less than others advertise, the use of the time and the quality of the route and narration more than made up for it. The Na Pali is spectacular from the air and add in a humpback performing just below you and you have a true highlight reel. Sorry, no picture, what I caught of the whale is only recognizable if you were there
The entire crew was friendly, professional and did nothing but add to the enjoyment off our trip. Others have mentioned it - this is no cheap excursion, but worth every cent in my opinion. We purchased the DVD of our flight and it is spectacular - certainly not the same as the live flight, but a great souvenir of an excellent start to our Kauai visit.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank mforkner
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

This has to be the highlight of our trip. Very professional everything went off on schedule. The scenery went from spectacular to amazing. Worth every penny.

1 Thank Weddkerr
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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Could not understand pilot”
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

The views were great, besides the weather being bad, which I know they cannot control. However, our pilot "Jed" was VERY hard to understand. Eventually have up trying to understand him through our headset. We could hear fine, but he was very monotone and didn't seem to care at all. He was just there to get paid. No interest from him. Our "ground crew" was good, especially the girl. Made sure we were safe and knew what to do.

We really wish we could have heard Jed narrate our flight; it would have been a lot more enjoyable.

1 Thank GoRicardo14
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