Kauai Shore Excursion: Journey To Waimea Canyon

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Nawiliwili Harbor (Only Norwegian Cruise Line) NCL Passengers Only
    Dates: Thursday
    Pick up 8:30am
    Return point: 1:30pm
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  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


In stark contrast to Kauais lushness is Waimea Canyon State Park. Over thousands of years earthquakes and erosion have created dramatic variation in the landscape. Waimea Canyon, The Grand Canyon of the Pacific, is the showpiece of the tour and offers one of the best views of the western coast of the island.


  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Explore the natural wonders of Kauai on this 5-hour shore excursion from Nawiliwili Harbor visit 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, youll take a visual tour of Kauai, driving past Old Koloa Town, Hawaiis first sugarcane plantation, and Waimea, the town where Captain Cook made his first landing in Hawaii in 1778.

Finish your day exploring another of Kauais natural wonders at Spouting Horn, an ocean blow hole near Poipu 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.


Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Port pickup and drop off




Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

This shore excursion can only be booked by Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America passengers

There will be substantial walking to Waimea Canyon. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this activity.

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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  • 25-Oct-2022

    We got to see a section of Kauai on the way to Waimea Canyon. The canyon is beautiful. The driver shared information about Kauai and the people that live here. It was a great excursion. Kauai was a cruise stop for us.

  • 22-Sep-2022

    Great half day tour round Kaua'i which I think was my favourite island, very green. Our guide who I think was called Leone was lovely, funny and informative. The spouting horn was excellent and of course the canyon was amazing. We'd been to the Grand Canyon the week before and yes this one is smaller but prettier as its less dry. We also enjoyed some local shopping and a precarious rope bridge at one of the local towns. Much better value for cruise ship passengers than those organised by the cruise company for the same thing. Defo recommend.

  • 05-Aug-2022

    Absolutely loved this!! Waimea Canyon was beautiful as was the Spouting Horn. The tour guide offered lots of commentary and interesting information. He obviously really loves Kauai and wanted us to know about its rich history and to see its beauty for ourselves.

  • 30-Oct-2020

    The big bus picked up our group at the cruise terminal. Tino, a retired US serviceman was our driver/ guide. If you closed your eyes, you might think that Sean Connery was driving the bus with the way he spoke. He was very precise and informative with his narrative. We first visited the spout and then the Kauai coffee company. The highlight of the tour was a visit to the Waimea canyon. This is a good half day tour to book for cruise ship passengers.

  • 10-Jan-2020

    If you want a really interesting and informative tour to visit one of the most amazing sights you will see in your life, then this is the tour for you. Absolutely loved the whole excursion and certainly would recommend.

  • 02-Nov-2019

    It was a very nice experience. The canyon was the highlight and with seeing it. The colors were vibrant.

  • 12-Oct-2019

    My wife and I had never visited Waimea Canyon in the few times we visited Kauwai. Why did we wait so long! It was such a beautiful tour with a great tour guide/driver, Michelle. Great narration all along the way to Waimea. Stunning views, plenty of time to explore the blow horn, and the canyon. She even made a surprise stop on Kauwai Coffee estate because everyone was back on the bus in timely manner. SO...it pays to respect your fellow tour guests and be on time. Enjoy the tour and thanks, Michelle!

  • 01-Oct-2019

    Waimea Canyon was absolutely stunning!!! The bus tour we took was very informative and a lot of fun!

  • 02-Aug-2019

    Enjoyed the descriptions by the driver. Very personable and knowledgeable. Hard to describe all of the beauty of the canyon. Took many pictures, but they do not do justice to what we saw. .

  • 15-Jul-2019

    The canyon is beautiful as is the whole island but our guide Tino was hard to put up with. He talked way too much about himself and his family and had an arrogant attitude.

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