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
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
It was very well organized and enjoyed the trip. The guides we had were all very personable!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They seem to take priority with allowing the half day visitors on the different adventures you can participate in, and try to force the all day expierence people into the secret island, which is no more than being at the beach at your hotel, and you are STUCK there for three hours.................then in the afternoon you only have time for two adventures, and lunch, even though the advertisement tells you four. The jungle tour drivers drive way too fast on the very unsafe roads, and the only jungle animals you see are COWS........the Luai was very nice, food was excellent. Tofer and Ricky Bobby were excellent guides.