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Sunshine Helicopters Big Island

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“helicopter ride”(21 reviews)
“deluxe tour”(12 reviews)
“great pilot”(10 reviews)
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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
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62-100 Kaunaoa Dr, Hapuna Helipad, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9749
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Reviewed 6 days ago

From the drivers to and from the hotel, to the office staff, to our pilot, it was Awesome! Our pilot served under Bush, Clinton, and Obama, thank you Ian. Ian was so informative, and let us know everything he was doing, as well as incredibly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank linloftus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I don’t normally spend a lot for a vacation activity especially for something only lasting under an hour. Based on a recommendation from the concierge we booked a helicopter tour. It was a 45 minute one to the northern valleys and waterfalls....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johnmW6808NZ
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Great ride, if you have the choice do the doors off ride so it is easier to take photos and see out. We learnt heaps and the sights were amazing. The pilot was excellent and very knowledgeable BUT why didn't we go to the volcano...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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jeannealford, Manager at Sunshine Helicopters Big Island, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Aloha Moo1964! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We’re happy to know you enjoyed learning so much about the Big Island from one of our talented pilots. I’d like to have a little more information about your flight experience. The Big Island...More

Reviewed 17 November 2018

We did the 2 hour flight over the coast line to Hilo and over the recent eruption lava fields. Chris was our ex airforce pilot and he gave an enthralling commentary. He made sure that all passengers were able to get a view of everything...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sandi28
sunshinehelicopters, Sunshine Team at Sunshine Helicopters Big Island, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Aloha! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour, we hope to fly with you again in the future! Mahalo!

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

It was my first time in a helicopter, I were with my father, mom, sister and brother, and we flewght in a valley. Before, then took a photo of us, and while all the fly, then took a video, so at the end of our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pierre_SIB06
U3671KMstevenh, Sunshine Team at Sunshine Helicopters Big Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Aloha, we are glad you enjoyed your tour. Mahalo for flying with us! We hope to fly with you again in the future!

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Great tour, great experience. We (two adults, two kids 12 and 14) took the Volcano Deluxe Early Bird tour with Chris. Super safe (very important for Mum) and Chris was a great guide. Would to it again. We also did buy the video and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PFBerlin2018
U3671KMstevenh, Sunshine Team at Sunshine Helicopters Big Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Aloha, we are glad you enjoyed your tour. Mahalo for flying with us! We hope to fly with you again in the future!

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Best overall helicopter experience. Our pilot Ian was great and super knowledgable about the island. Amazing way to see the volcanos.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nmhbsn
Steve J, Sunshine Team at Sunshine Helicopters Big Island, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Aloha, we are glad you enjoyed your helicopter tour! We hope to fly again with you in the future.

Reviewed 12 October 2018

This was the best! Our pilot, Chris, was very informed, and showed us areas of the island you just can't see any other way. Beautiful falls, valleys, lots of the volcanic activity. Highly recommend Sunshine Helicopters and if at all possible, spend a little more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cheryl H
Steve J, Sunshine Team at Sunshine Helicopters Big Island, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Aloha, we are glad to hear you had a wonderful time. Thank you for exploring the Big Island with us, we were happy to have flown you above the island. We hope to fly with you again in the future!

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The Sunshine helicopter tour and our pilot Ian were terrific. We saw wide swaths of the island we never would have seen on our own. It certainly pays to schedule the earliest flight possible as the helicopter immediately after us was forced to turn around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kenneth A
Steve J, Sunshine Helicopters Team at Sunshine Helicopters Big Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Aloha, we are so happy that you enjoyed your adventure. Mahalo for flying with us!

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

After some bumps in the booking process and one cancellation due to low clouds Sunshine Helicopters delivered a perfect tour. Our pilot Bo flew us over the steaming lava fields and into the green, steep valleys lined with waterfalls. It was a great experience and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hiihtopummi
U3671KMstevenh, Sunshine Team at Sunshine Helicopters Big Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Aloha, we are glad you enjoyed your tour. Mahalo for flying with us! We hope to fly with you again in the future!

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Response from Hiihtopummi | Reviewed this property |
At least we were picked up from our hotel. It is worth asking them.
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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
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