If you're looking for an immaculate, tight ship kind of operation, you might be disappointed in Kauai ATV. If you're looking for a laid back, fun and dirty day, you will be happy with them. You start off in a little house/shop where payments are verified, bandanas are handed out and basic questions are answered, more or less. Then you head a mile or two down the road where t-shirts and some very unfashionable and unattractive shorts are handed out....Who cares?? (If you do happen to care about looking super cute in your photos you can skip their clothing, but be prepared to throw away whatever you wear of your own....) It's a very casual, what-do-we-do-next atmosphere. A word of advice: Don't be put off by the filthy, banged up, scuffed, rough looking ATVs as I was. Once you see the grueling job they do, and the fun they provide, it won't matter a bit.
The guides were fun and the scenery beautiful. You bounce and get jostled, a LOT. You have to push the brakes far harder than in your own vehicle. You get dirtier than you think (we didn't look so bad but the water ran red in the shower later, and we Q-tipped dirt from our ears and noses for a couple of days.)
When you get to the waterfall, and it might be smaller than you anticipate, be brave and daring and jump in the water, no matter what. You will always treasure the picture of it. (But do NOT use the portapotties, no matter what. They are g-r-o-s-s!) The underground WWII bunker was interesting, so enjoy the uniqueness and fortune of getting to be there. My one small complaint was stopping to take group photos...I'm just not into that at all, although if you have a particularly fun group maybe you would like to have a keepsake of your group. I just wanted to drive, and the only pictures I cared about were of my own family.
Overall, a fun and memorable day that I will always recall with a smile....and a yearning to do it again!
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