Skyline Eco-Adventures offers zipline on five islands, with two, the Haleakala and Ka'anapali on Maui. As you might expect they provide completely different experiences.
Ziplining as sport adventure is becoming ubiquitous around the world. Vacationers who require a slice of adrenaline with their Mai Tai love to try it here. Even if you have ziplined elsewhere, ziplining in Hawaii is the ultimate adventure; traverse waterfalls and sail through tree tops. You may even learn why a chant was written about a breathtaking vista that comes into view from the mountains above Ka'anapali.
I made a reservation and joined a group of other intrepid souls looking to experience Maui from the treetops. We signed the necessary forms, got a footwear check and ambled into the van.
The ride up the dusty, rutted road was exhilarating as we climbed up. On a large deck with changing rooms, we were briefed on safety and outfitted with our gear. The guides double-checked our rigging and we hopped back in the van to the first platform.
After one of our guides comically flew from the platform to demonstrate, and we were ready to ride, tasting wild guavas and smelling sweet ginger blossoms as we went along. After all the dusty fun it was time for the "dip" part of the "Zip & Dip" experience. You zip into the huge man-made pond (part of irrigation system for the old sugar cane plantation) or just jump in and try your luck at SUP boards. Highly recommended with this outfit.