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Smiths Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruis

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Wailua Marina State Park, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
+1 808-821-6895
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A visit to Kauai whether for a week or a stop over with a cruise ship the Smith River Cruise and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Collins M
Vancouver, Washington
Longstanding activity for Kauai

For $20 per person (AAA and other discounts may apply), this is an iconic river cruise on this... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2017
Pamela M
Los Angeles, California
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Wailua Marina State Park, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A visit to Kauai whether for a week or a stop over with a cruise ship the Smith River Cruise and Fern Grotto ought to be on the list. You meet with 100 (plus of minus) others and board a flat bottom boat up the...More

Thank Collins M
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

For $20 per person (AAA and other discounts may apply), this is an iconic river cruise on this island. Cruise Culminates at fern grotto which is beautiful and photoworthy!

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a short river cruise that delivers guests to an island wonder. A short walk through lush native vegetation followed by a brief introduction of the area and a mini concert of Hawaiian singing and dancing. Unfortunately, floods in recent years have made entering...More

Thank Momx10
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We booked this through Shore Excursions and combined it with the Smith Luau. Unfortunately we could no go on the cruise as the mouth of the river had silted up due to heavy rain. We did get to the Luau which was wonderful. The great...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

This was so enjoyable! After being picked up at our hotel, we boarded a boat holding about 60 people. A small group of Hawaiian singers, hula dancers, and ukulele players entertained us with traditional music and hulas. Requests were offered and I was the only...More

Thank Hilarie G
Reviewed October 6, 2017

A reasonably priced tour that lasts about 1 1/2 hours. There is a senior price that our concierge didn't mention. Many people were walking up this time of the year (October) and buying their ticket. Basically you ride up river on a barge with a...More

Thank James S
Reviewed September 21, 2017

There are multiple boats with crews going back and forth. Each boat holds about 150-200 people depending on how packed tightly they are. Luckily, we only have about 160, so the ride was very comfortable. Going to the Grotto we enjoyed the beautiful scenery and...More

Thank dad414
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

On the 3:30pm tour you have entertainment coming back because the bring the players/singers back Easy ride up and back. Easy walk up to the fern grotto and back. Very interesting and pretty sites to see. Worthy adventure to do and see

1  Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed September 13, 2017

I had been to Fern Grotto years before, and it was beautiful. They used to hold weddings here, and you could walk into the cave of ferns. The boat ride down the river is enjoyable, as well as hearing some of the history, and being...More

3  Thank B4Travel2
Reviewed September 9, 2017

This was a very family friendly trip! Boat ride up the Wailua River to the Fern Grotto. It was a nice break in the day to relax on the boat ride.

Thank JJP12321
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August 13, 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