Kauai Shore Excursion: Journey to Waimea Canyon

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Kauai Shore Excursion: Journey to Waimea Canyon information and booking

5 hours
Departs from
Nawiliwili Harbor (Only Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Carnival ship passengers may book this shore excursion)
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Tour description provided by Viator

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.

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.

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop off

What isn't included

  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified