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“Scenic and relaxing trip”
Review of Fern Grotto

Fern Grotto
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$120.00*
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Kauai: Waimea Canyon and Fern Grotto Kauai
Ranked #97 of 290 things to do in Kauai
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Owner description: This fern-capped cave is a favorite wedding site.
Reviewed January 4, 2013

The boat trip to the grotto is a relaxing half hour and when you arrive, you're met by a pretty girl dressed in native Hawaiian attire who escorts you to the deck in front of the grotto. The deck offers a complete view of the grotto itself which can no longer be entered after severe rains weakened the rocks in 2006. There are several local folks who put on a musical show and Hula demonstration. Then it's back to the boat for the return trip. Very pleasant 2 hr. visit.

2  Thank mrsail
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Nice visit to Fern Grotto. Good commentary and relaxing boat ride. Nice also to Canoe up the river. Shame you cannot enter the Cave anymore due to Safety reasons

1  Thank bareberger
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Nice attration. Great forest to look at. A good boat trip to take on a slow day. A place where a lot of weddings take place.

Thank barnegat12
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

If you have 2 hours to burn and you don't mind paying $20 a person, then I would go. Pretty much you get on a barge, lots of seating, you are entertained with music on the way down the river, you get off the boat and visit the grotto, nice greenery, hear about the history of the grotto, get back on the boat and hear a little more about the river. It was ok, something we hadn't seen before.

Thank tekkygirl
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Paid $20 per person to take the boat to see the Fern Grotto. Don't believe you can get there any other way, but timed it with our Luau so that worked out at least (same family runs both - Smith family). They do offer a narrative on the boat to the Fern Grotto and music / dancing on the way back so its not a bad deal, but the Fern Grotto itself can only be seen from a wooden platform about 30 yards away. Guess you could get closer to it in 2006 and before but the weather eroded the rocks and state park service changed the rules. Its still beautiful to look at, but you take a picture, listen to the Hawaiian wedding song played, and then you leave.

Thank Rob L
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