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Sunshine Helicopters Big Island

62-100 Kaunaoa Dr, Kamuela, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9749
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Surreal and beautiful

Went on the volcanoes and waterfall tour with Bo. He was really knowledgeable about the volcanoes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
chromaticbirds
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Denver, Colorado
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Fantastic for Waterfalls but the lava wasn’t flowing

We had a choice of three companies and chose Sunshine Helicopters and were very pleased with the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
richard_s_NZ
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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, Kamuela, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9749
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the volcanoes and waterfall tour with Bo. He was really knowledgeable about the volcanoes and various lava flows, and pretty much anything he was asked about the Big Island. I really enjoyed his passion for his job and he seems to have a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a choice of three companies and chose Sunshine Helicopters and were very pleased with the choice, mainly because: 1. The helicopters are designed for tours and aerial viewing 2. We could pay approx US$100 extra per person to sit in the front two...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since it's called the Big Island and realizing how far everything was, we decided to take a helicopter tour. Flying over the volcanoes was amazing - something we could not have done otherwise. The helicopter tour took us into a valley with numerous waterfalls as...More

Thank mlovescomfort
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We booked with Sunshine due to recommendations from our concierge. Couldn’t go the first day, but they promptly rebooked us for first flight today. Bo was our pilot, he’s an excellent pilot, guide and wants you to enjoy, The entire staff provided excellent customer service...More

Thank Financegal469
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Love the hospitality of the crew . It was a surreal experience and had seen so much of the island in a short period of time . Great crew also .

Thank Seda G
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Sunshine helicopters were great. Very safety Conscious, The first time I tried to go we got as far as going to the heliport and were told it would not be safe to go up so they were canceling the flight, Very good about rebooking the...More

Thank LarryUSMC-retired
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The cost was worth it. Pilot Ian did an excellent job showing us the lava flows and was especially considerate to have viewing from both sides of the helicopter. I felt safe. Do not hesitate to do this. As an aside book early in your...More

Thank SeattleNanc
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We have always wanted to take this helicopter tour on the big island. There are many companies to choose from and this one was recommended by the concierge. Having been a professional aviator many moons ago, I always look out for safety attention to detail...More

Thank Jose J
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

First time on the big island and had to see the volcanos so decided to do it by helicopter. I first hesitated due to price but once I went I felt the price was so worth it! I was nervous to fly but from beginning...More

Thank Danielle A
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Did volcano & waterfall 2 hour trip this morning. Strongly recommend this tour group. Our pilot Ian was excellent- positioned craft so everyone could see and get pictures of lava at volcano and explained valleys and waterfalls we saw. The staff is very friendly and...More

Thank Elizabeth C
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