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Sunshine Helicopters Princeville

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Address: 5-3541 Kuhio Hwy, Bldg. D, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5563
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+1 808-245-8881

In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! We fly...

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!

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Worth the Money

This was the most wonderful experience of all time. Very worth the money spent. Bogart was our pilot and has been flying for 40 years they tell us. There are so many areas of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathy T
Beaverton, Oregon
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Beaverton, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the most wonderful experience of all time. Very worth the money spent. Bogart was our pilot and has been flying for 40 years they tell us. There are so many areas of Kauai they you can only see by helicopter! Gorgeous views. They are very professional & hospitable. Really put you at ease right when you walk in.... More 

Thank Kathy T
South Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this tour...worth every penny to see the full beauty of the island. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Our pilot John Song was amazing and so informative. You can buy a video of your flight and pictures. We all LOVED this tour!

Thank kjgobyrne
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Told to arrive 1/2 hour before. There was a safety orientation. Safety expert went through important info on life vests, seat belts, door info, pontoons on chopper all dead serious but with some humor sprinkled in. Highly organized and very professional ground crew. Once seated in the bird headsets were provided for pilot to narrate the trip. Pilot, Bogart, was... More 

Thank Carl F
Palm Harbor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a first for all of us. Mac and Jeb were amazing. Our family was placed on 2 different helicopters but we went a few minutes apart. They were very skilled and knowledgeable. The views are spectacular! A must! We will be back in 2019 and we will be booking again.

Thank Sherrie Ann B
Bay Area, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only option for a helicopter tour out of the North Shore. It was my first helicopter ride, and it was a great 45 minutes. The ride was smooth with no turbulence or scary turns. The highlight was the Napali Coast at the end. Our pilot was ok, but we could have done without the corny jokes and... More 

Thank jasmine3407
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it is a bit pricey, but honestly worth every penny. You get to see the true beauty and terrain of Kauai. Trevor was our pilot and was excellent. Pay the little bit extra for the front seat and wear dark clothes to minimize the reflection. Be sure your phone is fully charged and has lots of space, as you... More 

Thank y2jt18
Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a 50 minute tour with two other couples and the pilot. We flew close in and were able to see close up the gorgeous waterfalls, mountains and the Napali Coast. When we arrived, we were taken through safety and procedures. And they run a tight ship. Everything went out on time and our pilot was very helpful in... More 

Thank LisaE3
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared for cancellation of flight due to bad weather. We had one cancellation so I would advise booking this trip as soon as possible when you arrive. Today was our second attempt but I must say perfect conditions. How lucky were we to have a wonderful pilot, John. The trip was the best helicopter flight I have ever done.... More 

Thank dhoughton1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rude phone receptionist! Answered my inquiry about same day tours (which were not available) curtly & snidely. If any indication of their overall service...it stinks!

Thank BeekayTx
Steve J, Manager at Sunshine Helicopters Princeville, responded to this review

It is our mission to deliver excellent customer service on all levels and we take your feedback seriously. We apologize for the unpleasantness that you experienced. It would be helpful if you could provide some information regarding your inquiry. If you could send a private message, we would like to contact you regarding this matter. Sincerely, Reservations Manager More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not normally the type to take tours. We hiked NaPali, but this tour is a must do. Only way to see the interior of Kauai. Our pilot Cord was an incredible tour guide/comedian!

Thank Brad M

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