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Kauai Shore Excursion: Waimea Canyon and River

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Kauai, United States
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Spend a delightful day exploring the natural and cultural wonders of Kauai on this shore excursion featuring the magnificent Waimea Canyon. Hike to the summit of this ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’ for spectacular views, and see many attractions along Kauai’s southern coast, including the Spouting Horn natural blowhole and historic Old Koloa Town. Cruise down the sacred Wailua River and soak up the serene beauty of Fern Grotto and Opaekaa Falls.
  • Shore excursion to discover Kauai's spectacular natural beauty
  • Enjoy breathtaking views up Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific"
  • Hear some Kauai history as you drive past Old Koloa Town and Waimea
  • Watch Spouting Horn spew water up to 50 feet in the air
  • Cruise down Wailua River to see Opaekaa Falls and Fern Grotto
  • Free port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Discover the awe-inspiring sights of the ‘Garden Island’ of Kauai with this action-packed, full-day shore excursion. Your friendly local guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned coach after you disembark at Nawiliwili Harbor. Learn about the geologic history of the island as you drive toward the rocky red landscape of Waimea.

Hike up to the Waimea Canyon Lookout for breathtaking views of this natural geologic wonder. Formed by the movement of water through the island’s red lava rock over thousands of years, the jagged mouth of the canyon stretches 1 mile (1.6 km) wide and more than 3,600 feet (1,097 meters) deep. Stop at several vista points along the way to admire different views of the magnificent red canyon.

Back in the comfortable coach, take a driving tour of Kauai’s southern coast. See the town of Waimea, where British explorer Captain Cook first made contact with Hawaii in 1778, and the site of historic sugarcane plantations at Old Koloa Town. Visit the Spouting Horn blowhole to watch ocean water spray up as high as 50 feet (15 meters) through a natural opening in a lava shelf.

Finally, enjoy a leisurely cruise down the scenic Wailua River as you soak up the lush tropical scenery and admire passing views of Opaekaa and Wailua Falls. At the end of your cruise, take a guided tour of the picturesque tropical gardens and cave at the Fern Grotto before being transported back to your ship.

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.

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Really enjoyed the tour of this island...
deniser_allen
, Jan 2017
Really enjoyed the tour of this island. Waimea Canyon and Fern Grotto is a must see.
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A breath taking experience the...
Annette F D
, May 2016
A breath taking experience the views were spectacular. We were lucky enough to come across a ranger who had actual pictures of last year's lava flow and kindly shared them with us.
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We enjoyed our tour bus driver, very...
Norma D
, Dec 2015
We enjoyed our tour bus driver, very informative! Beautiful countryside. Canyon was amazing, and river cruise was very entertaining and enjoyable.
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OMG the Waimea Canyon is sensational...
tania.plunkett
, Sep 2015
OMG the Waimea Canyon is sensational - I would recommend it for this alone! The river tour was very relaxing and a lot of fun and the grotto is beautiful.
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This is now 2 separate tours if you...
helenlouiseshea
, Aug 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.
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We enjoyed the Waimea Canyon trip but...
Sandra C
, Jun 2014
We enjoyed the Waimea Canyon trip but the River part of the trip was a disappointment.
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The view of the canyon was nice, but...
Charles R
, 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.
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Our guide was great but the canyon...
Gail M
, Feb 2014
Our guide was great but the canyon was disappointing. It was completely fogged in so we did not see anything. You can't do anything about the weather.
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The tours were excellent! We had...
Doug M
, Feb 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.
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We really enjoyed the Waimea Canyon...
rogerryberg
, Dec 2013
We really enjoyed the Waimea Canyon. It was a good tour. The River tour was just so-so. Pretty touristy.

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