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Smiths Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruis

Wailua Marina State Park, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
+1 808-821-6895
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Mesmerizing and Resonable

Reasonably priced river outing with live entertainment that engages both children and adults. A... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marine Y
Los Angeles, California, United States
Memorable day

What a wonderful day, a family business offering a great day out, river boat cruise up to the fern... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Dover, United Kingdom
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  • Poor5%
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Wailua Marina State Park, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
+1 808-821-6895

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonably priced river outing with live entertainment that engages both children and adults. A short guided walk offers legends and historical information about the mesmerizing grotto. Definitely worth the price.

1  Thank Marine Y
Reviewed 5 December 2017

What a wonderful day, a family business offering a great day out, river boat cruise up to the fern grotto followed by a ride around the gardens, the cookout was delicious, plenty of great food. The highlight for me was the Hawaiian dancing,

Thank haywood_poppy
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We boarded this riverboat for a journey along the historic Wailua River Valley. There were people kayaking all along this river route. The views of the vegetation on both sides were very beautiful. After getting off the boat to take the walk to the Fern...More

1  Thank geeluv05
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This was a pleasant, easy-going, relaxing trip along the river with some beautiful scenery. There is a short walk to the grotto itself (lovely despite still recovering from hurricane damage) along meandering paths with gorgeous fauna. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes as the pathway...More

Thank Yvonne P
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise, the short walk to the grotto and the spectacular scenery. It was nice to have the live entertainment on the boat ride, but it was even better once we got to the grotto. What a great surprise for me to...More

1  Thank 710ruthb
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Lady that sold the tickets to us was very unpleasant. Two crew members on board were having a verbal spat. Onsite restaurant is shut down. Luckily it's a pretty trip up the small river. It has gone down hill over the last 15 years.

1  Thank pepe6
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This cruise could be a 5 star cruise if the staff didn't seem so miserable to be there. It felt like they just didn't want to endure yet another cruise and quite honestly, we felt a little uncomfortable making them entertain us. They all looked...More

Thank RochelleAndBrian
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We recently went on a Smiths Wailua River Cruise. This was just charming. A 20 minute cruise down the river to the Fern Grotto. You leave the boat and walk a short distance to the Fern Grotto. When you arrive there you are greeted by...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We were on a boat trip to the grotto. The wooden seats on the boat were not comfortable. There was music and a dancer for entertainment. The walk to see the fern grotto was easy for us but it would be difficult if one had...More

2  Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 25 October 2017

You float along on a barge with covered bench seating while listening to the tour guide. Get off the barge and take a short walk to the fern grotto. It’s pretty. Live music on the way back and they’re good. The whole thing is pretty...More

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14 August 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