Maui 60 Min Circle Island Deluxe - Sunshine Helicopter
Based upon reputation in the industry, Sunshine Helicopters has certainly earned the respect of all helicopter tour companies in the State. The owner and founder of Sunshine Helicopters is Ross Scott who became familiar with helicopter aviation in his years as a gunship helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. At the end of his tour of duty he came back home to Alaska where he managed an enormous aircraft company including 50 airplanes and 30 helicopters. He later moved his extensive aviation experience and expertise to Hawaii decades ago where he opened Sunshine Helicopters. Today his company flies the popular A-Star Helicopters as well as the more advanced FX-Star Helicopters which are known as 'Whisper Stars'.
During this 60 minute activity you will see all of Maui. This includes Haleakala Crater, Hana, and West Maui.
Departure Point: Kahului Heliport.
Duration: 60 minutes.
Equipment: WhisperSTAR helicopter offers you unobstructed 180 degree views, an air conditioned cabin that is quiet and insulated, a Sky-Cam 5 camera video system, custom recorded CD music, custom stereo aviator headsets, polarized bubble windows, customized seats and a custom built assisted passenger chair lift.
Capacity: 6 passengers.
Inclusions: Narrated flight includes all taxes, fuel surcharges and flight fees. This activity is accessible by wheelchair and walker. Restrictions may apply.
Exclusions: Actual in flight DVD available for $49.95.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: Participants who use a walker can go on this tour. Participants who require a wheelchair can go on this tour.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Restrictions: Flight patterns and specific sights are subject to weather. You will be weighed at check in (if given weight is substantially lower than your actual weight, you may get bumped from the flight and you still have to pay for the seat).
Weight guidelines: FX Star passengers over 240lbs or with a combined weight for 2 passengers of over 420lbs may require the purchase of a comfort seat. WhisperSTAR first class passengers are guaranteed the front seat (limited to 290lbs or a combined weight of 490lbs). Open seating over 290lbs may require the purchase of a comfort seat.
Pride of America Cruise Ship passengers should be advised that the heliport is just a 10 minute drive from the dock, if this is the only place you are going to go during the day you might save money taking a taxi to the heliport instead of renting a car for the day.
FX Star Open Seating
FX Star First Class
Whisper Star Open Seating
Whisper Star First Class
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- # Whisper STAR Helicopter
- # 6 People or Less
- # Central Maui
- # East Maui
- # Haleakala Crater
- # Hana
- # North Shore of Maui
- # South Shore of Maui
- # Upcountry Maui
- # West Side of Maui
- # 1 Hour or Less
- # 1-2 Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Walker Accessible
- # Wheelchair Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # No Meals Are Provided
- # No Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Relaxed
- # Afternoon
- # Midday
- # Morning
- # Air
- # No Translation Available
- # No Minimum Age
- # Central Maui
- # Requires Rental Car From Cruise Ship
There have been 3 reviews written about the Maui 60 Min Circle Island Deluxe with Sunshine Helicopter.
Average Product Rating: 4.0 / 5
We had a great trip. The weather and the scenery were truely spectacular. The pilot did an excellent job of giving us great views and describing what we were seeing along with the history of the area.
Our Pilot, Matt, provided a smooth and safe flight and I always felt comfortable and in good hands. The dialog during the trip was, in my estimation, lacking. The information provided was primarily the names of towns. Very little in the way of geology, natural history or history. Of that which was provided some was incorrect making it difficult to know what was true and what was made up or just not known (e.g., Lindberg was famous for flying around the world, Last eruption on Maui was over 1000 years ago). It would have been nice to have a running dialog about the wonders and history of Maui in addition to the ride.
I was on the island for my brother's wedding. I booked one whisper helicopter tour, taking my 80 yrs old father, along with other guests from the wedding. The ride was smooth and some minor fun stomach moments. Everyone, including my father on the front seat next to the pilot, enjoyed it tremendously. I recommend this experience 100%.