What to Know About Ziplining with Kids

Ziplining is a fun adventure for the whole family but there are a couple of things to consider before booking your family’s next adventure. These things to think about include the age and weight requirements for our zipline courses in Hawaii. It can also be very helpful to see what other parents have said about ziplining with us!

Step on the Scale

Check if your child meets the weight requirements before booking a zipline tour

The first thing to consider is the weight restrictions on our zipline courses. Each of our zipline courses are unique so each one has specific weight requirements in place for the safety of our guests. Weight effects things like zipping speed, so if your child does not weigh enough he or she could potentially go very slowly across the line and not enjoy themselves or they could even stop on the line before reaching the other end of the line. Neither option would be fun for you or your child, so that is why it is important to have your child step on the scale before you book a tour with us.

Here are our zipline course weight requirements per location:

  • For all of our Ka’anapali zipline courses, you have to weigh between 80 and 260 lbs.
  • For our Haleakala zipline course, you have to weigh between 60 and 260 lbs.
  • For all of our Big Island zipline courses, you have to weigh between 80 and 260 lbs.
  • For our Kauai 5-line course, you have to weigh between 60 and 260 lbs, for the Kauai 8-line course you have to weigh between 80 and 260 lbs.

Check the Calendar

Make sure you child is old enough to zipline with us

Next, it is important to consider the age restrictions on our zipline courses. Age and weight requirements must both be met in order to zipline with us at any of our zipline courses. They are not an either or option. Like our weight restrictions, we have age requirements in place for the safety and enjoyment of our guests.

Here are our zipline age requirements per location:

  • For our Ka’anapali zipline courses, you must be at least 10 years old.
  • For our Kauai 8-line course, you must be at least 10 years old.
  • For our Big Island zipline course, you must be at least 10 years old.
  • For our Haleakala zipline course, you must be at least 8 years old.
  • For our Kauai 5-line zipline course, you must be at least 8 years old.

In addition to meeting the set age restrictions, we also require that any kids under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign for them in order to allow them to zipline with us.

If your child is between the ages of 15 and 17 years old, he or she needs an adult signature on their waiver, but they can take part in our tours without an adult in their group on tour. On the other hand, if your child is under the age of 15, he or she must have an adult sign the waiver and an adult must participate in the zipline tour with the child. The adult who signs the waver can be a parent, relative or friend who is 18 years old or older. We don’t require the adult to be a parent or guardian.

So, for example, if your pre-teen wants to zipline with us but ziplining isn’t your thing, you can send him or her on the tour with your friend, as long as this friend is 18 years old or older, while you relax on the beach.

What People Say about Zipping with Kids

people have an amazing time ziplining with us in Hawaii

Tons of families zipline with us at all of our locations. Elementary school students, middle school students, high school students, and even college students find our tours fun and exciting.

This is a great activity because it is something that parents usually want to do as much as their kids. Your family will return home after a ziplining adventure with memories to cherish and stories to share that will last a lifetime.

We do not have any tandem ziplines so for every line, kids and adults must cross the line by themselves. But, a lot of people talk about how great our guides are at working with kids on all of our zipline courses. So there is no need to worry, we will make sure you and your kids have a great time zipping with us.

Many parents rave about the fact that we have 2 zipline courses (Haleakala and Kauai) where kids only have to weight over 60 pounds to zip. We are one of the only zipline companies in Hawaii that can accommodate families with smaller children. To make it even better, kids under the age of 13 zip with Skyline Eco-Adventures for $50 off on many of their tours!

Whether you have gone ziplining with your kids in the past or this will be your first time experiencing this fun and thrilling adventure with your family; choosing a zipline tour with Skyline Eco-Adventures ensures a wonderful experience for your whole family.

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