Oahu island, like the rest of Hawaii, is volcanic and tropical in nature, and therefore enjoys a rugged landscape, covered in lush vegetation. Most of the island’s population is based around the coasts, but away from the big cities like Honolulu, it’s easy to get off road and into the wilder side of Oahu, and ATV tours are the most fun way to explore. Kualoa Ranch is especially popular thanks to its expansive lands and for being the setting for scenes from various Hollywood films, such as Jurassic Park.
Among the many Oahu ATV tours available, there is a wide range of different options, but most of them usually include other activities like ziplining, with a few hours on an ATV thrown into a broader itinerary. For this article however, we have restricted the options to ATV and off-roading tours only, basing the selection on many factors including value for money, duration, health and safety, and the quality of your guides. Here are three of the best ATV tours in Oahu.
FROM: $95/per person
Explore the verdant valley and remote recesses of the vast Kualoa Ranch with an ATV. Follow your guide through streams and mud to the locations used for certain scenes of Jurassic Park. You can drive your own ATV or let somebody else do the driving while you sit back and take in the view. This one-hour tour is a hugely popular experience and receives consistently high ratings from guests. The price includes ATV rental and helmets are provided to everyone.
From $112/ per person
Get away from the bustle of the road and cross the countryside of this beautiful island. This 90-minute ATV adventure is passenger-only, with your guide at the wheel, as you explore the remote corners of a large horse and cattle ranch. The 90-minute tour passes caves, viewpoints looking out over Oahu’s north shore, and even sites with historical World War II significance. Lunch is also provided on this ATV tour. Please note that this tour does not run on Sundays.
From $117/ per person
For an even longer ATV tour that heads to those hard to reach off-road locales, this two-hour trip offers even more exploration time in a six-wheeled all-terrain vehicle. You’ll head out the edge of a large ranch that overlooking the ocean along Oahu’s northern shore, and have the chance to plant a monarch milo tree in Legacy Forest. This is a great opportunity to undertake an ATV tour that also gives a native tree back to the earth. Then its back to the mountain trails for some more sights and a picnic lunch along the way.