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Private Waimea Canyon Tour

Lihue, United States
Private Waimea Canyon Tour
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Safety measures
icon7 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Experience the best of Kauai on a full-day private tour through the island’s scenic landscape, highlights and historic landmarks. Sample locally-grown beans at the Kauai Coffee Company, and visit old-fashioned Hanapepe; see the last Russian outpost on Hawaii, follow the footsteps of Captain Cook and take in stunning views of Waimea Canyon. Feel the mist off Waipo’o Falls, watch the Spouting Horn lava tube erupt with towering surf and watch for sea turtles in a sheltered cove before finishing your tour with a visit to stunning Wailua Falls. *Price displayed is based on a party of four to six passengers
  • Private Kauai tour of Waimea Canyon from Lihue
  • Visit Menehune Fishpond and the Kauai Coffee Company plantation
  • Enjoy scenic stops at Kalalau Lookout, Poipu Beach Resort and Spouting Horn
  • Get great photo ops of Waipo'o Falls and Wailua Falls
  • Learn about Kauai's cultural history and enjoy personalized attention from a private guide
  • Includes bottled water, juice and minivan transport
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Transport by private vehicle
Private guide
Bottled water and juice
Hotel pickup and drop-off (Poipu, Lihue, Kapaa, Wailua)
Nawiliwili Harbor pickup and drop-off
Lihue airport pickup and drop-off
Lunch at own expense
Hotel pickup from Princeville/North Shore Excluded (Meet in Lihue)

Departure Point

3-3300 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

Walmart parking lot closest to the main road

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • For groups larger than 9, please contact Viator as this tour can take groups up to 16
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Priced displayed is per person based on a party of six passengers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Kauai Island Shuttle

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Waimea Canyon Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Waimea Canyon Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Waimea Canyon Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Waimea Canyon Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Private Waimea Canyon Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Waimea Canyon Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Waimea Canyon Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Waimea Canyon Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Private Waimea Canyon Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Waimea Canyon Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "If you really want to see this beautiful island and get to know it , don’t hesitate." See review
  • "Do yourself a favor and spend the extra money and do this tour!" See review
  • "This tour provides access to sites that you might otherwise miss or not think to visit." See review


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Wonderful Tour Albeit a Little Pricey
, Sep 2021
John was our host. He was a very pleasant gentleman and was very knowledgeable about things he was showing us. We loved hearing about some of Kauai’s history and the genealogy of its early ancestors. He knew a great deal about the island’s land history and the commerce that has come and gone over time. I loved Waimea Canyon and the awe-inspiring views from the different vantage points John showed us. Kauai coffee company was a treat as well. We saw two munk seals in poipu as well as several sea turtles. The spouting horn was on full display and did not disappoint. My only complaint is this: the cost of the tour. I would have paid an easy $300 without complaint. But $540 was way too much for this tour. If the tour company wants to charge like it is a premium experience, then make it a premium experience. It was a very nice tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it. But I felt over charged for what I ultimately received.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Mahalo for your review Michael! We are glad you enjoyed our tour. Our current rates reflect a recent increase in parking and entree fees for tour companies to the Waimea Canyon State Park. Thanks for understanding.
Waimea Tour
, Sep 2021
Elaina we awesome! The very best tour so far! Elaina took us everywhere and we very knowledgeable. This tour is five star and worth every penny
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Mahalo for the kind words and great review Susan and Larry! I am so happy you enjoyed our Labor Day tour. Have fun golfing! With warm Aloha and Best wishes, Elena
Beautiful Kauai
, Jun 2021
Amazing!!!! Breathtaking views. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. We had as much time as we wanted at every stop, never felt rushed. Highly recommend this tour when visiting Kauai.
Great way to see everything on Kauai
, May 2021
Fantastic tour! John tailored it to us. He made a quick stop at Kauai Chocolates and a bakery for Malasadas. So patient and kind. Knew every answer to every question we had. It was a great tour and day!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Aloha Kay, Nancy and Lindsi, Thank you for your great review and kind words! It was my pleasure taking you to see our beautiful island. Kauai certainly is a great place to visit! Mahalo nui, John A.
An amazing Experience
, Nov 2020
It was awesome. The tour guides at Kauai Island Shuttle definitely went the extra mile! I have never experienced any company operation in the tourism industry that is such attention to detail and passionate about what they do, may I add pleasant throughout. Our Guide showed us more of Kauai than we bargained for and detailed the rich history of the 5 million year island. I have been on over 100 excursions and have NEVER reviewed. I guess that says it all.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Mahalo Alton for your wonderful review and for sharing your experience! We are so happy, that you and Zara visited beautiful Kauai and enjoyed our tour! With warm Aloha and Best Wishes, John A.
Best Investment
, Mar 2020
Of all the options to tour Kauai and the canyons we wanted a smaller group to tour with. John is extremely knowledgeable and got us front row parking to most places. We were able to take our time and control the pace of our stops without waiting on crowds. It was the best investment. We took this tour early in our time on the island to learn where the best places to snorkel and spend time on the rest our trip!!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Mahalo Julie for your kind words and great review! So happy to hear you enjoyed your time exploring Kauai! Wishing you many more fun and safe travels. Aloha, John A.
Insider Kaua’i
, Mar 2020
Don’t hesitate to book this tour , when you read private it’s private. It was my husband and I , and our guide John . Our guide took us to places a tour bus can’t go . He knows the history of the island and is full of information and great stories. We took the tour at the beginning of our trip so we could get an idea of what else to do in the island . The Canyon was amazing , the waterfall and countless other beautiful sights .. he even stops for you to have lunch in recommended places ( not included in price of tour ) . If you really want to see this beautiful island and get to know it , don’t hesitate.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Aloha Miriam and Mick, Thank you for the wonderful review! I am really happy that you enjoyed the tour. Kauai is truly an amazing place to visit. Perhaps you'll come back before long! Mahalo & All the best, John A.
Kauai tour
, Mar 2020
What a wonderful tour!!!! John did a great job of sharing his knowledge of the island. Plus he arrived on time for our pickup. Delightful way to spend our day exploring Kauai! Skip Chicken in barrel for lunch!!!!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Big Mahalo Don & Barbara for your kind words and great review! I am so glad you enjoyed your experience on Kauai! With warm Aloha & Best wishes, John A.
, Jan 2020
Wow!!! What a fantastic tour! John, our guide, was super! The itinerary was perfect! We truly felt the aloha spirit! A plus!!!!!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Mahalo Ellen and John for your wonderful review! I am so glad I was part of your Kauai experience and you enjoyed our day together. WIth warm Aloha and Best wishes, John A.
Rainbow Day
, Jan 2020
A great tour with John to Waimea Canyon plus other stops along the way. We saw a Monk seal sleeping on the beach, sea turtles riding the waves and so many beautiful rainbows it was unbelievable. We had a very full day and were not rushed ! A lot of info.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Mahalo Linda for your wonderful review! It was a truly amazing day full of rainbows. I am happy you enjoyed our tour. With warm Aloha & Best wishes, John A.

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