Fluming the Kohala Ditch is Back!

Media Release:

The Ditch is Back! One of Hawai’i Island’s favorite family-friendly activities, the former Flumin’ da Ditch, is back as the brand new Kohala Ditch Adventures, owned by ATV Outfitters.

Tours ceased after the 2006 earthquake, but after a hardworking effort by many, the ditch is back and better than ever. Ride a six-wheel Pinzgauer to this mountain kayak journey, walk over a new 150-foot flume bridge with views of native forest and a waterfall, then paddle through 10 tunnels and seven flumes before riding out along a macadamia nut orchard. Two tours a day, Monday through Saturday. The historic Kohala ditch was originally built to transport water to sugar cane plantations, and floating down the waterway is a fun pastime loved by visitors and locals. Special introductory rates are $99/adults; $49 for keiki ages 11 and younger. Visit http://www.kohaladitchadventures.comor call (808) 889-6000 for information.

New Big Island Equestrian Vacations. After filming and experiencing diverse horse riding adventures on Hawai’i Island for its Emmy-winning PBS TV show, the Equitrekking team created a special vacation package for horse lovers. Riders saddle up in scenic Waipi’o Valley and historic Waimea ranches, with four nights hotel and breakfast daily at Hilton Waikoloa Village included, plus car rental and all taxes (except on the car). Rates start at $971 per person, double occupancy. Visit www.EquitrekkingTravel.com or call (877) 490-7786.

Wordless Wednesday – A Sign of the Times

Sign across from the Pahoa Transfer Station