If you think going on a “ditch tour” means you’ll be splashing around in few feet of muddy irrigation water, think again—Kohala Ditch Adventures is a multi-part adrenaline rush that involves kayaking, ATVs and a number of stunning views.
The tour starts with an off-road excursion on Pinzgauers to a jungle setting high in the Kohala Mountains. From here, guests hike over a 150-foot flume bridge overlooking a waterfall to get to the beginning of the kayak segment of the trip. Tour guides then lead adventurers along 2.5 miles of Kohala ditch system, which weaves through a Hawaiian rainforest lush with island flora and fauna, 10 tunnels and water flumes. Finally, after paddling to shore, visitors finish their tour with ATV rides through Kohala’s macadamia nut orchards that overlook the ocean.
Tour guides spice up the tour with local history and Hawaiian lore. Located just past mile marker 24 on the left of Highway 270.
• Kohala Ditch Adventures (808) 889-6000