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“don't bother” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fern Grotto

Fern Grotto
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$115.00*
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Kauai: Waimea Canyon and Fern Grotto Kauai
Ranked #108 of 279 things to do in Kauai
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Owner description: This fern-capped cave is a favorite wedding site.
Newcastle, Australia
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“don't bother”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

If you have ever been to The Cascades in Vanuatu, you will be terribly disapointed in this tour. We were cramed onto a barge like sardines and the Grotto was ahuge dissapointment.

Visited January 2013
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omaha
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

The boat ride was very fun and the grotto itself is beautiful. The location it is in is very humid but worth it.

Visited December 2012
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Sunnyvale, CA
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111 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“There are better things to do in Kauai than this”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

The only pleasant thing I can say about this trip was the boat ride on the Wailua River and the commentary. What a huge disapointment when we arrived at the grotto! Out of shock I asked, "Is this it? Is this all there is?" There were almost no ferns to be seen. The site was not even that attractive. I did enjoy the dancing on the boat ride back to the dock. But this trip is absolutely not worth spending 2 hours and $20.

Visited December 2012
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Richboro, PA
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96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Scenic and relaxing trip”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pleasant and relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited December 2012
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