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Smiths Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruis

Wailua Marina State Park, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
+1 808-821-6895
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Wonderful couple of hours relaxing and enjoying the beauty and history of Hawaii

There are multiple boats with crews going back and forth. Each boat holds about 150-200 people... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beacon, New York
Go at 3:30pm for songs

On the 3:30pm tour you have entertainment coming back because the bring the players/singers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Banning, Ca
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Wailua Marina State Park, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
+1 808-821-6895

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are multiple boats with crews going back and forth. Each boat holds about 150-200 people depending on how packed tightly they are. Luckily, we only have about 160, so the ride was very comfortable. Going to the Grotto we enjoyed the beautiful scenery and...More

Thank dad414
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the 3:30pm tour you have entertainment coming back because the bring the players/singers back Easy ride up and back. Easy walk up to the fern grotto and back. Very interesting and pretty sites to see. Worthy adventure to do and see

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to Fern Grotto years before, and it was beautiful. They used to hold weddings here, and you could walk into the cave of ferns. The boat ride down the river is enjoyable, as well as hearing some of the history, and being...More

Thank B4Travel2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very family friendly trip! Boat ride up the Wailua River to the Fern Grotto. It was a nice break in the day to relax on the boat ride.

Thank JJP12321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This relatively short boat ride, with lots of music, is very scenic and fun. However, it is not as enjoyable as it used to be because one can no longer enter the grotto cave for safety reasons. Combine this very reasonably priced activity with the...More

Thank Worlds_of_Wonder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We added this tour on to our Luau. It was about an hour long and takes you to the fern grotto. Grotto was very pretty and picturesque. Music was nice on the boat and that was about it.

Thank frankacosta2002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much more enjoyable than expected. The 40-minute boat ride included narration about the area and the Grotto, and almost continuous singing and dancing. The walk to the Grotto was easy, even for my mobility-impaired husband. And the Grotto itself was very impressive. More explanation, and...More

Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the music on the boat and story telling by the staff. The grotto itself was a quick stop, but the walk back to the boats through the gardens was a great addition. And of course a luau by an ancient Polynesian site is...More

Thank ElizaDeeTravelGirl
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I like this excursion. The staff entertained the passengers with song and music when the boat was loading. On the way to the Fern Grotto we had interactive entertainment by teaching us to do the hula. They also gave a history synopsis of the area....More

Thank tom c
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this easy boat tour to the Fern Grotto. Unfortunately, you can no longer go into the Grotto as you could do years ago. You can buy your tickets when you arrive and there are discounts for AAA and seniors. We were entertained by singers...More

Thank 2butterfly
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