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The eastern windward coast of the magnificent Hawaiian island of Oahu is graced by the awe-inspiring region of Kualoa—a flourishing terrain abundant with the beauty and diversity of nature.

Famous for its lush landscapes, rich history, and stunning vistas, Kualoa has become a premier destination for travelers seeking to douse themselves in the magnificence of the Hawaiian archipelago.

Kualoa provides various tours for visitors to experience its wonders, ensuring an adventure that will be treasured in your memories for a lifetime.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets to the Kualoa Ranch Tours.

What to expect at Kualoa Ranch Tours

A look into the Jurassic Tour at Kualoa Ranch

See the iconic Mokoli’i Island, also known as Chinaman’s Hat, due to its distinctive shape. 

Experience immaculate white sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters—an ideal location for relaxation, picnics, and engaging in water activities like swimming and snorkeling.

Summon the adventure seeker in you with guided All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tours that take you on an exciting journey through Kualoa’s scenic landscapes. 

Traverse rugged trails in the Swiss Pinzgauer, an ATV originally designed for the military, and navigate poetic valleys & fantasy-like jungle terrain while learning about the region’s history and ecology from expert guides.

Ride a horse for a unique perspective of Kualoa’s beauty, and connect with the tranquility of the valley in harmony with nature.

Unleash your inner kid enchanted by Hollywood magic and discover iconic movie locations spread across Kualoa’s expansive landscape.

Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows like the Jurassic Park franchise, Godzilla, Jumanji, Pirates of Carribean, Lost, Magnum P.I., and King Kong were shot here, providing a perfect backdrop to give flight to your fancy. 

Explore the marine wonders surrounding Kualoa through activities such as catamaran cruises, kayaking, and snorkeling. 

Come in touching distance to the vibrant marine life and gain a deeper appreciation for the ocean’s role in the region’s ecosystem.

Give your adrenaline a spike with zipline tours offering a thrilling way to witness the stunning views of Kualoa’s valleys, blue waters, and rolling hills.

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and stories of Kualoa through guided cultural tours.

Learn about the sacred historical nature of the valley for the Hawaiians, and how it came into possession of the Morgan family, and its tumultuous war years serving as the site of the Kualoa Airfield for the US military. 

Embark on a guided jungle expedition in open-air vehicles, venturing deep into Kualoa’s rainforest with the majestic Kualoa mountains as your backdrop. Learn about the diverse flora and fauna along the way.

Indulge in awe-inducing photo-ops and participate in a delicious buffet of BBQ ribs and vegetable stir-fry.

Ticket Ticket Cost
Best of Kualoa Experience Package US$150
Kualoa Ranch – ATV Jungle Expedition Tour US$58
Kualoa Ranch – Horseback Walking Tour US$145
Kualoa Ranch – Jurassic Adventure Tour US$140
Kualoa Ranch – Ocean Voyage Tour US$58
Kualoa Ranch – Hollywood Movie Sites Tour US$58

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Where to book tickets

Tickets for Kualoa Ranch Tours are available online or at the attraction. 

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out. Booking early also helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Visit the booking page for Kualoa Ranch Tours and Activities.

Specify your planned travel date and the number of members in your traveling party.

After the booking process, the tickets will be e-mailed to you.

You do not need to carry printouts.

Show the e-ticket on your smartphone to the staff at the pickup point and carry a valid ID. 

Kualoa Ranch tours ticket prices

For the Kualoa Ranch – ATV Jungle Expedition Tour, the ticket price for people of all ages above 12 is US$58.

Children aged between three and 12 can gain access at US$41.

Infants under three are not allowed on this tour.

For the Best of Kualoa Experience Package, the ticket price for people of all ages above 12 is US$150.

Children aged between three and 12 can gain access at US$100.

Infants under three are not allowed on this tour.

Kualoa Ranch Tours tickets

Kualoa Ranch offers a variety of enjoyable tours with varying durations and modes of transportation.

Please note that Kualoa Ranch tours traverse challenging wilderness terrain. While arrangements can be made, individuals with physical ailments, mobility challenges, and expectant mothers might find the tour less comfortable.

Best of Kualoa Experience Package tickets

Best of Kualoa Experience Package tickets
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The “Best of Kualoa Experience Package” tickets will give you access to a comprehensive six-hour tour package allowing you to experience the finest of Kualoa Ranch.

This includes a farm trolley tour, a jeep safari through a rainforest, and a behind-the-scenes peek at where some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters were filmed. 

Learn about Hawaii’s rich history and culture while enjoying a delicious lunch buffet with stir-fried vegetables and BBQ pork ribs.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13+ years): US$150
Child Ticket (3 to 12 years): US$100

Kualoa Ranch – ATV Jungle Expedition Tour tickets

Kualoa Ranch - ATV Jungle Expedition Tour tickets
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Tickets to the Honolulu ATV tours in Kualoa Ranch get you access to an off-road adventure across Oahu island in an all-terrain Swiss Pinzgauer vehicle, originally used in the military.

With the help of an expert guide, traverse challenging, untamed routes across the Kaneohe Bay to the Ko’olau Mountains while enjoying spectacular views.

Pass by Moli’i Pond and Mokoli’i Island and discover the region’s history, from its sacred past to the present era of private ownership.

Kualoa Ranch’s wild regions include more than 4,000 acres (1,619 hectares) of different terrain and are used for raising cattle. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13+ years): US$58
Child Ticket (3 to 12 years): US$41

Kualoa Ranch – Horseback Walking Tour tickets

Kualoa Ranch - Horseback Walking Tour tickets
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Tickets to this tour will take you further into the valley on horseback, curating a true ranch experience. 

You can choose between a one or two-hour trip, and skilled horse wranglers will ensure a safe and enjoyable ride in the Ka’a’awa Valley.

Start by traveling to Kualoa Ranch on Oahu’s north east shore via a gorgeous and straightforward journey through the Hawaiian countryside.

After arriving at the ranch, embark on a 2-hour ride through the picturesque Ka’a’awa Valley, past World War II bunkers, and through woodlands.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13+ years): US$145
Child Ticket (10 to 12 years): US$90

Kualoa Ranch Ocean Voyage Tour

Kualoa Ranch Ocean Voyage Tour
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With a ticket to the Kualoa Ranch Ocean Voyage Tour, you will get access to a one-hour catamaran cruise across the northern part of Oahu.

Immerse yourself in the stunning views of Kaneohe Bay, Hokule’a Beach, the Ko’olau mountain range, and Mokoli’i Island while your captain provides an entertaining commentary. 

In addition to an ancient fishpond with tales of Hawaii’s aquaculture, you’ll visit the locations where some of your favorite Hollywood blockbusters were filmed.

Your skipper will take you back to where you started after you’ve had a chance to enjoy the white-sand beaches and clear waterways. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13+ years): US$58
Child Ticket (3 to 12 years): US$41
Infant Ticket (up to 2 years): Free

Kualoa Ranch – Jurassic Adventure Tour

Kualoa Ranch - Jurassic Adventure Tour
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Buying a Jurassic Adventure Tour ticket will allow you to take a thrilling journey through the Kualoa, Hakipu’u, and Ka’a’awa Valleys to see where the Jurassic Park movie series was filmed. 

Join a small group and go on a two-and-a-half-hour ride in an open-air vehicle car to experience the thrill of the movies again

View the paddock, bunkers, dinosaur cages, and renowned fields from the movies, and see actual props used in the Jurassic franchise.

You might even find yourself running away from a T-Rex! 

You will travel in smaller groups, enabling your guide to devote more time to you.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13+ years): US$140
Child Ticket (3 to 12 years): US$70

Kualoa Ranch Tours – Hollywood Movie Sites Tour

Kualoa Ranch Tours - Hollywood Movie Sites Tour
Image: Kualoa.com

Visit the locations where popular films like Jumanji, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Fifty First Dates, and Magnum P.I. were made by taking a 90-minute Kualoa Ranch movie tour while visiting Oahu. 

A local tour guide will show you the hotspots in Hollywood and provide information about the ranch’s past. 

Your vintage school tour bus will take you past several of the island’s most breathtaking natural landmarks, including Mokoli’i Island, Kaneohe Bay, and the mountains that compose the Ko’olau Range.

Visit a World War II bunker set 300 feet deep into the mountainside, containing many movie props and accessories. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13+ years): US$140
Child Ticket (3 to 12 years): US$70
Infant Ticket (up to 2 years): Free

Save time and money! Explore Helicopter Tours in Hawaii and witness volcanoes, lush mountains, waterfalls, and pristine beaches from the sky. This bird’s eye experience is an opportunity to enjoy the thrill of your life. You might even land in the middle of a desert, winery, or snow!


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How to reach Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch is just 45 minutes from Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. 

Address: 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, KANEOHE, HI 96744. Get Directions.

The Kualoa Ranch is accessible by public transportation.

By Bus

Kamehameha Hwy + Opp Kualoa Ranch bus stop is a 3-minute walk away. 

Take any of these bus lines towards the Kualoa Ranch:

  •  #8
  • #19
  •  #20
  •  #23
  •  #42
  •  #60
  •  #88A 

By Car

Put your starting point here to navigate to the Kualoa Ranch from your location.

Parking is available at the Kualoa Ranch.

Kualoa Ranch timings

The Kualoa Ranch is open to visitors all year and throughout the week, from 7.30 am to 6 pm.

The Ranch is closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

Tour slots are present throughout the day at every 30 minutes. 

However, these slots frequently sell out, so please make your bookings in advance. 

How long does the tour take

Most open-air or ATV tours at Kualoa Ranch Honolulu provide 90-minute or 150-minute trips across the Ranch.

Some Kualoa ranch tours allow you to book a comprehensive 6-hour tour with lunch included.

Best time to visit Kualoa Ranch

Best time to visit kualoa Ranch
Image: Kualoa.com

The best time to visit the Kualoa Ranch is before 11 am.

Since Hawaii has a warm tropical climate year-round, you can enjoy the tour before it gets a little hot. 

Kualoa Ranch Tours reviews

Kualoa Ranch is a highly-rated tourist attraction. 

Check out three Kualoa Ranch reviews we selected from Tripadvisor, which give you an idea of what to expect at this attraction.

Fantastic adventure, brilliant guides

Our family spent the afternoon exploring the Kualoa Range in the super fun and agile UTVs. The adventure was really well organized and came with two guides who really knew their ranch history as well as movie history. 

Lisa S, TripAdvisor

Great crew and great views!

Really enjoyed our tour, especially the mini-movie set tour prior to getting to the actual Zipline. Jacob was the most memorable because he made it fun with fun questions and humor, but all the staff were friendly, funny, and personable. Beautiful views throughout.

Brittnie Y, TripAdvisor

A piece of Hawaii everyone should experience 

I had a wonderful day at the ranch! Amazing staff and such wonderful views. This is a piece of Hawaii everyone should experience! ALOHA!

Mpoppert10, TripAdvisor


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FAQs about Kualoa Ranch Tours

Here are a few frequently asked questions about Kualoa Ranch. 

Are there food joints in the Kualoa Ranch?

Aunty Pat’s Paniolo Cafe is situated at the visitor’s center. 
The Kualoa Catering Service provides buffets for special events or tours inside Kualoa’s event venues.

What is Kualoa Ranch’s Rain Policy?

Kualoa Ranch puts a lot of focus on the security of its visitors, and the weather is constantly taken into account. 
Tours generally proceed rain or shine, except in the presence of strong gusts or lightning. Kualoa Ranch reserves the right to reschedule a reservation or tour if it is deemed unsafe.
In the event of a rescheduled tour, you will be refunded for the portion of the canceled tour.

Does the Kualoa ranch provide safety equipment for horseback and UTV tours?

Yes, all safety equipment will be provided by the staff at Kualoa Ranch.

Are all tours at Hawaii’s Kualoa Ranch guided?

Yes, all tours at the ranch are guided tours.

Is there a dress code for Kualoa Ranch tours?

Wear something casual and comfortable, good enough on a hike.
Close-toed shoes are a must.

Is Kualoa Ranch Tour Honolulu disability friendly?

While some accommodations can be made with the help of the staff at Kualoa, the tour goes through rough terrains that might be unsuitable for people with physical ailments, mobility issues, and expecting mothers.
Service animals are not allowed.

Is consumption of alcohol allowed on the Kualoa Ranch tour?

The consumption of alcohol while on the tour is prohibited.

Is locker and storage space provided at Kualoa Ranch?

Yes, locker and storage space can be availed at Kualoa Ranch Center at US$5.

Is photography allowed at Kualoa Ranch?

Photography and videography are encouraged, but the use of drones is strictly prohibited.

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