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This fern-capped cave is a favorite wedding site.
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Wailua Marina, At the mouth of the Wailua River; turn off Kuhio Hwy. into Wailua Marine State Park, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We particularly enjoy plants. It was interesting to see those indigenous to the area. There is a cave , and although you can no longer go inside, the view was beautiful. It was very tropical and included a nice waterfall. It is a short, easy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Republic1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon docking you walk ~200 yards on a paved path through the jungle to a large viewing platform. From here you learn a bit about the cave's history and get a performance of the Hawaiian Wedding Song. On the way back to the boat there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Barheat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a big flat bottom boat to the grotto, Nice tour guides, singing, Hula show, joking Asked him to sing "Tiny Bubbles" on the way back and he was Happy yo do it...Kinda Romantic , and worth it

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Hickoryofoz
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited as part of a tour and generally really enjoyed the trip. The short boat trip was pleasant as was the walk through the forest to reach our location. However, on arrival I was a little underwhelmed, possibly because we have been blessed with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank AdeWotton
Reviewed December 1, 2018

We were expecting a lot more so were rather disappointed. We thought that we would walk into the grotto and not view it from afar. It was pretty, but not a a memorable experience. Would I recommend it? Probably not.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank IlovebelizeCA
Reviewed November 9, 2018

This trip takes a couple of hours, a short boat trip down the river for about 20. Theres live music on the boat which was a nice touch and interactive with a dash of humour. Then you disembark and its a short walk to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank maclinley
Reviewed October 31, 2018

OK. To be fair...I knew what I was going to get before going...a total tourist experience right down to "Tiny Bubbles" on the boat ride but as far as in total...it is a peaceful boat ride, the entertainers are entertaining and the Captain gives you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank davestolz
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We have been going for years and when we come to Kauai we always make a trip to the grotto. In the old days when we would come to the grotto, you could go up into the grotto, but due to major landslides, it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We did this boat ride, after arriving for the luau early. Truly a waste of time and money. It was pretty, but nothing special. A large, flat bottom wooden boat. There was some narrative, and some performers, neither of which was very good. Truly, your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tillyseattle
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We did a short boat ride up the Wailua River from the marina and enjoyed the sites a long the way. Once we landed, the walk was short and beautiful and was paved the whole way. It handicapped friendly. Once we entered the fern grotto...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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alwweb
June 27, 2018|
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Response from Pattyg1251 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I was staying at a nearby hotel. But I’m sure Taxi could get you there pretty inexpensively
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Response from sailor17n61w | Reviewed this property |
We started slightly up river at Kamokila Hawaiian village. From there, it was maybe ten minutes. If you start at the other kayak rental places at the mouth of the river, it will take you longer. There isn't much to see in... More
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