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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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An enjoyable ride but expensive

My wife and I did the helicopter ride as we were staying in Princeville. This company appears to be the only one on this side of the island so it seems to charge a premium for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did the helicopter ride as we were staying in Princeville. This company appears to be the only one on this side of the island so it seems to charge a premium for its services - probably over-priced but it has no competition it seems. I'm sure there is more competition on the south side and lower... More 

1 Thank Savvy255100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth every penny. Personally don't think you need the 1st class front seats and photos come out better in back. Great modern helicopters, nice staff - great experience and INSANE views

2 Thank Travis S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The helicopter tour was very nice. The view was great and everything was so green and very easy to photograph.

Thank Bill S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the way to see this Island !! Very professional staff ! I am so glad a got the video !! It was beautiful! Very well done ! The day we went it was raining part of the time . Lots of rainbows and waterfalls but a little overcast . But in the video it had some added film... More 

1 Thank Ville2zona
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful way to see the island of Kauai and start the day! Our pilot, Steve, did a wonderful job making everyone feel safe and explaining the history of the area.

1 Thank CalgaryTraveler14
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We lucked out with the weather and picked a day that was all sunshine for the entire experience. The waterfalls and Napili Coast were breathtaking. The crew was very helpful and supportive of my girlfriends first time in a helicopter. She was super excited and truly enjoyed our experience. I would highly recommend taking this tour. It is truly the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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:)

Thank 335dianek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 

1 Thank TexasOjo
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 

3 Thank John B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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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