IMG_0787Are you a traveler that loves those long tours with very beneficial content all along the way?! Well, the ATV (All-Terrain-Vehicle) tour at Kualoa Ranch offers just that. Even better, you’re having a great time riding through Hawaii terrain on your own vehicle. Unfortunately, be warned that, if you like speed, the vehicles max out at around 12mph (19kph) but it’s still fun riding through the muddy roads!

Duration: 1 & 2 Hour Tours

Price: Adult $74.95 – $119.95 (plus 4.712% tax).

Restrictions: Minimum Age: 16 years old, Closed toe shoes must be worn. Long pants and sunscreen are highly recommended.

(Kualoa Ranch offers an optional round trip transportation from Waikiki $15 plus tax.)

IMG_0816This ATV tour focused mainly on movie locations filmed on the Kualoa property. Few of the big ones include: Pearl Harbor, 50 First Dates, Jurassic Park, and Godzilla just to name a few. That being said, our first stop was a building (an old WWII bunker) that is filled with many movie props and some WWII historical items as well.


IMG_0804One of the Pearl Harbor props used in filming!

20130520_162921_Richtone(HDR)If you find the slow speed and Hollywood influence tame, the scenic views make up for it so much!


IMG_0825That little ditch to the right of the ATVs is a left over footprint from the 1999 Godzilla movie! Up toward the right is the second step! Such an awesome way to experience the movie tour! The footprint may have just been one of our favorites throughout the adventure.

IMG_0833Many big blockbusters have a dedicated sign of where it was filmed. From the movie 50 First Dates, this was the road where Lucy (Drew Barrymore) was beating Ula (Rob Schneider) with a metal bat after tackling Henry (Adam Sandler). Such a funny scene!


IMG_0849This entire set was to be demolished in a few months when we visited so you may or may not see it when you go! These are props from Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. These props were made out of styrofoams which was really light to carry. We had a lot of fun with these!


20130520_160054_Richtone(HDR) copyThe beautiful scenes are endless so be sure to bring your best cameras to capture the moments!

IMG_0871The benefit to the ride was they let you bring GoPros and have attachments for helmets already built in, which we really appreciated! Overall, it’s a fun, enjoyable, beautiful, scenic ride through the famous Kualoa ranch. You can see sites of where your favorite movies were filmed. I believe this is one type of experience where whether rain or shine it can be a really fun and unique experience…you’ll either hate it or love it depending on how adventurous your personality is. In the end you can let that ATV rip open to top speed while doing small bits of maneuvers through muddy roads and puddles which was a great way to end the tour.

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ATV Tours Hawaii at Kualoa Ranch
49-560 Kamehameha Hwy.
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 237-7321

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