Big Island of Hawaii

Big Island Southside ATV Tours

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Big Island ATV Southside Tours

From $250.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get off the tourist track and experience the wildest side of the Big Island on this ATV tour. In either single-sided or double-sided vehicles, you’ll traverse rugged ranchlands, craggy lava flows, and ancient forests, all the way to the crashing cerulean sea—and don’t forget the wildlife-spotting opportunities. It’s adventure at every moment, no special skills required.
  • Helmets, gloves, goggles, and ATV training provided
  • Drive into Hawaii's backcountry, getting views well beyond what you could hiking or driving
  • Experience the island's south side, where ancient Polynesians first landed
  • Limited to 10 travelers, you'll get a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Top of the line single or double ATVs, Helmets, gloves, goggles, dust masks
  • Bottled water

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Kaalualu Waiohinu Road
    Kaalualu Waiohinu Rd, Naalehu, HI 96772, USA

    Go to the end of Ka'alualu Rd. where the pavement ends keep going for aprox 300 feet. First gate on the left. address is 94-1400. Go thru the gate follow gravel driveway to the end. Be there at 11:30. NO public restrooms. Stop at the Punaluu bakery for restrooms before arrival

Start time

12:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Ka‘alu‘alu Bay

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No infants
  • Be sure to wear CLOSED TOED SHOES
  • Drivers license needed to verify age of 16+ to drive ATV's
  • No smoking, vaping or alcohol or drugs allowed on this tour.
  • Children 8-15 years old should be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Chad_N
This was an amazing way to see the southside of the island, beautiful, untouched or commericalized. Just raw beauty. Our guide/owner (Vicki) was great! She was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We took our 2 daughters (16yr and 10yr) and they had a blast. This was well worth the 2hr drive from our hotel. We highly recommend this tour. We will definitely be back. Thank you for an amazing day!!

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Great adventure!
David_T, Mar 2024
This ATV tour is exactly what we wanted. The equipment is good, the trails were great and the scenery was amazing!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you so much for letting us show you our beautiful Southside of the The Big Island! We enjoyed all of you! Come back and see us again anytime!! Aloha!
ATV ride
LINDA_R, Mar 2024
Had a wonderful time. The views were incredible and Vickie and Wesley were the nicest people and provided information about the area.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Mahalo for taking our tour! We really enjoyed your wonderful group! Come see us again anytime! Aloha!
Great group activity
Dan_B, Feb 2024
A lot of fun! Nice trails and incredible views. A bit dusty so definitely use the goggles and buff offered. Owners are very nice and attentive.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you so much for letting us take you down to our Southside shoreline! Loved your group! Come see us again anytime!
ATV family fun
Alan_S, Feb 2024
Awesome trip! Vicki’s knowledge, care and respect for the sites that we stopped at was obvious. ATVs were in great shape. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Mahalo again for taking our tour! Aloha!
Great time!
Randall_S, Feb 2024
Beautiful country. Skilled guide. Wonderful information about Hawaii. Great, well-maintained equipment.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you so much for taking our tour and letting us show you our beautiful Southside!
What a fun day!
Barry_H, Jan 2024
It was a great adventure, amazing scenery, awesome hosts! Highly recommend this adventure! Wear closed toe shoes and not your Sunday best clothes lol
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Mahalo for letting us take you down to our beautiful Southside of the Big Island!!! Come see us again anytime!
Great trail ride!
Sally_G, Jan 2024
Beautiful views! So fun to get off the beaten path! Hearing the history of the area was interesting.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks for letting me take you down to the Southside shore!
Highly recommend!
csquinsey, Jan 2024
We had an awesome time! I researched a lot of different atv tours and booked this one and I am so glad. We got to see parts of the island we wouldn’t normally, and had a lot of fun on the atvs The guide and owner was a delight Highly recommend! I would do same tour if I vacation here again!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you very much for choosing our tour! We are so happy you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again anytime... Aloha!!
ATV TRIP
Mark_B, Jan 2024
Vickie did a Great Job hosting our tour. Vickie stops and points things out along the trip that you would ride by and never see. Very Interesting trip. Their equipment was in great shape clean and all items used were clean and fresh. Recommend trip highly. Views were very impressive and beautiful.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Mahalo for taking our tour! It was fun to show you our beautiful Southside of the Big Island!! Hope you'll come and see us again.
Over 18 family trip 🌺
Michele_L, Jan 2024
This is a MUST DO if you have ever ridden ATVs. Vicki does a fabulous job leading experienced and even newbies out on lava trails to the ocean; she is respectful of the land and loves what she does! I would definitely support this business and recommend!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you Michelle! I really enjoyed your family. It was fun to take you on the Southside journey to the shoreline! I really appreciate all of you! We hope youll come back again sometime! Aloha, Vickie
Fun and good dirty time
Aaron_K, Jan 2024
Being able to experience the back country of the big island that few people get to see and ending up at a green sand beach. Vicky was amazing with her history of the area and making sure everyone had a good time. Loved it
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Mahalo Aaron for taking our tour! It was my pleasure to show you our beautiful Southside of the Big Island! We hope you'll come and see us again sometime!
Great tour and fun
arvin_g, Jan 2024
First time on an ATV -was fun (similar to snowmobiling) but get dirtier! Easy to mange vehicle, tour with 4 educational/sight seeing stops (lava tube, bay, green sand, sea turtle viewing) were all good.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Mahalo Arvin for bringing your family on our tour! You all did great! Come back and see us again anytime!!
Breath Taking!!
Michael_V, Jan 2024
The best time EVER!! Vicki is amazing! She took us to some wonderful sights. We had a small group and it was a blast!! Highly recommend! We also did the green sand beach ATV with them. We were speechless!! It was breath taking. We got to see the sun rise, we saw turtles too! The beach is beautiful and olive green. Bring a light jacket it's cooler until the sun rises. She is the best!!! A must do!!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Mike and Pattie! It was such a blast to show around our beautiful Southside! You two were like pros on the ATVs! And that run to Green sands beach was fun. Please come back anytime and lets do it again! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Aloha, Vickie
Untouched Beauty
Chad_N, Dec 2023
This was an amazing way to see the southside of the island, beautiful, untouched or commericalized. Just raw beauty. Our guide/owner (Vicki) was great! She was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We took our 2 daughters (16yr and 10yr) and they had a blast. This was well worth the 2hr drive from our hotel. We highly recommend this tour. We will definitely be back. Thank you for an amazing day!!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Mahalo for coming all this way to take our tour! It was a pleasure showing you our untouched Kau coastline. We hope to see you again!!
Strongly Recommend 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
Melissa_G, Dec 2023
AMAZING TIME! My husband and I drove doubles with our 10 and 12 year olds riding. We had such a fun time. Stops were perfectly timed. Saw a lava tube, wildlife, fish, many turtles, and so much more. We definitely would do it again. Thank you!!!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Mahalo Melissa for taking our tour! We really enjoyed your family and showing you our beautiful coastline! Hope to see you again...
Exciting Adventure
Mark_S, Dec 2023
This was a great ATV experience. This was a very fun ride and not a boring ride across a field. Highly recommended. The long trip to get to the south side of the island is well worth it.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Mahalo Mark for taking out tour! We hope to see you again.....
Awesome tour
Paul_O, Dec 2023
First ATV experience on the big island and it was awesome will go back again. Top of the line equipment and beautiful trail. Vicki was a very knowledgeable and gracious guide/owner!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you so much for letting me take you to the beautiful Southside! See you next time... Aloha
So much fun!
LyrieVinlhee_P, Dec 2023
My husband and I had so much fun! We were the only 2 getting the tour on a Tuesday, so we had our own personal tour guide - Vickie! She's the owner and oh so sweet. We got to see lava tubes, green sand, turtles, and if you're lucky, you'll get to see Mr. Blue, the blue parrot fish that's been there for 1.5 years. Ride is a little bumpy, but you'll get awesome views of the southside on the Big Island! Thank you Vickie!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Lyrie! Thank you so much for taking my tour! You and Dennis were so much fun! We saw Mr. Blue again today. The water was so clear! Glad you got to see him too. We hope to see you both again! Aloha and Merry Christmas!
Great fun for all
Angela_J, Dec 2023
Great tour, great people. Went to the big island on a girls trip and decided to try something different. It was a 3 hour tour on the southside of the island you wouldn't normally be able to see. We saw sea turtles, green sand beaches and lava tubes. It was safe and exciting at the same time. I would recommend it for anyone.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Mahalo Angela! I really enjoyed you all. Fun girls trip!
Family vaca
Kimberly_S, Nov 2023
Loved the rugged terrain. Our guide made it appropriate for our family having 2 teenagers who wanted a high intensity experience. Short breaks were nice and we got to learn a bit about what we were seeing.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you Kimberly for bringing your family on this Southside tour! We really enjoyed all of you and were happy to show you our beautiful Southside!
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