ATV Tour at Kualoa Ranch
Chad and I did the two hour ATV tour at Kualoa Ranch this past Saturday and I want to share our experience with you all!
The ATV Tour at Kualoa Ranch wasn’t exactly what I thought it was going to be but it was still fun!
Scroll down to read my thoughts on the ATV Tour at Kualoa Ranch and our experience!
What To Expect From The ATV Tour at Kualoa Ranch
So the ATV Tour at Kualoa Ranch was totally not what either of us were expecting. This is not some off-roading ATV ride like when you visit your grandparents house in West Virginia. A majority of the time you are following a large gravel road. There were a couple parts where it was off-road but it wasn’t anything too crazy.
However, there was one lady during our tour who fell off of the ATV and they wouldn’t let her drive anymore. There is a practice course beforehand and if you swerve off the course, fall off or anything like that, they will not let you drive. And they mean it! They’ll put you in a side-by-side while a tour guide drives you. I honestly probably would have rather done that to be honest!
The movie sites were more like signs of places where certain parts of some movies were filmed. There were some sites where some props were covered with tarp so we couldn’t see too much.
More Info About The ATV Tour Itself
I recommend booking a couple weeks in advance if you plan on doing the ATV Tour at Kualoa Ranch because it does book up FAST! Our tour was on the 25th and I booked our appointment the second week of February I think.
Kualoa Ranch does offer Kama’aina and Military discounts so be sure to check that out here if you have a Hawaii ID or are military!
You must be 16 years or older to drive the ATV and at the time of our tour, we weren’t allowed to double up on ATVs. The speed limit is 12mph but sometimes we went faster.
What To Wear
It is required that you wear closed toed shoes so sneakers will be just fine. The ATV Tour at Kualoa Ranch does go out rain or shine so keep that in mind when picking out what to wear; be sure to check the weather before you go! Chad and I decided to wear pants just in case we were going through parts that had bushes sticking out or something like that.
I recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, you will get a lot of dirt on you afterwards! We had to clean ourselves off afterwards in the bathroom because we were covered in dirt.
Helmets are provided in all different sizes but I am sure you could bring your own if you wanted (I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to but maybe double check beforehand). Keep in mind that the helmet you will be wearing is going to be super dirty. I’m not sure if they clean them or not but they are worn by hundreds of different people – literally. Kualoa Ranch does provide shower caps though to put on over your head if sharing helmets grosses you out.
The ATV Tour at Kualoa Ranch also provides protective glasses but everyone on our tour wore their own. I recommend either borrowing a pair from Kualoa or bringing your own because dirt will be flying into your eyes.
Check out the pictures from our ATV Tour at Kualoa Ranch:
The Different Views
Different Movie Sites We Saw
Our Overall Thoughts
All in all we had a good time but we personally wouldn’t go on the ATV Tour at Kualoa Ranch again. I personally would have much rather done the side-by-side that way I could have looked around at all of the beautiful views and still enjoyed the four wheel experience to an extent.
We might try the other activities that the ranch offers like zip-lining or horseback riding but we’ll see!
SOME TIPS Before You Go
If you end up going with the ATV Tour, as mentioned before, I recommend dressing for the weather and brining a pair of sunglasses. I also recommend bringing baby wipes if you’re able to because we were so dirty afterwards (the baby wipes will come in handy if you grab something to eat afterwards). If you do grab something to eat after your visit at Kualoa, I recommend Keneke’s – it is an awesome local spot off of Kam Highway 11 minutes past Kualoa Ranch if you are turning left out of the parking lot.
You can bring a backpack to hold your belongings and don’t forget your GoPro or camera! There will be photo-ops throughout the tour.
I hope this post helps you plan your next trip to Kualoa Ranch and figure out whether or not the ATV Tour is right for you!
If you have any further questions about the ATV Tour at Kualoa Ranch just comment below! Did this post help you plan your trip to Kualoa Ranch? Is there some information I left out that you wish I would have included? Your feedback matters, let me know by commenting below!