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Sunshine Helicopters Big Island

62-100 Kaunaoa Dr, Kamuela, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9749
+1 808-882-1851
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Amazing scenery

We were due to do this trip covering the Volcano National Park to see the crater however the clouds... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Awesome trip around Big Island

Flew with Sunshine Helicopters today and had a great time. We were picked up in time, had a short... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! On the Big Island we only fly the New WhisperSTAR, by far the most advanced technological sightseeing helicopter ever built! All forward facing seats, More interior room, Large windows, pilot-to-pax intercom and a 3-Camera Sky-Cam Video System recording your Actual Flight. Sunshine customized the standard factory interior with business and first class seating to further enhance passenger comfort and visibility. Two wonderful tour options to choose:Kohala/ Hamakua 30 minute flight. Explore the steep ocean cliffs and hidden valleys of Waimanu, Pololu and Waipio, alive with dozens of roaring waterfalls. This area of the Big Island is rich in history and holds some of the most spectacular vistas in Hawaii.For the adventure seekers wanting to see a Live Volcano. Our 1 hour 45 minute flight covers it all, including the sights of the Kohala/ Hamakua tour with added scenery of the Volcanic Landscape of Kilauea Volcano
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62-100 Kaunaoa Dr, Kamuela, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9749
+1 808-882-1851
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were due to do this trip covering the Volcano National Park to see the crater however the clouds were too low so ended up going on the coastal and valley tour. Scenery was so good and would recommend this tour for sure. Professional staff...More

Thank juls329
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flew with Sunshine Helicopters today and had a great time. We were picked up in time, had a short drive up to the Heli Port and were quickly briefed and on our way. The pilot was not only flying very smoothly but also very knowledgeable...More

Thank Ridgehunter
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booked but flight was cancelled that day due to weather and rebooked on a following day seemed the right decision. The day we went up was spectacular, volcano fly-over was low enough to get a great view and pilot ensured that both sides always got...More

Thank TonyandRos
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great company to fly with, excellent safety, very informative on the flight, safety was top notch, very enjoyable sights to see on the big island of Hawaii from the air. Volcanoes, ocean, prehistoric valleys. Lava flows. Well worth the money.

1  Thank Darren G
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing doesn't begin to sum it up. Add to the super fun excitement of the helicopter ride of the volcano and waterfalls, an incredible pilot in Ian. A Blackhawk vet servicing our country in every conflict since the Balkans, Afghanistan to Iraq and a charming,...More

1  Thank CRG-SF
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This was fantastic. I went with my teen daughter. Nerves were there untill take off when it was all smooth riding. The booking staff to the captain were fantastic and informative. Great sights over volcano's and waterfalls and was amazing.

1  Thank Idsy
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Took us about 90 minutes to tour the mountains, volcano, lava flows, valleys, waterfall cliffs, rain forest, grasslands and home. Pilot was good at describing highlights and made multiple passes over everything worth seeing. This tour is an hour north of the Kona airport on...More

1  Thank FasteddieAZ
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Husband And I did this helicopter ride in the Big Island... We paid extra to get front seats. Just ran across the receipt.. $850.00 Terrible.. The pilot would not speak to us even thought we had headsets. I asked what direction we were going... He...More

1  Thank Julie R
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Several trips to Hawaii but never did the helicopter thing until now. Don't pass on this. Ian our pilot was a joy, great information and the views of the volcano, lave flows and canyon fly-in is an absolute must.

1  Thank davidbA2659GC
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Actually didn't want to do the helicopter tour. My husband wanted to do it. Pretty expensive. But it was fantastic. Saw so much! We had a beautiful day. The pilot was great, funny & very knowledgeable. It was a great experience & I was so...More

Thank Mary D
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