Kohala UTV Adventures has exclusive rights to conduct UTV tours on over 800 acres of former Kohala Sugar Company lands bordering thousands of acres of state forest along the western rim of Pololū Valley. These lands are some of the most remote, rugged, and culturally rich lands in all of Hawai‘i.
Our UTV baseyard is near the northern tip of Hawai‘i Island at Pololū Valley, a scenic 45 minute drive from the resorts in South Kohala. We are located across the road from the historic Kohala Ditch Company Mule Station at 52-5055 Akoni Pule Highway. Watch for our signs — if you should drive past us, you won’t get far as the highway ends a quarter mile away at Pololū. Just turn around and come back.
When you arrive for check-in, you will be warmly greeted by our friendly staff who will assist you in “gearing up” for your adventure. After taking care of the paperwork, everyone will be outfitted with their safety gear and then participate in a short operation and safety briefing. After the briefing, you will be introduced to your ride: a 2020 Honda Pioneer 1000-5. After building your confidence on our practice course, you’ll be ready to begin the journey.
As you follow your guides through locked gates and past No Trespassing signs across private lands that are kapu (forbidden) to the public, you will experience Hawai’i’s landscape from the sea’s dramatic edge to the forest’s misty heights. At several vantage points your guides will stop to share their knowledge and the folklore of this storied land as you are inspired by spectacular sea-cliffs, soaring hawks, cascading waterfalls, yawning chasms, and misty forests. You will experience Kohala at its most majestic.
After returning to base at the end of your journey, you will have a chance to enjoy some light refreshments, “talk story”, and take some souvenir photos with your guides before bidding everyone a fond Aloha and Mahalo for this amazing and unforgettable experience.