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Sunshine Helicopters Big Island

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Best Service Ever

My Girlfriend and I went to take a Helicopter tour that came highly reccomended by Hilton. Our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeffrey B
Amazing 2 hour helicopter flight in Hawaii

Loved the flight with the caring and patient Sunshine Crew. Chose them as they fly the Copters with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Helen C
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“helicopter ride”(17 reviews)
“both sides”(10 reviews)
“great pilot”(7 reviews)
In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! On the Big Island we only fly the New WhisperSTAR, by far the most advanced technological sightseeing helicopter ever built! All forward facing seats, More interior room, Large...more
62-100 Kaunaoa Dr, Kamuela, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9749
+1 808-882-1851
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My Girlfriend and I went to take a Helicopter tour that came highly reccomended by Hilton. Our first attempt was rescheduled after bad weather. Yesterday was our rescheduled day and we couldn't have been happier! Derek was our guide and Chris was our pilot. I...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the flight with the caring and patient Sunshine Crew. Chose them as they fly the Copters with all front facing seats, Whisper type (big windows for full viewing) and able to select "front" seats for an extra fee. Fantastic sights as we flew over...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can see lava and waterfalls at the same trip. Pilot also give us good history and stories about the big island, it made us more knowledgeable. If you want to seat the front row, next to the pilot, better to make reservation as soon...More

Thank bokupurin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Sunrise helicopter ride over the Big Island with Pilot Ian. What a magnificent ride! Pilot Ian who is a retired Army helicopter pilot with many years of experience, got us as close as he could to the caldera of the volcano where...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

What a great experience! We just took the 1 hour and 45 min helicopter tour on The Big Island. Beau was our pilot and he was GREAT! He made us feel comfortable and safe along with pointing out all the cool stuff we were flying...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 15 August 2018

When we came to the Big Island, we discovered that Volcano National Park was closed, and the only way we could see the active volcano was by helicopter. My last helicopter trip in Kauai was not too enjoyable: very jerky and rather scary! I dreaded...More

Thank kkg17
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Ian was a wonderful pilot - he was informative, personable and genuinely passionate about showing Hawaii off to his passengers. We flew all over the island: mountains, valleys, lava flows, waterfalls. This was an experience I will remember forever. Thank you

Thank Alis0n_Mark
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Scheduled a ride, went to the Sunshine place, went through the security training, were assigned a helicopter, but then got reassigned to another one, which then had to return due to a technical failure. We agreed that safety comes first, so understood. However management was...More

Thank gee683
Reviewed 30 July 2018

It was a blast being on the helicopter. Sunshine is very organized and gets people briefed, lined up, and loaded at the proper times. Our pilot was Chris. He's a super chill and nice guy and makes you relaxed about the trip, which was good...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

From the start we were made comfy. This was a thrilling trip on our honeymoon, as the places we saw were amazing. From desert to rain forest, to lava, we enjoyed each and every minute of it. Derek gave us a briefing on the ground...More

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Response from cathyb0yce | Reviewed this property |
We booked the Big Island/Volcano deluxe that lasted 2 hours and covered both the volcanoes and the waterfalls. We spent ample time over the lave and tracking the lava river to the sea and flew over waterfalls on the way out... More