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  • Location: Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration:  Varies
Explore the exciting activities available at gorgeous Kualoa Ranch with a package that includes lunch and your choice of four tours. Located on the northeastern side of Oahu, Kualoa Ranch features a variety of terrain and activites such as an off-road jungle expedition, a movie site tour, a Hawaiian culture and history tour, an ocean cruise or a beach visit. Expert guides share the history of Hawaii and the ranch as you discover its lush rain forest, green valleys and white-sand beaches.

Highlights

  • 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

Established in 1850, Kualoa is a 4,000-acre (1,619-hectare) working cattle ranch that extends from the rugged mountains down to the ocean. The terrain includes dense rain forest, open valleys and white-sand beaches. Many areas of this natural paradise can be reached only on foot, horseback or all-terrain vehicle.

You may even recognize the scenery as Kualoa Ranch has served as a set for Hollywood movies such as Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor and Godzilla, and TV shows like Hawaii Five-O, Magnum P.I. and Lost.

Your pass includes a delicious buffet lunch that may have dishes such as barbecue pork ribs, Kualoa chili, baked chicken, vegetable stir-fry and fresh pineapple.

Choose four tours from any of the options listed in the Itinerary section.

Itinerary

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).

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).

Ancient Hawaiian Fishpond and Gardens Tour
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.

Legends and Legacy
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.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

This is a pot luck offering of the many tours available at the ranch.
Our morning was mostly rained out. They did the tours as best they could with wind and downpour. Afternoon was great! My favorite was the jouncy bouncy j
Jungle tour and the Movie tour. Legacy was a waist of my precious time there, and the sea was too rough to enjoy boat trip I selected. Kind of wish I had the nerve to select the ATV's.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

The people at Kualoa Ranch were great, informative and made the tour well worth while. They even called after I reserved to find out what time we would arrive so they could help plan our day. Dinner was not as good as I expected but the price was right and the entertainment was great.

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