4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

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  • Location:Kauai, Hawaii
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Kauai Shore Excursion: Journey to Waimea Canyon

While in port in Kauai, take a 5-hour tour up to Waimea Canyon, known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific,’ at an impressive 3,400 feet (1,035-meter). After hiking this natural wonder with your guide, drive through Hawaii’s first sugarcane plantation and to the town of Waimea, made famous by Captain Cook hundreds of years ago. Before concluding your tour back at your original departure point, stop to see the water fly high at Po’ipu’s Spouting Horn on the southern side of the island.


  • Shore excursion to Kauai's natural wonders, Waimea Canyon and Spouting Horn
  • Enjoy spectacular views after hiking up Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific"
  • Learn Kauai history as you drive past Old Koloa Town and Waimea
  • Watch Spouting Horn spew water up to 50 feet into the air
  • Free port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Kauai Shore Excursion: Journey to Waimea Canyon

Spouting Horn

Your tour will begin with pickup from Nawiliwili Harbor. From there, you’ll hike with your guide up to Waimea Canyon, the largest canyon in the Pacific at 14 miles long (22.5 kilometers), 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) wide and more than 3,600 feet (1,097 meters) deep. From the lookout you’ll see incredible views of the green valleys below.

Then, hop into an air-conditioned coach and head through the islands’ original sugarcane plantation, Old Koloa Town, as well as the site of Captain Cook’s first landing in Waimea. Your guide will provide commentary about Kauai’s rich history as you go.

Conclude your shore excursion with a visit to Spouting Horn in Po’ipu. Waters can shoot up to 50 feet (15 meters) high as the ocean surges under a lava shelf and up through the opening. After departing from Spouting Horn, your guide will return you to your original departure point.

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Amazing, really enjoyed this tour, the canyon and the blowhole scenery was beautiful. Nani our tour guide was wonderful and made an extra stop for some of the people on our tour to stop at the Kauai Coffee Farm.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Outstanding tour and guide was very informative

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

This was a spectacular tour -- better than I could have imagined.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

Very good, as advertised.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Very good excursion. Good commentary and wonderful attraction

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

I had originally thought that once you've seen one canyon, they all looked alike. I was wrong! This is a beautiful journey and well worth it.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2013

Very good tour and we enjoyed the Roberts tour guide/driver very much.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2013

Quite a long way to travel to get to this local attraction but it was beautiful

4 star rating: Recommended September 2013

Well arranged tour, same about the fact it rained and we missed seeing the view from the look out.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2012

Perhaps could have allowed more time at the stopping points. Even another stop at some shops or a local park Area

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