Day 8 of 14. After a short overnight sail to Maui we anchored off the coast and the tenders got busy. Rumor was there was a fatal traffic accident on the highway south of town blocking the highway. We had car rental reservations through ... Read More
Day 8 of 14. After a short overnight sail to Maui we anchored off the coast and the tenders got busy. Rumor was there was a fatal traffic accident on the highway south of town blocking the highway. We had car rental reservations through Alamo and no one knew for sure how it would work with transportation from Lahaina. A quick phone call to the Alamo store and she had me check in over the phone. The actual vehicle rental location is about 5 miles north of the harbor across from the big Kaanapali resort.
There was a small amount of confusion with the rental company vans which took us to the rental location as there were not enough vans to take everyone except for the actual rental vehicle "drivers" (larger vans would eliminate this added stress). This must be an ongoing issues as the rental companies worked together and got me to the rental location with no additional problems. Because I had "pre" checked in on the phone, my vehicle and paper work were waiting for me when I walked in the door. I had reserved a two door jeep, but because of the fatal accident, Alamo had been unable to bring it from where ever it was they came from ??? Instead they gave me a sweet four door Mazda which worked out very nicely. A quick trip back to Lahania to get my crew and we were headed south to the Piiholo Ranch to zipline(piiholozipline.com). The Lahania Alamo rental crew were outstanding and I would rent from them again.
After a beautiful hour drive to the ranch located "upcounty" in Makawao we arrived. We checked in, got weighed and then received our "zipline" sliders and harnesses from our "tour guides". A working cattle ranch that has expanded into the adventure activities market, this place had something for everyone. Canopy Tours, Walking Tours, Tango Tower and of course the Ziplines. Having never ziplined before, we were not sure what to expect. The tour guides showed us how to go fast or how to slow down for the "landings". A very well put together facility with excellent equipment and crew. Of course they saved the best zipline for last. Something close to a quarter mile long and several hundred feet up, clearly all the adventure we could handle. Only complaint was that we all wanted more. Snacks, water and soda were provided during the tour.
A quick stop at Walmart on the way back to Lahania for more souvenirs and we headed back north. Turn in the rental car and lunch at Cheese Burgers in Paradise. More shopping in Lahania and then grab an ice cream and get in line for the tender. Our last day in the islands was beautiful and all we could wish for were more islands days. Read Less