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Smith's Wailua River Cruise to Fern Grotto with Live Entertainment Instant Confirmation

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Visit one of Kauai's top attractions. Cruise along the beautiful Wailua River to the lush Fern Grotto, and learn about the history and legends of the valley.

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One of the most popular spots on the Garden Isle of Kauai since the 1940s, the Wailua River is an area rich with history and legend. The Fern Grotto, a naturally-formed lava cave named for the ferns that grow from the roof of the grotto, lies at the base of Mauna Kapu (forbidden mountain), the legendary peak that overlooks the south bank of the river. Enjoy captivating stories and live music brought to you by the Smith Family.
Pro Tips: Be sure to book with Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau for a complete experience. It's recommended to book the last cruise time (3:30pm) so when you return from your boat cruise, you can check in to your luau right away!
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Price
River Cruise Package
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 130.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 25.00
USD 25.00
Child (Age 2-12)
USD 12.50
USD 12.50
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 25.00
USD 25.00
Child (Age 2-12)
USD 12.50
USD 12.50
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax included
  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Cruise fee / Guide
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 09:30 11:00 14:00 15:30
Starting time: 09:30 11:00 14:00 15:30
  • 09:15 Check-in
  • 09:30 Wailua River Cruise
    rivercruise3 Enjoy a two mile river journey & hear songs and stories of ancient Hawaii. At the Fern Grotto landing, you’ll enjoy a short nature walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto.
  • 10:50 Check-out
Package detail / Schedule
Smith's Luau & Fern Grotto River Boat Tour Combo
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 130.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 123.00
USD 123.00
Youth (Age 7-12)
USD 42.50
USD 42.50
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 31.50
USD 31.50
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 123.00
USD 123.00
Youth (Age 7-12)
USD 42.50
USD 42.50
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 31.50
USD 31.50
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
GE Tax included
Experience beauty and magic in Wailua with the Smith's river cruise & luau.
Included Activities:
  • Wailua River Cruise to Fern Grotto
  • Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau
    • Duration: 6 hour(s)
    • Available: Weekday
    • Pick-up: Not available
    • Inclusion: Cruise fee / Guide / Admission to Smith's Luau (open bar, dinner buffet, luau show)
    • Schedule
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    • Check-in
      Time & Location
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    • Check-out
      Time & Location
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    • 15:15 Check-in
    • 16:45 Wailua Introductory Greetings (1 hr)
      Take a tram tour or a leisurely stroll around the beautiful gardens of the Smith Family. This botanical and cultural garden spans 30 acres in the Wailua area of Kauai, close to the population center of Lihue, but far enough to be secluded.
    • 17:45 Imu Ceremony (15-20 mins)
      imu Experience a traditional ceremony unearthing pigs from the imu, or underground oven. The pigs will then be prepared to serve at the dinner buffet as the traditional dish, kalua pig.
    • 18:15 Luau Feast (1.5 hrs)
      luaufood Enjoy a beautiful and generous buffet dinner featuring traditional Hawaiian dishes as well as contemporary island favorites, including kalua pig, chicken adobo, lomi salmon, poi, mac salad, and a variety of desserts!
    • 19:45 Rhythm of Aloha Show (1.5 hrs)
      fireknives The night ends with a colorful and varied pageant that includes authentic performances many cultures, including Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, the Philippines, New Zealand, China, and Japan, in the torch-lit Pele Ampitheater!
    • 15:30 Wailua River Cruise (1 hr 20 mins)
      Enjoy a two mile river journey & hear songs and stories of ancient Hawaii. At the Fern Grotto landing, you’ll enjoy a short nature walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto.
    • 21:00 Check-out
    Package detail / Schedule
    Notes
    Restriction(s)
    • All Packages
      • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
      • Wheelchair Accessibility: Must be able to go down 5 steps into the boat with assistance. Wheelchair is usable on the boat.
      • Family Friendly: Infants, toddlers and strollers are allowed on board.
      • You must bring a copy of your voucher as proof of purchase to the activity or the activity provider may charge you again in full. VELTRA.com will not be liable for any additional charges.
    Required Items to Bring & Attire
    Additional Note(s)
    • All Packages
      • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
      • Gratuity is not included in the price.
      • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • All Packages
      • You can book a maximum of 130.
    Activity provider
    FAQ
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    Should I bring bug spray on this tour?
    • Yes, bringing bug spray is recommended.
    Is the Smiths Tropical Paradise Luau nearby to where the river boat cruise ends?
    • Yes, the luau and the Smiths Motor Boat Cruise are both held at the Wailua Marina State Park.
    Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?
    • Yes, you can bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy while on the cruise. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
    Is this activity family-friendly?
    • Yes! This is a great activity for families!
    What type of boat is used for the river cruise?
    • Powered by a rear engines, boats that cruise the Wailua River are designed to be spacious and open-air, allowing you a panoramic view of the beautiful scenery as you cruise by.
    Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity
    Payment/Cancellation policy
    Payment type
    Credit card payment
    Cancellation Policy
    • Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
    From USD 25.00
    From USD 25.00

    Taxes & fees included

    1% Reward Points
    (4.35/5.00) 4.35 / 5
    (201 reviews)

    Pick-up Not available
    Duration 2 - 6 hour(s)
    Availability Daily

    LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

    by: Shaza
    Gorgeous views in that island Drive is easy and welcoming staff there
    by: June
    We had a wonderful time. Very enjoyable smooth ride in the river. The foliage was very pretty. Easy walk to the grotto. It was fun before when you could go up in the grotto. Enjoyed the singers and hu...more
    Smith family knows how to do everything with style class and professionalism.. always a great family time. Everyone knows how to make you feel apart of everything
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    4.35 / 5
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