We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sunshine Helicopters Princeville

5-3541 Kuhio Hwy, Bldg. D, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5563
+1 808-245-8881
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Worthy of anyone's bucket list

Spectacular views particularly of the Napili coast, the Waimea Canyon and numerous waterfalls. I'm... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
n0rberttc
Awesome pilot and views

A helicopter tour was recommended by someone who had visited to Kauai before. This was a great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laura C
via mobile
Read all 307 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! We fly the NEW 6 Passenger EC130B4 WhisperSTAR, by far the most advanced technological sightseeing helicopter ever built! More interior room, Large panoramic windows, pilot-to-pax intercom and a 3-Camera Sky-Cam Video System recording your Actual Flight. We are the only company with Premium front-row "First Class Seats" available on each tour flight.Fly from our exclusive Princeville airport location just a few minutes from the beautiful St. Regis hotel. Book our signature "Princeville Adventure" 40-50 minute flight and tour the Waimea Canyon, Napali Coast, Waialeale Crater, numerous waterfalls and movie locations.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 at some of the top aviation schools in the nation or military trained. Your SAFETY is our #1 priority!
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“napali coast” (34 reviews)
“great pilot” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
5-3541 Kuhio Hwy, Bldg. D, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5563
CONTACT
Website
+1 808-245-8881
Write a Review
Reviews (307)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Spectacular views particularly of the Napili coast, the Waimea Canyon and numerous waterfalls. I'm sure the sea or land perspectives have their unique charms as well, but I can't help but feel the aerial view is not to be missed. And, no mosquitos on the...More

Thank n0rberttc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A helicopter tour was recommended by someone who had visited to Kauai before. This was a great recommendation as we saw parts of the island we could not see up close otherwise. Sunshine Tours was a great choice since we were staying on the north...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one of the first things we did and absolutely loved it. Steve was our pilot and he gave us so much useful information. This is definitely something to put on your bucket list.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were told taking the chopper tour of the Na Pali coast was a life-altering experience and my husband and teenager were not disappointed. The family also took an incredible catamaran cruise up the Na Pali coast, but the helicopter allows you to see many...More

Thank Robyn F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely best way to see Kauai. Our pilot was Trevor - great tour guide. We had a great sunshine laden day - good visibility. We saw everything we wanted to see. Flying into the crater was awesome!! The Grand Canyon was spectacular. Great recommendation from...More

Thank reinspahr
Reviewed 1 week ago

It only took ten years before we took the leap of faith and got into a helicopter for a tour of the island. Now I wouldn't leave the island without doing a tour with Sunshine and Capt. Steve. He was awesome and knew the island...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there's one thing to splurge on in Kauai, it's a helicopter tour of the island. There is no comparison to the topography, the beaches, the absolutely breathtaking scenery. And Sunshine does a professional, thorough job. It's a safe company, they seem to be following...More

Thank AAMiles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you only do one activity on Kauai, make sure it is this one. We paid the extra and sat up front with the pilot, worth every cent. Amazing scenic tour breathtaking views, informative narration from the pilot. We flew with john, I am a...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a fun experience. Loved seeing the island from a helicopter. Absolutely beautiful views. The pilot was great at narrating the flight and telling interesting history and stories about the island. When you get to the Napoli coast it is breathtaking. Also, going...More

Thank travelmugsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most wonderful experience of all time. Very worth the money spent. Bogart was our pilot and has been flying for 40 years they tell us. There are so many areas of Kauai they you can only see by helicopter! Gorgeous views. They...More

Thank Kathy T
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Lapperts Ice Cream
676 reviews
.22 km away
Foodland Princeville
142 reviews
2.32 km away
Wishing Well Shave Ice
188 reviews
4.21 km away
Hanalei Dolphin
2,608 reviews
4.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Princeville Botanical Gardens - Tours
451 reviews
1.38 km away
Princeville Center
73 reviews
1.07 km away
Princeville Ranch Adventures
1,117 reviews
1.08 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Donna B
What is the protocol regarding tipping the pilot after your helicopter ride?
1 June 2017|
Answer Show all 12 answers
Response from iluv2vacation | Reviewed this property |
It is suggested that you tip. I think we gave $20 for a couple.
0
Votes
Manola M
What is the difference between Princeville Adventure and Ultimate Kauai Adventure? I am staying in Princeville so I would opt for the first but is the itinerary more or less the same? What does the difference in price depend on? Do you have full glass windows or doors off or what else? We are interested in an early morning tour and photos, so without too much glare possibily. Is the early bird a good option for best light? thank you!
16 March 2017|
Answer Show all 9 answers
Response from karenjQ239LA | Reviewed this property |
We used Sunshine Helicopters. There are doors on their copters, and I was a little worried that the two of us in the center back seats would not get as good a view. Actually we had a great view as the glass goes up into the... More
2
Votes
hps1984
Hi there! I hope you are well! I am wondering if you recommend a morning tour or afternoon tour for better weather? I am looking to take the tour in October. Also - is it best to wear dark clothing for taking photographs in the helicopter? Thanks and regards!
15 September 2015|
Answer
Response from Steve J | Property representative |
Aloha, The weather varies from time to time and unpredictable, but typically morning tours will be best. And yes, we definitely recommend dark clothing so you won't have as much reflection while taking photos. Please note... More
2
Votes