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Sunshine Helicopters Princeville

5-3541 Kuhio Hwy, Bldg. D, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5563
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Excellent Experience

The price is right for this unforgettable, amazing experience. I have taken helicopter tours in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
gvelyn
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Denver, Colorado
Helicopter tour

Fabulous tour - Steve was outstanding and made it lots of fun. Incredible views of crater... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ronel L
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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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“helicopter tour” (57 reviews)
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5-3541 Kuhio Hwy, Bldg. D, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5563
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The price is right for this unforgettable, amazing experience. I have taken helicopter tours in other destinations that were more expensive for less flight time. With Sunshine, we went up for an hour and saw the entire breathtaking island. The Sunshine team is professional and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous tour - Steve was outstanding and made it lots of fun. Incredible views of crater, waterfalls, Napali coast, canyons, and more.

Thank Ronel L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved this experience. We loved our pilot, Trevor. He explained what we were seeing and what was ahead. I liked that we didn't have a 2- way communication bc I really wouldn't want to have a chatty person asking ? after ?. The music...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You MUST take a helicopter tour of Kauai! We really debated the various companies and were very happy with our experience with Sunshine. The convenience of the Princeville location along with the less restrictive weight requirements for the helicopters operating out of that location saved...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We scheduled this flight upon our arrival in Kauai but the flight had to be postponed twice due to the unusually rainy (28 inches in 24 hours) weather. Low clouds, rain and wind would not have made for a spectacular nor safe flight. We were...More

Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was 5 in our party and everyone was blown away by all we saw. Volcano, waterfalls, the canyon and the coastline. Only wish we had 2-way communication with the pilot so we could ask questions. He announced things but was less of a tour...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic helicopter tour, our pilot Steve was very informative, we learned SO much and saw incredible sites, waterfalls, beaches, caves would go again! Great safety prep and such great staff!!

1  Thank hannah
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We were a bit worried after reading some of the reviews, and despite staying in Princeville, we initially booked with Blue Hawaiian. Blue Hawaiian was packed, and felt like going through an airport, especially when our flight got cancelled and a huge group of confused...More

1  Thank aspectmin
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

They cancelled on me the day before I arrived. Seriously disappointed and I couldn't book any other excursions since I had less than 24 hours to book something else and everything was already full. Will not book through them again.

Thank Marcus V
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The four of us took this helicopter ride through the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. The scenery was out of this world and gorgeous. Unfortunately we could not understand much of what our guide, Jed said. When this was brought to his attention he said "that...More

3  Thank betty m
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Emily M
1 October 2017|
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Response from Steve J | Property representative |
There is no age limit. Thank you for your question.
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Donna B
2 June 2017|
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Response from Mike D | Reviewed this property |
No guidelines but we gave $20 as a couple. That seemed appropriate. There was no pressure only the suggestion that you tip before leaving the aircraft.
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Manola M
16 March 2017|
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Response from iluv2vacation | Reviewed this property |
We did the Princeville flight in February. The flight from the airport was cheaper but we purchased our flight from a guy in Hanalei and I think it was about the same cost if not cheaper than the airport flight. It will... More
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