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Smith's Tropical Paradise Wailua River Cruise & Garden Luau Combo


Experience beauty and magic in Wailua with the Smith's river cruise & luau. Featuring a buffet feast, live entertainment, and the famous Smith hospitality.

Join the Smith Family for an unforgettable experience in Kauai. Enjoy a leisurely cruise along Wailua River, the only navigable river in Kauai, with live entertainment by the Smith Family themselves! Float down towards the magical Fern Grotto, a beautiful alcove where the ferns grow downward. Your cruise docks right outside Smith's Tropical Paradise, which you'll explore Smith's beautiful tropical garden in Wailua River Valley before being served a feast at the Tropical Garden Luau. A full day of fun awaits you in a tradition over 50 years old with the Smith Family!
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In an effort to maintain the health and safety of both guests and employees, this activity will be temporarily pausing operations. Resumption date is subject to change and bookings cannot be guaranteed past May 1st, 2020.
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 138.00
USD 138.00
Youth (Age 7-12)
USD 50.00
USD 50.00
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 40.00
USD 40.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 138.00
USD 138.00
Youth (Age 7-12)
USD 50.00
USD 50.00
Child (Age 3-6)
USD 40.00
USD 40.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
GE Tax included
  • Duration: 6 hour(s)
  • Available: Weekday
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Smith's Luau Admission (Open-bar, Dinner Buffet, Show) / 3:30 PM Fern Grotto River Cruise Admission
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 15:15 Check-in
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 21:00 Check-out
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • 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. Facilities at the Tropical Paradise Luau are wheelchair accessible.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • A valid government issued photo I.D. is required to consume any alcoholic beverages.
    • Printed VELTRA voucher
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
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What is the luau facility like?
  • This lush 30-acre botanical and cultural garden provides an idyllic escape to enjoy Mother Nature’s creations. The garden is centrally located on the east side of Kauai, known as “The Coconut Coast,” within the Wailua Marina State Park.
Are there any vegetarian options available?
  • Yes, please indicate during booking so that we may secure arrangements. Stir fried veggies and white rice will be provided and you can help yourself to the buffet's salad bar.
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's on the dinner buffet menu?
  • Luau Menu:

    • Appetizers: Three Bean Salad, Garden Isle Greens, Macaroni Salad, Namasu Salad, and Lomi Lomi Salmon
    • Entrée: Kalua Pig, Teriyaki Beef, Adobo Chicken, and Sweet & Sour Mahi Mahi
    • Accompaniments: Snowflake Potatoes, Poi, Oriental Fried Rice, Assorted Breads & Butter, and the Hot Vegetable of the Day
    • Dessert: Coconut Cake, Sweet Potatoes, Haupia, Rice Pudding, Assorted Fresh Fruit, and Jello
    • Drinks: Coffee, Punch, Soft Drinks, Mai Tai, Beer, Wine, and Standard Bar Beverages

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.
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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.
USD 138.00
USD 138.00

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
(4.88/5.00) 4.88 / 5
(8 reviews)

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


by: Pijones
was our second trip to this Luau, bar far the best on Kauai
I have been to this luau at least 6 times...every time we come to Kauai! I have been to a number of others, but this one is positively the best! The gardens are so beautiful. The food is excellent. ...more
Awesome food and great show. The grounds were beautiful and the workers were very friendly!!!
USD 138.00
USD 138.00
4.88 / 5
Smith's Tropical Paradise Wailua River Cruise & Garden Luau Combo