Hawaii isn’t all just pretty beaches and relaxation.
If you were hoping to find a thrill on your holiday, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of zipline options in Maui to keep your adrenaline pumping.
Thanks to the rugged mountains, deep valleys, and lush forests, Maui is the perfect place for zipliners of all experience levels.
So if you’re wanting to take to the skies and see what it feels like to fly, I’d advise that you take a look at one of the following options!
Be Advised – Each zipline tour will have its own weight and age recommendations. So check those out before booking.
It is also not advised that you participate in any of the tours if you are pregnant.
Skyline Hawaii – Kaanapali 8-Line Adventure
This adventure certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted. You may not want to look down during this tour as you’ll stand on a platform that is positioned over a 1000-foot-deep valley.
There are also 8 zip lines throughout the tour that are at least 150 feet above the ground.
If you’re slightly nervous, don’t worry as the tour guides are often commended for their amazing assistance, extensive knowledge, and good humor.
A ticket for the 3-hour excursion will cost you around $160 per person. You’ll start around 8 am or 12 pm depending on your booking slot.
Keep in mind, they are closed Sundays and certain holidays.
Piiholo Ranch Zipline – 5 Line Premiere Tour
This tour has 5 lines, and I believe it is perfect for families or riders that are slightly nervous. This is because of the side-by-side lines that can make you feel like you’re not taking the leap alone.
The 5 lines will take you over picturesque views, zipping and gliding over forests and meadows.
And don’t worry if you missed the views if you kept your eyes shut while riding the zipline, as you’ll get the chance to be driven back to the top of the mountain to take in the views later.
You may want to hold on tight during the last line as it whisks travelers at least 600 feet in the air.
There are tours that take place a couple of times throughout the day, usually around 9 and 10 am, however during peak season there can be afternoon tours too.
Per person, for the three-hour activity, you’ll be looking at about $165.
But if you fancy just walking the course while a friend or family member ziplines you can join the excursion for just $25.
Maui Zipline – 5 Line Tropical Adventure
These 5 line zipline adventures are a little smaller than the two previously mentioned and only take around an hour and a half to complete.
The ziplines here are also side by side, so you can either be there for support or a race. There are a few options for your lines ranging from 300 to 900 feet in length.
I’d suggest this tour for those who want something thrilling, without it being too much.
They tend to be better for those with family members who are slightly younger that still want to participate.
You’ll begin with a scenic journey that provides beautiful views of both the island’s coast and its mountains.
Guides are great at being both informative and funny, so you’re sure to have a great time.
The tours tend to start at either 10 am, 12.30 pm, or 3 pm. A ticket will cost around $125 per person, but if you want to join the walk without using the ziplines then you can do so for no charge at all!
NorthShore Zipline Co – Seven Zipline Adventure
This is another great option. From the zipline, you’ll have a stunning view of the ocean while you fly over 900 feet at speeds of over 40 mph.
The guides are known and credited for being incredibly patient, reassuring, and entertaining. So you don’t need to worry about cold feet, the guides are there to help you through it.
There are many tours taking place from early morning to afternoons, and the zipline is open every day of the week except on Sundays.
You’ll usually spend around two hours on this tour and it will cost approximately $119.
And there’s this great feature called the ‘Scaredy-Cat’ refund where if you do not wish to continue after the first two lines you can get a refund – although I’d really recommend trying to persevere.
Jungle Zipline – 8 Lines Zipline Eco Tour
If you’re looking for a tour that has it all, this is the tour for you. Not only do you get eight zip lines to fly across, but there is also a tree-to-tree suspension bridge as well as two swinging bridges and an optional free-fall ride.
So this really is every thrill-seeker’s dream.
The tours for this occur every hour from 9 am until 2 pm. For those 17 and older a ticket will cost around $135, but if you have any particularly brave children willing to participate it’ll cost just $67.50 for those between the ages of 6-16.
If you’re wanting to just walk the excursion you can also do so for just $10.
If you want a fun day out that feels like a real adventure that is sure to get your adrenaline flowing then I couldn’t recommend one of Maui’s ziplining tours enough.
You really will have the best day, having a new life experience while also seeing some of the best and most breathtaking views of Hawaii.
There are enough to choose from that you can pick one based on how much you really want to test yourself.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie then go for one of the 7 or 8-line experiences where you’ll be faced with thrill after thrill. If you’re after the experience without going all in, try one of the shorter courses.
And of course, if you really are unsure but the rest of your group is going, join just for the walk – you’ll be surprised how enjoyable just the journey itself can be!
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