Oahu Off the Beaten Path

The island of Oahu is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Hawaii. The island features a substantial amount of sightseeing opportunities and outdoor activities.

If you are looking for a day of adventure, ATV and 4WD off-roading tours provide unique exploration opportunities. Many of these trails take you to popular Hollywood filming locations, historic spots and scenic routes. Many ATV or 4WD adventure packages include additional activities, such as thrilling zip line adventures.

By learning more about each of the ATV or 4WD opportunities on the island of Oahu, you will be better prepared to plan your dream vacation or an exciting daytrip. Learn more about the most popular off-roading tours within the sections that have been provided below.

Why ATV or 4WD tours?

ATV and 4WD adventures are fun for the whole family. While you can sightsee while hiking, off road vehicles give you a break from hikes to give you a different type of experience.

Off-road vehicles satisfy the adventure hungry, the thrill seekers and everything in between.

Most ATV and 4WD tours are for adults and children of varying ages. However, you must meet age requirements to be allowed to drive an off road vehicle. Tours may be guided or self-guided, depending on the tour and route.

The Kualoa Ranch

The Kualoa Ranch is one of the most popular tour sites for ATV and 4WD adventures. This tourist site offers several different outdoor activities and various packages that often include multiple adventures for a full day of fun.

Check out the most popular Kualoa Ranch off-road adventures in the sections below.

UTV 4 Wheel Drive Tours

The Kualoa Ranch provides visitors with 4WD vehicles that accommodate two to six people. These self-guided tours take place on trails that can be found deep in scenic valleys and other remote, unique locations. The trails lay on a 1,000 acre stretch of land and is home to famous film locations, including Jurassic Park.

The tour is open to adults and children who are 5 years of age and older. However, the driver must be at least 21 years of age. Groups are permitted to stop, take pictures, explore and swap drivers.

Tours are offered in increments of one hour, two hours or two and a half hours with lunch included.

ATV Tours

ATV tours offer some of the most exciting adventures on the island of Oahu. ATV tours are guided with each participant riding their own ATV to visit remote, scenic spots that few travel to. The tours go out rain or shine and last about an hour.

If you are interested in an ATV tour, you must be at least 16 years of age, appropriately dressed and you must attend a safety briefing.

Jungle Jeep Expedition Tours

The Kuala Ranch provides thrill seekers and sightseers with a jungle jeep tour that delves into the Hakipu’u Jurassic rainforest. This 90 minute guided tour brings tourists to isolated stream beds, across bumpy hills, and secluded locations that overlook the eastern coastline of the island of Oahu.

The tour features several sightseeing experiences, including movie site locations like Jurassic World, Jumanji and Kong Skull Island. You will also get to see the infamous Moli’i pond, an ancient, 800 year old Hawaiian fishing spot.

Other Kauloa Ranch Offerings

The Kauloa Ranch offers several different tourist attractions and package deals. In addition to ATV and 4WD adventures, you can find kayaking, horseback riding, zip lining and trolley tours. Many of these activities are included within package deals that also include ATV or 4WD exploration.

Coral Crater Adventure Park

Coral Crater Adventure Park is just one more exciting tourist destinations that offers an array of outdoor entertainment. Like the Kauloa Ranch, Coral Crater provides families with several package options for ATV and 4WD activities as well as other outdoor opportunities.

You can learn more about the two most popular packages in the sections below.

The Ultimate Adventure Package

The Ultimate Adventure Package provides guests with everything that the Coral Crater Adventure Park has to offer. Guests enjoy a variety of activities, including off-roading in side-by-side ATVs.

This tour lasts between seven and eight hours. While children who are at least 6 years old can ride along, adults must be at least 18 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license to drive an ATV. Attending children must ride with a guide on the ATV tour portion of the adventure.

The ATV portion of the tour will include a guide for safety. There are also safety requirements that must be met by each guest concerning dress codes. All additional gear, including helmets, is provided by the Coral Crater Adventure Park.

The Zip Line & Off-Road Adventure Package

The Zip Line & Off-Road Adventure Package provides tourists with a three-hour adventure. Guests can travel across all six of the park’s zip lines and enjoy a ride on a double occupancy ATV. The ATV portion of the tour is guided and guides provide groups with off-roading techniques to navigate through the provided courses.

You must be at least 6 years of age to ride on an ATV. Children will ride with the guide on the ATV tour. You can only drive an ATV if you are at least 18 years of age and you hold a valid driver’s license. All guests must meet dress code safety guidelines, including closed-toe shows.

CLIMB Works Keana Farms

CLIMB Works at Keana Farms provides thrill seekers with an ATV adventure to the ridgetop as well as other unique, remote locations.

This guided tour lets you see more of the beautiful island of Oahu while learning more about the island (and Hawaii’s) history and culture.

ATV tours are all guided and about three hours long. The difficulty of the tour is typically considered easy or moderate compared to some of the other tours on the island. CLIMB works permits children that are at least 7 years of age on the tour. All guests must meet safety requirements, including shoe, clothing and weight limit requirements.