Attention all thrill-seekers! Ready to take on the ultimate adventure? Oahu ATV Tours has got you covered! With epic options like Kualoa Ranch, North Shore Eco Tours, North Shore Stables, Coral Crater, and Gunstock Ranch, you’ll explore the island like never before. Zoom through diverse terrains and soak up unbelievably gorgeous views of the Hawaiian landscape. In this article, we’re diving into the various ATV Tour options available in Oahu and the reasons why they may or may not be the perfect fit for you. Grab your helmet and let’s embark on this wild ride!

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Kualoa Ranch

The Most Popular ATV Tour

Kualoa Ranch ATV
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Distance from Waikiki: 45 minutes
Tour Duration: 2 hours
Vehicle Type: UTVs (Utility Terrain Vehicles) which are 4WD machines with automatic transmission and seating for up to 5-6 people
Trail Conditions: Rocky terrain to muddy paths


  • Drive along famous movie locations
  • Children age 5 years old can join the ride


  • There are limits as to how far and how fast you can go for liability issues.
  • This tour is in high demand so you may have to book in advance to get your seats.

Get an insider’s look at where your favorite movies and TV shows were filmed. Walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs from Jurassic Park, catch some waves with the team from Hawaii FIVE-O, and discover even more unforgettable spots from Hollywood’s hottest blockbusters. Kualoa Ranch ATV Tours offers a thrilling experience to visitors of Oahu. Just 45 minutes drive from Waikiki, the tour duration is two hours and will take you over dirt roads, through lush rainforest, and into off-the-beaten-path valleys. The vehicles used are UTVs (Utility Terrain Vehicles). These are 4WD machines with automatic transmission and seating for up to 5-6 people. The minimum number of bookings is 2 and will take you on trails that vary in difficulty. 

You will be part of a group tour following a guide. For starters, it is an ideal activity for both novice and experienced riders alike due to its varied terrain. On top of that, the guides provide insightful information regarding local Hawaiian culture and history throughout the tour. On the other hand, those who don’t like driving through mud or rocky terrain may want to reconsider taking this tour as some parts can be quite challenging. Overall, Kualoa Ranch ATV Tours provide a great way to explore Oahu excitingly while learning about local Hawaiian history.

North Shore Stables

The Most Budget-Friendly ATV Tour

North Shore Stables ATV
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Distance from Waikiki: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Tour Duration: 45 minutes
Vehicle Type: 3 sizes of solo ATVs that can carry children and adults up to 300 pounds
Trail Conditions: Wide, rocky, uneven terrain, grassy trails, and gentle hills, all within view of the ocean


  • This is the only single-rider ATV tour on Oahu
  • The price is the most affordable among the ATV tour on the island
  • Children 10 years old and older can ride alone on the tour, while those between the ages of 8 and 9 can travel as a passenger with an adult
  • Its short duration makes it suitable for those who don’t have much time to spare but want to get a taste of the joys of riding an ATV


  • Since this is a family-friendly ATV tour, the trails are not as adventurous

North Shore Stables has the second most popular ATV tour on the island of Oahu. The driving distance from Waikiki is about 40 minutes. This makes it an ideal destination for those looking for a fun day out without having to travel too far. This is the only single-rider ATV tour on Oahu which is perfect for adults and kids alike. You’ll zip past a working Hawaiian farm and through the charming rural community of Waialua. It’s the ultimate eco-adventure! 

The tour is 45 minutes long, and the terrain is rocky and uneven. But don’t worry – the expert guides will ensure your safety at all times. Kids who are 10 years old or older can ride alone, while those between 8 and 9 can ride as a passenger with an adult. No matter how old you are, we have three different types of ATVs to accommodate everyone up to 300 pounds. So come on, grab your helmet, and let’s hit the trails! It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss.

North Shore Eco Tours

The Most Challenging ATV Tour

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Distance from Waikiki: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Tour Duration: 2 hours – 6 hours
Vehicle Type: multi-passenger ATVS with 2–6 passengers per vehicle
Trail Conditions:  Over 20 kilometers of rocky mountain terrain and rough muddy trails


  • It only offers a maximum of 3 UTVs per tour, which makes your ride special
  • Children as young as 5 years old can be passengers
  • It offers “hike on wheels” in an off-road military Pinzgauer truck if you can’t find availability for ATV


  • They don’t offer a solo ride

Experience mountain trails like never before as you journey through lush Hawaiian rainforests and hidden gems with your local guide. This tour offers ATV excursions where you can crawl, climb and slosh through muddy tracks, shift gears as you cross the challenging mountain terrain of Hawaii, and get your adrenaline pumping. Located on the gorgeous and rugged north shore of the island, this native Hawaiian-owned tour company is perfect for outdoor adventurers. Driving distance from Waikiki is just over an hour, making it easily accessible no matter where your accommodations are located. 

They don’t do solo rides but multi-passenger UTVs accommodate up to 2-6 passengers per vehicle, making every trip intimate. Tour length varies depending on which type of tour you book, with options ranging from two to six hours. You’ll brave over 20 kilometers of rocky mountain terrain and rough dirt trails in a thrilling and unforgettable trek. Drivers must be 21 years old, while passengers must be 5 or older. But the adventure doesn’t stop there; Oahu ATV tours offer a range of activities, including “hike on wheels” in an off-road military Pinzgauer truck. Depending on the tour package, you may explore mountain pools, abseil down Oahu’s cliffs, or zip-line over lush valleys. 

Gunstock Ranch

The Most Romantic ATV Tour

Gunstock Ranch ATV with couple sitting on bench
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Distance from Waikiki: 1 hour and 15 minutes from Waikiki
Tour Duration: 1 hour, 1 hour and 30 minutes, or 2 hours (depending on package option)
Vehicle Type: 4-seater UTV
Trail Conditions:  From easy and flat trails to challenging hills and bumpy paths


  • Good price with several package options
  • Explore the farm area and a horse ranch
  • Tours are pretty much private


  • Not as exciting because they only do guided tours
  • Multi-passenger but you don’t get to drive the ATV

This off-road adventure is perfect for couples and families alike. Its primary activity is horseback riding. You’ll get the chance to explore hidden caves, take in stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, and hear fascinating stories from your expert guide about Hawaiian history and the gorgeous lands of North Shore, Oahu. Plus, you’ll see historic WWII sites and filming locations from the hit TV show, Hawaii Five-0! And don’t forget the delicious picnic or romantic farm-to-table campfire dinner in a breathtaking scenic spot before riding back to the ranch. 

All tours are private and include a knowledgeable guide who will drive you around the ranch, so you can sit back, relax, and take in the stunning scenery. You’ll be cruising around in a 4-seater UTV that holds up to three passengers plus the driver/guide. The duration of the tour varies depending on the package, but be prepared for a bumpy ride on tight, winding mountain trails, and unpaved dirt trails. Guests aged 5 and up are welcome to enjoy the off-road adventure, just make sure you’re wearing closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Don’t forget the sunscreen and a bottle of water!

Coral Crater

The Most Adventurous ATV Tour

Malama Tours Oahu ATV
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Distance from Waikiki: 45 minutes
Tour Duration: 2 hours – 6 hours (depending on package option)
Vehicle Type: Single, double seater, and side-by-side (ATVs and UTVs)
Trail Conditions:  Hills to valley trail, bumpy terrain


  • Offers plenty of convenient packages
  • You can book a solo tour or combo with other activities
  • Enjoy a private ride, with only 3 vehicles per tour


  • The trail and activities are challenging so it isn’t ideal for those who don’t want too much difficulty

You and your loved ones can put your off-road driving skills to the test on a specially designed off-road ATV trail. The expert guides will lead the way and show you some tips and tricks for tackling hills and bumpy terrain. And don’t worry, you can switch seats halfway through the tour to let your other family members have a turn at the wheel. Just make sure you meet their age and weight restrictions (18 years old to drive, 6 years old to ride as a passenger, and a maximum weight of 275 lbs. per person). The terrain of the park ranges from small hills to valley trails with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean in the backdrop. With plenty of twists and turns, guests can challenge themselves to navigate through the challenging terrains while indulging in some exciting off-road adventures. Tour length varies from 2 hours to 6 hours depending on the package chosen. Guests can choose between single or double-seater vehicles such as ATVs, UTVs, and side-by-side with automatic transmissions to make their off-roading experience an enjoyable one. 

Don’t forget to check out the convenient combo packages for even more adventure! With exciting ATV rides and zipline tours, this park has something for everyone. Want to try everything? Choose the Ultimate Experience combo tour package for a day of giant swings, free falls, climbing walls, ATV rides, and breathtaking zipline journeys. Or, pick from two other package options for a zipline with an ATV ride or access to the adventure tower and aerial obstacle course. You’re assured of miles of fun with activities ranging from mud pits to zip lines which are sure to provide unending entertainment for all levels or ages. 

Experience the thrill of an off-road adventure!

As you explore some of the most spectacular terrains on Oahu, enjoy a customizable tour tailored to your experience level, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider. Take in the breathtaking scenery and stunning views that can only be seen from the back of an ATV. Get up close and personal with nature, animals, and lush vegetation. Feel safe knowing that all tours are led by certified guides who are experts in safety protocols and are knowledgeable of Hawaiian culture.

Pro-Tip: Make sure to book in advance to get enough seats as some tours sell out fast. The price you pay is for every vehicle rental and not per person. Make sure to check out each tour page to learn more about the details.