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  • Address: Nawiliwili Harbor, Lihue, HI, USA

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Known as the Garden Isle – it’s the greenest of all the islands – Kauai lies at the northern end of the Hawaiian chain. Kauai’s scenery is so spectacular, it’s been featured in dozens of movies, from Jurassic Park to The Descendants to Tropic Thunder. Shore excursions include film location tours, as well as tours to Waimea Canyon, the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific.’

How to get to Kauai

Ships dock in Nawiliwili Harbor on the island’s southeast coast, near the town of Lihue. A rental car is the best way to get around if you aren’t taking an organized tour.

One day on Kauai

Spend your day on Kauai getting back to nature. Start with a drive from Lihue a couple of miles north to Wailua River State Park. Here you’ll find Wailua Falls, a pristine triple waterfall. Then head south, back through Lihue, to the south coast of the island.

Make your way to the National Tropical Botanical Garden, which is really made up of two gardens: Allerton and McBryde (the third garden, Limahuli, is located on the north shore). See an astounding array of tropical plant life as you explore the two expansive gardens, which can be reached by bus from the visitor’s center.

End your day at Poipu Beach, near the botanical garden. Stretch out and relax on this stretch of sand that’s often considered one of the top beaches in Hawaii.

Port Information

The currency in Hawaii is the US dollar. English is the official language, as is Hawaiian, which many locals also speak. The Aloha Center, a block from the cruise dock, offers a coffee shop and arts-and-crafts souvenir shopping.

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Kauai Shore Excursion: Waimea Canyon and River

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Journey up to the 3,400-foot (1,036-meter) level of Waimea Canyon, “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” on this shore excursion from Nawiliwili Harbor. Then ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00
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Kauai Shore Excursion: Journey to Waimea Canyon

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In stark contrast to Kauai’s lushness is Waimea Canyon State Park. Over thousands of years earthquakes and erosion have created dramatic variation in the ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00

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