As if soaring over a waterfall wasn't cool enough, visitors to a Big Island zipline will soon be able to chill in the water below yet another cascade.
Starting Sunday, Skyline Eco-Adventures is adding a "zip-and-dip" option at its Akaka Falls site. Besides the zipline tour – a total of seven crossings including one over a 250-foot waterfall – guests can take a refreshing plunge in the waterhole beside a 50-foot fall.
The existing zipline tour, which lasts 2 1/2 to three hours, costs $169.95. Add $70 for the swim option, which includes a picnic lunch and the use of water shoes.
Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) 864-6947.
Travelers may also want to visit nearby Akaka Falls State Park. A short path leads to the fall, which drops 442 feet into a stream-carved gorge. Park admission is $5 per vehicle.