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

Kauai Shore Excursion: Journey to Waimea Canyon

Journey up to the 3,400-foot (1,035-meter) level of Waimea Canyon, “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” on this shore excursion from Nawiliwili Harbor. Take a visual history tour of Kauai along the way – from Old Koloa Town, Hawaii’s first sugarcane plantation, originated in 1834, to Waimea, the town where Captain Cook first made contact with the Hawaiian Islands in 1778. Then visit Spouting Horn at Po’ipu South Kauai, where you’ll see salt water soaring 50 feet (15 meters) into the air.


  • 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

Explore the natural wonders of Kauai on this 5-hour shore excursion from Nawiliwili Harbor – hike up 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.

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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