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Maui is home to some truly incredible jungle landscapes, from cascading waterfalls to rushing streams, lush canyons, bamboo forests, scenic valleys, and more. Rappelling is not only a great way to explore the most remote areas of the island, but challenge yourself to an exciting adventure in the process!
Professional guides will be there to lead the way and ensure your safety throughout every step of the process, including hiking, rappelling, and swimming, making it the perfect activity for families or groups of friends.
For more information or to book a tour, call 808.445.6407.
MAUI RAPPELLING INFORMATION
Where and what will we be rappelling down?
The tour begins halfway along the famous Road to Hana on a 30-acre botanical garden. After a short hike under a rainforest canopy, you’ll first practice basic skills by rappelling down a 60-foot jungle cliff, followed by a 50-foot waterfall and 30-foot waterfall, where you’re welcome to enjoy a refreshing swim when you reach the bottom! Alternately, on days with heavy rainfall, you’ll rappel down 100-foot jungle walls to the edge of the stream.
What is included in the tour?
All tours include professional-grade equipment, including a canyoneering backpack, footwear, helmet, locking carabiners, harness, safety lanyard, and rappelling device. Transportation to and from the rappelling site is also included, as well as lunch, bottled water, and guides with professional canyoneering experience. The tour typically lasts around 6 and 6 1/2 hours.
What are the requirements?
Participants must be at least 10 years old and weigh at least 70 lbs. All participants must weigh between 70 and 250 lbs, with a waist measurement of 22 to 54″. You also must be able to understand and speak fluent English for proper safety and communication with your guide.
Are there any other tours available?
For those interested in fine-tuning their skills, they also offer canyoneering courses with Master Guide and Rappel Maui owner, Dave Black. Options include a full-day Introduction to Canyoneering, 3-day Technical Canyoneering, 3-day Advanced Canyoneering, 3-day Canyon Rescue, and 32-hour Advanced Wilderness First Aid, with private sessions available at an extra cost.
Rappelling on Maui is an amazing experience, and we especially enjoy the excitement that comes along with successfully rappelling down your first jungle wall or waterfall!
CAUTION: Hiking and rappelling are very fun but carry some risk for those without experience, which is why always recommend rappelling with trained professionals who are familiar with the terrain and weather conditions.