Once the fountain of life for Kohala's vast sugar cane plantations, today you can take a Hawaii flume ride through the century-old system of concrete channels, elevated flumes and tunnels that make up the famed Kohala Ditch. Drink in the beauty of waterfalls and streams that flow through lush tropical foliage, as you meander lazily along a three mile path in your comfortable, inflatable kayak.
It's a great way to beat the heat, too, since you are guaranteed to get wet during your journey. So climb aboard and get ready for fun. A flume tour is the only way to explore the private lands that make up this secluded part of the island.
When you're ready to explore the truly secret places on Hawaii, there's no better way to do it than on a lazy float down private waterways in an inflatable kayak. Flumin' Kohala takes you along a century-old water delivery system that once fed the island's robust sugar plantations. These waterways wind through lush jungles and across private lands, inaccessible to tourists in any other way. A flume tour is a great way to explore authentic Hawaii and escape the tropical heat for three hours, as you will also travel under waterfalls along the way.
What is the Kohala Ditch Tour?
The Kohala Ditch began life as a natural waterway whose headwaters originate high in the lush Kohala Mountain forests. Over a century ago, sugar farmers built manmade waterways to divert this precious resource to their sugar cane fields below. For over a century, these natural and manmade waterways have delivered crystal-clear, mountain spring water to the valleys below. And although the sugar plantations no longer rely on them, the Kohala Ditch is a fun way to spend a few hours floating down the mountainside, through lush jungles and past sparkling waterfalls. Great for all ages, the tours are a unique way to explore authentic Hawaii.