Does anyone have tips for Kualoa Ranch? What should we know before going?
WHEN TO BOOK?
All day every day guests arrive at Kualoa Ranch only to find that they’re “sold out” of certain activities. Today we asked Kualoa, “in general, how far in advance should each activity be booked?” This is what we were told…
GUIDED HORSEBACK TOUR
At least a week, best 2-3 weeks out.
SECRET ISLAND BEACH ACTIVITIES
1 day in advance. Also ask if it’s going to be crowded, because sometimes large groups will book parties there.
PREMIER MOVIES SITES
e-MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURE TOUR
JUNGLE JEEP EXPEDITION TOUR
7-10 days minimum
OCEAN VOYAGE ADVENTURE
TASTE OF KUALOA FARM TOUR
JURASSIC VALLEY ZIPLINE TOUR
As far out as possible, sometimes sold out 3-4 weeks.
HOLLYWOOD MOVIE SITES TOUR
7-10 days minimum, as soon as you know book it, don’t wait.
JURASSIC VALLEY ATV & RAPTOR TOURS
Most popular, make reservations from home.
Cancellations do occur, so while you’re there it’s always worth asking if there’s availability for something you wanted to do but was sold out at time of booking.
Older folks can take the Raptor (more comfortable multi-person ATV) while the younger ones take the ATV. *Raptor driver must be 21 and over, ATV driver must be 16 and over. No license needed.
You can split your group into different interests, for example, less adventurous can go on the movie tour while adventure seekers go ziplining.
For tour packages, the primary tour is the ATV, and you can choose two others from a “set menu”. The earlier you book the package, the better your choices are for the other two options (best ones get booked early.)
Seats are set aside for tour packages, so although Kualoa’s website might show “sold out,” there might still be seats available. Email Kualoa directly if you’re unable to book because it’s sold out.
Bring water, sunscreen, comfortable closed toed shoes
The wahine at the Ranch make a really yummy egg and bacon sandwich, but you have to know when to go! The earlier, the better. The lines for food after a few buses unload can be enough to make us turn around and leave! Usually the buses arrive around 9am, so if you can beat the rush, you can grab a hot English muffin breakfast sandwich and head out to Ka’a’awa Beach nestled just under the bunkers on the ridgeline. Bring a towel, surfboard, hammock, and some water, and you’re all set for an epic beach day.