Promising the adventure of soaring like a bird through a natural habitat, zipline rides have become popular in the adventure tourism trade of Maui. As ecotourism or green tourism becomes a more sought out way to spend vacations, ziplining has become one of the fastest growing eco-friendly activities throughout the world. On Maui, adventure-seekers can choose from four different operators. And be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and don’t forget the camera!
Skyline Eco Adventures
The first zipline operator on Maui, Skyline Eco Adventures has earned many accolades, most notably a #1 ranking for its Kaanapali Maui Zipline Tour. The company recently introduced a Zip n’ Dip Tour and Zip n’ Splash. www.zipline.com, 808.878.8400
Pi‘iholo Ranch Zipline
A four-line zipline tour offers almost two hours of thrilling fun as adventure seekers soar over trees, gulches and green ranchland on the slopes of Haleakala. www.piiholozipline.com, 800.374.7050
While zipline operators have sprouted across the island, only Maui Zipline allows kids as young as 5 years old to experience the same adrenaline rush as their parents. Zip over the lush landscape of Maui Tropical Plantation, and take in the bird’s-eye view of swaying palm fronds and the majestic Haleakala in the distance. www.mauizipline.com, 808.633.2464
Enjoy an aerial view of tropical forests, pineapple fields and a 50-foot waterfall. With nearly two miles of parallel zipping, Kapalua’s zipline course is one of the country’s largest. www.kapaluaziplines.com, 808.756.9147