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Sunshine Helicopters Princeville

5-3541 Kuhio Hwy, Bldg. D, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5563
+1 808-245-8881
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Words just cannot describe what you see

We had a safety briefing and took off. Every seat was a great view and our pilot, John, steadily... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael E
Furlong, Pennsylvania
My parents loved it!

I booked a trip with for my parents to get a tour of the island. They were kind enough to take care... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arlington, Virginia
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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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5-3541 Kuhio Hwy, Bldg. D, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5563
+1 808-245-8881
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a safety briefing and took off. Every seat was a great view and our pilot, John, steadily narrated the scenery and history of the area. Cresting cliffs was amazing as was descending into the canyons. While it might cost more than other activities...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a trip with for my parents to get a tour of the island. They were kind enough to take care off my one year old earlier in the week while my husband and I went on a boat cruise to see the Na...More

1  Thank Rhi21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a bit nervous about a helicopter flight but after take off it was incredible. Pilot was knowledgeable and shared many fun anecdotes about history, culture of Kuaii and some fun movie trivia. Pilot Steve is also a minister who will marry couples on...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to see the island from both the air and sea. Sunshine Helicopters really took care of us. We decided to pay the extra fare to have the helicopter to ourselves (party of 4 adults). It was a really neat experience and I can't...More

Thank Nolarod
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends went on this tour days before we did and raved about how amazing it was. So we figured we were missing out if we didn't do it. The landscape was definitely amazing and the views were spectacular. However our pilot John was boring. When...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the flight from Princeville private airport. Kevin, a young and extremely passionate and skilled pilot, navigated us over Kawaii for 45 minutes. The views were breathtaking. The playlist was perfect. Tip: We didn't book the front seats next to the pilot since they're...More

Thank till2511
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Incredible Family Trip!! Capt Steve(sorry I'm not sure of title)vet Military Service is an INCREDIBLE HOST in the sky & of the Island of Kauai! Beauty beyond belief - feels like you're in a dream! Noise canceling ear wear so NO Harsh or Harm to...More

Thank Ruth R
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I'm not one that likes heights or being in a plane, so I was pretty nervous about this. Once we were airborne it was awesome you could see Kauai in ways you can't on the ground. Absolutely loved this tour.

Thank nealbrenner1986
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I surprised my wife with a flight over Kauai. It was great. You can't truly see Kauai with taking a flight with Sunshine Helicopters Princeville. Very professional ground crew up to the flight crew. You need to be very professional in a business like this,...More

1  Thank 22Traveler87
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We hadn't done a Kauai helicopter tour in over 20 years since our very first visit to Kauai, but we really enjoyed this one. Leaves from Princeville Airport which is perfect for those of us that stay on the North Shore. The pilot, John, provided...More

Thank Mark J
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We used Sunshine Helicopters. There are doors on their copters, and I was a little worried that the two of us in the center back seats would not get as good a view. Actually we had a great view as the glass goes up into the... More
16 September 2015|
Response from Steve J | Property representative |
Aloha, The weather varies from time to time and unpredictable, but typically morning tours will be best. And yes, we definitely recommend dark clothing so you won't have as much reflection while taking photos. Please note... More