We had an ATV Ranch Tour scheduled at 7:30 AM. We had directions and needed to get a Taxi from the NCL Pride of America. I recommend getting a rental car in Kauai. A taxi ride roundtrip from the for the ATV tour is getting close to the cost of a rental car, plus there is so many other sites to see on your own that a rental car is a great option on Kauai.
It was a 15 minute scenic drive and our taxi driver was entertaining us by telling us how excited he was about the Hawaii vs. Boise State Football game that he had tickets to. I have it on video and will post it with the other Hawaii Cruise Videos.
When we got to the Ranch, we were trained on how to safely ride the ATVs. At first, Jess was a little nervous due to the fact that the ATV weighed 5x as much she does and that we were heading toward some challenging terrain. Travel Advice: If you book this excursion, bring older shoes on the trip with you because they will most likely get muddy!
We learned the history of the Ranch, all of the movies filmed on the ranch, and what type of animals we would find on the Ranch. When we reached the first steep hill on the ATVs, Mike and the guys gave us an excellent demonstration on how to properly go down the steep hills with obstacles in the trail.
We stopped for refreshments and a photo opportunity at one of the lookouts. Later we came to a river where Indiana Jones was filmed and swung on a rope swing on the same tree that Indy swung in the movie.
The ATV tour lasted about 4 hours. The Helicopter Tour in Hilo of Volcanos and Waterfalls was an awesome experience especially since I’d never been in a Helicopter or seen an active Volcano. The Kauai Luau was a very entertaining show that is not to be missed. But the ATV Tour was my favorite because it got the adrenaline pumping. We were also in the middle of untouched nature with some of the most amazing views I have ever seen. It was an incredibly fun end to our Hawaii Cruise.
Travel Advice: Reserve this Excursion prior to going on your cruise, space is limited.