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Sunshine Helicopters Maui

#8 of 31 Tours in Kahului
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Address: Kahului Heliport - Hangar #107, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
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+1 808-270-3999
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This attraction is at Kahului Airport
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06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! We are...

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!

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A Perfect Helicopter Tour

My wife and I went on the Circle Island Deluxe Tour on January 25, 2017; this was a very good tour that took a total of 72 minutes. We paid extra for the First Class seating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Thunder Bay, Canada

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went on the Circle Island Deluxe Tour on January 25, 2017; this was a very good tour that took a total of 72 minutes. We paid extra for the First Class seating (front seats next to the pilot). Although pricey ($1,050.00 - we booked through the Westin where we were staying), it was well worth it.... More 

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Maple Grove
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the horseback/helicopter combo. Cab takes you to ranch and then helicopter picks you up at the ranch after lunch. The ranch had horses for people of all abilities; I had one super well trained and the saddle was comfortable. Trails/scenery were beautiful! Also had an opportunity to lope the horses. I had window seat on the helicopter so had... More 

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Thank Vita11
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Maui for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. That very day we scheduled our helicopter ride. I had never been in a helicopter before. It was very cool! We flew around Maui. The pilot was funny and informative. When he was not talking we enjoyed his musical selections. My husband loved the flights through the valleys.... More 

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Thank Mels49
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booking was easy. Ground staff courteous. Pilot was nice, talked to us throughout. Showed us around well.....But too many people in the helicopter for everyone to be able to see nicely. I was in the back row, middle and had no good opportunity of taking pictures without climbing on my co-passenger. I managed some shots but never got a chance... More 

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Thank Salaroia
Redding, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Visiting Maui it's highly desirable to go to the top of Haleakala crater, over 10,000 feet in altitude and at least 2 hours drive one way, and visit Hana, a remote but beautiful Hawaiian town on the SW tip of Maui requiring a 10 hour ( 1 way), bus ride. We chose to take the helicopter instead, and had a... More 

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Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We couldn't decide if a helicopter tour was worth it. We kept going back and forth and then finally did it and I'm so glad we did! What an amazing once in a lifetime experience! Our pilot was great, the views were amazing, waterfalls, lush jungle, the dormant volcano everything was great. The ride was smooth and I never felt... More 

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Thank Anna S
Manchester, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

You don't really get to see most of the island if you don't board a helicopter. I have used Sunshine before in Kauai and was happy to use them again in Maui. Very professional and safety conscious We got to go into the crater, the valleys with waterfalls, and along the southern coast. First flight for my son - he... More 

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Thank brumbie55
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Sunshine Helicopters were amazing. Our tour took us over Maui and Molokai and it was awesome. Our pilot was very informative and careful and the ground staff very safety conscious. We saw whales and zoomed over forests and mountain ridges which was really cool. Highly recommend this company for a tour.

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Thank NMxxxxx
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My boyfriend and I recently went on their Molokai Deluxe Tour and had a great time! Our flight took us through the West Maui mountains, over the channel, and then to Molokai! We got to see many waterfalls, the Molokai Fish Ponds, and even whales breaching from above. The whale sightings from the helicopter by far were my favorite part... More 

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Thank Elisabeth W
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Since I was pregnant I couldn't do a boat tour but we were told a helicopter ride was just as good and you could actually see more. This was very fun and glad we did it. The views were amazing and Kauai is breathtaking. I did get a bit motion sick but I figured that would happen. My husband really... More 

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