Take in the sights, sounds and scents of Maui through a zipline tour. With several tour options to choose from on the island, you’ll have chances to soar above coconut trees, wild ginger, waterfalls and more during a zipline excursion. With ziplines hundreds of feet high and thousands of feet long, you can get up to high speeds on some of these tours offering an exhilarating experience for you, your friends and your family.
If you’re looking for a rush of exhilaration and fast-paced soaring through some of Maui’s most beautiful natural landscapes, then ziplining is the thing for you! The island has numerous companies with various locations for your next zipline adventure, from the diverse West Maui foothills of Ka’anapali to the cool forests of Haleakala. This is a fun, family-friendly excursion that is easy and exciting. Each zipline tour has beautiful sweeping views of different parts of Maui and is led by knowledgeable and charismatic guides. This is a great way to learn, explore, and experience a thrill in a gorgeous setting.
Take in the sights, sounds and scents of Maui through a zipline tour. With several to choose from on the island, you’ll have chances to soar above coconut trees, wild ginger, waterfalls and more during this stimulating adventure. With ziplines hundreds of feet high and thousands of feet long, you can soar at high speeds in a completely safe environment.
Tips on your next zipline adventure:
- Choose from several zipline tour options
- Zipline by a waterfall
- Snacks will be provided
- Hiking tours available
- Traverse through the jungle
- Jungle, ocean and mountain views
Maui holds a variety of ziplines including the first course ever to be built in the United States, located in Haleakala National Park! This is one of the two ziplines that are in upcountry regions, with the other one in an area called Pi’iholo. These are both fresh, lush forested areas that generally have colder temperatures compared to the others. These courses will take you through tall peaceful trees and over deep gulches. There are also two ziplines on the west side in both Ka’anapali and Kapalua. These are popular because of their proximity to the hotels and the variety of lines and packages they offer. The Kapalua course features dual lines and the longest, fastest ziplines on the island. The Ka’anapali course has scenic overlooks into large valleys and multiple line options for a longer experience. The environment is partly forested but usually dry, warm and dusty. They are in the upper foothills of the West Maui Mountains which provide a beautiful view of the coastline below and the dramatic ridges of the mountains above.
Another zipline is located in Maui’s central valley at the Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. It is much shorter in length but in a very pretty setting. This picturesque spot is at the base of the West Maui mountains with plentiful views of the surrounding lush valleys, fields, and Haleakala. The final zipline course is in Haiku on the North Shore, right on the way to Hana. This course is a whirlwind jungle tour through the rainforest and past waterfalls.
An additional fun part of zipline tours is that there is some easy hiking to do in order to reach your zipline location. Enjoy the scenery and keep an eye out for local birds and wildlife. Your guide will point out interesting native plants, trees and flowers and give a history of the area and its significance to Hawaiian culture. This combination of learning and adventure is what makes a Maui zipline tour so special!
The zipline tours available are run by a few different companies, but each and every one of them holds safety at their top priority. They make sure to take necessary steps to ensure that you and your family are in the best of hands during your adventure. Every guide is very well-trained and provides each guest with a helmet, reliable harness and safety briefing before departure. With a minimum breaking strength of 26,000 lbs, the ziplines are durable and very capable of transporting you safely through the course. The guides also inspect the courses daily before taking any tours to guarantee everything is functioning correctly. You can embark on your zipline adventure with utmost confidence in the company and your group guide.
What to wear and bring
What you should wear and bring will depend on the zipline tour you choose. The tour lengths can range from 2-6 hours based on the number of lines and location, and light snacks and water are usually provided. It never hurts to bring some extra food and water but because of the hands-on activity you will leave most of your belongings behind anyways. All of the tours offer photography and sometimes video for an additional cost, but you can bring your own GoPro, phone or camera if you prefer to capture the experience yourself. You should wear some comfortable close-toed shoes that are suitable for hiking and maybe a hat to protect from the sun. For locations like Kapalua and Ka’anapali, you might want to wear shorts and a comfortable shirt in preparation for warmer temperatures. For upcountry courses, wear light layers and pants. Always bring sun protection in the form of either sunscreen, sunglasses or a hat.