Best Maui ATV Tours [2023 Reviews]

Maui is one of the most gorgeous places on Earth, without a doubt. While there are tons of different tours to explore the second-largest Hawaiian island, seeing it from the perspective of an ATV is one of our favorites.

From sprawling national parks and volcanos to world-famous beaches and hiking trails, you’ll get to see it up-close-and-personal in a way that regular motor vehicles can’t offer.

There are many ATV tours around, though, so we’ve gone ahead and answered the question: what is the best Maui ATV tour that is well worth your time and money. Let’s get started!

Best ATV Tours in Maui

Lahaina ATV Adventure

ATV Adventure in West Maui Mountains

editors choice
Departure:Napilihau St, Lahaina2644 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku
Start:9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM8:15 AM, 12:15 PM
Duration:2 hours1.5 hours
Includes:All safety equipment including helmets and gogglesBeverages including water, soda and juice are provided, helmets and goggles

Tour Information & Booking

Tour Information & Booking

Maui ATV Tour Reviews

1. Lahaina ATV Adventure

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Departure: Napilihau St, Lahaina
  • Departure Time: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM
  • Includes: All safety equipment and vehicles are provided

First up, we bring you the Lahaina ATV Adventure – Maui Tour. While it may be just 2 hours long, they sure pack in a lot of fun and adventure into it! This private excursion is perfect for couples, friend groups, or entire families due to its inclusive nature that is great for all ages and backgrounds.

Start off by meeting up with your expert guide who will offer everyone a safety briefing and get all participants outfitted in proper safety gear.

The 4-seater UTV vehicles are perfect for larger groups or if you just don’t feel like being the one who’s driving. You’re sure to make some seriously exciting memories zooming around either the beachside East Side trail or the West Side Adventure!

The West Side includes a fascinating cruise through the beautiful Pu’u Kukui Watershed Preserve, where you’ll see places not accessible by standard vehicles.

No matter which nature view trip you select, your guide will tell you all about its history and modern-day situation, which makes it all that more interesting.

Also, be prepared to get muddy and messy no matter the trip you decide on! Helmets and goggles are provided so your face will stay clean, but your clothes should be easily washable and easy to move around in.

Trust us when we say from the top-notch guest service to the postcard-perfect views, you’re going to want to do this one again and again.

All the guides are friendly locals who are well-versed in the area and are excited to share their knowledge with you. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have!

More Information & Tour Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience

2. ATV Adventure in West Maui Mountains

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Departure: 2644 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku
  • Departure Time: 8:15 AM, 12:15 PM
  • Includes: Beverages including water, soda and juice are provided and complimentary, helmets and goggles are provided

Do you have a busy schedule but want to fit in some time for a fun tour around Maui’s rugged terrain? Then the ATV Adventure in West Maui Mountains is just the ticket! Lasting just 1.5 hours and coming with various start time options, it’s never been easier to fit it in to a packed day.

While it may be somewhat brief, you’ll have an absolute blast zooming around the mountains on your ATV! If you’ve never driven one before, there’s no need to be nervous as your guide will be patient and show you how to safely operate one.

Along with a safety briefing, they’ll also make sure your safety equipment is put on properly and give time for some practice runs before you set off on your excursion.

We loved that they provided us with complimentary waters, sodas, and juices to ensure everyone was well-hydrated and feeling good.

Head up to the top of the valley where you’ll be able to see gorgeous waterfalls splashing in the distance, or ride down the mountainside to the picturesque Hawaiian coastline.

As you zoom around, your guide will offer an educational and entertaining commentary about the areas as you pass them.

You’ll get to see so many places that most tourists don’t get to see, as they’re not accessible by standard vehicle. You get to see plenty of cool hidden gems only accessible off the beaten path, through the tropical forest, led by your local tour guide.

There are plenty of opportunities to go fast if that’s your thing, as well as time for photo ops!

More Information & Tour Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience

What Do I Need To Know About Maui ATV Tours?

What Do I Need To Know About Maui ATV Tours

A Maui ATV tour is doable by just about anyone, even if you have never ridden one before. You can ride solo on a single-seater ATV or most of them will accommodate two riders. Your tour guide will give you safety instructions and some basic training before you hit the trails.

Your guides job it is to make sure you have a fun and safe ride, so make sure you follow their instructions. Maui ATV tours will take you to some of the most stunning locations on the island, such as the West Maui Mountains, Haleakala National Park, Nakalele Blowhole and maybe the Hana Highway.

Maui ATV tours are available year-round but we would recommend you go between April and October. This is when the weather is dry and sunny. The ATV tours in our guide are 1 to 4 hours long, depending on the tour. Even better if you combine an ATV tour with other activities like snorkeling, ziplining, horseback riding or even a luau.

Tour operators will require you to wear closed-toe shoes, such as sneakers, hiking boots or shoes. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, because most likely you will! You should wear sunscreen, sunglasses and bring a change of clothes. Tour operators will provide safety gear like helmets, goggles and gloves.

Maui ATV tours are very popular and often sell out in advance. We recommend booking your tour well in advance to secure a spot.

What Will I See on a Maui ATV Tour

What Will I See on a Maui ATV Tour

The West Maui Mountains: This is the most scenic and rugged area of Maui. At to top of these mountains you will have panoramic views of the ocean and valleys. You will ride through trails that go up and down hills, cross rivers and streams. In some areas you will pass through bamboo groves and jungle canopies.

The Haleakala National Park: Here you will find the dormant Haleakala volcano. The top of the volcano is 10,000 feet and is the highest point on the island. Here you will ride along the slopes of the volcano and see the dramatic changes in vegetation and climate. Be on the lookout for unique flora and fauna that are in this volcanic environment. Your tour guide should point them out to you.

The Nakalele Blowhole: This scenic spot is where seawater shoots up through a hole in the lava rock and creates a spectacular spray. If you choose this tour, you will ride along the coastline and see the blowhole and maybe even get splashed. You will also see other rock formations and tidal pools along the way. If you can, stop and look at them as they are usually teeming with fish and crabs.

The Hana Highway: This is the famous “Road to Hana” you have probably heard about. It winds along the east coast of Maui for 52 miles. You may ride on a portion of this road and see some of the highlights such as the famous black sand beach, rainbow eucalyptus trees and the Wailua Falls.

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The Lahaina ATV Adventure is our Editors Choice for the best Maui ATV tour

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Robert Baker

Robert is a content writer and editor at World Guides to Travel where he shares his love for the great outdoors. He also writes in-depth travel blogs for other websites around the world. Robert is passionate about the environment and uses his writing to educate people about the advantages and importance of sustainable living. Robert enjoys creative writing. In 2009, his children’s novel Sally Hemings & the Good Associates won the Children’s Fiction section of the You Write On Book of the Year Award.
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