Hold on to your seats and get ready to hoot and holler – you’re about to take on the Pua’a Māiki! Board the world-renowned Swiss Military Pinzgauer all-terrain vehicle and ready yourself for an off-road adventure! Scramble up steep ridgelines, negotiate muddy trails, & tackle Hawaiian style moguls in an ex-military Pinzgauer all-terrain vehicle.
This off-road expedition treks through one of Hawaiʻi’s most natural and undeveloped valleys, to uncover an exhilarating past of ancient Hawaiian history while your expert Native Hawaiian Guide relates a spellbinding oral tradition of folklore and mythology.
Guests will venture deep into the back valleys of Oʻahu’s North Shore while enjoying an array of rugged terrain and wild natural landscapes. Tackle lush jungle trails and climb open windswept ridgelines all from the comfort of your high-stanced, open-aired Pinzgauer. Revel in ʻāina (nature) as you witness rare native plants and take in stunning panoramic views of mountain & coastline from a private mountain overlook!
Ramble through fruit orchards, visit old WWII fortifications, and even pick seasonal wild fruit! Only 8 seats available – Reserve yours today!
Caution: Dress accordingly, conditions can include rain or sunshine, cool mountain breezes or high humidity...please DON'T wear your favorite aloha shirt! Also be advised that this is a rough, 2.5 hour 4x4, ride with sudden jerky movements caused by rough roads. Therefore, we do not recommend this tour for people with back or neck problems and/or women who are pregnant. All guests are required to sign a waiver and release form prior to the start of their tour.
- No Children Under 6 years of Age
- Please meet 10 minutes prior to start time
Our Swiss Military Pinzgauers are true all-terrain vehicles that turn any tour into full flung “Hawaiian Safaris”! Pinzgauers are the best off-roading ATVs out there, they are open-aired and quite simply, unstoppable. Rumble up the flank of O’ahu’s Koʻolau Mountain, trek across verdant hillsides, and behold incredible views. Sit back and relax as your expert guide negotiates the trail and provides a remarkable narrative of O’ahu culture and ʻāina (nature). And since we operate on private property, you’re guaranteed to have it all to yourself.
Considered by many to be the best off-road vehicle ever produced, surpassing even the Hummer in maneuverability and reliability tests, the Pinzgauer is designed to excel in the most extreme conditions on earth. The Pinzgauer is also notorious for its quality craftsmanship. With only 1,300 vehicles produced each year these are essentially hand-made, low production, high quality machines. As a result, despite its high sticker price, it has become the vehicle of choice for many militaries around the world.
These once exclusive military ATVs have now become the jewel of the off-road enthusiast world. Features Include: full independent suspension for smoother ride both on and off road; front and rear lockers for true 4-wheel drive that can be engaged on the fly; air-cooled engines for greater reliability and lighter overall weight; portal axles for maximum ground clearance (13.9 in. at lowest point); a departure angle of 45 degrees for both front and rear; a water fording depth of 2.5 feet without a snorkel kit; and the list goes on and on. With only an estimated 4,500 first generation Pinzgauers in the U.S. today, they are quite rare indeed. Therefore, to find a Pinzgauer in Hawai’i is no doubt “Super-Duper Cool” but to actually have the chance to ride one with the backdrop of tropical mountains and blue seas…well, it just doesnʻt get any better than that.
• Covered Shoes • Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses & Towel • Wear comfortable flip-flops or shoes • Camera
Departs from the Aloha General Store at the North Shore Marketplace in Haleiwa - 66-250 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712
There is ample parking at the mall and public restrooms. When entering the parking lot head to the right hand section and park in the rear – Youʻll see the 4x4 Off-Road Van near the Aloha General Store ready to go!
Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us anytime to inquire about cancellations or reschedule. No-shows will be charged the full price.