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Kauai Shore Excursion: Journey to Waimea Canyon

Location Kauai
Departure Thursday
From €66.10 per person
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  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

In stark contrast to Kauai's lushness is Waimea Canyon State Park. Over thousands of years earthquakes and erosion have created dramatic variation in the landscape. Waimea Canyon, "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific", is the showpiece of the tour and offers one of the best views of the western coast of the island.

Explore the natural wonders of Kauai on this 5-hour shore excursion from Nawiliwili Harbor - visit Waimea Canyon and see Spouting Horn. At 14 miles long (22.5 kilometers), 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) wide and more than 3,600 feet (1,097 meters) deep, Waimea Canyon is the largest canyon in the Pacific and a true geologic gem. The Waimea Canyon Lookout provides breathtaking views of deep valleys and rugged crags. As you hike, numerous lookouts and trails offer spectacular views of every part of the canyon.

After exploring the wonders of Waimea Canyon, you'll take a visual tour of Kauai, driving past Old Koloa Town, Hawaii's first sugarcane plantation, and Waimea, the town where Captain Cook made his first landing in Hawaii in 1778.

Finish your day exploring another of Kauai's natural wonders at Spouting Horn, an ocean blow hole near Po'ipu Beach. Wait as the water rushes under a lava shelf and surges through a small opening at the surface, spewing water up to 50 feet (15 meters) in the air. Next to the adjacent hole, compressed air escapes and makes a hissing sound.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Nawiliwili Harbor for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This shore excursion can only be booked by Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America passengers, Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of America passengers and Carnival Spirit passengers
  • There will be substantial walking to Waimea Canyon. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this activity.

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by Bhagwan B , December 2016

A must-see if you visit Kauai.

Reviewed by Mrs Maree A T , August 2016

Excellent tour. Was on time and driver was very knowledgeable. Spectacular scenery.

Reviewed by Ann H , July 2016

The Waimea Canyon was breathtaking and the tour was very well organised, I would highly recommend this tour.

Reviewed by Linda B , July 2016

Tour guide Michelle was friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to.

Reviewed by dlmurray4u , June 2016

Beautiful and wonderful tour. Our your guide was a native Hawaiian who shared many interesting facts of the island. The Wiamia canyon is a wonderful event of nature you do not want to miss.

Reviewed by Donna L , May 2016

The trip was very good and we got to see a lot of the island. The bus driver was knowledgeable, however, she talked a lot about old history and not so much about what we were seeing out of the bus windows while traveling down the road.

Reviewed by Debra L , April 2016


Reviewed by Tina K , April 2016

Beautiful views! Enjoyable tour.

Reviewed by David S , April 2016

The views of the canyon were great and the coastal water spout was also great for pictures. Coffee plantation was not very exciting for non-coffee drinkers, would have been nice to offer non-coffee drinking guests cold water.

Reviewed by Sharon A , November 2015

Great tour and knowledgeable tour guide. Beautiful sight/ amazing views. Very pleased with this tour