Zip Isle's guided zip-line tours let ground-dwellers soar through the lush foliage along the Hamakua coast, north of Hilo on the Island of Hawaii. Find out what flora and fauna look like blurred as you rush alongside the Pacific Ocean, dipping in and out of the rainforest's canopy on a series of seven zip lines. Before departing on the tour, zippers-to-be are given steering guidelines, safety harnesses, and helmets.
Each tour is led by two experienced guides who, in addition to checking the line and zipping gear for safety, share tropical trivia and humorous anecdotes about disobeying their grade-school teachers. After speeding through the rainforest, take vegetation in at a more leisurely pace at the World Botanical Gardens & Waterfalls, which has pathways lined with exotic plants and secluded, pristine waterfalls.
Five TripAdvisors give Zip Isle Zip Line Adventures an average of four owl eyes:
31-240 Old Mamalahoa Hhwy.
Hakalau, Hawaii 96710