Kauai Hollywood - Hawaii Excursion Reviews

Take a tour of famous Hollywood set locations - a great way to see the island and be a part of the pictures.
Ours was called "Kauai: Director's Cut" and it was fascinating.
Sail Date: March 2019
Ours was called "Kauai: Director's Cut" and it was fascinating. As we saw various spots, a clip of a movie filmed there was shown by our guide Kaleo. He was a font of knowledge about the movie industry on the islands. ... Read More
Ours was called "Kauai: Director's Cut" and it was fascinating. As we saw various spots, a clip of a movie filmed there was shown by our guide Kaleo. He was a font of knowledge about the movie industry on the islands. Some of the highlighted movies/areas were Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Decendants, Donovan's Reef and Six Days and Seven Nights. Our journey took us to the Kilauea Lighthouse for a beautiful photo opportunity. We stopped in Hanalei for lunch at "Calypso". On the way back we stopped at Opaekaa Falls, one of only a very few accessable waterfalls on the island of Kauai. We were dropped at the pier and were able to take a shuttle to a wonderful shopping area where we sampled "Malasada" (Hawaiian donuts). We did some of our best shopping in Nawiliwili. Fantastic tour, recommend this for everyone. It was in a small bus which always feels more intimate and conversational than a big bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Saw some beautiful locations.
Sail Date: March 2019
Saw some beautiful locations. Helpful to have clips of applicable movies shown on the bus as we approached each site. Taking us into Coco Palm hotel where Blue Hawaii was filmed was a mistake. Hotel had been severely damaged in hurricane ... Read More
Saw some beautiful locations. Helpful to have clips of applicable movies shown on the bus as we approached each site. Taking us into Coco Palm hotel where Blue Hawaii was filmed was a mistake. Hotel had been severely damaged in hurricane and was fenced off with No Trespassing signs. Lobby had been burned down by homeless in the area. Don't go on this tour unless they bypass this site. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This excursion was fabulous!
Sail Date: November 2018
This excursion was fabulous! It was well organized and could not have been better. Our tour guide for Hollywood Hawaii was amazing!
This excursion was fabulous! It was well organized and could not have been better. Our tour guide for Hollywood Hawaii was amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Enjoyed seeing the sites of movies.
Sail Date: September 2018
Enjoyed seeing the sites of movies.
Enjoyed seeing the sites of movies. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very entertaining as well as scenic.
Sail Date: September 2018
Very entertaining as well as scenic. Strongly recommend.
Very entertaining as well as scenic. Strongly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Director's Cut-- a MUST!
Sail Date: August 2018
The Director's Cut-- a MUST! We enjoyed this tour more than any other. Our guide-- Kaleo-- was the highlight of the trip! He's a funny, intelligent and caring guide. I would take his tour every time I was there, if I could. You ... Read More
The Director's Cut-- a MUST! We enjoyed this tour more than any other. Our guide-- Kaleo-- was the highlight of the trip! He's a funny, intelligent and caring guide. I would take his tour every time I was there, if I could. You saw different sights of the island, along with clips from movies using that exact site. Very good tour, and one I would recommend. Just make sure you get on Kaleo's bus and you won't be disappointed! (He kind of looks like Dwayne Johnson). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fun tour.
Sail Date: April 2018
Fun tour. Got to see a lot of Kauai. We watched clips of movies and then were taken to posts where they actually filmed the scene, We had a nice stop in Hanalei for lunch and a little shopping.
Fun tour. Got to see a lot of Kauai. We watched clips of movies and then were taken to posts where they actually filmed the scene, We had a nice stop in Hanalei for lunch and a little shopping. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked the early morning tour and saw sunrise over the first outlook.
Sail Date: February 2018
Booked the early morning tour and saw sunrise over the first outlook. Loved the pace and the sites we visited. The lunch was excellent - would book this again.
Booked the early morning tour and saw sunrise over the first outlook. Loved the pace and the sites we visited. The lunch was excellent - would book this again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked NCL Director's Cut, and enjoyed our tour as well as our stop for lunch.
Sail Date: February 2018
We booked NCL Director's Cut, and enjoyed our tour as well as our stop for lunch. on the second day we had privately booked Wings Over Kauai private Cessna Tour. It was also very enjoyable, with great weather for seeing the island ... Read More
We booked NCL Director's Cut, and enjoyed our tour as well as our stop for lunch. on the second day we had privately booked Wings Over Kauai private Cessna Tour. It was also very enjoyable, with great weather for seeing the island from the air. There are so many areas of Kauai that are inaccessible or on private land but you can see the beauty from above. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very good overview of the island mixed in with movie clips!
Sail Date: August 2017
Very good overview of the island mixed in with movie clips! Hanalei Bay was the absolute stand out! The driver was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. Lunch was provided in Hanalei. Definitely recommend.
Very good overview of the island mixed in with movie clips! Hanalei Bay was the absolute stand out! The driver was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. Lunch was provided in Hanalei. Definitely recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The best tour ever.
Sail Date: March 2017
The best tour ever. To see the places where movies and TV shows were filmed was great. The guide was super knowledgeable.
The best tour ever. To see the places where movies and TV shows were filmed was great. The guide was super knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We loved this tour.
Sail Date: October 2016
We loved this tour. We got a wonderful tour of the island. Our tour guide was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable and witty.
We loved this tour. We got a wonderful tour of the island. Our tour guide was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable and witty. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fast paced trip, had movie clips of everything you saw.
Sail Date: September 2016
Fast paced trip, had movie clips of everything you saw. Matched up nicely. A lot of time on the bus with short 10 minute stops.
Fast paced trip, had movie clips of everything you saw. Matched up nicely. A lot of time on the bus with short 10 minute stops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was mindless entertainment but we saw a lot of the eastern side of the island.
Sail Date: May 2016
It was mindless entertainment but we saw a lot of the eastern side of the island. Our guide was a nice 24 year old lady who enjoys drinking.
It was mindless entertainment but we saw a lot of the eastern side of the island. Our guide was a nice 24 year old lady who enjoys drinking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Didn't realize so many movies were filmed here - a great tour Roberts is an excellent company - ...
Sail Date: April 2016
Didn't realize so many movies were filmed here - a great tour Roberts is an excellent company - they definitely give you your monies worth
Didn't realize so many movies were filmed here - a great tour Roberts is an excellent company - they definitely give you your monies worth Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Personal sized tour on a small mini bus.
Sail Date: December 2015
Personal sized tour on a small mini bus. Tour guide showed clips of numerous films where sites were used while we drove, and then we got out to see sites all along the eastern and northern sides of the island. A Beautiful way to spend a ... Read More
Personal sized tour on a small mini bus. Tour guide showed clips of numerous films where sites were used while we drove, and then we got out to see sites all along the eastern and northern sides of the island. A Beautiful way to spend a full day seeing so much. A really nice lunch too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took the "Director's Cut" tour and we really enjoyed it.
Sail Date: November 2015
We took the "Director's Cut" tour and we really enjoyed it. The guide was extremely entertaining (big personality and funny). He showed clips of films as we were riding by the real-life scenes. We had numerous stops along ... Read More
We took the "Director's Cut" tour and we really enjoyed it. The guide was extremely entertaining (big personality and funny). He showed clips of films as we were riding by the real-life scenes. We had numerous stops along the way where we were able to get out and take photos. The trip took us up to Hanalei where we had an excellent lunch at a restaurant (included in the price of the excursion). We also had time to shop in Hanalei. Great excursion and beautiful island!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great tour excellent guide, a bit pricy but a great way to spend the last morning before returning ...
Sail Date: March 2015
Great tour excellent guide, a bit pricy but a great way to spend the last morning before returning to Honolulu, recommended.
Great tour excellent guide, a bit pricy but a great way to spend the last morning before returning to Honolulu, recommended. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice ride through the island to Hanalei Bay.
Sail Date: March 2015
Nice ride through the island to Hanalei Bay. Seeing Coco Palms completely destroyed was awful, but important to the history of the island. At least I walked where Elvis walked. Just a nice easy day seeing where all these films were made.
Nice ride through the island to Hanalei Bay. Seeing Coco Palms completely destroyed was awful, but important to the history of the island. At least I walked where Elvis walked. Just a nice easy day seeing where all these films were made. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Directors Cut tour was great, on the bus they have a screen at the front where clips from films ...
Sail Date: December 2013
The Directors Cut tour was great, on the bus they have a screen at the front where clips from films are shown and as they show you the clip, you drive past/through the area where that scene was shot. The timing was excellent! They also ... Read More
The Directors Cut tour was great, on the bus they have a screen at the front where clips from films are shown and as they show you the clip, you drive past/through the area where that scene was shot. The timing was excellent! They also take you to beautiful Hanalei Bay where the Descendants was shot and some other movie. We didn't stay there long but if we go back again I'd stay and swim there all day - it's absolutely beautiful. It's definitely a tour for movie buffs! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked the Hollywood in Hawaii -- Movies and Waterfalls excursions through Princess.
Sail Date: December 2012
We booked the Hollywood in Hawaii -- Movies and Waterfalls excursions through Princess. My hubby and I did watch some of the movies listed in the tour's description in the few weeks before our cruise to get us in the mood Our tour ... Read More
We booked the Hollywood in Hawaii -- Movies and Waterfalls excursions through Princess. My hubby and I did watch some of the movies listed in the tour's description in the few weeks before our cruise to get us in the mood Our tour guide played a video on the screen at the front of the bus that showed a quick summary of many of the movies that were shot on Kauai. During the day, we stopped at Wailua Falls ("The plane..."), Hanama'ulu Bay, Wailua (where the ruins of the Coco Palms hotel -- featured in "Blue Hawaii" -- sadly sit, a casualty of Hurricane Iniki), ?Opaeka?a Falls, Aliomanu (from where you can see a famous formation nicknamed King Kong Mountain). On the way to the next stop, we watched the open of the "Gilligan's Island" pilot that was never aired. After discussing the ways the show was changed before the sitcom finally was put on the air, we arrived at Moloa'a Bay, where the beginning shot with the coconut trees was filmed. We zipped by the grassy plain that was populated with dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park." Fortunately, the little buggers weren't around this day. Then we stopped for lunch at the diner featured in the movie "The Descendants." After our repast, we boarded our bus and headed to the Hanalei Pier and beach, where scenes from movies such as "South Pacific" were shot. On the way to our ship, we watched part of a Weather Channel special about Hurricane Iniki. The segment we saw described the Jurassic Park cast and crew's experiences at that time. All in all, a very enjoyable and informative tour of much of this beautiful island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Small van tour, very expensive.
Sail Date: March 2012
Small van tour, very expensive. Saw movie locations from Gilligan's Island, Fantasy Island, None but the Brave, South Pacific etc. We did not like that the tumble-down ruin of Coco Palms Resort was given a half hour, but less than 5 ... Read More
Small van tour, very expensive. Saw movie locations from Gilligan's Island, Fantasy Island, None but the Brave, South Pacific etc. We did not like that the tumble-down ruin of Coco Palms Resort was given a half hour, but less than 5 seconds to Jurassic Park as we drove by at 60 mph. Not even a photo stop. Very disappointed! Definitely not worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The coach broke down 20 minutes into a 6 hour trip and we were stranded for 3 hours, with no ...
Sail Date: March 2012
The coach broke down 20 minutes into a 6 hour trip and we were stranded for 3 hours, with no facilities, at a waterfall. We missed out seeing this island as by the time another bus got to us, it was too late for them to complete the trip ... Read More
The coach broke down 20 minutes into a 6 hour trip and we were stranded for 3 hours, with no facilities, at a waterfall. We missed out seeing this island as by the time another bus got to us, it was too late for them to complete the trip and we were taken back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises