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Sunshine Helicopters Princeville
Ranked #2 of 7 Tours in Princeville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! We fly the NEW 6 Passenger EC130B4 WhisperSTAR, by far the most advanced technological sightseeing helicopter ever built! More interior room, Large panoramic windows, pilot-to-pax intercom and a 3-Camera Sky-Cam Video System recording your Actual Flight. We are the only company with Premium front-row "First Class Seats" available on each tour flight.Fly from our exclusive Princeville airport location just a few minutes from the beautiful St. Regis hotel. Book our signature "Princeville Adventure" 40-50 minute flight and tour the Waimea Canyon, Napali Coast, Waialeale Crater, numerous waterfalls and movie locations.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 at some of the top aviation schools in the nation or military trained. Your SAFETY is our #1 priority!
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

What a thrill! This is a must-do while in Kauai. The views are stunning and not achievable by anything other than helicopter. The entire flight leaves you wanting more. Hovering in beautiful canyons, seeing waterfalls up close and personal and feeling totally safe the entire time is difficult to express in written words. Everyone should do it!

1  Thank greendragon63
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We went on an exceptionally rainy day. We were given the opportunity to reschedule but chose to go then and saw everything we expected to see. At the time we booked, Sunshine Helicopter staff told us to wear dark clothing because lighter color material would reflect in the glass, which would affect any photos taken during the tour. Two individuals got on the helicopter wearing bright white shirts. The outline of the man (along with his white shirt) sitting next to me came out in most of my otherwise beautiful photos. Dark clothing should be a requirement. Sunshine staff should remind passengers of this when checking in; if the passenger doesn't have dark clothing on, Sunshine should offer a dark colored poncho, parka, whatever so as not to affect others' photos. Otherwise good tour.

3  Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Helicopter tour was a must on my list of to do's! Sunshine was a very organized group. Since we were staying in Princeville, the 10 minute drive was great! Bogart was captain & was a very good tour guide. He was full of interesting facts about the island. Seeing the Na Poli coast & the canyon was breathtaking. Paying the extra money for 1st Class seats is worth it! Will always remember this experience!

Thank Lesley H
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Absolutely amazing views from the first class seats! And because we stayed on the North Shore, the short 10-minute drive to the Princeville Airport was very convenient! The helicopter ride was very smooth and the views were absolutely unbelievable! If staying on Kauai, riding with Sunshine Helicopters for an amazing aerial tour is an absolute requirement!

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Thank RxMatty
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went for the first flight of the day. Everything was easy and we had great views, of course. We had 2 people in our group who dislike flying, and both did fine and had a good time.

The company will tell you to wear a dark shirt if you can. Please do this! Also darker (long) pants and longer sleeves if you have pale skin, as the light colors really mess up the pictures due to the glare on the glass. Darker clothing makes a big difference. You won't be hot, the ac works well.

Leave the iPad at home. Using it to take your pictures just blocks the view for your neighbor when you are holding it up to the window constantly.

All in all a great experience.

1  Thank ytrium39
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