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Journey to Waimea Canyon

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Journey to Waimea Canyon

Called "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific" by Mark Twain, this fascinating Waimea Canyon tour in Kauai offers spectacular views that rival its mainland cousin yet with an island personality all its own. For example, a stop will be made during the excursion to see the Spouting Horn. The Poipu surf channels into a natural lava tube and releases a huge spout of water during large swells. Listen for the hiss and roar; local legend tells of a great lizard that long ago got stuck in the tube.

The actual canyon is bursting with ever-changing color, yellow ginger, and eucalyptus trees. Kauai's own mokihana berries grow up to the 3,500 foot elevation. We take you up to 3,400 feet to the canyon overlook and provide a visual history commentary along the way. A short walk from the transportation takes you to the overlook.

Waimea, located on the western end of Kauai, offers a rich history and plenty of adventure. The town's claim to fame: it marks the spot where Captain Cook first set foot on Hawaiian soil in 1778.

On the return drive, you will pass through Old Koloa Town. Established in 1834 and situated in the heart of Hawaii's first sugar cane plantation, quaint old buildings have been carefully renovated and restored and are now home to unique shops and restaurants. As you drive by, your guide will share fascinating stories about life in the plantation era.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable, lightweight, layered clothing that will keep you warm and closed toe walking shoes are recommended.
Guests must be able to walk over gravel as well as paved surfaces to visit sites listed. Smoking is not permitted in the State Park.

This tour may be ADA accessible upon request, accommodating electric wheelchairs and scooters, with limited access at some stops. ADA accessibility is dependent upon the availability of ADA accessible vehicles on the day of your tour. If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please request an ADA accessible vehicle at the time of booking. In order to bring your electric wheelchair or scooter, please ensure the combined weight of the guest and electric wheelchair or scooter does not exceed 500 pounds. Please also include the model, size and weight of the wheelchair you would be bringing in your request. The width of the wheelchairs or scooters cannot exceed 29 inches.

4.5 Stars4.5Based On 76 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsJourney to Waimea CanyonMarch 19, 2020

Reviewer: Carol Skillings
It was a good tour. They met us at 8:30 and we got on a bus that took us to see the Spouting Horn. Then to the canyon which was beautiful. Got back to the ship at 1:00 and had time to get on a bus going to the shopping center

5 StarsIt was so pretty.February 27, 2020

Reviewer: Connie Oberender
Nice day for the trip. We have seen the Grand Canyon here on the Main land and this was beautiful too.

5 StarsJourney to Waimea Canyon 1/20/20February 10, 2020

Reviewer: Keith Cho
We joined this excursion in Kauai and had a wonderful experience. The us took us to the breathtaking Waimea Canyon, the blow hole and to the coffee plantation. The Waimea Canyon is very wide, long and deep with breathtaking view. It is really a splendor of natural wonder. It is why it is considered the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". This trip is highly recommended.

5 StarsSkillful DriverFebruary 01, 2020

Reviewer: Deborah Takahashi
That Roberts Tour Bus driver did an exceptional job on the curves up to and down from the canyon. I'm glad he was driving! Kauai Coffee was a good stop.

5 StarsJourney to Waimea Canyon December 31, 2019

Great local host and a great tour !!

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