Fern Grotto Cruise
Sail Down The Legendary Wailua River
Enjoy smooth sailing down the Wailua River
Hear songs and stories about ancient Hawaii
Learn to hula
Catch glimpses of Wailua Valley
Explore Fern Grotto
This relaxing and enjoyable tour will start with boarding a vintage river boat that will take you down the Wailua River. The Wailua River is one of the only navigable rivers in Hawaii, and the fresh water that feeds it comes cascading down from Mt. Waialeale. The rear engine design of the boats will ensure most of the vibrations and noise are towards the back of the boat and away from the open air passenger area. During the two mile journey, guests will be entertained by songs and stories about ancient Hawaii and the heritage of the area you will be boating through. As a special treat, you will also get to participate in a group hula lesson! Upon arriving at Fern Grotto, you will get to exit the boat and explore one of Kauai’s perplexing geological wonders. Inside of the grotto which is similar to an open cave, ferns grow upside down from the ceiling rather than from the ground. After enjoying the Fern Grotto and the surrounding area, it will be time to cruise back up the river towards the dock.
Multiple departure times offered daily from 9:30am – 3:30pm. The tour is approximately 1.5 hours.
Any request for a refund prior to 72 hours is honored with a full cash refund.
In the event of cancellation or request change to your reservation, please note the following. Most Hawaii Tours & Activities originating from Oahu, there is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability.
No refunds issued for any tours within the 72 hour period, prior to the start of your tour.
The massive but tranquil Wailua River is 20 miles long and flows from Mount Waialeale in the center of the island to the ocean. The river weaves its way through lush jungle valleys where you can catch glimpses of seven different heiau (temples), waterfalls, and gorgeous natural scenery.
Fern Grotto is one of the most popular attractions on Kauai’s East Side. The grotto is a natural lava rock cave which is covered in hanging ferns and lush tropical foliage. The way the grotto is shaped allows it to act like a natural amphitheater. For this reason, you will often see Hawaiian musicians and singers playing beautiful music in the serene setting.
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