Sunshine Helicopters

Sunshine HelicoptersThe Island of Hawaii is not only the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands but is also the largest and is home of Mt. Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Alongside Kilauea is Mauna Kea, the tallest sea mountain in the world that stands higher than 30,000 feet and Mauna Loa, the most massive mountain in the world. Come experience the natural yet raw beauty of Hawaii with Sunshine Helicopters on our Whisper STAR helicopter.

Seating Options
Open Seating: Up to six-passengers, seat assignment determined by weight and balance.

First Class Seating: Passengers enjoy “First Class” seating next to pilot, with extra arm and leg room. Maximum combined weight for two passengers on FX STAR First Class is 400 lbs., and Whisper STAR First Class is 490 lbs.

Weight & Size Restrictions
Helicopter weight and balance changes with every flight because of passenger weight, pilot weight and length of flight (fuel weight). It is important that we have accurate body weight from every passenger. FAA regulations require all passengers and their carry-on items to be weighed at time of check-in. If a standard airline seat belt is too small or you weigh over 240 pounds you may be required to purchase a comfort seat on our FX STAR. If you are between 240-290 lbs. we recommend open seating on the Whisper STAR. Over 290 lbs. may require a comfort seat in our Whisper STAR.

Kohala / Hamakua Coast Tour - Approximately a 30-40 minute flight

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Witness the awesome beauty of the Kohala mountains! Our Black Beauties will take you on a climb up steep ocean cliffs and sink down into deep winding valleys such as Waimanu, Pololu and Waipio alive with dozens of roaring waterfalls. This area of the Big Island is rich in history and holds some of the most spectacular vistas in Hawaii.

  Days Time Price
Kohala/Hamakua Coast Tour - Open Seating Daily 4:00pm $239
Kohala/Hamakua Coast Tour - First Class Seating Daily 4:00pm $279

Volcano Deluxe Tour

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Approximately a 1-hour and 45 minute flight 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. This is just one of the unique sights you'll find on an island boasting 11 out of 13 climate zones present on Earth. Let our Black Beauties whisk you through the hidden tropical valleys of the Kohala mountains, alive with dozens of roaring waterfalls, and lift you above the beautiful rainforest of the Hamakua coast.

  Days Price
Volcano Deluxe Tour - Open Seating Daily $579
Volcano Deluxe Tour - First Class Seating Daily $654
Volcano Deluxe Tour (Early Bird) - Open Seating Daily $529
Volcano Deluxe Tour (Early Bird) - First Class Seating Daily $604

Book Time:

7:30am 9:30am 11:30am 2:00pm

Prices include taxes, but not gratuity.