Sunshine Helicopters Kauai

Experience the majestic coastline of Kauai's north shore

Sunshine Helicopters Kauai

Pick up location is at the Princeville Airport

Sunshine Helicopters Kauai

Discover the many cascading waterfalls and emerald valleys

Sunshine Helicopters Kauai

See hidden places that can only be discovered from the air.

Sunshine Helicopters Kauai

Cruise along the coastline and take in the views of sea caves and dramatic cliffs

Sunshine Helicopters has announced that they are ceasing flights out of the Princeville Airport effective June 1 2018. For tour dates on or after 6/1/2018 all Sunshine flights on Kauai will operate out of the Lihue Airport general aviation area. Rate for these tours will be $20 per seat less expensive than the rate advertised for Princeville flights.
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Princeville Airport Helicopter Tour with Sunshine Helicopters takes you to Kauai’s majestic mountains, magical sea caves, awesome waterfalls and emerald green vistas.  Tour Waimea Canyon – the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”  It is truly a spectacular sight from the air.

Mount Waialeale is one of the the wettest spots on earth – with an average annual rainfall of forty feet. Most of the mountain rain drains into the nearby Alakai Swamp, home to several rare species of plants and birds. The eastern slopes of Mount Waialeale  flow over Wailua Falls – famous for the opening scene in the TV show Fantasy Island is one of the dozens of waterfalls you will see.

The  Na Pali Coast, with its dramatic cliffs chisled by time to  razor sharp peaks, is spellbinding no matter how many times you see it. This is the home of the legendary Bali Hai as seen in South Pacific and yes, it is calling you.

You have option of selecting “First Class” seating next to the pilot, with extra arm, leg room, and superior visibility.  The maximum combined weight for two First Class passengers is 490 lbs.  This is only available for a party that is purchasing both seats. 

Sunshine Helicopters also offers off peak rates at 8am and 2pm-4pm.  The peak times are 9am-1pm.

General Information

Reservations:  Four passengers required to confirm tours. Early Bird flights depart at 8am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.  No Sunday flights out of Princeville.

Check In:  Princeville Airport, 5-3541 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville, HI 96754 Click to view map

Duration: 45-55 minutes

Restrictions: If a standard airline seat belt is too small or you weigh over 290 pounds you may be required to purchase an extra seat.

Equipment: Eurocopter EC-130 Whisper STAR

Capacity: 6

Princeville Airport Helicopter Tour
Kauai’s breathtaking coastline
Experience the many waterfalls the island has to offer

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We recommend Jack Harter Doors On or Doors Off, because they will pick you up from the harbor.  The Princeville Airport Helicopter Tour requires an hour’s drive so it is not the best choice for cruise ship passengers.



Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

You really haven’t seen the island of Kauai until you’ve seen it from above. There is so much beauty on this island that it will leave you speechless. Countless remote waterfalls are just waiting for you to point your camera lens at them!

Most helicopter tours leave from the main airport in Lihue, and for visitors staying on the north shore (Princeville, Hanalei, Haena, etc.) the drive into town can take an hour or more depending on traffic. Helicopter tours are expensive, and the LAST thing you want to do is miss your tour time because you cut it a little too close and then run into congestion on a stretch of our two-lane “highway.” There is a north shore alternative … and these flights out of the Princeville Airport save you the drive back into town. You really don’t need stress on your vacation, and this is a stress-free way to see the very best that our island has to offer.

One other advantage of the north shore departures … the flights from here have a slightly higher % of the time spent over the mountainous interior, Waimea Canyon, and the Na Pali coast. The flights out of LIhue spend a few more minutes over flatter terrain on return back to the airport.