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Kauai Waimea Canyon Excursion Reviews

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The gorgeous expanse of Waimea Canyon is a sight unlike any other, and a must-see for any who visit Kauai.

beisenbp

2 reviews

This was the best excursion we took on the trip. Again I have to qualify things by saying I was physically limited so there were much more exciting excursions available. That being said, this was a beautiful trip. The canyon is so different because it has trees and not just rocks. On the way, we stopped at a candy and jewelry store which was a nice bathroom break but otherwise, too long. But it did not detract from the canyon itself and we would go back again.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

OhJinkies

2 reviews

This is the only “big bus” tour that I took. The format was okay, but the guide talked nonstop -- I tend to tune it out after a while. The day started out gray and misty, and unfortunately just got worse. We stopped to see the Spouting Horn blowhole, which was pretty cool. We stopped at a large gift shop, for a combo restroom/coffee/shopping break. When we finally arrived at the canyon, the clouds and rain pretty much obliterated the view. I did take some nice atmospheric photos and shots of the close-up foliage but it was pretty much a wash. But I had taken the "Heaven and Earth Quest" on the previous day, so this day was more of a “bonus day,” and I was okay with it.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

flgranny4

1 review

JOURNEY TO WAIMEA CANYON - Tour was very good and the tour guide was funny and gave lots of information. I've been to the Grand Canyon so didn't come close to the description of the Grand Canyon of the Pacific but it was beautiful!


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

vorderbruegge13

1 review

This was my first trip to the Island of Kauai and I had heard how beautiful the Waimea Canyon was and I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with that area. The lady bus driver, Alicia, was very knowledgeable at all times on the trip to and from the canyon and pointed out some interesting areas for us.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

stub's dad

3 reviews

What a great way to see Kauai. Can't say enough good things about this tour and our wonderful guide Rick. We went to Waimea Canyon, ate a picnic lunch, and beautiful part of Kauai including Spotting Horn.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Cruiseman64

1 review

First Class trip to Waimea Canyon the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. Including trip to Coffee plantation Excellent informative driver


Provider: Independent Operator

FarEast33

2 reviews

Excellent tour and excellent driver / tour guide. Waimea Canyon is very impressive and we were fortunate to visit on a totally clear day and consequently we would agree with Mark Twain's opinion. The tour also went paste where Captain Cook first stood on the island and the Spouting Horn at the volcanic beach at Poipu.


Provider: Princess Cruises

snafyensid

4 reviews

A pretty disappointing tour. The canyon is pretty overrated, not much to see, even after pushing the wheelchair up[ the long, steep pathway. The stops along the way included an overlook in the middle of the coffee fields, a souvenir shop, and a res stop along the beach.

After returning to the ship we had plenty of time to take the free shuttle to hilo Hatties to purchase some Hawaiian clothing. We noticed a number of shipmates also taking other free shuttles that Walmart and k-Mart provided, along with the local bus system. There is very little to see or do at the dock.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Cozumel Jim

3 reviews

Bring your camera!


Provider: Independent Operator

Kalaki

1 review

Very beautiful place. Great scenery.


Provider: Independent Operator

Mighty Joe

1 review

Started late since the bus was coming from the airport and the expected flight was delayed. Very magnificent views of the canyon despite the rain.

Provider: Independent Operator

Woobstr112G

7 reviews

Great views.

Provider: Princess Cruises

drewpat

1 review

Nice trip and the canyon is quite impressive, not of the Grand Canyon scale.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Dart15

1 review

Quite impressive and good photo opportunity if its not raining. Once again a very good, informative and funny coach driver

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

motes727

1 review

Beatuiful. The Grand Canyon of Hawaii.

Provider: Princess Cruises

TheWowFactor

1 review

Very good day. Awesome canyon views.

Provider: Independent Operator

Bucky63

14 reviews

Wonderful tour!

Provider: Holland America Line

jannielee

2 reviews

Great tour guide with terrific views and lots of time to go to overlook sites.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

gypsylady

2 reviews

Very good overall. So beautiful!

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

BrnBrok

3 reviews

Lucked out as two couples had a private tour on small bus. We went to the same places as the ship tour and paid lots less money.

Provider: Independent Operator

RexJanes

4 reviews

Beautiful..reminds you of the Grand Canyon.

Provider: Princess Cruises

7Flags

2 reviews

Drove ourselves to what might be the highlight of the whole week. Waimea Canyon is spectacular enough in itself but then when you drive on a little further and look down on the Na Pali Coast, it becomes indescribable!

Provider: Independent Operator

James Coulton

3 reviews

Good driver/guide, comfortable vehicle. Excellent experience.

Provider: Independent Operator

shardock

4 reviews

The canyon is very pretty. Our lunch stop was wonderful at a really pretty restaurant - great food. The drive around Kauai was good.

Provider: Princess Cruises

patmama

6 reviews

This was a very interesting/beautiful ride. We did have some other stops. However the Canyon was certainly the main attraction. We really enjoyed seeing the Canyon. Also, a local vendor was selling fruits and candy which were great!

Provider: Princess Cruises

hvsteve1

1 review

Nice bus ride. Impressive scene. Didn't see a lot of the Island's beauty.

Provider: Holland America Line

lawyers2

1 review

This was an awesome experience and having done a helicopter flight over the grand canyon, I felt this was much smoother and easier on the stomach! We thought our pilot Brian did a nice job and had no problems with anything although this was also booked through island marketing. (see Hilo port) the ship also goes around the coast which was awesome so if you don't want to fly over just be sure to be out on deck on the second day as you leave for Honolulu

Provider: Independent Operator

DDBINK1

1 review

The stop at the canyon was too brief.

Provider: Cunard Line

1sttimenclcruiser

1 review

This was a large bus(Gray Hound Size)tour. It was the least liked tour but the canyon was worth the trip. This excursion can be done on your own if you don't mind driving. The tour was still worth the money but not as exciting as a helicopter trip. The blow hole on this excursion is the best one we saw. The canyon is very beautiful as much of Hawaii is beautiful. A definite must see.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

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