Shore Excursion: Kauai Waterfall, Plantation and Train Ride
Discover Kauai’s ancient and recent past, as well as some significant archeological sites and sacred treasures. Begin with the majesty of Opaekaa Falls–an 80-foot tiered waterfall.
Opaekaa means ‘rolling shrimp’ and indeed the waterfall was named after the delicious crustaceans that were once abundant in its stream and pool. Visit the Wailua River Complex at the Heiau, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. This was the exclusive and sacred home, sanctuary and center of government for Kauai’s Hawaiian royalty. It contains the remains of many significant structures including Poli’ahu Heiau–a sacred and royal temple of worship that was in full and regular use when Captain James Cook visited Kauai in 1778. Head to historic Kilohana Plantation, established in 1864 and managed by Gaylord Wilcox–Kauai’s famous sugar baron.
Your adventure here involves the authentic Kauai Plantation Railway with a 40-minute fun and informative conductor-narrated train ride through 105 acres of Kilohana Plantation. Watch for fruit tree orchards, sugar cane, pineapple, banana, papaya, and numerous other exotic fruit and indigenous trees. The train will stop for you to feed a herd of wild pigs, goats and sheep. Explore Kauai’s largest sugar estate mansion, built in 1935, where you can shop the beautiful and unique shops while also touring the historic manor home and grounds.
*Prices shown are for current schedules only and may be subject to change.
(* denotes stop made)
- Opaeka’a Falls Lookout* A 151 foot waterfall crashing into a hidden pool.
- Poli’ahu Heiau* Legend tells that Heiau was built by the menehune, the legendary little people of Hawaii. Heiau was used during the 1600s and 1700s. Located within the Wailua River State Park and the Opaeka’a Falls Lookout.
- Kilohana Plantation* A restored 1930s plantation estate owned by the island’s most prominent families. Today, a beautiful venue for train rides, gatherings and historical tours.
- Children under the age of 2 are FREE and must be seated on an adult’s lap. If you require a seat for a child under the age of 2, the above rate will be applicable.
- Wailua River Boat Cruise fare included.
- A stop at Paradise Garden is made if Fern Grotto is closed.
- Lunch is not included. Lunch can be enjoyed aboard the ship and afternoon portion of tour will resume.
- Wear walking shoes and dress comfortably.
- Due to circumstances beyond our control (i.e. traffic congestion, inclement weather, etc.) the routing and times are subject to change.
- Due to limited availability, we require that ADA vehicle reservations be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to date and time of service. Roberts will make all reasonable attempts to accommodate the needs of the disabled traveler.
- For electric wheelchairs or scooters: The combined weight of the wheelchair and guest cannot exceed 500 lbs, the maximum width of the wheelchair cannot exceed 29 inches.
- Not all stops on this tour are ADA accessible.
- Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for guests with mobility limitations.
- Tour subject to cancellation if the minimum number of 6 participants is not met.
- Reservations may be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to your first scheduled tour service, for a refund. No-shows and cancellations less than 48 hours in advance are non-refundable.
- A 10% service fee is withheld for any cancelled reservation paid by credit card.
Child (2-11 yrs): $84.00
Availability and Schedule:
Available on select days for PRIDE OF AMERICA cruise ship passengers only.
- Pick up time from the Pier: 8:30 AM
- Approximate return time from the Pier: 11:30 AM