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Kipu Ranch project raised funds for Shriners Hospital


By Cat Frazier Special to The Garden Island | Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Kipu Ranch Adventures recently started offering something unexpected to Kauai visitors: a heart. More specifically, three hearts, on the front and sides of a new, pristinely-wrapped luxury UTV available to book for raising funds benefiting Shriners Hospital in Honolulu. The…

Hawaii: Picture-perfect beaches, legendary surf and A-list adventures in Oahu and Kauai


Friday June 1st 2018 by Pascale Hughes Pascale Hughes is a reporter and feature writer. Contact [email protected] As special correspondent for Sacramento Union newspaper, Mark Twain had a go at surfing when he visited Hawaii in 1866. He paddled out on his wooden board, waited “for a particularly prodigious billow to come along,” then prodigiously…

Hawaii: An off-road adventure through Kauai’s historic Kipu Ranch


By JESSICA YADEGARAN | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 24, 2018 at 9:00 am | UPDATED: March 27, 2018 at 1:40 pm KAUAI — I’m deep in the jungle, wearing protective goggles, a safety helmet and rust-orange bandana. The look is somewhere between motocross and cowboy — not my finest fashion moment. But I’m about to go 4×4 off-roading through…

UTV Destinations: Kipu Ranch Adventures, Kauai, Hawaii


Combining UTVs and Mountain Bikes to Explore Kauai By UTV Driver April 17, 2017 On our recent excursion to Lihue, Hawaii, we hooked up with Kipu Adventure Tours to test their new Kawasaki Mule Adventure machine that was hand-built by Jimmy’s 4×4. Along with a wide range of tours available, has a growing collection of Kawasaki UTVs in their…

Long-time tour guide is always learning


By Jenna Carpenter – The Garden Island | Sunday, December 11, 2016, 12:05 a.m. In his 13 years working as a tour guide for Kipu Ranch Adventures, Troy Shanks estimates he has met 50,000 people. “I probably have a place to stay in every state in the United States and about 10 different countries,” he…

Exploring Kauai by UTV With Kipu Ranch Adventures


Marty Wentzel | Contributing Editor, Hawaii In early 2016, Kipu Ranch Adventures (KRA) switched its fleet from all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to utility terrain vehicles (UTVs). The Kauai company wanted to change its focus from heart-thumping exploits to more relaxing spins around a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch. It was a smart move on KRA’s part. Not…