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Kauai Shore Excursion - Island Sightseeing Tour with Wailua River Cruise


Embark on a river cruise down Wailua River and enjoy your views of native plants, trees and flowers as you go along. Pass by the stunning Fern Grotto and see the Opaekaa Falls.

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Get out of your cruise ship and explore the Garden Isle in a smaller boat as you slowly wind down the Wailua River. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kauai in a river boat, traveling along Kauai's largest river to see the Fern Grotto, a natural amphitheater where musicians and bands used to perform live music. Ferns in the grotto grow upside down, covering the walls of this mystical place in lush greenery. After seeing the grotto, stop by the overlook of Opaekaa Falls to see this romantic waterfall in Kauai before heading back to your cruise ship.
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
Note: This tour itinerary is custom-made for passengers of Cruise Ship vessels only. Activity days & Pick-up time and locations vary per ship.

  • Wailua River Boat Cruise: Float down a freshwater river while being enchanted by songs and stories of ancient Hawaii.
  • Fern Grotto: Discover the beauty of a tropical rain forest filled with lush native plants.
  • Opaeka’a Falls Lookout: A 151-foot waterfall crashing into a hidden pool.
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 79.00
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Child (Age 3-12)
USD 65.00
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 79.00
USD 79.00
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 65.00
USD 65.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Guide / Wailua River Boat Cruise fee
Additional Luggage + USD 6.00
Additional Luggage + USD 6.00
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location

  • Pick-up at Select Cruise Ship Pier
  • Wailua River Cruise
    299792 Take a leisurely cruise down the Wailua River, “The only navigable river” to the Fern Grotto. The fresh water pours down from one of the wettest spots on the planet, Mt. Waialeale. Lands along the river were the sacred capital of ancient Kauai and the birthplace of the Alii Hawaiian royalty.
  • Two-mile river journey
    During the river journey, you’ll hear songs and stories of ancient Hawaii. Also you'll get the chnace to enjoy learning the hula during a lesson provided by a young hula dancer.
  • Fern Grotto
    OpaekaaFalls The Fern Grotto is a geological wonder of Kauai. Ferns grow upside down from the roof of the grotto, which was formed millions of years ago. Native Hawaiian plants and colorful exotic tropical plants provide a rain-forest atmosphere.
  • Opaekaa Falls
    A visit to the overlook at Opaekaa Falls, which is the most accessible waterfall on the island.
  • Drop-off
    • Wailua River Boat Cruise is NOT ADA accessible. Guests who are unable to walk on their own will need to be assisted by someone in their own party to be carried in/out of the boat.
    • The tour is ADA accessible. Due to limited availability, we require that ADA vehicle reservations be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to date and time of service.
    • For electric wheelchairs or scooters: The combined weight of the wheelchair and guest cannot exceed 500 lbs (226.5kg). and the maximum width of the wheelchair cannot exceed 29 inches (73.5 cm).
    • Please note that not all stops on this tour are ADA accessible.
    • Children under the age of 2 are FREE and must be seated on an adult's lap. If the guardian requires a seat for a child under the age of 2, the regular rate will be applicable.
    • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Wear walking shoes and dress comfortably.
    • You may want to bring a light jacket in case of rain.
    • Cash
Additional Note(s)
    • If the guardian requires a seat for the child under the age of 2, the regular rate will be applicable.
    • Due to circumstances beyond our control (i.e. traffic congestion, inclement weather, etc.) the routing and times
      are subject to change.
    • A stop at Paradise Garden is made if Fern Grotto is closed.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
    • This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
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Will I be back in time before my ship departs from the pier?
  • Yes. Shore Excursions Tours are created specifically to cater to popular tours for cruise line passengers and designed around your cruise ship’s itinerary. For most of the Shore Excursions, the driver will pick you up from the pier and return you to the pier before your ship leaves the dock. All you need to do is book the tour and look for the Roberts Hawaii Staff when you arrive at the pier.
What if the cruise ship changed the port and we missed the port.
  • If the cruise ship’s itinerary changes for any reason (i.e. force majeure, weather cancellations), you will be provided a full refund for the specific tour that was missed.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Kauai Shore Excursion - Island Sightseeing Tour with Wailua River Cruise