2 questions to ask when choosing ziplines in maui

Flying through the air on a zipline is one of the most memorable experiences you can have on a Maui vacation. Maui is know for its epic snorkeling but in terms of outdoor adventures, ziplining is a close second.

These 2 simple questions will help you choose the right Maui zipline for your personality.

1. Should I book a “canopy”, or “parallel” zipline?

2. Am I up to try a new, unique type of zipline?


The first thing to consider when choosing a zipline in Maui is whether you want to go “canopy” ziplining, or “parallel” ziplining. Canopy ziplining sends you gliding from tree-top to tree-top in a grove of eucalyptus trees. This playful type of zipline employs a system of ladders, platforms, and suspension bridges to create a “tree house” atmosphere. Kids as young as 5 can go on this family friendly type of zipline, and it happens to be the least expensive in Maui.

Parallel ziplining is more adventurous.  The rides are longer, the heights are greater, and you can reach speeds of up to 65 mph. One Maui zipline is more than 1/2 mile in length, on a single ride!  It’s called parallel ziplining because you can ride with a buddy at your side on an adjacent line. This type of ziplining tends to be a little more expensive, but for the adventure seeker, it will pay off in thrills.


With the increased popularity of ziplining, new, creative options have emerged. You can now drop from your zipline into the waters of a cool mountain lake, or simulate a “free fall” and land softly on the ground. These unique options are new, but they might be exactly what you’re looking for in a zipline.


Any Maui zipline tour you choose is going to completely blow your mind. There’s absolutely no way you can go wrong ziplining in Maui. With so many choices available, these 2 simple questions will help you select the best zipline for your personality.

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