Wailua River Cruise to Fern Grotto Tour
YOU ARE ATTENDING THE LUAU, you will be able to spend time strolling
the garden before the luau and do not need to add the Garden Stroll to
your purchase. If you would like to go to the Garden in the morning or
early mid-day and are attending the luau then you would need to purchase
the Garden Stroll.
For Kauai Activities, Smith's Fern Grotto Tour is a must do! On these fantastic Wailua River Cruises from Kauai Activities Discount, guests will enjoy Kauai tours open-air boat rides up the Wailua for beautiful Fern Grotto Tours. These Wailua River Tours and Kauai Activities take you to one of the most beautiful sites on the Garden Isle. The Fern Grotto Tours from Kauai Activities Discount allow guests a front row seat for viewing all the tropical wonders that these Kauai Activities have to offer. During the tours you’ll visit lands so magical that they were once reserved as sacred places accessible only by Kauai's royalty, and see what once served as the capital of ancient Kauai. Smith's Fern Grotto Tours provide a truly memorable experience, sure to be one of your favorite Kauai Tours and Kauai Activities! You’ll want to bring your camera on these Kauai Tours - the beauty of the scenery on Smiths Fern Grotto Tour can’t be beat! With Kauai Activities Discount you’ll find the Kauai tours that make your visit to Hawaii the experience of a lifetime, and you’ll pay less for your Kauai activities by using Kauai Activities Discount.
Garden Stroll optional add-on: If you are not planning on
attending Smith's Luau after your Wailur River boat tour, but still
would like to see the amazing garden grounds, you can purchase a Garden
Stroll admission ticket. The Tropical Paradise is open daily from 8:30
am to 3:00 pm. (If you are attending the luau, you will have time to
walk through the garden after you check in for the luau.)
- Enjoy Smith’s famous Wailua River boat cruise
- Only river boat cruise in all of Hawaii
- Spacious open-air boat provides excellent views from either side
- Hear songs and stories of the old Hawaii
- Participate in hula dancing
- Learn about sacred Hawaiian traditions
- Enjoy a short nature walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto
- Where and When:
- Tour departure times:
9:30 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm
Check in 15 minutes prior to your tour time at Wailua Marina State Park, 3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746 View Map
The Garden Stroll (if you purchased this option) is available from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
From the North (Hanalei, Princeville, Kapaa): Take Hwy. 56 South through Kapaa to the Wailua River. Go past Kuamoo road, over the river, and take the first right into the Wailua Marina State Park.
From the South (Waimea, Poipu, Lihue): Take Hwy. 56 North from the Lihue airport. A mile after the Wailua Golf Course, watch for Marina signs and the beach on the right. Just before crossing the Wailua River bridge, turn left into the Wailua Marina State Park.
- No Requirements
- Vessel is not ADA accessible.
- Special Notes:
- Tip: If you are going to the luau after the boat tour, select the 3:30 pm boat tour time.
- Operation Days:
- Monday through Friday
- 1.5 hour boat tour round-trip
Garden open from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
- Smith's Tropical Paradise Luau
- Spacious, open-air boat is powered by an ingenious rear-engine system invented by Walter Smith, Sr.