Hawaii New zipline tour open on Kauai’s south shore By Shane Nelson / July 21, 2014 Share 1 -- Maui-based Skyline Eco-adventures, operator of the first zipline opened in the U.S., launched an eight-line course on Kauai’s southern coast near the town of Poipu on July 1. The three-hour activity, located just a short drive from Poipu’s many resorts and hotels, offers adventurers a diverse collection of terrain and vistas, including dramatic views of the ocean, mountains and forested valley. “Skyline has invested over $1 million into the Poipu tour to ensure that the highest standards of safety are met,” Danny Boren, company co-founder and president, said in a statement. “We engineer our towers and ground anchors to withstand an immense amount of load, and our technology division develops state-of-the-art zipline equipment to eliminate the possibility of human error.”Skyline opened its first course on Maui in 2002, later expanding to the Big Island of Hawaii with its Akaka Falls offering in 2011. Earlier this summer the company debuted Zip n’ Dip products at its Kaanapali, Maui and Akaka Falls sites, enabling clients to swim and picnic near the company’s privately owned 50-foot waterfall on the Big Island. Meanwhile, on the Kaanapali tour, adventurers can now try out a new Zip n’ Dip line at a natural Maui mountain pool, providing a chance for exhilarating splashdowns along with access to standup paddleboards and boogie boards. Skyline Eco-adventures zip experiences start at $139 per person, and customers must weigh between 60 and 260 pounds. Visit www.zipline.com.