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Sunshine Helicopters Maui

#8 of 31 Tours in Kahului
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Address: Kahului Heliport - Hangar #107, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
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+1 808-270-3999
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This attraction is at Kahului Airport
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06:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! We are...

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!

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Took the 55 minute tour Molokai and it was worth every penny! Informative and beautiful and I took about 200 pictures also. There is a DVD/Zip file offered of your trip when you... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2016
Scott W
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Surprise, Arizona

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Surprise, Arizona
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Took the 55 minute tour Molokai and it was worth every penny! Informative and beautiful and I took about 200 pictures also. There is a DVD/Zip file offered of your trip when you arrive as well as photos of you with the helicopter taken prior to the flight. Great t shirt and hat selection in the lobby also. very friendly... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I confess that I was not sure to spend a respectable amount of dollars in an helicopter tour. At the end we selected the option of 60 minutes over viewing Maui. Absolutely amazing! Now I believe it's a must while coming to Maui, there's no other way to sense the beauty and greatness of a volcanic island in the middle... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Steve was our fascinating pilot .He was full of information and some great one liners . We had no problem not asking questions and just listening and learning about all the special areas that he flew over . We looked for whales and saw some fish and even some deer. Special thanks to the ground crew for the help with... More 

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Hampstead, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Steve was our pilot. We paid extra for the WhisperStar and the VIP seats..ONLY way to go. Was pricing but in our book, worth it. Had read other complaints about being smooshed in the back and didn't want to spend less to get less. We felt VERY comfortable flying with him - very smooth and he told us upfront about... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Last month my family went to Hawaii on a cruise and on a day in Kauai we booked a mid day ride with Sunshine Helicopters and was stoked with the hour flight. An hour was the perfect amount of time and even though it was cloudy (like it is 9 out of 10 times on this island), we still got... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

My wife and I have been on dozens of helicopter tours and this is the first time that we haven't had a microphone included with our headset. I had several pertinent questions that I would've have liked to ask the pilot; but couldn't. Sunshine Tours might rationalize that the pilot has so much to say; that there isn't time for... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

More then I ever thought it would be. Steve was fantastic as are pilot. The knowledge was wonderful. A little spendy but well worth it. I seen more in that 1.25 hours. Then in one week. Sunshine Helicopter is A+++++

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Thank Jeffrey G
Loveland, Colorado, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

A once in a lifetime experience, we took the Molokai Deluxe tour of west Maui and across to Molokai to see the tallest sea cliffs in the world. Matt, our pilot was very proficient and professional. The helicopter offered great views from all seats.

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Southern California, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

We did the hour tour of Maui and Molokai. From start to finish the staff was welcoming, professional, and relaxed. We were even 15 minutes late to check in and they never batted an eye. The pilot, Pete, was friendly and accommodating when we saw something in the ocean to investigate (crossing the channel between islands) and made sure everyone... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

Did the 45min, 7:30am tour of the crater and Hanna. Peter was a great pilot and a very good narrator. The whole family loved the trip. Even on a hazy day there was a lot to see. We purchased the video and the picture... :)

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