I visited Kualoa Ranch today on the 2 hour ATV tour and felt strongly enough to write a review on the same day to warn others from making the same mistake my partner and I made.
This is a scenic tour in every sense of the word. It is NOT for thrill seekers. If you are after a very leisurely tour where you ride an ATV at walking pace, then there is a chance you could have a reasonable time.
However ATV's are meant to be FUN and FAST and EXCITING which won't happen here. Your tour leader will set a slow pace from the outset, and after a few stops the slowest person will be placed at the front further reducing your fun.
The ATV's have been modified significantly, they are essentially powerless and capable of speeds of 20mph at peak, however you will not reach this during your tour. Burnouts, riding on two wheels, drifting, racing or anything else remotely fun is also banned, even though you sign a huge waiver beforehand absolving the company of absolutely everything.
The valley and scenery was OK but you don't need to take the tour to get a great look at it. You can easily do this from the road. The scenes are also barely recognisable from the movies, it's essentially been turned into farmland.
There are so many better things to do in Hawaii that I simply could not recommend this tour to anyone, especially given the price an lack of fun. Do yourself a favour and go snorkelling, surfing, parasailing or anything else.
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