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Sunshine Helicopters Princeville

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Address: 5-3541 Kuhio Hwy, Bldg. D, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5563
Phone Number: +1 808-245-8881
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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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I have taken a helicopter ride before on Kauai, but this company does the BEST job! The staff if personable, and our pilot, Steve, was the BEST too! What they show you by air can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have taken a helicopter ride before on Kauai, but this company does the BEST job! The staff if personable, and our pilot, Steve, was the BEST too! What they show you by air can NOT be seen on foot in a trip. It was the best part of our family trip:)

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been on blue Hawaiian and sunshine helicopter tours and they are both outstanding. Sunshine is the way to go if you are staying on the north shore due to the long drive st the alternate departure location (Lihue) If it's too cloudy to see the good stuff they will cancel the flight and either refund or reschedule. Their business... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many companies offer a helicopter tour of Kauai and generally operate out of Lihue airport on the south shore. However, only Sunshine offers tours out of the tiny Princeville airport - this is by far your best option if you're staying at the st. Regis, Westin or any of the smaller properties. Being the only operator means it is more... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This experience is a number 1 must do experience. All of the Sunshine Helicopter crew are very welcoming and knowledgeable. The ability to see up close the most specular landscape that Kauai has to offer is a treasure and one of life's moments you will never forget.

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Port Byron, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat in the front seats, but there is a good view from anywhere you sit. The pilot was very knowledgeable of the History of Kauai.

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West Linn, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trevor was a great guide and pilot. He made sure we were comfortable and that everyone in the helicopter had a chance to see all angles of the features. Canyon, Na Pali coast and several beautiful waterfalls are a few highlights of the 50 min flight. There were 6 total passengers and the best views are definitely the 2 in... More 

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Anderson, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can do this, do it. It is breathtaking. Going over razor sharp cliffs is memorable and the crater is worth the price, but the canyon is wonderful!

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our flight was amazing! It was so cool to see the whole island, definitely a must-do on Kauai! We had perfect weather so totally lucked out there. Our pilot Steve was amazing, you could tell he was very skilled/experienced and we thought his jokes and comments were very funny! My only regret is the oversight on my part to bring... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family of 5 paying a pretty premium price (no discounts used). There was a single flyer but he got the best front seat by the door (I hoped he paid the first class seat price which guarantees you a front seat) which irritated me a bit. The pilot Trevor was pretty good but the tour seemed a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took helicopter from Princeville airport. Excellent safety presentation and ground staff. Ride lasted 45 minutes. Pilot pleasant ind informative. Only only way communication...pilot to passengers. Two way not available on our flight. Kauai is gorgeous.

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