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Sunshine Helicopters offers a full selection of different helicopter adventures touring the island of Maui, the Big Island of Hawaii and the island of Kauai. The company's founder and operator is Ross Scott and he began flying helicopters as a gunship pilot in Viet Nam. After the war he worked for an aviation company in Alaska where he managed fifty airplanes and thirty helicopters. His experience there led him eventually to Maui where he opened up his own company, Sunshine Helicopters. Sunshine has been operational for years and on Maui offers tours to Haleakala, Hana, West Maui and to the nearby island of Molokai. His aircraft are primarily FX-Star helicopters but a good number of them are the advanced model of the FX-Star which Sunshine refers to as Whisper-Stars because of the quite nature of the engines. .......On Kauai Sunshine operates from, arguably, the very best location on the island. There is no doubt that the highest point of interest of all the possible sites to be seen on all of Kauai is the Na Pali Coast. This is the part of the island all helicopter tours gravitate to as the most special part of each tour. The great thing about the Sunshine Helicopters location is that it is located in Princeville just a stones through away from the Na Pali Coastline. This means that almost as soon as you are in the air you are already at your ultimate destination. ......Not to be out-done by his other spectacular locations the Big Island of Hawaii presents an opportunity for spectacular viewing of the live volcano from the departure point in Waikoloa which is within a 45 minute drive from where 90% of the visitors vacationing on the Big Island will be staying. Of all the helicopter companies in Hawaii, Sunshine alone offers 'first class' seating which entitles purchasers the right to sit in the two seats in the very front of the aircraft.

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$310.00 - $480.00

(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

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.

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$421.90 - $489.90

(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Experience the fiery lava vents of the Big Island's active volcano, Kilauea. The intensity of the live volcanic landscape will surely take your breath away.

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$264.90 - $334.90

(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Enjoy a 45 to 50 minute tour with live pilot narration. Depart and return from Princeville and see hidden places that can only be discovered from the air.

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$187.90 - $223.90

(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

View the awesome beauty of the Kohala Mountains and tour the deep winding valleys such as Waimanu, Pololu and Waipio.

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$295.00 - $465.00

(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Take a 60 minute tour to see all of Maui, including Haleakala Crater, Hana, and West Maui. For our guests needing assistance with a wheelchair or walker please inform vendor at time of reservation so that you can be properly accommodated.

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$210.00 - $355.00

(1 Review, 5 Stars)

This excursion offers generous views of Haleakala's magnificent crater, weather permitting. You'll also travel through Maui's most remote areas with views of Hana, the Pools of 'Ohe'o, fabulous coastline waterfalls and world famous Ho'okipa windsurfing beach.

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$194.00 - $244.00

(3 Reviews, 4.7 Stars)

Enjoy a 55 to 60 minute tour with live pilot narration. This adventure will take you through remote valleys, cascading waterfalls, spectacular sea cliffs and numerous backdrops that you may recognize from the many films produced on Kaua'i.

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$205.00 - $255.00

(2 Reviews, 4 Stars)

A 55 to 60 minute tour with live pilot narration. This adventure will take you through remote valleys, cascading waterfalls, spectacular sea cliffs and numerous backdrops.

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$244.90

(3 Reviews, 3.7 Stars)

Explore the lush West Maui Mountains and the remote villge of Kahakuloa. Weather permitting, soar above West Maui's tallest waterfall, Honokohau Falls, over 1,100 feet.

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$550.90

Tour the east side of Maui from both a bird's eye view and from the ground on a Barefoot Buggy you get to drive. By Helicopter, enjoy overhead sights of Haleakala Crater and east Maui's hidden valley's, waterfalls and rugged coastline jeweled with spectacular vistas.

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$410.00

Introducing an incredible horseback ride and helicopter tour all in one! As your tour gets underway before getting to Molokai, stop at real paniolo ranch for they're "Morning Oceanfront Trail Ride" and enjoy an open pit BBQ lunch with refreshments afterward.

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$285.00 - $450.00

The widely respected helicopter company, Sunshine Helicopters offers flights on the islands of Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. The roots of Sunshine Helicopters hearken back to the Vietnam War, where its founder and owner, Ross Scott was the pilot of a helicopter gunship.

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$379.90 - $454.90

Experience the fiery lava vents of the Big Island's active volcano, Kilauea. Then, continue on to the hidden tropical valleys of the Kohala Mountains and the beautiful rain forest of the Hamakua Coast.

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$367.90 - $454.90

Tour all of Maui with a bird's eye view, and make a 30 minute stop at real paniolo ranch for beverages with an amazing view. Enjoy overhead sights of Haleakala Crater, Hana, and West Maui's hidden valley's and rugged coastline jeweled with spectacular vistas.

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$270.00 - $435.00

See all the highlights of the West Maui Mountains, then (whale watch, in season) across the Pailolo Channel to discover Hawaii"s tallest waterfalls along Molokai"s remote and isolated North Shore.

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$340.90 - $431.90

Tour Molokai with a bird's eye view, and make a 30 minute stop at real paniolo ranch for beverages with an amazing view. Enjoy overhead sights of the world's tallest sea cliffs along Molokai's isolated north shore.

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$413.90

An approximate 35-minute "Hana/Haleakala" helicopter tour combined with Hana ground Tour. In the air you ascend the world's largest dormant volcano and view the spectacular coastline of our nation's largest rain forest.

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$225.00 - $370.00

One of the most well known and respected helicopter tour companies in Hawaii is Sunshine Helicopters. Ross Scott is the company's founder and owner and his days in the helicopter business have their roots in the Vietnam War where Ross was a helicopter gunship pilot.

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$254.90 - $324.90

Enjoy a 45 to 50 minute tour with live pilot narration. Depart and return from Princeville and see hidden places that can only be discovered from the air.

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Sunshine Helicopter carries activities in the following categories

We market and sell some tours as "Combination Tours" on Maui. Please keep in mind that as a general rule the differences between two tours bought as a "Combination Tour" instead of two individual tours that were purchased on an "A La Carte" basis normally has more to do with logistics than with pricing.

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If you are coming to Maui on a cruise ship then you need to make sure you browse our Maui cruise ship category before you make any reservations for activities during shore leave.

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Visiting Kauai via cruise ship can be a lot of fun but it can also be challenging to find island tours that are compatible with the arrival and departure times of the ships.

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We frequently get asked questions from our clients about the handicap accessibility of our tours. As a result of this we have created category on our website called "Handicap Accessible Tours on Maui".

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We frequently get asked questions from our clients about the handicap accessibility of our tours. As a result of this we have created category on our website called "Handicap Accessible Tours on Kauai".

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Within the past 20 years or so the only place on the planet that you could consistently see an active volcano has been on the Big Island of Hawaii. Many believe that this is the ultimate helicopter tour in Hawaii.

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View isolated valleys, hidden waterfalls, secluded ridges, triple-canopy rainforests, and mountain summits. Some areas are so dense and rugged they are impossible to traverse on foot.

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Kauai helicopter tours are arguably among the best helicopter rides of any in Hawaii. It was no accident that Kauai was the first island to be viewed by helicopter tours.

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Riding stables and working ranches are located from Kapalua in West Maui to Makena in South Maui and from Waihee Valley to Hana. All will want to know your level of experience so you can be matched up with a horse that will be appropriate.

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Maui land tours include tours to Haleakala Crater and to the Iao Valley. We even have land tours that travel one way visiting Hana and then return back to central Maui via helicopter.

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Sometimes you just can't fit a square peg in a round hole. We have accumulated here on this page a few of the activities we offer on the island that just don't seem to fit in any of the traditional categories.

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