From Hollywood films to vacation photos, ziplines are everywhere. Before arriving in Oahu, it is important to be prepared for an adventure of a lifetime. While these tips are designed for beginning zipliners, they are useful for anyone who plans on soaring across the Oahu skyline. With the right preparation and safety precautions, families, adventurers and couples can enjoy a thrilling experience in Hawaii.
1. Dressing the Part for Ziplining
Before leaving the hotel, it is important to make sure that you are wearing the right attire. Obviously, you will want to wear lighter clothes to handle Hawaii’s heat. At the same time, you will want long pants that cover your legs because the safety harness has straps that can irritate the skin. Anyone who is riding on the zipline is not allowed to wear skirts or dresses because these clothing items can be a safety hazard. Likewise, individuals should make sure to wear closed-toed shoes so that their feet are protected at all times. Loose jewelry should be removed, and long hair should be carefully pulled back.
2. Listen to the Zipline Guides
Everyone has a first time for ziplining, and it is the guide’s job to make sure that you have a safe, fun experience. The guide is there to keep you safe, so make sure to listen to them describe the ride. Before or during the adventure, the guide will point out places where you may need to wait for the rest of the group or hikes from zipline to zipline. There may also be specific procedures for finishing the tour that your guide will cover beforehand.
3. Safety Is the Top Zipline Priority
From horseback riding on the beach to riding ATVs, it is possible to get hurt doing any activity. We regularly inspect, maintain and replace the lines to ensure that you are safe at all times. Participants on the zipline are given safety harnesses and helmets whenever necessary to make sure that they are safe through the ride. As long as you follow the guide’s directions and wear the right clothes, you can have a safe, enjoyable experience.
4. Make Time in Your Schedule
All of our ziplining tours have the estimated amount of time that the tour will take. Ranging from 30 minutes to several hours, these tours can be selected according to your schedule. Once you have signed up for the ziplining tour, make sure that you have plenty of time to get to the zipline, enjoy your experience and return home.
5. Consider Added Adventures
Depending on the zipline location, there may be added adventures that you can enjoy. Horseback riding, hiking, sunbathing and swimming are just a few of the extra options available. If you have the extra time, make sure to check out these alternative options. You never know when you will get to return to Oahu, so experience everything you can before leaving.
After discussing the safety precautions and instructions with your guide, you may have a moment of hesitation as you rethink your decision to go on the zipline. Don’t worry! A little fear is normal beforehand, and it will leave as soon as you feel the wind whipping past your face as you soar above the earth.
7. Get Ready to Smile
Depending on the tour or the people you travel with, you may have a photo opportunity along the way. Live action shots on the zipline are fun reminders of the trip, and a way to relive the adventure years later. As you zip along, take a moment to smile for the camera for a scrapbook-worthy photograph.
After you have booked your tour and put the right clothes on, you are ready for an adventure of a lifetime. Take a moment to enjoy the beautiful scenery before flying across the skyline. Once you have experienced your first ride on a zipline, you will want to return again and again.