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“river boat ride worth every penny” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fern Grotto

Fern Grotto
Wailua Marina, At the mouth of the Wailua River; turn off Kuhio Hwy. (Hwy. 56) into Wailua Marine State Park, Kauai, HI
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Kauai Day Trip: Waimea Canyon, Wailua River from...
Ranked #154 of 237 things to do in Kauai
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This fern-capped cave is a favorite wedding site.
Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“river boat ride worth every penny”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2010

the short boat ride to the fern grotto was not only enjoyable but also very entertaining..music,hula dancers, and knowledgable guide..would definitely recommend this ..

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“So pathetic it was funny”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2010

I went on this trip a few years ago and we still make jokes about the Fern Grotto trip. It was all we could do not to bust out laughing on the boat because it was so corny and syrupy. It could not have ended soon enough-you are stuck on the boat and can't get off. And you'd have to be a lot older than 40 to enjoy it-maybe 90! I would advise you to save your money and do something else-almost anything else!

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“for old folks and bus tours.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2009

scenery nice, otherwise pretty much not anything to speak great about.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Smiths Fern grotto river cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

I have been on it twice within the last two years. Its a nice, relaxing boat trip listening to music and hawaiian legend. Its disapointing not to be able to walk into the fern grotto itself anymore but i still enjoy this tour. Beautiful walk through the rainforest. It was hot and humid at the grotto the first time, second time was cool and rainy. Be prepared for any type of weather here!

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“NO! Only if you have 2 hours more vacation than you need”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

This was really bad. Photos and publicity are pre-hurricane of many years ago. Only if you come from the desert or have never seen a fern (though if you're on Kauai you can see them all over) is this worth even a heavily discounted ticket. We figure it was God's way of telling us that we had 2 hours and $30 more than we needed on our vacation. Unless you can't get around on your own this is time that could well be spent better at many, many other places on Kauai. Actually, that's true even if you can't get around well. Skip it!

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