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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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A nice relaxing boat cruise

I like this excursion. The staff entertained the passengers with song and music when the boat was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tom c
Honolulu, Hawaii
Easy Low Key Tour

Enjoyed this easy boat tour to the Fern Grotto. Unfortunately, you can no longer go into the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Jose, California
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Wailua Marina State Park, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A one hour boat ride with reasonably good dancing and music. Fern Grotto is a disappointment. Due to rock falls, you can no longer view the pool and the grotto is just unremarkable. Do something else with the $25.00

Thank brits4us
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to pass time before our evening flight. Was good, but not as your only tour. We had already done a few other excursions and this paled in comparison. Nice views, hula, music so no complaints just not recommended as your main outing.

Thank CinciPatron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for an excursion to do that wasn't going to be strenuous for my pregnant wife or my parents. This was one of the things that was recommended to us by our hotel concierge. We took a 15-20 minute boat ride up the river, past...More

Thank Rafeek626
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family was looking for something to pass the time away on our last day. This certainly filled that spot. We were not unhappy about the trip, but would not go out of my way to see. The Grotto itself was nice to see, but...More

Thank DM347
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice guided tour! Very family friendly the staff was amazing! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the plants, animals, and island!

Thank ladawnak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to a waterfall close by and saw the riverboat going down the Wailua River. We were trying to find things we could do before our flight. We ended up having enough time to take the cruise. We really enjoyed the cruise and were...More

Thank summerlynn5
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I've been on this tour when I was a teenager many times because I enjoyed the boat ride. Most captivating to me was the echoing of the Hawaiian wedding song being sung as a newlywed embraced and kissed. Being young, I could imagine myself one...More

1  Thank BARBARA P
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This was a very enjoyable cruise up the Wailua to the Fern Grotto with a nice easy hike and pleasant entertainment on the boat as well as at the Grotto. The Smith family and staff were very friendly and put on a good show. The...More

Thank steveClifton_VA
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13 August 2017|
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Response from Nicole M | Reviewed this property |
If you are talking about an actual cruise to kauai then no. The 25 dollars is for the ticket to take the boat ride (they call it fern grotto cruise) to fern grotto to tour the area and back to the river dock. You also get... More