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Wailua River Cruise to Fern Grotto

A popular combination is the Smith's Luau and the Fern Grotto Cruise.
Enjoy a fantastic evening by combining your Fern Grotto Boat Tour with a beautiful Garden Setting Luau!

IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE LUAU, you will be able to spend time strolling the garden before the luau and do not need to add the Garden Stroll to your purchase.  If you would like to go to the Garden in the morning or early mid-day and are attending the luau then you would need to purchase the Garden Stroll.

Smith's Fern Grotto Tour is a must!  Try Kauai Tours and Kauai Eco-Tours today with Kauai Discount.  Enjoy a ride on open-air boats on the Wailua River Cruise to the Fern Grotto Tour.  Kauai Tours, Kauai Activities and Kauai Eco-Tours will take you to the most beautiful and romantic places on the island.  On the Kauai Eco-Tours from Kauai Discount you will have a front row view of all the wonders that Kauai Tours and Kauai Activities have to offer.  These lovely lands are so magical that they once served as the capital of ancient Kauai.  They were reserved as the sacred places of the island's royalty!  Kauai Eco-Tours from Kauai Discount and Smith's Fern Grotto will provide a memorable experience and are sure to be your favorite of all Kauai Activities and Kauai Tours!  Don't forget your camera to capture the beauty of the Smith's Fern Grotto Tour and Kauai Tours!  The beauty of your surroundings are sure to please everyone.  Kauai Tours and Kauai Activities are a must, and with the help of Kauai Discount you can make your trip to Hawaii an experience of a lifetime!  Why spend more somewhere else when Kauai Discount has the lowest prices hands down!

Garden Stroll optional add-on: If you are not planning on attending Smith's Luau after your Wailur River boat tour, but still would like to see the amazing garden grounds, you can purchase a Garden Stroll admission ticket. The Tropical Paradise is open daily from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. (If you are attending the luau, you will have time to walk through the garden after you check in for the luau.)

Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise up the Wailua River
  • Spacious, open-air boat provides excellent views from either side during the trip upstream
  • Stop at Fern Grotto, one of Kauai's top natural attractions
  • Take a short nature walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto
  • Watch or participate in a hula lesson
  • Live musical entertainment on board
  • Learn about sacred Hawaiian traditions
  • Plenty of great photo opportunities along the way
Hear Entertainers singing, dancing and strumming guitars.

Not planning on going to Smith's Luau but still want to see the amazing garden grounds?  Purchase a Garden Stroll admission by its self or add it on to your Fern Grotto Cruise.  The Tropical Paradise is open daily from 8:30 am to 4:00pm.  If you are attending the luau you will have time to go through the gardens and grounds once you check in for the luau.

 Fern Grotto Tour
 Fern Grotto in Kauai
Where and When:
Tour departure times:
9:30 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm
Check in 15 minutes prior to your tour time at Wailua Marina State Park, 3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746 View Map
The Garden Stroll (if you purchased this option) is available from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Driving directions:
From the North (Hanalei, Princeville, Kapaa): Take Hwy. 56 South through Kapaa to the Wailua River. Go past Kuamoo road, over the river, and take the first right into the Wailua Marina State Park.

From the South (Waimea, Poipu, Lihue): Take Hwy. 56 North from the Lihue airport. A mile after the Wailua Golf Course, watch for Marina signs and the beach on the right. Just before crossing the Wailua River bridge, turn left into the Wailua Marina State Park.
No Requirements
Vessel is not ADA accessible.
Special Notes:
Tip: If you are going to the luau after the boat tour, select the 3:30 pm boat tour time.
Operation Days:
1.5 hour boat tour round-trip
Garden open from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau
Spacious, open-air boat is powered by an ingenious rear-engine system invented by Walter Smith, Sr.
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