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Sunshine Helicopters Maui

Kahului Heliport - Hangar #107, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
+1 808-270-3999
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Very Fexible

We booked a flight over Maui, especially to Haleakalä Nationalpark and the volcano... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bob x
Beautiful views but take an early ride

The views are spectacular and this ride is well worth it. The pilot turned the helicopter around at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! We are the only company on Maui offering customers the ability to pre-book "First Class" front-row seating and the choice of two High-Tech helicopters: 1. Fly the New-Generation EC130 Whisper STAR, outfitted with all the latest technology and roomy cabin for 6 passengers. 2. Eco-friendly AS350 FX STAR, upgraded with the more powerful and quieter Honeywell Turbine engines, burning 10-15% less fuel than our competitors, allowing Sunshine to pass on a tremendous amount of savings to our guests. The fleet of helicopters are fully equipped with emergency pop-out floats for safety, air-conditioning, pilot-to-pax intercom and a 3-camera Sky-Cam Video system recording your actual tour.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 of the top aviation schools in the nation or highly skilled military veterans. Your safety is our #1 priority!
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“paid extra” (11 reviews)
“vip seats” (3 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 20:00
Kahului Heliport - Hangar #107, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
This attraction is at Kahului Airport
+1 808-270-3999

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a flight over Maui, especially to Haleakalä Nationalpark and the volcano crater. Unfortunately the weather was bad up there, so the pilot decided not to fly up there. We were offered an alternate route. But we refused going on this flight, because we...More

Thank Bob x
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are spectacular and this ride is well worth it. The pilot turned the helicopter around at most views to ensure everyone experienced it. So dont bother to pick sides. Also your seats are assigned on your weight as they need to balance the...More

Thank saicaroltravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Maui for our Honeymoon this past week and took a tour of the west side of Maui and Molokai and the views were incredible. What brought this tour to the next level was the personal service we received. This tour was recommended...More

Thank nicholasdoyle100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great helicopter tour to Malakai. Great pilot. Amazing views, stunning waterfalls and unforgettable family memories. Strongly recommended

Thank Valérie j
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This was a great tour- even with some clouds, our tour around the crater and nearby towns was pretty amazing- our group consisted of two adults and 2 boys- ages 15 and 16. We paid the extra for two spots up front and am glad...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This tour company is extremely disappointing and unprofessional. We scheduled a circle island tour, we were very excited and then got a call cancelling and asking to reschedule, ok we thought. We went for our rescheduled ride, woke up at an ungodly hour on vacation...More

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Steve J, Manager at Sunshine Helicopters Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Aloha, We would like to apologize for the trouble you and your husband experienced with us on your honeymoon. I have also responded to your husband's review. Please see below. I have tried to contact you privately to see if there is anything else we...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were on our honeymoon and were both extremely excited about a helicopter ride. We were scheduled for a fight on Monday and on Sunday received a call that our flight was cancelled and had to be rescheduled to the following day...More

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Steve J, Manager at Sunshine Helicopters Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Aloha, We would like to apologize for the trouble you and your wife experienced with us on your honeymoon. We understand how frustrating this must have been for you and we want you to know that we take your complaint very seriously . It is...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

This was the highlight of our trip to Maui. We paid extra to reserve the front seats and highly recommend it! The customer service is exceptional and the views, wow, just wow! The song "Somewhere over the Rainbow" played over the headphones when we took...More

1  Thank germany1girl
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The staff is fantastic! Very friendly, personable and fun from the moment we walked in the door. The views are remarkable and nothing you can just see be driving the islands. We got to see Maui, Molokai and Lanai and could not have been more...More

1  Thank Erin S
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Although I was slightly hesitant about doing the helicopter tour due to the pricing, I now understand why the cost is 100% justified. This is absolutely a once in a lifetime experience and should truly make it as part of your "to-do" list in Maui....More

1  Thank MGage1906
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Pearl Margaret G
15 June 2017|
Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
the helicopter tour is wonderful, more than picturesque, it has moments over Haleakal that are both beautiful and breathtaking. I've done both the helicopter tour, 55 minutes, and the road to Hana, 11 hours, which is... More
15 September 2016|
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Response from PETE N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only did the helicopter. Spend the extra money for the reserved first class seating.
Vicky S
6 October 2015|
Response from Steve J | Property representative |
Aloha, the aircraft seating is not base on the lightest or heaviest in weight to be seated in front or back. Seating distribution is determine based on weight of all passengers in order to balance the aircraft. We offer... More