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Big Island Kohala Zip and Dip Tour from Kona

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    What to Expect
    Your Kohala Zip & Dip tour begins with an early morning pickup at your Kona or Waikoloa hotel for the drive up the glorious Kona coastline. Pass through the charming plantation towns of Hawi and Kapaau, in the Halawa Lands of King Kamehameha, and keep an eye out for large marine life offshore, including spinner dolphins and humpback whales (in the winter). After a safety briefing from your guide, gear up and climb aboard your 6x6 Pinzgauer open air off-roading military vehicle and enjoy the Kohala views on the way to the top of the course.

    From the moment you begin your aerial adventure at the Kohala zipline park in Kapaau, you will be enthralled by the unspoiled beauty of Kohala, the northernmost region of the Big Island. Perched among lofty trees, this exciting canopy park features soaring tree platforms, five elevated suspension bridges and nine thrilling ziplines. Exclusive features, such as the twin WhisperLines€™, ensure you'll hear the sounds of the forest, and not the sound of metal on metals from the ziplines. Safety is the top priority and courses are inspected twice daily, and you have the ability to choose the speed and orientation of your zipline. A total course length of 4,580 feet (1,395 meters) and height of 140 feet (42 meters) ensure that this adrenaline-rushing experience will be the highlight of your Hawaii vacation. 

    After your aerial trekking, your naturalist guide will continue your adventure to explore a private mountain stream with waterfalls, ancient Hawaiian agricultural sites, and a private waterfall swim awaits. Your destination is the Kohala Ditch Trail, built in the early 1900s to irrigate the surrounding former sugar plantation. Hike approximately 1.0 mile (1.6 km), passing blasted-out tunnels, ditches and an old aqueduct while your guide shares the history of the plantation and the construction of its impressive irrigation system. Throughout the moderately challenging hike, see multiple Kohala waterfalls that dot the lush and diverse landscape. Stop at the last fall for a chance to jump into the refreshing pool and cool off under the cascade. Take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch at a breathtaking private picnic area overlooking lush green valleys and 1,000 ft. sea cliffs plunging into the ocean. This is the adventure you'll take home and talk about for years to come. At the end of the hike, relax on the ride back to your hotel, where your 9-hour tour concludes at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Round-trip transportation is provided for most of the main Kona and Waikoloa hotels. If you are staying at another hotel, you may meet the tour group at the closest included hotel, at the tour operator's Kona headquarters (Hawaii Forest and Trail), or at the Queens' MarketPlace in Waikoloa.
    Departure Time
    6:50 AM
    Return Details
    Tour concludes at the tour operator's Kona headquarters around 4:30pm
    • Access fees
    • Local taxes
    • Beverages
    • Snacks
    • Picnic-style lunch
    • Naturalist guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
    • Walking staff
    • Rain gear
    • Day pack
    • All necessary zipline equipment (helmet, glove, and harness)
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • Participants must weigh between 70 and 270 lbs (32 and 122 kg)
    • Minor children require a parent or guardian to sign their participation agreements, and children between the ages of 8 and 13 require an adult to zipline with them
    • Must be able to walk over uneven terrain and make short climbs
    • Not recommended for those with back or neck problems or who may be pregnant
    • Guests should wear closed-toe walking shoes, bring or wear a bathing suit, and bring a light layer or sweatshirt
    • A maximum number of 12 people per van
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Eric, Frankie and Brett were an amazing crew to have for the day. Great personalities! Really made the day. From the beginning everything is explained well and how the day will unfold. Well laid out zip tour among the trees including safety instructions. The extra bonus was the
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    Great way to spend the day, staff was so fun and professional. Amazing views and adventure. We did the zip and dip... well planned day that we didn’t have to plan.
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    My husband and I really enjoyed this zipline adventure. Our guide Nick was very personable and knowledgeable. He and Brett (the other staff member who assisted our group on the zipline course) were so informative and made us feel so comfortable. I have a major fear of heights
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    I'll preface this by saying that I'm definitely not an adventurous or daring person by any stretch. And I still had a phenomenal time! My friend wanted to do the zipline part and I was mainly interested in swimming in a waterfall, but I thoroughly enjoyed the entire day. The
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    We booked the zip and dip excursion. When you book it says 8am-4pm and they do offer transportation. The info you receive shows those hours and also states arrive 30 minutes early. Come to find out the hours include transportation, which we did not use. We also arrived back to
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