Kauai Waimea Canyon Excursion Reviews

The gorgeous expanse of Waimea Canyon is a sight unlike any other, and a must-see for any who visit Kauai.
Driver Accent too strong to understand what was being conveyed, but scenery and trip was good.
Driver Accent too strong to understand what was being conveyed, but scenery and trip was good. Good for photographers to take pictures.
Driver Accent too strong to understand what was being conveyed, but scenery and trip was good. Good for photographers to take pictures. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
two hour bus ride each way with only thirty minutes at the top.
two hour bus ride each way with only thirty minutes at the top. driver went to tourist trap store for thirty minutes. probably gets kick back.
two hour bus ride each way with only thirty minutes at the top. driver went to tourist trap store for thirty minutes. probably gets kick back. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Impressive canyon, but not very long.
Impressive canyon, but not very long.
Impressive canyon, but not very long. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We were able to see Waimea Canyon which was beautiful and a few other stops.
We were able to see Waimea Canyon which was beautiful and a few other stops. Alex is the owner of the tour and came recommended to me by a friend who had used his tour before. I would not recommend this tour with Alex. While he had ... Read More
We were able to see Waimea Canyon which was beautiful and a few other stops. Alex is the owner of the tour and came recommended to me by a friend who had used his tour before. I would not recommend this tour with Alex. While he had information about the island and did bring us to the canyon, he was very rude. He started being rude to a fellow passenger before we even got on the tour. I thought it was just because he was trying to get his tours organized and that he was just stressing a little. Unfortunately, when we were on tour he couldn't stop talking about himself. He complained that even though he has been taking tours to a place for years that the shop was not giving him a good enough kick back. At one point 2 passengers were talking to each other (I was sitting right next to them and didn't hear them) and he called them out for talking and basically told them to be quiet. He then went on to tell us a story of when he was a teacher that he told his student to shut up. We were paying customers not his students and as long as the people talking were not disrupting and people that wanted to listen to him could hear him, he should of just continued. He was rude and I would take a chance going with another company and not Alex. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Mist meant we couldn't see more than 12 inches in front of us.
Mist meant we couldn't see more than 12 inches in front of us. Disappointing.
Mist meant we couldn't see more than 12 inches in front of us. Disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This is majorly cool.
This is majorly cool. Saw the crater, it was beautiful.
This is majorly cool. Saw the crater, it was beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
best of kuaii - waimea canyon spectacular - better than grand canyon; lunch incl.
best of kuaii - waimea canyon spectacular - better than grand canyon; lunch incl. ok turkey sub sandwich - fern grotto lovely to the tune of hawaiian wedding song from elvis's 'blue hawaii' recommended
best of kuaii - waimea canyon spectacular - better than grand canyon; lunch incl. ok turkey sub sandwich - fern grotto lovely to the tune of hawaiian wedding song from elvis's 'blue hawaii' recommended Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Bus tour to the canyon and the Fern Grotto.
Bus tour to the canyon and the Fern Grotto. OK.
Bus tour to the canyon and the Fern Grotto. OK. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
we enjoyed this tour.
we enjoyed this tour. But it was a bit too long. This was a combination of the Waimea canyon & Wailua river. Thought the bus was a bit over crowded, but comfortable. The views were spectacular.
we enjoyed this tour. But it was a bit too long. This was a combination of the Waimea canyon & Wailua river. Thought the bus was a bit over crowded, but comfortable. The views were spectacular. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Elena was fantastic!
Elena was fantastic! She took us EVERYWHERE! She gave excellent information about Kauai and did not leave out one stop. She even took us for shave ice. We had a fantastic time and felt like we got a very in-depth look at the island of ... Read More
Elena was fantastic! She took us EVERYWHERE! She gave excellent information about Kauai and did not leave out one stop. She even took us for shave ice. We had a fantastic time and felt like we got a very in-depth look at the island of Kauai. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Well worth the drive to see this.
Well worth the drive to see this. A wonder of Mother Nature. Interesting to see all the Tsunami warning sirens and escape routes along the way. It would be terrifying to hear those sirens I am sure.
Well worth the drive to see this. A wonder of Mother Nature. Interesting to see all the Tsunami warning sirens and escape routes along the way. It would be terrifying to hear those sirens I am sure. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Another perfect excursion!
Another perfect excursion! Our tour guide, once again a native of the island of Kauai, gave a wonderful history of the island and its people. The canyon was amazing and beautiful. I'm sure you beginning to see a pattern to what we ... Read More
Another perfect excursion! Our tour guide, once again a native of the island of Kauai, gave a wonderful history of the island and its people. The canyon was amazing and beautiful. I'm sure you beginning to see a pattern to what we like, lots of sightseeing. We figured since this may be the only time we can get to Hawaii, we wanted to see all of the islands as much as we could. These excursions were perfect in that respect. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Breathtaking!
Breathtaking! Until you see it you can't believe a natural feature like could exist in Hawaii.
Breathtaking! Until you see it you can't believe a natural feature like could exist in Hawaii. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A long bus trip and the bus had to stop several times due to overheating.
A long bus trip and the bus had to stop several times due to overheating. The view from the top of the canyon is breath taking. Very much like Grand Canyon.
A long bus trip and the bus had to stop several times due to overheating. The view from the top of the canyon is breath taking. Very much like Grand Canyon. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Enjoyed beautiful canyon all the flowers and vegetation on all the island are beautiful.
Enjoyed beautiful canyon all the flowers and vegetation on all the island are beautiful. Stopped at the coffee plantation on the way back
Enjoyed beautiful canyon all the flowers and vegetation on all the island are beautiful. Stopped at the coffee plantation on the way back Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This gentlemen was a native Polynesian Hawaiian and the information he informed the tour group was ...
This gentlemen was a native Polynesian Hawaiian and the information he informed the tour group was priceless, We all had a great time and the price we paid for the tour to Waimea Canyon was fantastic.
This gentlemen was a native Polynesian Hawaiian and the information he informed the tour group was priceless, We all had a great time and the price we paid for the tour to Waimea Canyon was fantastic. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was only island where the dirt was not black but a reddish color.
This was only island where the dirt was not black but a reddish color. What an unbelievable experience and the views were breathtaking
This was only island where the dirt was not black but a reddish color. What an unbelievable experience and the views were breathtaking Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Breathtaking view, can't be missed.
Breathtaking view, can't be missed. Was part of the Best of Kauai tour. The fern Grotto was also a sight to see and we enjoyed the boat ride out to the grotto too.
Breathtaking view, can't be missed. Was part of the Best of Kauai tour. The fern Grotto was also a sight to see and we enjoyed the boat ride out to the grotto too. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the "Journey to Waimea Canyon".
We did the "Journey to Waimea Canyon". The tour was excellent - driven on a big bus to the canyon with some other stops. The canyon was completely amazing! I could have just stayed there looking at it, if not for time to ... Read More
We did the "Journey to Waimea Canyon". The tour was excellent - driven on a big bus to the canyon with some other stops. The canyon was completely amazing! I could have just stayed there looking at it, if not for time to return and all the sun exposure I'd already had on my fair skin. Our guide, Tito, was very knowledgeable but not the friendliest guy ever. My husband says - If you think you want to book a helicopter ride on Kauai, do it early (after checking on their cancellation policy) even if it looks like rain the day before. The company will tell you if it's not a good day. We didn't book for fear of rain, then there was no availability when the weather cleared up. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It turned out to be a long day on the bus, driving to and from Waimea Canyon.
It turned out to be a long day on the bus, driving to and from Waimea Canyon. Stopped on the way at different areas, which were interesting. The Canyon was beautiful.
It turned out to be a long day on the bus, driving to and from Waimea Canyon. Stopped on the way at different areas, which were interesting. The Canyon was beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We rented a car and drove to Waimea Canyon on our own.
We rented a car and drove to Waimea Canyon on our own. A gorgeous place to visit!
We rented a car and drove to Waimea Canyon on our own. A gorgeous place to visit! Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
in best of Kauai excursion.
in best of Kauai excursion. beautiful place to see, but I wish I had booked separately so more time could have been spend there. to beautiful for 25 minutes.
in best of Kauai excursion. beautiful place to see, but I wish I had booked separately so more time could have been spend there. to beautiful for 25 minutes. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Larry, the driver of the Roberts Hawaii bus was very informative and gave wonderful history of not ...
Larry, the driver of the Roberts Hawaii bus was very informative and gave wonderful history of not only Waimea, but the history of the island and the peoples who have settled it. Worth every penny!
Larry, the driver of the Roberts Hawaii bus was very informative and gave wonderful history of not only Waimea, but the history of the island and the peoples who have settled it. Worth every penny! Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A long ride for a rather short visit to the canyon but the view was great.
A long ride for a rather short visit to the canyon but the view was great. A very windy road so be prepared if you have a tendency to get car sick.
A long ride for a rather short visit to the canyon but the view was great. A very windy road so be prepared if you have a tendency to get car sick. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Grand Canyonesque and breath taking.
Grand Canyonesque and breath taking.
Grand Canyonesque and breath taking. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line