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Journey to Waimea Canyon

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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
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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.
This tour is ADA accessible with limited access at some stops. Guests must be able to walk over gravel as well as paved surfaces to visit sites listed. If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please request an ADA accessible vehicle at least 48 hours prior to taking the tour. Electric wheelchairs and scooters can be accommodated on this tour. 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. Smoking is not permitted in the State Park.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 62 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsWaimea CanyonNovember 07, 2018

Reviewer: Ian Dunn
Excellent value and brilliant tour guide/driver.

5 StarsWaimea CanyonOctober 31, 2018

Reviewer: Pearl Fusick
Great tour. Would recommend this to anyone.

5 StarsWaimea CanyonOctober 26, 2018

Reviewer: Linda
Very friendly and informative guide. The scenery was spectacular. Well worth the time to do.

4 StarsTour to the canyonOctober 20, 2018

Reviewer: James Finders
We took this tour from our ship to Waimea canyon. The driver was very knowledgeable about the area and made for a very interesting tour. He was very courteous. We made it to the canyon which in itself was very spectacular and the only blemish was that the sun was not out. It was very cloudy but they parted for about 10 minutes which revealed the canyon beauty. Very worthwhile tour. Great value.

5 StarsGod's beautiful creationJune 04, 2018

Reviewer: Thomas M. Kolakovich
A spectacular display of natural beautiful!! Not to be missed, it was a highlight of the trip to this island.

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