Top Ten Hawaii Adventures

Kayak the Big Island
By John Penisten

The phrase "Flumin Da Ditch" may have no meaning in the 48 states, but on the Big Island, these words will get you into one of Hawaii's best kayaking adventures. It's a three-mile, three-hour kayak cruise through the old Kohala Irrigation Ditch built in 1905 for the sugar plantations of the North Kohala District. You'll cruise the ditch, tunnels, and flumes through open rainforest and mountain pastures, and get fantastic panoramic views along the way. The cruise needs to be done with a kayak outfitter/guide service, as access to the ditch is over private land and permits are required.


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