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Private Waimea Canyon Tour

Lihue, United States
Private Waimea Canyon Tour

From $270.00

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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

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?
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
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Waimea Canyon Tour?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Waimea Canyon Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Waimea Canyon Tour?
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?
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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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.
Best way to see all the sights here.
Betty S
, Oct 2019
Our guide was John. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We didn't think we wanted the full tour, but went anyway. We were so amazed at all the things we saw and learned about. The day just flew by. He took us to the best vantage points for pictures, etc. Took routes that the tour buses can't take. We ate authentic bbq food for lunch. He took us to some excellent shops for souvenirs. Saw a monk seal and sea turtles. A real delight was the spouting horn. Loved the Poipu beach area. Our time ran over, but he didn't rush us. Everything exceeded our expectations and was the highlight of our trip. Don't miss this one.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Mahalo Betty and Sandy for such a wonderful review! It was a perfect day for a tour and I am so happy you enjoyed the day. Hope you can make it back to Kauai before too long! Aloha from Kauai, John A.
Great tour!!
, Sep 2019
We used Kauai island shuttles for our private tour of Kauai and it was wonderful. Jon the owner and driver took us to all the fabulous sites, was knowledgeable of the islands history as well as current events. He didn’t rush us through any spot plus and volunteered to take pictures of us at every place we went if we wanted him to. We saw the endangered monk seals sleeping on the beach, multiple sea turtles and the best waterfall we saw in all the islands at rainbow falls. Because we were in a private vehicle that was clean and well maintained; we could get in and out of spots easily that tour buses could not. Can’t say enough about this fantastic tour. Ask for Kauai Island Shuttles.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Mahalo Jill & Joe for the kind words and amazing review! I was happy to share the best of Kauai with you and your mom. It's always fun to see hawaiian monk seals on the beach. With Warm Aloha & Best Wishes, Jon A.

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