FERN GROTTO RIVER BOAT

FERN GROTTO RIVER BOAT

per person

During the two mile river journey, you’ll hear songs and stories of ancient Hawaii — like the King’s Highway, sacred Mount Kapu, and the First Hau Tree.

Sharing Songs and Legends of the Wailua River Valley is a Family Tradition. In 1946 the Smith’s started their family business with a small rowboat and a borrowed outboard motor. Four generations later, they continue Grandpa’s tradition of sharing their love of Kauai and its rich cultural heritage.

During the two mile river journey, you’ll hear songs and stories of ancient Hawaii — like the King’s Highway, sacred Mount Kapu, and the First Hau Tree.

The spacious, open-air boats provide excellent views from either side during the trip upstream.  In addition, light Hawaiian entertainment is provided.

The Wailua River is known as “the only navigable river” in all Hawaii. The river’s fresh water pours down from Mt. Wai‘ale‘ale, one of the wettest spots on the planet. Lands along the river were the sacred capital of ancient Kauai and the birthplace of the island’s ali‘i, or royalty.

At the Fern Grotto landing, you’ll enjoy a short nature walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto- 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.

1 hour & 20 min tour

  • $30 per person (13+yrs)
  • $15 per child (2-12yrs)
  • Infant (0-1yrs) free

Wailua River – East Side

Cancellation policy: 72 hours

4.7% Hawaii State sales tax applies to tour rates