Maui undoubtedly has many opportunities to play in or near the water: Surfing, snorkeling, scuba, parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, just to name a few…But Maui also has a very diverse landscape. It would be remiss not to mention the exciting activities that the interior has to offer.
You can explore the island in so many different ways: driving around (check out the Road to Hana), hiking in the Iao Valley, or even taking a helicopter tour. One of my favorite adventures was ziplining in the mountains of West Maui.
We signed up for our ziplining tour with a company called Skyline Eco Adventures. Our tour guides were awesome and definitely contributed to our great experience. They were a hilarious duo, and both clearly love their job. After getting a safety briefing from them, were were outfitted with the proper equipment and started our way down the course.
This was our first time ziplining, so I wasn’t sure how it would go. It was a bit scary at first, but I was relieved to find that it wasn’t too steep or too fast. And while it probably goes without saying, the views from up there were gorgeous!
This particular course had eight zip lines, with a stop half-way through for some food and rest. We weren’t tired at this point, but it was a nice way to break up the trip. It was also a good opportunity for one of our guides to take a group photo (himself included!):
Now ziplining isn’t completely without risks. One of the younger girls in our group did get stuck half way across one of the zip lines. Good thing she didn’t panic, and luckily our guides knew what to do. They first started shaking the line up and down to see if it would give enough leverage to bring her across to the other side, but eventually one of them had to physically go get her. She was fine, but I’m sure it was an anxious moment hanging from such heights for a few minutes!
We had so much fun on this tour. It was full of laughs and thrills the whole time and is one of those experiences I won’t soon forget. Ziplining in Maui can be a great way to spend some time off the beach, learn more about the island, and make new friends.