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“Smooth flight”

Sunshine Helicopters Maui
Ranked #7 of 31 Tours in Kahului
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
West Babylon, New York
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Smooth flight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went on the Maui / Molokai tour. Great sights and a surprisingly smooth ride. There is an option to purchase a video of your flight narrated by your pilot. Unfortunately we opted for it and after we landed were told there was a problem with the camera. They gave us a free copy if their promotional tape which was nice but not the same. I will definitely ride with them again.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Maplewood, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gotta do it once!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

It was spendy - but definitely worthwhile. Shaylin was our pilot and gave us a wonderful tour in spite of poor weather. Tip-o-the-day: Take your dramamine! thanks all!

Visited March 2013
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worse Helicopter Trip Ever (Rip-off)”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

VERY DISAPPOINTED AND DO NOT RECOMMEND. NO DISCOUNT/REIMBURSEMENT OFFERED FOR THERE MISTAKE. Paid for circle island tour and only received Hana/Haleakala ($70 difference x 4 = $280 with NO refund). Paid extra $100 for my Mom and husband to sit up front with pilot. Before boarding, seating is rearranged with NO refund. No headsets to communicate with pilot, so could not ask questions. Would appreciate to hear from owner/higher management about experience and not Christine who was very unprofessional.

Visited March 2013
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Intro to Maui”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

We did this tour on our first morning and it was a great way to get oriented as well as see Molokai'i. We were supposed to go over the crater, but weather prevented it. This worked out great, because we saw so many whales in the channel. Shaylin, our pilot, did a great job.

Visited March 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“well worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

This was one of my favorite experiences on our vacation to Maui! I thought the staff was very professional. I was a little worried because it was a cloudy day, but the clouds weren't a fctor at all. Our pilot was informative and funny. We got to see things thatwe wouldhve never gotten to see any other way! I highly recommend this experience!It was awesome!!!

Visited March 2013
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