THE OAHU ZIPLINING GUIDE: 4 BEST ZIPLINE TOURS ON OAHU, HAWAII

Ziplining is great adrenaline for the entire family while enjoying a vacation in Oahu, Hawaii. Zipping above the treetops with those Jurassic jungle views below is an amazing feeling and the reason ziplining on Oahu is one of the top-rated activities on the island. There are no special skills you need and the guides will make sure you have a comfortable and safe ride, making this a great family activity. There are several different places you can zipline on Oahu and I will detail and compare all of them in this article so you can decide which tour suits you and your family the best!

OAHU ZIPLINING COMPARISON TABLE

These are the top four zipline operators on Oahu, Hawaii and you will find that each site offers different packages. For example, you can combine the zip-line with an ATV tour at Kualoa Ranch or the zip-line with the ‘Challenge Tower’ at Coral Crater Adventure Park. I’ll describe all of the package options in detail below.

Zipline TourPriceLongest Zipline
Jurassic Zipline – Kualoa Ranch$1661300ft
North Shore Zipline – Kahuku$1692600ft
Coral Crater Adventure Park$140900ft
Bay View ZipLine & Mini Putt$30400ft

JURASSIC ZIPLINE AT KUALOA RANCH

Tour: Jurassic Zipline at Kualoa Ranch

Zipline through the Ka’a’awa Valley rainforest on this tour at Kualoa Ranch. Fly safely down fourteen tandem cables, then cross two suspension bridges that swing over rushing streams. Learn about the native plant and animal life that abounds in this lush valley from your experienced adventure guides, who are there to ensure your comfort and safety. No zipline experience is necessary.

  • Zipline tour at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu
  • Zoom through the treetop canopy on 14 tandem zipline cables and two suspension bridges
  • Learn about the native Hawaiian plants of the sacred Ka’a’awa Valley during a short hike
  • Choose from multiple tour times in the morning or afternoon

Click Here to book your tour of the Jurassic Zipline at Kualoa Ranch (Often sells out weeks in advance)

CLIMB WORKS KAENA FARM – NORTH SHORE ZIPLINE (LONGEST)

Tour: North Shore Zipline Tour

Feel the adrenaline rush while soaring from the top of Oahu’s longest ziplines on this guided tour. Your tour begins with a short ATV ride to the top of a mountain. Then enjoy spectacular panoramic ocean and mountain views of Oahu’s famous North Shore from long, high, and extra-quiet zip lines ranging from 500 to 2,400 feet. Along the way, encounter rappels, sky bridges, scenic boardwalks, and a couple of surprises for some fun activities that challenge in a safe and controlled way.

  • Soar through the North Shore’s jungles on a thrilling zipline tour.
  • Enjoy a series of ziplines, rappels, sky bridges, boardwalks, and more.
  • Ride an ATV to the top of the mountain and enjoy panoramic views of Oahu.

Click Here to book your tour of the North Shore Zipline Tour in advance (Often sells out weeks in advance)

CORAL CRATER ADVENTURE PARK ZIPLINE AND TOWER CHALLENGE

Tour: Coral Crater Zipline and Tower Challenge

Zipline You’ll enjoy all 6 lines of our signature Zipline Course where you’ll zip through trees, race on our tandem lines, and step off a 20-foot platform using an auto-belay system because who needs stairs? Adventure Tower Our Adventure Tower is a two-level jungle gym Challenge Course that measures a 60-foot height. The first level is 20 feet above the ground and the second level is double that at a skyrocketing 40 feet! With 18 challenge elements, you’ll feel like a winner after you navigate through ropes, walk across wobbly bridges, and surf on a rail all while suspended in the sky. There’s also a Three-Line Zipline Tour for $100 if you want the same epic experience but would prefer something a bit shorter and cheaper.

The Adventure Tower also consists of the King Swing and Freefall. The King Swing is a massive pendulum swing that will send you off into a spine-tingling swing into space! Our guide will slowly lower you to the ground after you’ve experienced the thrill of swinging high off the ground. Experience the sensation of a Freefall. This activity will bring you from the very top of the tower to the bottom with one courageous leap. Finish off your aerial adventure by giving our Climbing Wall a try. We have 4 unique routes to experience, so show off your skills and get to the top!

Click Here to book your tour of the Coral Crater Zipline and Tower Challenge

BAY VIEW ZIPLINE & MINI PUTT

The Bay View Zipline is the perfect day out for those who want the zipline experience but maybe not such a long/expensive tour. Bay View is the perfect place for a day out with the family where you can enjoy 18 holes of mini-putt golf and the 400ft zipline for just $40. Compared to the other zipline experiences on Oahu, which are approximately $160 per person, this is a great budget option. Of course, it is just one short zipline but the adrenaline rush is much the same! It’s a great option for a couple of hours of fun and for your first-ever zipline. The other great part about Bay View is that it’s much closer to Waikiki than the other operators so a much shorter drive.

Click Here to book your zipline at the Bay View Zipline and Miniputt.

I hope you enjoyed this Oahu Ziplining guide and it helped you select an awesome Oahu Zipline experience for you and your family!

MY FOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES ON OAHU

Looking for some idea for activities on your rest day from hiking? These are my favorite activities on the island… especially the doors-off helicopter flight.

  • Oahu scenic helicopter flight: My number one recommendation is to do a heli-flight (doors off). You will be absolutely blown away when you see Oahu from the sky! Click to book your tour: Doors-Off Helicopter Flight Tour
  • North Shore Shark Cage Adventure: The biggest adrenaline rush you can have in Hawaii is beneath the surface with sharks! Click to book your tour: North Shore Shark Cage Experience
  • Eco-Friendly Dolphin and Snorkel Half-Day Cruise: One of the best experiences I had on Oahu was swimming with the beautiful spinner dolphins. A once in a lifetime experience. Click to book your tour: Eco-Friendly Dolphin and Snorkel Tour
  • Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran: One of my favorite memories of Hawaii is floating in the water with a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. On this tour that is exactly what you will do! Click to book your tour: Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran

I lived on Oahu for two years and loved adventuring from the beaches to the mountains to the waterfalls! These are my most popular blog post and guides from the beautiful island of Oahu to help you plan your trip!

WHERE TO STAY ON OAHU

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort (Overall Favorite): In the heart of Waikiki, this high-end resort is right on the beach. Luxury rooms overlooking the beach, a private lagoon and a free fireworks and dance performance show. Hilton is easily the most recognizable hotel on the Island.

Why I recommend this hotel: It has its own private lagoon. While lots of people love the beach it is perfect for families. Kids can kayak, swim and snorkel with no worries. There are no currents, waves or sea creatures to worry about. The hotel is right on Waikiki Beach so don’t worry the beach is right there also.

Sheraton Waikiki (Luxury): A luxury resort with the most amazing infinity pool on the island, which overlooks the beach. The bar and nightclub at the Sheraton is a great place to relax after a long day of island adventures.

Why I recommend this hotel: The Sheraton is always exceptional no matter the location but imagine you are leaning over the edge of an infinity pool, the ocean is below you and you turn to your left and watch Diamond Head crater in the distance. That’s where you will be at the end of each day, having a Mai Tai cocktail in your infinity pool. Later on, in the evening Rumfire is a great bar venue, which is actually part of the Sheraton. It is open to the public and is one of the best high-end venues on Oahu. It has a small dance floor but is mostly standing and seating areas for drinks, chats and good times.

Ewa Hotel Waikiki: (Value): Hotels in Waikiki can be expensive. Deciding where to stay on Oahu can be difficult if you don’t have much cash. Luckily, there is an accommodation option on the edge of Waikiki that is excellent value.

Why do I recommend this hostel/hotel: This is the perfect hotel if you want location but are willing to sacrifice a pool and some luxury items to save up to $200 per night. All of the hotels in this area are minimum $300 per night and often much more. Ewa Hotel is just one block back from the beach and is just over $150 USD. If you are like me, I never swim in the hotel pool anyway. Didn’t you come halfway across the world to swim in the beach!

Waikiki Beachside Hostel (Budget Choice): A budget alternative, which is still in an amazing location. Walking distance to Waikiki beach and a central location to base yourself for a week of adventures.

Why I recommend this hostel: Unfortunately Waikiki and Honolulu, in general, are not cheap.  You can grab a dorm room for under $35 a night within walking distance to Waikiki surf beach. This location really is great. You are near a lot of attractions and can take public transport to a lot of great east coast beaches and hikes. It is the number one hostel in Waikiki and I’m sure you will meet other adventurers to go on hikes with!

Disney Aulani Resort (Family Choice): This is a resort your kids will never forget. It honestly feels like a theme park at times with just how many pools and activities are available. If you can afford it, this is the #1 place to stay for families on Oahu.

Why I recommend this hotel: Disney Aulani Resort combines luxury accommodation with family fun. A huge lazy river/tire tube lagoon is probably the highlight of the resort although the water slides and private beach aren’t too far behind. The kids club and massage center are just among a few of the many activities included in your stay. Attend ukelele lessons, free fire-pit story-telling at night and more and more! Your kids will never be bored and the quality of entertainment and facilities is just beyond amazing.

MORE OAHU BLOG POSTS

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