4 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

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  • Location: Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration:  15 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Kauai Day Trip: Waimea Canyon, Wailua River from Oahu. 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
April 2015

Trip was everything that it was advertised as. Every tour guide we had was friendly and helpful in every respect. I highly recommend Viator and will use them again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Totally enjoyed this adventure!!! A number 1 tour guide Lias Cate....beautiful island...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

It was an outstanding trip. A perfect way to see Kauai. We will go back to Kauai and stay longer next time. The Island was beautiful! I highly recommend the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

An excellent day out which would have been even better if we had not had to wait over 2 hours each way for our flights. To be dropped at the airport at 5pm for a 7.26pm flight was such a waste of time. The tour guide was excellent and our group size (9 people) made it very personal. Not sure how good it would have been with a very large tour group. All in all a good day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

everything about the trip was wonderful including our tour buus driver.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2011

Unbelievable views, fantastic guide and commentary

JennyC
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

This was a great day trip. Early start, but very professionally operated. Everything was great, from the driver to the flights and the incredible things we saw on Kauai. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2010

The day trip to Kauai went very well. We were picked up from our hotel in Waikiki, met at the airport. The flight was good, we were picked up at the airport in Kauai by the guide whose name was Marvin. Marvin was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable. We had a lovely day and a very good lunch at a golf club, which was not expensive. We saw all the sights. We thorougly enjoyed our day trip to Kauai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

From the time our driver picked us up from the airport to when he dropped us off, he took very good care of us. Very knowledgeable. We had plenty of time at Waimea Canyon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

It was the prettiest place I have ever seen.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

This trip was pretty good especially compared to the Maui Day trip from Oahu. We liked this much better. More to see and didn`t feel quite as long a day. We went with Island Air and another couple went with Hawaiian Air which their flight times seemed to be better. Lunch was at a golf course which there is a variety to choose from. Our guide was great and made a couple of extra stops for the group (to see turtles and the coffee plantation) which was difficult with a larger group. This is a nice way to see the island of Kauai.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2014

A very good tour, the Waimea canyon was spectactular, the river cruise interesting and the drivers commentary extremly good. Only complaint possible was the length of the day, 5 AM pick up in Oahu and returned approx 7:00 PM that evening. Probably will not book and similar tours expoloring other islands from the one we're staying on.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2014

I had a great guide and a lovely time. It's a beautiful island and I got to see a lot.

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2014

Trip was great and guide was awesome.
Shame about the fog in the canyon, but weather cant be helped

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

the canyons are amazing

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Long Day Trip :-) But very, very nice. We received a lot of information and really nice expressions of Kauai. Thanks to the guide who brought a lot of fun to this trip. I would to again

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

It was worth the early (5.00am) start the tour was well organzied from Pick-up to the meeting of our tour/bus driver who was well informed and intersting
On the island the waterfall,canyon and the fern grotto was great to see, would recommend this day trip to all sue Bellamy.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2012

The organisation of the tour was excellent. We were taken to see some of the beautiful sights on Kauai and the tour guide was very informative. The only thing that I was a little disappointed with is that at times we just drove past some of the sights and didn't get to stop. One in particular was the green sand beach. I would like to have stopped and taken some photos on the actual beach.

Allen S
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

Great day. Lots of great views. Excellent guide. Lots of history and stories.

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2013

Positive-visited some beautiful sites.Negative-tour guide did not greet us at the airport/didn't leave his bus - we had to find him. He did not provide an itinerary or map-we never knew where we were going next.

3 star rating: Worth doing
December 2012

Juan our guide was good,but the river boat ride at the end was a waste of time. To be brought up to where they used to allow us to see the cave and then tell us that as of 2006 that it was no longer open to the public. We could have done without the 30-45 min of this portion .

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
March 2015

The tour is fine if you are already ON Kauai, but spending the money to fly from Oahu and back. The canyon is beautiful, one of the most beautiful things that I saw in Hawaii, but there wasn't a whole lot to the tour other than that and our tour guide continually blanked on information and referenced her age as the resason. She was a sweet lady but maybe shouldn't be giving tours anymore...

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
July 2014

The Kauai Day Trip was a nice way to escape the crowds of tourists in Oahu although I found that their was not much to see on the island. The day was very drawn out with quite a few monotonous stops throughout the beginning of the day. The Wailua River was beautiful but I don't think the tour is good value for money considering the affordability of flights between each island as well as car rental. My tour guide Lisa was amazing, very knowledgeable and hilarious - she kept the bus entertained for 8 hours straight.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
August 2012

Kauai is an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL island that deserves more than just a day; however, if you're like me and have limited time, a day trip can be just enough to wet the appetite.

Although I'm glad I took this tour, in retrospect, I feel that I could have gotten FAR MORE out of the trip had I done it on my own. A SIGNIFICANT part of the tour was spent picking people up and dropping them off at various hotels. Then, there was the time spent waiting at the airport for the flight to and from the island. While this tour affords people the opportunity to SEE a lot of the island, I'm convinced that Kauai needs to be EXPERIENCED and not just seen. I found myself frustrated at times with the amount of time spent on the bus. I just wanted to get out or put the window down...SOMETHING!

If you only have one day to visit this island, and you're comfortable with driving, then I would recommend doing this trip on your own. You can book your own roundtrip tickets, then rent a car in Kauai. In this way, you will have the freedom to see and do SO MUCH MORE!

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
May 2012

there is a lot of wasted time on this trip.
The places visited were lovely, but it was an unnecessarily long day - lots of backtracking picking people up from hotels on Kauai and dropping them off . This could have been done before getting us from the airport and after dropping us back at the airport - making the day at least 2 hours shorter
(picked up at 5am and back in Oahu around 8pm)
Lots of "comfort breaks"
The lunch stop was good

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