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The Cadillac of ziplines - Kapalua Sunset Zipline Tours
Even if you've been on a zipline before, you probably haven't seen anything like the Kapalua Adventure Sunset Zipline Tour. First of all, as you may have noticed in the title, they offer a sunset trip, which means that you not only see stunning scenery in an adventurous context, but you see it under the sexy colors of the Hawaiian Sunset.
The zip course features sit-down harnesses -- it's like zipping in a hanging chair -- and most of their tracks are tandem, meaning you can zip with a friend next to you or, if you're the competitive sort, race.
Beyond the spectacular views and comfortable seats, the course itself is rather impressive on its own. It towers at 1,400 feet above sea level and has ziplines up to 2,300 feet long. It also includes a ropes course, a rock wall for climbing, a giant swing between two 60-foot telephone poles and a suspension bridge that looks like San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge (see gallery). They have retired military vehicles to transport you up the luscious mountainside, and can provide windbreakers for that high-altitude wind.
Even the first-timers in my group felt safe and comfortable -- you know, once they got the first line out of the way. And everyone was floored by the scenery. Check out the gallery and send it to your friends or spouse for vacay leverage.
Visit their website to book a tour or charter your own, and be sure and ask about the Full Moon package if sunset isn't enough for you and you'd prefer to fly through the dark.
Gallery: Kapalua Zipline
This trip was paid for by Kapalua Resort & The Ritz-Carlton, but the views expressed within the post are 100% my own.