The Koloa Zipline Tour on Kauai is a great way to experience an amazing zipline tour that will only add to the fun, adventure and beauty that Kauai offers everyone who visits.
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When my husband and I were planning our trip to Kauai, one of the activities we wanted to do was ziplining. There are quite a few zipline tour companies to choose from but ultimately we chose to go with Koloa Zipline.
Why fly with Koloa Zipline?
- There are a total of eight ziplines, plus they have three of the longest zips on the island with the longest being 1/2 mile!
- Their tour guides are helpful, knowledgeable, fun and always put safety first.
- You don’t have to stress about bringing your camera because they take pictures of you on the tour that you receive digitally at the end.
- The jungle is beautiful! The tour is partially on private land so you get to see parts of Kauai you wouldn’t be able to otherwise.
- Koloa Zipline is the only zip tour on Kauai that offers a full custom harness so you can fly the zips in a variety of ways, including upside down, backward, head first and traditional!
What should you bring?
- Bug spray
- Closed toed shoes (no sandals)
- Short Sleeve Shirt (to avoid chaffing from the harness since you wear it during the whole tour)
- Longer shorts, capris or yoga pants (same issue with chaffing due to the harness)
*If you forget any of these things, you can purchase them at check-in. They have a store with everything you might need.
Other things to consider before booking with Koloa Zipline
- Minimum age is 7 and all minors must be accompanied by an adult
- Max weight: 280lbs
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Don’t go if you are pregnant, have back or bone/joint problems, heart conditions or recent surgeries
Our Experience with Koloa Zipline
Koloa Zipline is located on the south side of the island in the town of Koloa. This was really convenient for us since we were staying in Koloa but even if we weren’t, it’s not a long drive to get there from any part of Kauai.
Our check in was quick and easy. We had to confirm our reservation and sign a waiver. They also double checked my email address to make sure they’d be sending the pictures of our tour to the right person. Then we drove down the road where we parked our car in front of the Old Koloa Sugar Mill and walked across the road to the Koloa Zipline Ground School. (Here, they have bathrooms, lockers and all the gear you need to go ziplining.) Before hopping in the truck to drive to the first part of the tour, the tour guides went through safety protocol and demonstrated each of the ways you can go on the zipline.
The group of people we were with was so much fun! We all chatted and laughed and cheered each other on during the 3.5 hour tour. This was my first time going on a zipline so I was a little nervous, but after the first one, I was ready for the next (and the next and the next…).
Our tour guides (Race and Fathi) were calm, confident and always made sure we were secure in our harness before letting us go down the zip. Not only that, they were friendly, kind and happy to give honest recommendations to local restaurants. (I wish we’d listened to Race when he advised us against going to Bubba’s Burgers.)
As for the ziplining itself, it was so much fun! My husband and I tried all the ways you could ride the zipline from upside down, backwards, traditional and my personal favorite called “flyin’ Kaua’iian” (head first). Having the wind in my face as I raced through the jungle was both enjoyable and a great adrenaline rush!
By the end of the tour, I was tired, sweaty, happy and ready to go relax on the beach by our hotel. But before doing that, we got picked up by another truck and taken back to Ground School to check in our gear then officially check out by heading quickly back to the main office/store.
If you are going to Kauai and considering a zipline tour, I highly recommend going with Koloa Zipline and would absolutely go with them again. Everything about our experience was perfect, enjoyable and stress-free!
Also be sure to check out my other posts about Kauai for reviews, packing lists, where to eat (and not eat) and more.
Have you ever been on a zipline tour? What was your experience?