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Kauai Fern Grotto Cruise

Fern Grotto Tour Wailua River Cruise

A popular combination is the Smith's Luau and the Fern Grotto Cruise.
Enjoy a fantastic evening by combining your Fern Grotto Boat Tour with a beautiful Garden Setting Luau!

IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE LUAU, you will be able to spend time strolling the garden before the luau and do not need to add the Garden Stroll to your purchase.  If you would like to go to the Garden in the morning or early mid-day and are attending the luau then you would need to purchase the Garden Stroll.

Want to have some fun filled Kauai river activities? There is magnificent Wailua River Tours proposed by the Fern Grotto in Kauai. Rains keep pouring down on Mt. Wai'ale'ale that has created the Wailua River the only passable Wailua River Cruises in Hawaii. Yes, only Smith's Fern Grotto makes use of this river and they offer a variety of activities that can suite your wants! Walter Smith Sr. created their famous rear-engine system and with their assailable boats, you will surely witness the beautiful nature and feel the fresh breeze of the air as you go up to the one of a kind Smiths Fern Grotto. You don't need to worry if you like to sit in front while having your cruise since Wailua River Fern Grotto Cruise can give you this chance during your Kauai Activities. You need not look elsewhere because Wailua River tours tenders all kinds of fun and actions from the Garden Isle! Allow the Fern Grotto Tours paint a smile on your face with these exquisite lands. You will see upfront the location of the Wailua River Fern on these Wailua River Cruises. Be astonished with the delightful sights of the old capital of Kauai that you are going to see! Discover Fern Grotto's area that once belonged to the region's monarchy.

However, Fern Grotto in Kauai experiences heavy loads of rain during summer and spring and there maybe times that the Fern Grotto Tours is not available and the period of unavailability is still unpredictable with Wailua River Tours. But there is no need to fret and be sad, you can still go on with your adventure since the operations and some activities are still on and the tour guides will bring you to beautiful and awesome alternative locations! Book your trip now with Smiths Fern Grotto before the slots ran out! Watch the picturesque view as you go up and down from the Smith's Fern Grotto and be stunned by booking your Wailua River Cruises with Kauai Tours Fern Grotto Tours! There is something you should not miss and this would be on how to hula dance! Yes, you can learn the famous hula dance while you are on the Wailua River Cruise and there is nothing to be ashamed of since most of the people on board participates the hula dance lesson! If you go for Wailua River Tours, River fern Grotto Cruise is the best way to have fun!

As you go on your cruise, you will hear stories full of magic and history about the Fern Grotto in Kauai. This will make you cherish your adventure as you know how the Fern Grotto in Kauai came about. You will sure groove your body while on Smiths Fern Grotto Tour as the native people of Hawaii will sing, move their bodies to the beat while making enjoyable music with their guitars to make the Wailua River Cruises an exceptional one! The wonders and thrills of Smiths Fern Grotto is only offered by Wailua River Fern Grotto so start planning your trip now with Kauai Tours and choose the Fern Grotto Tours before you will miss the chance to treat yourself and family! The Fern Grotto Tours is one of the most renowned Wailua River Tours and Smiths Fern Grotto in Kauai is the best choice if you opt for Wailua River Cruises.

Fern Grotto Tours is available all days in the calendar and so you can select your desired time to have fun. Spend quality time with your family by choosing Wailua River Tours and your family will be more grateful if you select Wailua River Cruises in the Smiths Fern Grotto!

If you are coming from the north, get the Hwy. 56 going to Kapaa to the Wailua River. You will pass through Kuamoo road, and take the first right into the Wailua Marine State Park. If you come from the North (Hanalei, Princeville, Kapaa), have the Hwy 56 South through Kapaa to the Wailua River. You will pass through the Kuamoo road and take the first right into the Wailua Marina State Park.

If you will come from the South, take Hwy. 56 North from the Lihue airport. After the Wailua Golf Course, take notice for Marina signage and watch out for the beach on the right side. Turn left into the Wailua Marina State Park before crossing the Wailua River Bridge.

Garden Stroll optional add-on: If you are not planning on attending Smith's Luau after your Wailur River boat tour, but still would like to see the amazing garden grounds, you can purchase a Garden Stroll admission ticket. The Tropical Paradise is open daily from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. (If you are attending the luau, you will have time to walk through the garden after you check in for the luau.)

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy Smith’s famous Wailua River boat cruise
  • Only river boat cruise in all of Hawaii
  • Spacious open-air boat provides excellent views from either side
  • Hear songs and stories of the old Hawaii
  • Participate in hula dancing
  • Enjoy a short nature walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto
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Where and When:
Tour departure times:
9:30 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm
Check in 30 minutes prior to your tour time at Wailua Marina State Park, 3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746 View Map
The Garden Stroll (if you purchased this option) is available from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Driving directions:
From the North (Hanalei, Princeville, Kapaa): Take Hwy. 56 South through Kapaa to the Wailua River. Go past Kuamoo road, over the river, and take the first right into the Wailua Marina State Park.

From the South (Waimea, Poipu, Lihue): Take Hwy. 56 North from the Lihue airport. A mile after the Wailua Golf Course, watch for Marina signs and the beach on the right. Just before crossing the Wailua River bridge, turn left into the Wailua Marina State Park.
No Requirements
Vessel is not ADA accessible.
Special Notes:
Tip: If you are going to the luau after the boat tour, select the 3:30 pm boat tour time.
Operation Days:
Monday through Friday
1.5 hour boat tour round-trip
Garden open from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau
Spacious, open-air boat is powered by an ingenious rear-engine system invented by Walter Smith, Sr.
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