Aloha Adventure Farms is an outfit that certainly lives up to its name. Here, guests can enjoy big ATV adventures while also learning about Polynesian cultures and what makes the Hawaiian islands so great.
Located just off of Mamalahoa Highway on the Big Island’s western side, Aloha Adventure Farms is something of a new operation. The family behind the company moved from Arizona in June of 2019 after falling in love with the state from previous travels. However, in those previous trips to Hawaii, they noticed that with the exception of luaus, there was a noticeable lack of places in which one could go to experience the Polynesian culture that so shaped the islands. So when they moved, they bought a large farm property initially just for coffee farming, but soon found themselves scheming ways to combine their love of the land with their passion for sharing different cultures. Aloha Adventure Farms was the result.
Aloha Adventure Farms thus was the first tour outfit to combine a comprehensive Polynesian cultural tour with riding about on ATVs. Tours begin with a brief intro to ATVs and how they handle and then it’s time to hit the paths to explore first the agricultural parts of the farm and later the jungle-esque areas that have been preserved in their natural form. While driving over rocks, water, and leaves, an Aloha Adventure Farms tour guide leads also a more verbal adventure as they share the history and cultures of Hawaii, Fiji, Tonga, and the Samoa Islands.
Only, the really exciting aspect of Aloha Adventure Farms is that this tour of different cultures is not just verbal explanations. Deep within the jungle, the couple behind the outfit went and created four unique cultural islands. Each of these island spots is set up with art, artifacts, and activities that are reflective of their origin. In other words, there is an island spot dedicated to Hawaiian culture, Fiji, Tonga, and the Samoan islands. So that as your tour guide is leading a discussion about one culture, you are in fact driving to a unique island within the jungle complete with interactive components related to that culture. It is a pretty unique set-up!
And as if these holiday islands and the two-hour ATV tour weren’t enough to engage you, Aloha Adventure Farms also offers a unique wood carving experience. Bookable separate or in tandem with the ATV Adventure, this Polynesian Cultural Wood Craving Tour is led by Mani, a master fourth-generation Tongan woodcarver. Mani starts the tour with the history of wood carving and the important significance it has within Tongan culture. Then, each member of the tour is given a block of wood and some tools to create their own hand-carved tiki. You’ll get detailed instructions on how to make the right carvings by Mani, and he’ll help with any desired finishing details and touch-ups so that you can go home with a truly unique and memorable souvenir.
Of the nearly 200 reviews this young tour outfit has received on Google, only four have been something other than a five-star rating. That alone should let you know that if you are looking for a unique and engaging experience, Aloha Adventure Farms is known to deliver.
-In addition to the ATVs, the group has UTVs which are larger vehicles driven by a guide. If you have young children or anyone with mobility issues, they may be directed to ride the UTVs. Call before you make your booking to learn more if you’re not sure this is what you’d want for your group.
-While they have a lot of stuff on the farm, one thing they don’t’ have is a restaurant. Three is a gift shop, however, that includes an array of snack and drink items. But you might want to make sure to eat a good-sized meal before you arrive due to how active some of the activities on the cultural islands are.