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Big Island Zip & Dip Adventure Tour

Feel the unbelievable rush of ziplining over the Honomu Coast and two stunning waterfalls near Akaka Falls State Park, including the 250-foot KoleKole waterfall on our Hilo Zipline—then spend two hours frolicking or relaxing at a privately-owned waterfall. It’s refreshingly adventurous for kids and grownups!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Experience seven ziplines, each more exciting than the last, including line 7, where you’ll fly over a 450-foot ravine, a 200-foot waterfall, and every one of your expectations.
Spend a couple of hours swimming or relaxing at a privately-owned waterfall. We’ll have kayaks and a selection of water toys perfect for memorable family shenanigans.
Enjoy a picnic-style lunch at the foot of the waterfall. Lunch includes drinks, chips, and your choice of a cranberry walnut chicken, BLT, tuna or veggie wrap.
We bring you to the zipline location, but this tour requires guests to transport themselves to the swimming location after the zipline tour (5 min drive). Directions will be given at check-in.

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Fly Over Two Waterfalls, Then Get Under One!
Learn about native and canoe plants while each line becomes more thrilling than the last—until you’re zipping over a 250-foot waterfall 400 feet over a stunning Big Island valley. Then, cool off with a two-hour swim or lounge at a privately-owned waterfall.   

Fly Over Two Waterfalls, Then Get Under One!
Learn about native and canoe plants while each line becomes more thrilling than the last—until you’re zipping over a 250-foot waterfall 400 feet over a stunning Big Island valley. Then, cool off with a two-hour swim or lounge at a privately-owned waterfall.   

LOCATION

SKYLINE BIG ISLAND

We’re located on the far eastern side of the Big Island on the road to Akaka Falls State Park.
 
You'll check in and meet your guides at our Honomu retail store. Then we'll hop in one of our 4x4 adventure vans and take a ride through lush Hawaiian landscape on the way to the start of your zipline tour. Our address is: 
 
28-1692 Old Mamalahoa Highway Unit 1
Honomu, HI 96728
 
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From Hilo: 25 min.
From Kailua-Kona Resort areas: 120 min.
From Waikoloa Resort areas: 90 min.
 
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REQUIREMENTS

AGE: Guests must be 10 or older, and all guests ages 10-14 must have an adult zipping in their party. A legal guardian must sign a release and waiver to allow kids under 18 to zip.

WEIGHT: Must weigh between 60-260 pounds. This requirement is strictly enforced and all participants will be weighed during the check-in process. 
 
SCUBA DIVING: For your safety, we ask that you schedule your zipline tour more than 24 hours after any scuba diving excursion. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to hike 2-2 1/2 miles at elevation over uneven surfaces
  • Free of chronic heart problems
  • Not pregnant - unfortunately, it's unsafe to zip while pregnant 
  • You should not have had recent surgery; especially on ankles, knees, or back. If you have serious neck, back, or joint injuries, you should also check with your doctor.
  • The inherent risks of walking on unimproved hiking trails and joint impacts associated with zipline landings should be considered before going on a zipline tour
SAFETY

3 MILLION AND COUNTING: With over 17 years experience, and more than 3 million zipline crossings, Skyline is the most experienced zipline operator in the U.S.
 
TRAINED GUIDES: Every Skyline zipline guide goes through an 80-hour training process (double the industry standard) covering all aspects of equipment, safety, and operations. They then undergo weeks of additional on-the-job training before officially earning the title of Skyline Zipline Guide.  


TESTED FOR SAFETY: All our equipment is tested to hold at least 5,000 pounds and each zipline cable has a minimum breaking strength of over 26,000 pounds.

INSPECTED DAILY: Each day, our trained staff thoroughly inspects all lines, platforms, trails, and equipment, and an accredited 3rd party ACCT inspector reviews all ziplines, equipment, and practices annually. 
 
GUIDES

LEARN ABOUT AUTHENTIC HAWAII: Our guides make each tour a unique experience. Trained to uncover Hawaii's rich history and to keep you safe and smiling throughout the tour, they’re experts at what they do and set Skyline apart from the rest.
 

TRAINED TO KEEP YOU SAFE: Every Skyline zipline guide goes through an 80-hour training process (double the industry standard) covering all aspects of equipment, safety, and operations. They then undergo weeks of additional on-the-job training before officially earning the title of Skyline Zipline Guide.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CLOTHING: For ziplining, shorts or pants and a t-shirt are ideal for your comfort. If you’re interested in swimming, please bring a swimsuit and a change of clothes.

SHOES: For your safety, we ask that you wear shoes with a fully-enclosed toe and heel, like an athletic or hiking shoe. Shoes must be snug. (No Teva or Keen-type sandals with open sections or 5-finger shoes.) 

GLASSES: Glasses and sunglasses may be worn - just be sure to bring your strap.

DITCH THE PACK: You can bring your backpack, but we'll lock it up for you while you zip.
 
 


CAMERA/CELLPHONE CAMERA: You will definitely want to capture the beauty of the tour and waterfalls, so bring your camera! That being said, bring your camera on the zipline portion of the adventure at your own risk. We recommend that you securely strap it to yourself or use one of our free pouches to store it while you zip. There are GoPro cameras available to rent on each tour.

PROTECT YOUR SKIN: Bring your reef-safe sunscreen. We also recommend wearing clothes that help block the sun.
 
FAQs

WHERE DO WE CHECK IN?
Check-in for Skyline Akaka Falls is at our retail store. Our address is: 

28-1692 Old Mamalahoa Highway Unit 1
Honomu, HI 96728 

Please arrive 30 minutes before your tour begins. 
 
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS? Tours operate rain or shine. If we do cancel, we'll make every effort to contact you in advance to reschedule or refund the tour.

Hours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM (every day)


WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
Our Hassle-Free Cancellation Policy guarantees that you receive a 100% refund for any tour cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of your tour time. For cancellations made within 24 hours of your tour, we can only provide a refund if we are able to rebook the spots on your tour. 
 
Have More Questions?
Feel free to give us a call at 1.808.878.8400
CONSERVATION EFFORTS

Giving 1% and More.

Skyline is the first zipline operator in the world to join 1% for the Planet—a group of businesses committed to giving at least 1% of all sales back to environmental conservation. And because we take our “Do Good. Have Fun.” mantra very seriously, we also support multiple other community and health nonprofits just for good measure.

 

“The Zipline Tour over Akaka Falls was a lifetime experience I will never forget. Rob and Brannon where excellent and fun tour guides who made this trip very special and heaps of fun! Not only that they were joking around and taking very good care of everyone of the group, they also explained a lot about the nature, the plants, and animals. The path to every zipline was really beautiful. And the Zipline itself blew my mind.”
— Fritzi15, TripAdvisor

Zip for a better Hawaii.

Because we give annually to 1% For the Planet, every tour you take sends money to environmental nonprofits.

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