Kauai Zipline Tours

Kauai Zipline Tours

Book Kauai Zipline Tours

Koloa Zipline
Experience Kauai from a fresh angle as you soar over lush forests and above the vast Waita Reservoir on the island’s longest ziplining tour. (Operated by Koloa Zipline, Poipu area)

AdrenaLine Kauai Zipline Tour
Witness Kauai’s natural splendor with AdrenaLine’s zipline tours, featuring multiple courses showcasing the island’s longest zipline, tandem rides over Kipu Ranch and a refreshing dip in a lava rock swimming hole. (Operated by Outfitters Kauai, Lihue area)

Kipu Ranch PowerLine Zipline
This ideal activity for adding some thrills to your Kauai visit takes place on a 3,000-acre private working cattle ranch. (Operated by Outfitters Kauai, Lihue area)

5 Line Zipline Tour
Discover the thrill of ziplining over lush mountain valleys and spectacular ocean views on this 5-line express tour. (Operated by Shaka Zipline, Poipu area)

8 Line Zipline Tour
There’s no better way to experience Kauai’s South shore than from this 8-line zipline tour! (Operated by Shaka Zipline, Poipu area)

Kauai Backcountry Treetop Canopy Zipline & Swimming Adventure with Lunch
A four-wheel-drive vehicle takes participants to a lush location in the island’s interior for a series of seven ziplines. Afterwards, participants enjoy a snack lunch in a natural bamboo grove and swim in a relaxing natural pool. (Operated by Kauai Backcountry Adventures, Lihue area)

Soar Over Beautiful Kauai With a Zipline Tour

Kauai Ziplining Tour
Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

Ziplining on Kauai offers an exhilarating adventure amidst the lush greenery and stunning landscapes of Hawaii’s Garden Isle. The adrenaline rush of zipping over this emerald paradise is matched only by the sense of awe at the natural beauty surrounding you.

Kauai boasts a variety of zipline courses, each offering its own unique blend of adventure and natural beauty. From the lush interior of the island to Kauai’s vibrant South shore, there’s a zipline tour to suit every age, preference and skill level.

Though highly adventurous, ziplining is a safe activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. Before embarking on your adventure, you’ll receive thorough safety instructions and be outfitted with sturdy harnesses and gear to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience. Experienced guides accompany each tour, providing expert guidance and assistance every step of the way, so you can relax and focus on this amazing experience.

Kauai Zipline Tour Companies

Kauai Zipline Companies

There are several excellent zipline tour companies on Kauai, including Kauai Backcountry Adventures (Lihue), Outfitters Kauai (at Kipu Ranch near Lihue), Koloa Zipline (Poipu area) and Shaka Zipline (Poipu area).

Kauai Backcountry Adventures uses four-wheel-drive vehicles to take participants into the lush interior of Kauai where grand vistas and a series of seven ziplines await. After the zipline course, participants recover and refresh with a snack lunch and a dip in a natural pool.

Located on the scenic 3,000-acre Kipu Ranch, Outfitters Kauai is known for offering tours that combine ziplining with other activities, such as hiking, kayaking and swimming. Their zipline tours can include unique features such as the “FlyLine” – Kauai’s longest zipline at almost 4,000 feet, offering an intense adrenaline rush at speeds up to 60 mph.

Koloa Zipline boasts one of the longest zipline courses on Kauai, with 8 lines offering a mix of scenic views and thrills. They are known for the “Flyin’ Kauai’an” harness that allows guests to zipline in a head-first, superhero position. Also popular is a half mile zipline over the Waita Reservoir, Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake.

As one of the newer zipline operators on Kauai, Shaka Zipline distinguishes itself by providing adrenaline-packed experiences with a focus on speed and excitement. Their courses are designed to blend the thrill of ziplining with the natural beauty of Kauai, promising guests an unforgettable journey over the treetops.

Planning Your Zipline Adventure

Kauai Ziplining TipsHawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson

When planning your Kauai zipline adventure, be sure to book your tour in advance to secure your spot, especially during peak seasons. Consider factors such as location, duration and level of difficulty when choosing a zipline course that suits your preferences and abilities. Don’t forget to check for any age or weight restrictions that may apply and dress comfortably in lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing and sturdy closed-toe shoes. Finally, don’t forget your action camera to capture the breathtaking views and unforgettable moments of your aerial adventure in paradise.

Kauai Ziplining Tips

Book in Advance: Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement, book your tour in advance as some sell out, especially during peak seasons.

Cost: Zipline tours on Kauai vary in price, with most ranging from about $60 to $175 per person, depending on the particulars of the zipline course. Tours that combine other activities such as hiking and kayaking can cost up to $300 per person.

Duration: Expect to spend 2 to 3 hours or more on your zipline tour, with the exact length varying by course. This duration allows ample time to enjoy the scenery, feel the adrenaline and even take a few photos.

Requirements: Specific age and weight restrictions apply per tour, so it’s important to check ahead. On average, participants must weigh between 60 and 275 lbs and be at least 4-12 years old (depending on tour provider). Those with heart conditions, back or neck problems, or pregnant women are advised against participating.

Cruise Ship Passengers: Outfitters Kauai and Kauai Backcountry Adventures are conveniently located in Lihue nearer the Nawiliwili cruise ship port, making them perfect for those arriving by sea.

Wear Appropriate Clothing: Comfort is key. Wear athletic or hiking clothes that allow for movement, and don’t forget closed-toe shoes. If you wear glasses, secure them with a strap to avoid any mishaps mid-air.

Secure Personal Belongings: Leave unnecessary valuables behind and secure any essential items to prevent loss or damage.

Apply Sunscreen: Kauai’s tropical climate means ample sun exposure. Apply sunscreen generously before your zipline tour to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Listen to Safety Briefings: Pay close attention to the safety instructions provided by your guides before the tour begins. Follow their guidance to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Stay Hydrated: Bring along a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated throughout the tour, especially if you’re ziplining in the heat of the day.

Bring an Action Camera: Capture the breathtaking views and memorable moments of your zipline adventure by bringing along a camera or smartphone with a secure strap.

Respect the Environment: Stay on designated paths and follow any environmental guidelines provided by your tour operator to minimize your impact on Kauai’s delicate ecosystems.

Listen to Guides: Follow the instructions of your guides during the tour. They are trained professionals who are there to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

Enjoy the Experience: Take in the stunning scenery and embrace the exhilarating sensation of ziplining through Kauai’s beautiful landscapes. Relax, have fun, and make the most of your adventure!

By following these tips, you’ll be well-prepared to enjoy a safe, memorable, and thrilling zipline tour on the picturesque island of Kauai.

TOP PHOTO: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson