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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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This was our second time here . . . But our son and his wife have never been there. The nice slow... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ray L
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It's great to see natural beauty appreciated. This is a great cruise and if you're an Elvis fan... read more

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our second time here . . . But our son and his wife have never been there. The nice slow boat ride is relaxing and informative. The fern grotto is a beautiful place to see and take pictures. It's not super expensive as...More

Thank Ray L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's great to see natural beauty appreciated. This is a great cruise and if you're an Elvis fan it's a must.

Thank stepgie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a cool little river cruise and viewing of a fern grotto. Takes only a couple hours, is reasonably priced and takes you to a fern grotto only accessible by boat.

Thank Lane D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short boat ride to the grotto. Hawaiian history given along the way. Music by local musicians on the way back. They also played at the grotto. Very beautiful area to visit.

Thank ltpparrot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a last minute trip idea that i went on and at first i thought oh my i made a mistake i should have kayaked up the river due to the quite "sluggish" dialog going up the river, but once to the fern grotto...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always, the Smith Family makes you feel very welcome. The boats are just long barges with benches...not luxurious but very stable and they do the job. The trip upriver includes some hula performances, songs, and a little hula training which was fun. The walk...More

Thank mlm-olney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well organised river trip which takes about an hour. You join the trip at Wailua Marina There is a large free car park. Advance booking does not appear necessary. Typical Hawaiian singing and Hula dancing is laid on for your entertainment as...More

Thank Jennifer259
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This whole thing is just tired and in dire need of refreshing. The boats, the ticket office, the tour itself all need a reboot. Even the employees and guides were unenthusiastic and seemed just tired of doing this trip yet again. It's the only thing...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We decided to take the Fern Grotto tour up the Wailua River. We had previously kayaked up the river on another trip but wanted a different view. The guide was very informative on history of the river in the area, and the guide did a...More

Thank Pete A
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This was a great/cheap way to see the river that was very entertaining and easy to maneuver and didn't take very much of our time. Definitely worth the price for the 1 1/2 hour experience.

Thank H K
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