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.
This was my first trip to the Island of Kauai and I had heard how beautiful the Waimea Canyon was ...
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date May 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
What a great way to see Kauai.
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date April 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
First Class trip to Waimea Canyon the Grand Canyon of Hawaii.
First Class trip to Waimea Canyon the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. Including trip to Coffee plantation Excellent informative driver
First Class trip to Waimea Canyon the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. Including trip to Coffee plantation Excellent informative driver Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent tour and excellent driver / tour guide.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date February 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A pretty disappointing tour.
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, ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Bring your camera!
Bring your camera!
Bring your camera! Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very beautiful place.
Very beautiful place. Great scenery.
Very beautiful place. Great scenery. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Started late since the bus was coming from the airport and the expected flight was delayed.
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date April 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great views.
Great views.
Great views. Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice trip and the canyon is quite impressive, not of the Grand Canyon scale.
Nice trip and the canyon is quite impressive, not of the Grand Canyon scale.
Nice trip and the canyon is quite impressive, not of the Grand Canyon scale. Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Quite impressive and good photo opportunity if its not raining.
Quite impressive and good photo opportunity if its not raining. Once again a very good, informative and funny coach driver
Quite impressive and good photo opportunity if its not raining. Once again a very good, informative and funny coach driver Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beatuiful.
Beatuiful. The Grand Canyon of Hawaii.
Beatuiful. The Grand Canyon of Hawaii. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very good day.
Very good day. Awesome canyon views.
Very good day. Awesome canyon views. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful tour!
Wonderful tour!
Wonderful tour! Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great tour guide with terrific views and lots of time to go to overlook sites.
Great tour guide with terrific views and lots of time to go to overlook sites.
Great tour guide with terrific views and lots of time to go to overlook sites. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very good overall.
Very good overall. So beautiful!
Very good overall. So beautiful! Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Lucked out as two couples had a private tour on small bus.
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful..reminds you of the Grand Canyon.
Beautiful..reminds you of the Grand Canyon.
Beautiful..reminds you of the Grand Canyon. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Drove ourselves to what might be the highlight of the whole week.
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!
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! Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good driver/guide, comfortable vehicle.
Good driver/guide, comfortable vehicle. Excellent experience.
Good driver/guide, comfortable vehicle. Excellent experience. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The canyon is very pretty.
The canyon is very pretty. Our lunch stop was wonderful at a really pretty restaurant - great food. The drive around Kauai was good.
The canyon is very pretty. Our lunch stop was wonderful at a really pretty restaurant - great food. The drive around Kauai was good. Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a very interesting/beautiful ride.
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!
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! Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice bus ride.
Nice bus ride. Impressive scene. Didn't see a lot of the Island's beauty.
Nice bus ride. Impressive scene. Didn't see a lot of the Island's beauty. Read Less
Sail Date February 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was an awesome experience and having done a helicopter flight over the grand canyon, I felt ...
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 ... Read More
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 Read Less
Sail Date February 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The stop at the canyon was too brief.
The stop at the canyon was too brief.
The stop at the canyon was too brief. Read Less
Sail Date February 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line