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Sunshine Helicopters Lihue

3416 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1702
+1 808-245-8881
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45 minute Chopper flight over scenic Kuai

The views my wife and I saw from the helicopter were awesome to say the least. It seems at least... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bapinag
Great air tour, poor pilot

The air tour of Kauai was terrific. The personnel at Sunshine Helicopters leaves something to be... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jim D
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“helicopter ride” (76 reviews)
“pilot steve” (13 reviews)
“napali coast” (59 reviews)
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3416 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1702
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+1 808-245-8881
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"minute flight"
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"helicopter company"
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"great flight"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The views my wife and I saw from the helicopter were awesome to say the least. It seems at least 50 Hollywood movies, including Avataar, were made in and around the sights we saw from the helicopter. Sunshine Helicopters are extremely safety conscious, but at...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The air tour of Kauai was terrific. The personnel at Sunshine Helicopters leaves something to be desired. Our pilot Jeb (or Jed) seemed bored and talked so fast that no one in our party of 4 could understand what he was saying. The flight itself...More

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on this tour as opposed to a Nāpali boat tour due to rough seas. We were able to see some beautiful scenery. Uncle John was our pilot and his calm commentary helped calm my nerves (I’m not good with heights!) He gave lots...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife went on this ride 2 days ago. She still has not stopped talking about her experience! The pilot, John, provided a smooth flight despite the windy conditions. His narration was very informative and the views took her breath away! The customer service (pickup...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was quite disapointed of our flight. In fact it was cloudy and bumpy. So the views were nice but quite dark. It wasn’t my first time in helicopter but it was quite scary. I would have prefered to have my flight another day. Also...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did much research on the various helicopter companies available on Kauai, and despite my insistence that all signs pointed to a superior experience on Blue Hawaiian, my husband’s thriftiness won out and my family of two teens and us took Sunshine instead. We saved...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were 6 of us on this tour, parents in our mid 40’s, kids 7,12, and 14 and Papa in his 60’s. We all have plenty of experience being in both commercial and small planes, my husband has extensive helicopter experience. We had an amazing...More

1  Thank becks726
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steve was our pilot, making the ride fun and informative. The crew was welcoming and made the experience that much better. The trip took about an hour showcasing picturesque areas.

1  Thank Diah03
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Breathtaking. Steve, our pilot, was so experienced and knowledgeable. He shared interesting facts and stories about the island enthusiastically. This flight was the number one highlight of the trip. The views are astounding. Pictures do not do it justice, but I will post some anyway.

1  Thank LeighAnn H
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

INCREDIBLE! Jed was an awesome pilot/guide, Rebecca was a hoot! Too amazing to describe accurately but most definitely a must do!

1  Thank Lauri T
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creginato14
21 August 2018|
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Response from Richard H | Reviewed this property |
Go onto the Sunshine Helipcopters web site and under Flight Rules you have all the details relates to weight regulations. Fairly specific about them.
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bob853925152
13 November 2017|
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Response from tricia9768 | Reviewed this property |
The pilots are so fantastic they could fly in anything. If you ask at reception I’m sure they’ll let you know about visibility etc. Have a wonderful trip.
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Paulette W
2 December 2016|
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Response from Steve J | Property representative |
Aloha, you can order the video of your flight by contacting our local offices. You can call our toll free 866-501-7738 from US , Canada and Hawaii and all other countries call 808-270-3999. One of our reservationist will be... More
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