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Top Kauai Attractions & Sights

Wailua River

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The serene Wailua River flows down the east side of Kauai, past lush jungles and cascading waterfalls rushing from the wettest spot on earth, Mt. Waialeale. A paradise for kayakers, with relatively calm water and plenty to see along the way, the Wailua River attracts leisure travelers and adventurers alike.
Pro Tips
  • - Bring bug spray. The Wailua River winds through heavily forested areas in one of the wettest places on earth, but a quick spray before departure will make for a much more enjoyable trip.
  • - Some tours will also let you dock your kayak and embark on a hike to secret waterfalls tucked back into the rainforest.

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Latest reviews of Wailua River

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

Fern Gritto

2022/08/14 Couples Debbie

We had a fun time! Good storytelling, singing, and hula dancing! Would recommend!

Sacred Falls Adventure - Wailua River Kayak, Hike & Waterfall Swim

Fantastic!

2022/08/13 Families with Young Children Mike G

Our guide, Logan, was absolutely fantastic. The hike was great, and three generations of our family were able to do it, from 70 years old to 7 years old. The kayaking was calm and pleasant, and the waterfall was truly am... more

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

Great experience.

2022/08/08 Families Karen

It was our second time after 12 years and still is a great experience. Warm welcome to all the staff and very knowledgeable.
Worth the price too.

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

Smith’s River Cruise

2022/08/03 Families Alex Hernandez

Great excursion to share with family, friends of all ages.

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

40 Years Later

2022/07/30 Families with Young Children MEB

While on this trip, we celebrated our 40th anniversary. We took the Wilua river cruise to the Fern Grotto 40 years ago on our honeymoon, and I'm happy to say that the best parts of this experience have not changed.
We ... more

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

Fern Grotto Fun

2022/07/28 Families Diane G

We've been to the Fern Grotto many times and love it every time.

Wailua River (Top Kauai Attractions & Sights), Kauai tours & activities, fun things to do in Kauai | HawaiiActivities.com
The serene Wailua River flows down the east side of Kauai, past lush jungles and cascading waterfalls rushing from the wettest spot on earth, Mt. Waialeale. A paradise for kayakers, with relatively calm water and plenty to see along the way, the Wailua River attracts leisure travelers and adventurers alike.