4 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

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  • Location: Kauai, Hawaii
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Kauai Shore Excursion: Waimea Canyon and River. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

The tours were excellent! We had very friendly and informative guides which made the experience both fun and educational. Both the canyon and the fern grotto were beautiful. The canyon, of course was spectacular. Having the Hawaiian wedding song and entertainment on the river cruise was fun. The fact that we went back to the ship to eat was fine. It gave us a change to rest for a few minutes and regroup for the second half. All in all a very good double tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Larry was an excellent guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Loved this excursion. Doing the Waimea Canyon in the morning - then taking a lunch break back at the ship - and continuing the tour on the river in the afternoon was an excellent idea. It broke up the trip. Wonderful tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Awe inspirering Grand canyon of the Pacific, well worth the bus ride. Commontary was very good as well. The river cruise and fern gardens are also a worthwhile part of the trip. too bad it rained while we were in the fern gardens, but when your in the land that has 600 inches of rain a year what else can you expect.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Great tour. Enjoyed the blow hole, Waimea Canyon very beautiful and the Fern Grotto was great. I would highly recommend this tour when visiting Kauai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

this tour was brillant and worth every dollar coach on time all staff helpful and most informative even taught us to dance Highly recommended Ann and Mike Henton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Great trip. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and professional. We think it is unfair that a few complained and they no longer make a stop for lunch but return to the ship for lunch. Since there were 2 buses on this tour, one should stop for lunch and one could return to the ship. Because Noni was born on the island, she was able to share history of the areas that some of the newer tour guides aren't aware of. We would do the tour again and ask for Noni if she was allowed to make the lunch stop.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

I have nothing negative to write about this tour. The guides were personable, funny and knowledgeable. We saw more than we expected to see and learned so much about the history and local lore of the island. We had a great time! Money very well spent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

Roberts Hawaii has the most knowledge tour guides. I liked that they split this into two tours and had us eat lunch on the cruise ship. Those who bought this tour from the cruise ship paid alot more and the only difference was a box lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

Tour driver was very knowledgeable, a most enjoyable trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

Absolutely excellent!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

Great tour well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

Very nice tour and the driver was exceptional. Very informative and knowledgable.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2015

This is now 2 separate tours if you book as shore excursion from the pride of America due to their change of itinerary. Travelled with a local tour operator for both, cannot recommend this company enough, both tours had fantastic, enthusiastic, knowledgable drivers. Check in with them at the port was quick, clean air conditioned buses. Enjoyed both trips immensely and learnt lots about the island. I would definitely book with them again.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2014

We really enjoyed the Waimea Canyon. It was a good tour. The River tour was just so-so. Pretty touristy.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

Great tour, only the guide's commentary was 'information overload'.

Paul T
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

Kauai is a beautiful island, one of the small of the four main islands. We choose our tour with Roberts Hawaii as it is much cheaper then the tour offered by Pride of America. It is best to pre-booked through the internet as there is no private tour at the port. The tour bus driver is very knowledgeable about the place and provides interesting information and facts about the tour. Waimea Canyon is beautiful. The sight takes you back to the dinosaur time. The Waimea Canyon tour is only half a day. The tour bus takes you back to the ship for lunch before the river cruise tour in the afternoon. We went to see a waterfall before the river cruise. The river cruise is on a flat bottom boat with Hawaii songs and dances. It was a relaxing experience.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2012

Enjoyed both the canyon and river cruise, especially the Fern Grotto. Splitting the two excursions between morning and afternoon was great! It allowed us to have lunch back on the ship and gave us a break from what would have been a long, tiring day.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2012

Waimea canyon trip = 5 stars, highly recommended. River trip worth seeing but probably only a 3. Guide Clarence was very pleasant.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2012

Great drivers, informative and friendly. Good stops for the amount of time you have to see everything. Definitely would recommend.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

Great tour with a great guide. Nani was the best guide ever. She was very knowledgeable. The only thing I wish is that the river boat ride was longer. Almost identical as the ship tour but much cheaper.

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2014

Beautiful senery

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2014

We enjoyed the Waimea Canyon trip but the River part of the trip was a disappointment.

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2014

The view of the canyon was nice, but the short boat ride to Fern grotto as a let down. No wild life to see and nothing other than trees lining the river.

3 star rating: Worth doing
December 2013

Waimea canyon is awesome. The river raft was OK. Fern grotto is a disappointment. I would certainly recommend Waimea canyon but one could better utilise the time in the afternoon. The guide was excellent

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