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Kohala Ditch Adventures - CLOSED

53-324 Lighthouse Road, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI
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One of a kind

Traveling by canoe through miles of man made tunnels, ditches and bridge like troughs is amazing... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Ziggy N
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Nanaimo, Canada
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History and tunnels

The guides make the tour! Great history lesson and amazing construction of tunnels. Slow moving... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Richard F
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Introducing the Kohala Ditch Adventures. A completely new and ultimate Eco-adventure floating in mountain Kayaks exploring the famed Kohala Ditch System on the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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53-324 Lighthouse Road, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Traveling by canoe through miles of man made tunnels, ditches and bridge like troughs is amazing. History behind this development and current usage to be able to share through this experience is something you don't want to miss. History is well represented by the guide....More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

The guides make the tour! Great history lesson and amazing construction of tunnels. Slow moving water but guides provide ample information to keep the tour interesting. I am not a fan of closed in places but after the first tunnel the nerves settled and the...More

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Please take the time to do this, lots of fun. Not too strenuous, mornings afternoon tours. Recommend reservations in advance.

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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We had an early start to our day hitting the 8am group. But well worth with! Our guides Mark and Popo were super friendly and informative the from start to finish. Uncle Greg drove us up a scenic route and Popo gave us a history...More

Thank Jason T
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Reviewed February 28, 2016

Traveling in rubber kayaks that can hold up to 4 people your guide gives you a traveling history of the sugar cane industry that is now extinct. The trip is very relaxing, the 10 tunnels that we traveled through were an engineering marvel since they...More

Thank BarbDenver_Colorado
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Open again under new owners. Big yellow building next to the general store and Post Office. The video on YouTube is old owners. Newer big Ford vans with A/C transport you to the top of the course. You sit four to a raft and usually...More

2  Thank Thomas_H181
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Reviewed January 20, 2015

We have visited Kohala before, and never even knew about the "Ditch". We had a great time floating down the old irrigation canals through the forest and man-made caves. Hula was incredibly knowledgeable and very entertaining, and she positively radiated her love and care for...More

1  Thank C M
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

You know, you really can't ask for much more than this adventure for the price. You get a full half day with a knowledge local guide and driver who regale you with stories of the North Kohala area. It's easy to find a tour provider...More

Thank AlaskaKings
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Reviewed November 27, 2014

We found peace and relaxation going down lazy water moving through an irrigation ditch with gentle rapids and tunnels. I was hesitant to go - you need a second set of clothes because your bottom gets wet in the kayak and there is a drip...More

3  Thank Patricia O
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Reviewed November 22, 2014

What a fantastic day riding down the old Plantation irrigation ditches! They are still used for some irrigation but just not Plantations.. our great guide was a lovey, funny lady named Shaleese Javillo! She knows her history of the area..very informative! I'll do it again...More

Thank Jac M
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