Maui offers more off-roading adventures and ATV tours than you can shake a dirty stick at. Wherever you are on the island, you can find an ATV tour operator willing to take you out for some off-roading adventures in paradise. Some of the most popular ATV tours on Maui with the highest user reviews include:
- Maui Off-Road Adventures
- Maui Mountain Activities
- Jungle Tours Maui
- Maui Motor Adventures (motorcycles, dirt bikes)
- Maui Mountain Activities
- Haleakala Eco Tours
- Hoaloha Jeep Adventures
Where are the ATV tours located?
Most ATV tours are based out of West Maui, and offer 2- to 3-hour tours by ATV, UTV, or jeep out in the West Maui Mountains or Haleakala National Park. Some include drives that get up-close-and-personal to a waterfall or two
UTV tours are especially fun since you can experience the same ride with someone sitting in the seat beside you.
Which ATV tours consistently receive the highest user ratings?
The tours that consistently receive the highest user ratings are Maui Off-Road Adventures, Maui Mountain Activities LLC, Kipu Ranch ATV Tours, and Hoaloha Jeep Adventures.
People generally like these tours because they get to take an active part in exploring a side of Maui few get to see, and offer a unique view of the West Maui Mountains and some fun in the sun away from the beach. Others may be looking for a unique experience to bond with family and friends. If you enjoy the thrill of tackling challenging terrain, the outdoor off-road tours provide an opportunity to do this.
What to expect when you go ATV riding on Maui
For most of the tours, you will get to drive the ATV yourself. However, some tours may require a guide to lead the way and provide instruction on how to properly operate the ATV.
On an ATV tour, you can expect an adrenaline-filled experience, or at least a fun ride out in the fresh air with views of the West Maui Mountains. The tour is more fun with your friends and family with you, of course.
For around $200 to $400 per person, you will be provided with safety equipment and instruction on how to properly operate the ATV, and away you go. Most tours will include a guide to lead the way and provide additional tips on navigating the terrain, and you may want to pack a good wool buff or something to cover your nose and mouth to prevent the inhalation of dust.
Things to know about driving an all-terrain vehicle in Maui
Do you need a license to drive an ATV in Maui?
All you need is a valid driver’s license and you’re ready to hit the trails! The minimum age to drive an ATV is 18 in Hawaii.
What do you wear on an ATV in Maui?
When you go on an ATV or off-roading tour in Maui, it’s important to dress for the weather and environment. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty, like jeans or shorts, and a t-shirt or tank top. It’s also a good idea to bring a light jacket in case it gets chilly. You’ll want to wear closed-toed shoes like sneakers or hiking boots to protect your feet, and make sure to bring a hat or sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and any flying dirt.
- Closed-toed sneakers or running shoes
- Shorts or long pants, depending on the terrain
- Sun glasses (to keep the mud out of your eyes)
- Hat to protect your eyes from sun
- Perhaps a clean change of clothes for after the tour if you get rained on
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