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Scenic Hawaii Helicopter Tours

Soar through breathtaking scenery on helicopter tours of Maui, Big Island, & Kauai

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Discover Maui’s Haleakala crater & Molokai’s remote north shore.


Perhaps the best way to see the hidden beauty of Kauai is by air.

Big Island Helicopter Tours

Experience the fiery lava vents of the Big Island’s active volcano, Kilauea.

Experience the Adventure of a Lifetime!

Sunshine Helicopters offers helicopter tours and sightseeing tours of Maui, Molokai, Kauai, and Hawaii Big Island. Experience Hawaii’s hidden wonders that can only be discovered from the air and see areas where no one has ever set foot. Soar with us above the Hawaiian Islands aboard our state-of-the-art helicopters.

Hawaii air tours offer spectacular aerial views of dormant and active volcanoes including Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui and Volcano National Park on the island of Hawaii. The Intensity of the volcanic landscape and hidden tropical valleys will surely take your breath away. You will see lush valleys dotted with waterfalls, secluded beaches, and areas only accessible by one of our helicopter tours.

Our experienced pilots’ narration provides a rich history and knowledge of the Hawaiian Islands. Our reservations staff, friendly customer service crew, experienced pilots and well-trained mechanics make your safety and comfort our number one priority.

Soar With Us in the Hawaiian Skies!

Helicopter over the Na Pali Coast

I took my son for a holiday gift and was a bit nervous, but the ride was very smooth and actually calming. It was an enjoyable ride and loved seeing all the breathtaking views from the a much different vantage point. It was an incredible experience that we’ll always remember.

Bennett M. • Tripadvisor
An Amazing way to see Kauai

The ground crew were efficient and helpful, our pilot was highly experienced, professional and very informative about the island, as well as being very entertaining. It was a great tour and a great experience - highly recommended.

Dunhams • Tripadvisor
Incredible experience from the sky

Sunshine helicopters did an amazing job of flying our family into the Waimea canyon, thru the waterfalls and around the Napali coast. Our pilot was extremely skilled and a great guide of the sights! The flight was smooth and comfortable but we were in awe and amazement of the scenery.

Cranbury10 • Tripadvisor
Well worth the money

So thankful for my daughter who read up about helicopter tours on our first visit to Kauai. No other way to experience the untouched beauty of this island. Happy with sunshine helicopters and enjoyed Steve, our pilot. Funny and informative, made the trip special! No regrets and got spectacular pictures!

NoraS1510 • TripAdvisor
Worth Every Penny!

A helicopter tour is a must on Kaua'i if you want to really see the island. Sunshine staff was great from the gals at the sign in, to the safety briefing and ride to the airport, and then the flight itself. We opted for the 1st class flight on the whisper helicopter and it was worth the small difference in price to sit in the two front seats for the unobstructed views. Our pilot, Jed, was great and provided tons of information about the island. This was one of the highlights of our trip.

rrleon11 • TripAdvisor
Kauai Helicopter tour

Most excellent experience even on a very rainy day across Kauai. Don't let the rain stop you from going on the tour. Despite the rain, we were able to get a very clear view of every point on the island and the extra rain only added to the amount of waterfalls that were able to be seen. Our pilot and ground staff were all great. Highly recommend Sunshine Helicopters in Lihue.

traveler4949 • TripAdvisor
Absolute must!

My son and I sat up front in the Whisper Star, the experience was incredible! Jaw dropping, unreal beauty. Everyone I spoke to and met at Sunshine was friendly and professional. Jed, the pilot, is competent and pleasant. We had a great time and got the video. Unreal beauty on Kauai.

NorthStar51645995924 • TripAdvisor
Best adventure on Kauai!

The helicopter tour was amazing - we saw all the best known spots and also some where no one has ever walked before. Our pilot made sure we also got some adrenaline rush, but just the right amount! He also provided us with great explanation of what we were seeing and what to look out for. Would definitely recommend!

Tjasa G. • TripAdvisor
A Maui MUST DO!!

This excursion was unbelievable! Could not have been any better. All staff were exceptional. In over 55 years of travel this was one of the best “adventures “ I’ve ever experienced

Shannon G. • TripAdvisor


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FX Star Helicopters

AS-350 is the industry standard “Black Beauty” has all forward-facing customized bench style seats giving excellent visibility. Sunshine has flown over 1.6 million satisfied passengers in our “Black Beauties”
since 1985. Upgraded in 2008 to the all-new AStar 350FX, the “FX” carries more weight, flies faster, is quieter and more fuel efficient. The increased capacity allows the FX to have “First Class” seating. Ross Scott, President says “the FX is the most environmentally friendly helicopter we operate with a lower noise footprint and 25% less fuel burn. It raises the bar for green helicopter air touring in Hawaii.”

FX First Class Seating:

Passengers enjoy “First Class” seating next to the pilot, with extra arm and leg room. Maximum combined weight for two passengers: 400 lbs.

FX Open Seating:

Industry standard six-passengers, seat assignment determined by weight and balance.

WhisperSTAR Helicopters

EC-130 B4 WhisperSTAR is the ultimate in sightseeing helicopters. More interior room, more visibility with added plexiglass and elevated rear seats. Sunshine customizes the standard factory interior with business and first-class seating to further enhance passenger comfort and visibility. Experience the superb quiet and ultra smooth most advanced technological sightseeing helicopter ever!

WhisperSTAR First Class Seating:

The three front seat configuration is replaced with two front seats. Passengers enjoy “First Class” seating next to the pilot, with extra arm and leg room. Maximum combined weight for two passengers: 490 lbs.

WhisperSTAR Open Seating:

Up to six-passengers, seat assignment determined by weight and balance.