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  • Location:Waikiki, Oahu
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Kualoa Ranch Experience Pass

Here at historic Kualoa Ranch, experience Oahu’s northeastern shoreline with a package of three different tours. Bounce your way down rugged back roads on an adventurous, off-road jungle tour, or visit the sites where many of your favorite movies were shot and filmed. Sail away on a catamaran with views of the Ko’olau Mountains, or relax on a hidden, white sand beach while learning the history of the ranch. Top it off with a buffet lunch, and this day of exploring Kualoa Ranch is the perfect full day adventure.


  • Kualoa Ranch pass with four tours and buffet lunch
  • Explore the jungle in a 6-wheel-drive Swiss Pinzgauer all-terrain vehicle (if option chosen)
  • Visit filming sites for movies and TV shows such as Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Five-O and Lost (if option chosen)
  • Relax on a gorgeous white-sand beach with great views of Mokoli’i Island and Kane’ohe Bay (if option chosen)
  • Tour a fragrant botanical garden, tropical fruit orchard and ancient Hawaiian fishpond (if option chosen)
  • Enjoy a scenic ocean cruise in a catamaran (if option chosen)
  • Choose from a variety of activities that are suitable for all ages

What You Can Expect

Kualoa Ranch Experience Pass

Kualoa Ranch Experience Expedition Vehicle

Founded back in 1850, Kualoa Ranch stretches 4,000 acres (1,619-hectares) from summit down towards the sea. Cattle graze in bright green pastures at the base of the Ko’olau Mountains, and waves lap at the white sand beaches of Oahu’s northeastern coast.

Aside from the daily ranch activities, Kualoa Ranch has quickly become one of Oahu’s most popular attractions—thanks in part to the dozens of films that have been shot right here on the ranch. With the Kualoa Ranch Experience Pass, visitors can travel to the scenes from movies such as Godzilla, Jurassic Park, and Pearl Harbor, or recognize sets for television shows like Hawaii Five-O and Lost.

In addition to exploring the backcountry terrain, you’ll relax on a hidden, white sand beach with kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkeling gear, and enjoy a filling buffet lunch of ranch made chili or ribs. There’s also chicken and vegetable stir fry, and pass holders can choose up to three of the activities in the Itinerary section below.


Movie Sites and Ranch Tour
Hop aboard a vintage school bus and travel into the Kaʻaʻawa Valley to see where many Hollywood blockbuster movies and TV shows are filmed. Look at the setting for Jurassic Park, find Godzilla’s footprints, see the battleground that featured in the World War II film Windtalkers and visit other locations seen onscreen in 50 First Dates and Lost. You might even see a film shoot in progress. Your guide shares entertaining stories about the ranch and movies shot on-site throughout the tour.

Jungle Expedition Tour
Hop on board an adventurous jungle tour in beautiful Hakipu’u Valley in an open-sided Swiss Pinzgauer, a 6-wheel-drive vehicle originally designed for military use. Hang on tight as your expert driver-guide rumbles along jungle trails, maneuvers through stream beds and powers up steep hills to remote spots with incredible views over the eastern coast of Oahu. Expect a bumpy ride over rough terrain as you access wilderness areas on the ranch during this fun off-road tour. (Not suitable for children under three, pregnant women or people with back problems). Kualoa means ‘long back’ in Hawaiian, named after the region’s striking mountain range. Kualoa was historically used for Hawaiian royalty and Hawaiian legends refer to it as a sacred place. Find out more about Kualoa’s rich traditions on a storytelling tour that travels from the foothills of the ranch to the wahi pana (sacred place) of Paliku, located at the base of the majestic mountains. Your tour includes an informative video, terrific photo ops and live narration by your friendly guide.

Ocean Voyage Tour
Cruise along Oahu’s coast aboard a private catamaran that seats 49. Take in gorgeous Kaneʻohe Bay with fantastic views of Kualoa and Koʻolau mountains, Mokoli’i Island (aka Chinaman’s Hat) and Hokule’a Beach—ceremonial home to the first modern replica of an ancient Polynesian sailing canoe. Listen to informative commentary about the history of the area provided by your expert captain throughout your tour. (Not available on Sundays and federal holidays). Take an easy walk to one of Hawaii’s best preserved ancient fishponds, hand-built more than 800 years ago to supply fish to local villages. Learn about ancient Hawaiian aquaculture and agricultural, and how Captain Cook’s arrival in 1778 influenced the cultural practices. Afterward, stroll through fragrant fruit tree orchards and tropical gardens bursting with flowers including heliconias, ti plants and gingers.

Secret Island Beach
Relax on a gorgeous secluded beach that features white sands and calm water, plus amazing views and lots of water toys. Feel free to use the provided kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, glass-bottom boat, snorkel gear, volleyball and more. Or simply relax in a hammock or stake your spot on the beach. Bring your swim suit, sunscreen and towel; changing stalls, showers and restrooms are available on-site.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Wow, i found Kualoa was fabulous - we chose 3 tours, and they were great. Have done nothing but brag about the ranch when I came home. Love the tour around where all the movies we made, great boat ride to spot sharks and turtles - no sharks but we got the turtles. When on a 4x4 tour also, laughed the whole time. The staff at the range are great, friendly and very knowledgable. Would recommend.

Eleanor D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Had a great time!! Even though it was raining that gave it a whole lot of atmosphere and we saw all the waterfalls formed on the mountains. Highly recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was very well organized and enjoyed the trip. The guides we had were all very personable!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved the Ranch. It's a must see. We did the Secret Island, Jungle expedition and the Movie site and ranch tour. Beautiful. We stayed in Waikiki...very busy there but here it is unbelievable. Great tour guides.

Tiffany C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

great tour! Kualoa Ranch is beautiful. The tours are very organized and on time. The best part was the last tour of the Jurassic Park filming location. I wish we had more time on this tour and there were more stops along the way because it was quite beautiful. The tour guides were all really friendly especially Ricky Bobby was hilarious! I would take this tour again.

Matthew B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a really good day out, we would thoroughly recommend it to anybody visiting Oahu. Our guide was very informative and plucked fresh fruit from the trees for us to sample. Lunch was good, the 3 different tours we did were great.

Kirsten M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

Andrew R

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

We did the movie tour which was good, although most of the time is was driving past the scenes. Got out at Jurassic park which was the key place.
The jungle tour was excellent and our guide was well informed. Also got to see the settings from Jurassic world which was excellent.


4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

For our Kualoa Ranch Experience, we selected the Jungle Expedition and Secret Island. At the time of booking, we weren't aware that the Secret Island counted as two activities since it's three hours, and were expecting the choice of a third activity. I don't remember this being clearly stated in the Viator information, but it wasn't a big deal.

The Jungle Expedition was fantastic, as was our driver, Ricky Bobby. His jovial personality added to everyone's enjoyment of the trip, and he was very well-versed in the history of the area and the island. Plus who doesn't want to go barreling through the jungle with a guy named Ricky Bobby behind the wheel?

While going up and down the hills was a thrill ride in itself, we also got to see a reconstructed ancient temple and the containment area set from the new Jurassic World movie. The tour concluded with a perfect photo opp at an overlook point high up on the mountain, surrounded by green jungle and looking down on the sea.

The Secret Island was enjoyable, but not as essential as the Jungle Expedition. After a short boat ride to the Secret Island, which one of the staff mentioned was actually neither secret, nor an island, we got three hours to enjoy water activities or just relax on the beach. A big plus was there were plenty of kayaks and paddle boards to go around. There could have been more hammocks on the beach, and it was a little annoying that some guests made a beeline for the hammocks, throwing their stuff down and not letting anyone else use them, even when they got up and left the hammocks unattended. Oh well.

At three hours, the Secret Island trip actually felt a little long. My wife and I agreed that we would have been fine with one less hour. Plus if you're staying in Waikiki, you'll already have access to a beautiful beach that's a little more groomed than the sometimes rocky shoreline of the Secret Island cut my toe on a rock.

Buffet lunch was solid too. Overall a great day at Kualoa Ranch.

Lisa Markita M

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

The tour guides were very informative!

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