The 3 Best Oahu ATV Tours [2024 Reviews]

Oahu is one of the most beautiful locations not only in Hawaii, but in the entire world. With top-notch white beaches, world-class surfing, abundance of flora and fauna, and turquoise waters, it’s no wonder why.

However, if you want the best way to really get to know Oahu, we highly recommend an ATV tour. There are a ton of different tours available, which can make it harder to narrow down the highest-quality ones.

Not to worry, however, as we have the top ATV tours in Oahu available, that’ll be worth your time and money!

Be sure to see our other reviews of Sunset Dinner Cruises, Pearl Harbor Tours and Whale Watching Tours.

Best ATV Tours In Oahu

Private Off-Road ATV Adventure Tour in OahuKualoa Ranch - UTV Raptor Jurassic Park TourOahu ATV Adventure & Farm Tour
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Oahu Private Off-Road Adventure ATV TourKualoa Ranch - UTV Jurassic Park TourOahu ATV Adventure & Farm Tour
Departure:Gunstock Ranch, 56-250 Kamehameha Hwy, KahukuKualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, KaneoheNorth Shore Stables, 67-221 Waialua Beach Rd, Waialua
Start:11:30 AM & 2:00 PM9:30 AM & 1:00 PM8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Duration:1.5 hours2 hours45 mins
Includes:Tour wrangler/ guide, free parking, lunchUse of UTV, helmetUse of ATVs, helmets

Tour Information & Booking

Tour Information & Booking

Tour Information & Booking

Quick Answer: The 3 Best Rated Oahu ATV Tours For 2024

  1. Private Off-Road ATV Adventure Tour in Oahu
  2. Kualoa Ranch – UTV Raptor Jurassic Park Tour
  3. Oahu ATV Adventure & Farm Tour

Oahu ATV Tour Reviews

1. Private Off-Road ATV Adventure Tour in Oahu

Oahu Private Off-Road Adventure ATV Tour

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Departure: Gunstock Ranch, 56-250 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku
  • Departure Time: 11:30 AM & 2:00 PM
  • Includes: Tour wrangler/ guide, free parking, lunch

First up, is one of the most popular in all of Oahu. The Private Off-Road Adventure Tour is really one of those that offer the best bang for your buck.

Lasting 1.5 hours and with various start times available throughout the day, it’s super easy to work into even the busiest of schedules!

You’ll meet your guides at Gunstock Ranch, located just 2 miles from the world-famous Polynesian Cultural Center and 10 minutes from Turtle Bay Resort.

If you don’t feel comfortable driving on your own, or have younger children with you, this is the perfect tour for you. Your guide is going to be heading the tour instead, driving the 4-wheel-drive vehicle all over the place!

The vehicles are great for small groups! They are spacious enough, with a nice amount of leg room and back support. The roofs protect from any falling debris, branches, UV rays, or rain, too!

You’ll get to see all kinds of natural beauty, from hidden caves, various filming locations of Hollywood blockbuster films, ranch animals, and even notable historic spots from World War II! You’ll even get to see incredible views of Oahu’s famous North Shore!

As you ride, your guide will tell you all about the history of the locations and their importance throughout the years.

After some zooming around, your guide will pick a beautiful lookout spot over the rolling hills. Here, you’ll have some time to rest and take in the wonderful views while enjoying a picnic lunch! The guides do a great job at including traditional ingredients that are part of local culture, so you’ll surely try something new.

If you’re looking to see the “real” Hawaii, look no further because this tour will take you there!

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100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience

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2. Kualoa Ranch – UTV Raptor Jurassic Park Tour

Kualoa Ranch - UTV Jurassic Park Tour

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Departure: Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe
  • Departure Time: 9:30 AM & 1:00 PM
  • Includes: Use of UTV, helmet

This next tour is just a bit longer than the other, clocking in at 2 hours long which makes it easy to fit into your schedule. If you saw Jurassic Park and thought “wow, I’d love to ride around that beautiful landscape”, here’s your chance! On The Kualoa Ranch – UTV Raptor Tour, you may not encounter the reptilian kind but you’re sure to have a roaring good time!

Meet up with your tour guide at Kualoa Ranch, where you’ll be given a safety briefing and given your safety equipment. The cool thing with this tour, is that you get to choose to either drive your own UTV or sit back and enjoy the ride while your guide drives.

Each UTV holds anywhere from 2 to 6 people, depending on how many children are coming along for the adventure. However, the vehicle is very comfortable, has a nice amount of leg room, padded seats, and overhead protection.

Another aspect we really liked about the UTVs were that they let you talk to each other and take pictures, which realistically can’t be done with single-person ATV tours.

As you head out, your guide will tell you all about the sites that you pass. One of the most notable is the filming site(s) of the infamous “Jurassic Park” movie! Head over bubbling streams, through mud, and over hills to see remote areas that are difficult to access otherwise! You’ll see parts of Oahu the vast majority of visitors never encounter.

Another nice thing is that it’s one of those tours that never cancels. No matter what the weather is like (and you know Hawaii gets some unpredictable weather!), they’re heading out! In fact, when it’s rainy it tends to be even more fun splashing around the mud!

More Information & Tour Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience

3. Oahu ATV Adventure & Farm Tour

Oahu ATV Adventure & Farm Tour

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Departure: North Shore Stables, 67-221 Waialua Beach Rd, Waialua
  • Departure Time: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Includes: Use of ATVs, helmets

If you have a really packed schedule and need something much more compact in time, then we have just the thing for you. The ATV Adventure & Farm Tour lasts just 45 minutes, but they sure do pack a lot into that time!

You’ll see beautiful sights, learn about the history and culture of the area, and be able to speed around on high-quality vehicles made for this kind of terrain!

Once you arrive to North Shore Stables, you’ll meet up with your guide who will give everyone a safety briefing and fit you with a protective helmet.

Unlike the other tours in our guide, this one really is with an ATV. You can ride solo or with a partner, which is great if you’re going with your significant other or want to drive yourself. Even if this is your first time driving an ATV, you’ll do just find with instruction from your guide!

Keep in mind that the terrain can get pretty muddy or dirty, so dress accordingly! We recommend wearing shoes and clothing that you can get dirty.

Your guide will take you to some of the most beautiful spots in all of Oahu. You’ll get to see vast panoramas of Waialua’s oceanfront coastline contrasted with the immense mountain ranges. On this beachfront active farm operation, you’ll have a ton of open land to ride around on.

Take a stroll alongside the coastline if you feel like really taking in these gorgeous places. Make sure to bring your camera as well, so you can take some fantastic snapshots.

More Information & Tour Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience

Oahu ATV Tour Tips

Oahu atv tours

  1. Follow the rules: Be sure to follow the guidelines provided by the tour operator, especially any safety instructions given by the guide.
  2. Stay hydrated: Bring an insulated water bottle and drink frequently to stay hydrated, especially when it’s hot.
  3. Pay attention: Be alert and pay attention to your surroundings, including other riders and obstacles in the trail or road.
  4. Respect the environment: Follow “Leave No Trace” principles and respect the environment by staying on designated trails and not disturbing plants and wildlife.
  5. Don’t take unnecessary risks: Avoid taking unnecessary risks or trying to do anything beyond your skill level. If you are unsure about operating the ATV, just ask your tour guide for advice.

What Should You Wear on an ATV Tour?

It is important to wear the proper clothing while taking an ATV tour for your comfort and safety. Your tour guide should provide this equipment.

  • Wear comfortable, durable clothes: Wear something that is breathable and moisture-wicking it will help you stay dry.
  • Wear protective gear: A helmet should be provided by the tour operator but confirm this before you show up. It’s a good idea to wear goggles, gloves, knee and elbow pads. Be sure to follow the rules provided by the tour operator.
  • Dress for the weather: Check the forecast and dress appropriately. If it is hot, wear lightweight, breathable clothing. If it is cold or rainy, wear layers and bring a rain jacket.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes: It is important to wear shoes or boots that provide ankle support and protect your toes. Sandals or flip-flops are not allowed since they don’t give you any foot protection.

Be sure to listen to all instructions given by the tour guide. These are for your safety! Wearing proper clothing and gear will help you have a safe and fun ATV tour experience.

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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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