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Your journey begins on the tranquil Wailua River
Your journey begins on the tranquil Wailua River Ride in the classic Kauai river boats
Learn the tale of the Sleeping Giant Experience live Hawaiian music on the river cruise
The verdant, lush jungle opens to reveal a hidden cave Hear “The Hawaiian Wedding Song” performed
A refreshing waterfall flows year-round from high above the grotto The story is in the hands with the Hawaiian Hula
Your journey begins on the tranquil Wailua River
A JOURNEY OF SONGS AND LEGENDS

Smiths Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruise, Wailua Kauai Sharing Songs and Legends of the Wailua River Valley is a Family Tradition In 1946, Walter Smith, Sr. and his wife, Emily, started our family business with a small rowboat and a borrowed outboard motor. Four generations later, we continue Grandpa’s tradition of sharing our 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. In addition, guests enjoy learning the hula during a lesson provided by a young hula dancer. Everyone gets into the act during the river cruise!

Smith's famous Wailua River cruise boats are powered by an ingenious rear-engine system invented by Walter Smith, Sr. The spacious, open-air boats provide excellent views from either side during the trip upstream.

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.

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.

The entire tour takes one hour and 20 minutes round-trip.

 
Reservations and Information For online discount, reservations required two or more days prior to event date.

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Adults $20.00
Children $10.00
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Adults $18.00
Children (3-12) $9.00

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Boat tours depart daily from the Wailua Marina State Park at 9:30am, 11:00am, 2:00pm and 3:30pm

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