Rappel Maui
RAPPEL MAUI: Rappel Waterfalls
Rappel Maui
2018 Rates

Effective: 1/1 - 12/31/18  
Adult 10+
Observer 10+*
Rappel Waterfalls w/o transfers  
Rappel Waterfalls with transfers from South Maui
Rappel Waterfalls with transfers from West Maui

Imagine yourself rappelling down waterfalls and cliffs in a spectacular canyon. Swim beneath waterfalls and across deep pools. Enjoy hiking through the Maui rain forest, perhaps even washing and conditioning your hair with shampoo ginger. This thrilling Maui activity offers easy beginning canyoning as well as more advanced adrenalin rushes. We rig our rappels so that you can't fall, even if you freak out or pass out or forget everything we teach you about how to do this. This is an activity that should not be missed.

From our meeting spot in Central Maui, ride with us for an hour and ten minutes out the famous Hana Highway to Puohokamoa Valley. We'll hike a quarter mile through the rain forest to the top of a ridge above a 300-foot-deep valley. Our first rappel is down a 40-foot cliff for practice. Then we'll rappel down 30- and 50-foot waterfalls. There will be opportunities to swim beneath the waterfalls. During most of the year there's wild fruit to eat along the trail.

Our policy is to provide a guide at the top of the cliff to make sure you begin the rappel safely. At the bottom of the rappel we have a second guide who belays you. That means that (s)he can control your descent if necessary and stop you at any time or guide you gently to the bottom if necessary. Our guide at the top can pull you back up, if you need that kind of assistance. Our entire program is geared for safety.

Our exit is a 300-foot ascent up a steep, but well-built trail. You should be in good condition to participate in this trip.

Tour Time Daily
Approx. Return Time Daily
6:45 am
1:15 pm
8:00 am
2:30 pm
9:15 am
3:45 pm
10:30 am
5:00 pm
11:45 am
6:15 pm

Location: Maui Canyon Adventures Inc., dba Rappel Maui, Operating at Mile Marker 10.5, Hana Highway, Maui

All courses and tours include:
Complete outfitting--canyon shoes, harness, helmet, personal flotation device and soft shell jacket during cold season--lunch, bottled water and transportation to the site from Central Maui.

What to wear:
Long shorts or light-weight pants, your choice of water wear, sun protection (reef safe please). Bring extra change of clothes and towel. Be prepared to play in rugged terrain.

Suggested minimum age 10, but you'll qualify if your waist size is between 22 and 48 inches, which is the range of adjustment of our harnesses. Our personal flotation devices will fit chest sizes from 30 to 53 inches. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Due to safety reasons, 250-pound weight limit and maximum 54-inch waist are strictly enforced. Each guest will be weighed at the operation center. If weight/waist limitations are exceeded, guest will become observers.


: freshly-made naan bread, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrot, feta cheese, roasted mushrooms, zucchini, pesto, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper.

Turkey/Roast Beef : Everything that’s in the veggie, plus1/4-lb. of turkey/roast beef.

Gluten-free or vegan substitute: nori wrap with rice and vegetables. Or, salad with veggies.

Fresh fruit, usually pineapple or banana.

Chocolate chip cookie without nuts

Since safety is a primary concern, we have a competent and experienced guide staff. Our anchors, ropes, harnesses, hardware and helmets are specially-designed for the rigors of this extreme sport. All of our equipment is the best available, ropes are checked thoroughly on a daily basis, and we keep accurate rope logs. All gear is maintained in top condition, or it is replaced. Every piece of equipment we use is rated for enormous loads.

Prior to every trip we check the water level and discharge volume in the many streams in Maui that have electronic monitoring devices that display their data on the USGS website in real time. We also keep a close watch on the weather patterns. If there's any danger of flooding, we change our itinerary to allow us to stay out of the water, but still have challenging rappel routes adjacent to the stream and waterfalls. If the water does begin to rise while we're in the canyon, we have emergency exit routes for each stage, and our guides are trained in swift-water rescue techniques as well and are experienced in reading the weather conditions of our islands.

Transfers are only offered for the 9:30am tour time. Pick up hotels are Hotel Wailea, Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel, Four Seasons, Grand Wailea Resort & Spa, Wailea Beach Villas, Wailea Marriott, Andaz, and Palms at Wailea. Pick up starts at 8:30am.

*Observer Adult 10+: Non-Rappeling Observer-Hiker
Min. 2 guest to operate tour.


Optional Tours and Golf - All activities and golf are subject to change and or cancel without notice. Holidays rates or close-outs may apply. Please have your clients call to verify their activities/pick-up times upon arrival in Hawaii. Date, day and or time changes or cancellations may occur at any time due to weather, low occupancy or mechanical problems. Generally, tours cancelled outside of 48 hours will not have cancel penalties, however, each tour may have individual restrictions. No shows are subject to no refund. Tours missed due to illness will be entitled to a full refund if physicians papers are submitted.