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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. Come to Smith's beautiful tropical garden in Wailua River Valley and 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 before being served a feast at the Garden Luau. A full day of fun awaits you in a tradition over 50 years old with the Smith Family!
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 15:00-15:15 Pick-up & Check-in
  • 15:30 Wailua River Cruise
    Go on a river cruise at 3:30pm then head straight to the tropical garden for your luau. You may also return at a later day to enjoy your river cruise or select an earlier time if it is more convenient for you. The Smith's River Cruise departs daily at 9:30am, 11:00am, 2:00pm and 3:30pm.
  • 16:45 Smith's Garden Luau
    luaugirls Luau check-in begins at 4:15pm. The dinner is held at 6:15pm, preceded by the Imu Ceremony and a greeting period where you may explore the beautiful tropical garden.
  • 21:00-21:30 Check-out & Drop-off
    • 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.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.



(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 6 - 6.5 hour(s)
Meal Dinner


Awesome food and great show. The grounds were beautiful and the workers were very friendly!!!
by: Sjewkes
I loved the this luau. The grounds were beautiful, the food was yummy, and the show afterwards was well done and professional. We learned a lot and saw a lot.
by: Brian and Laura
At first we thought this was a millennial type commercialized affair. Boy were we wrong...this was one of the best activities we did in kauai this week. This was a first class operation that has been ...more
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