Oahu Zipline FAQ – Frequently asked Questions about Ziplining
Is There a Honolulu Zip Line?
For accuracy sake we should mention that some private properties have private zip lines. You might see photos or videos online of people riding these zip lines. We discourage the use of private zip lines in most cases for safety reasons. The number of Honolulu zip lines is expected to grow with the Waikiki Zip line at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and with Coral Crater Adventure Park. As the industry changes you will know where to get the most updated information. Right here on OahuZipline.com, the authority on Honolulu Zip Lines.
What if my child is underweight. Can we ride tandem?
Do I need to sign a liability waiver?
Am I big enough to zipline? OR Am I too big?
Not all ziplines have the same rules for size. They use different harnesses and have different policies.
Riders must be a minimum 60 lbs. and can weigh no more than 250 lbs.
If you are under 80 lbs and at least 7 years old, you can still participate but you may be required to ride tandem with a guide or another lightweight sibling. Please inform us of any lighter participants in your party upon making the reservation so we can make arrangements.
You must weigh under 270 lbs in order to participate. Anyone that weighs 250 lbs or more, we recommend being in good physical condition.
Height & waist restrictions ensure proper fit of the harness. Weight restrictions ensure proper zip speeds (in general, the heavier you are, the faster you go).
- Minimum Weight: 70 lbs
- Maximum Weight: 280 lbs
- Minimum Height: About 4’8”
- Maximum Height: About 6’9”
- Minimum Waist Size: 22 in or 55 cm
- Maximum Waist Size: 50 in or 127 cm
In addition to size and weight requirements, ziplines have age requirements.
What is the minimum age to zipline?
The minimum age requirement varies by zipline.
The Minimum age to zipline is 6 years old.
The Minimum age to zipline is 7 years old.
To do the zipline tour at Kualoa you should be 7 years old.
More important than the age to zipline is the weight and size requirements above.
Can I watch my kids zipline without participating?
At Bayview Zipline you can watch others enjoy the zipline.
At Kualoa Ranch and the North Shore Zipline at Keana Farms you cannot be a spectator. It is best to join the tour or hear about it afterwards.
What happens in bad weather?
Ziplining is an all weather activity. In fact some people prefer it in the rain because it can add speed. Wind is not a friend of ziplines because it can cause deceleration if it is blowing against you. The Oahu Ziplines are very careful to cancel if the weather is too bad to zipline.
If you have booked with us and the weather is so bad that your tour is canceled, you will get a call advising you not to go. If we cancel for weather related reasons, we will provide a full refund.
Are reservations required?
If you show up to the North Shore Zipline or Kualoa Ranch without reservations, you will be very unlikely to get a tour. As of this writing, the tours are selling out 5 – 10 days in advance. Showing up will mostly likely lead to disappointment.
We also recommend that you make a reservation for BayView Zipline because there may be a large birthday party or other group there at the time you want to go and you will have to wait. It is better to make a reservation and cut down on your wait time.