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Kauai Wailua River and Fern Grotto Excursion S2157

Nawiliwili - Kauai, Hawaii / USA

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  • Air-conditioned and licensed round-trip transportation from near your Kauai cruise pier!
  • English speaking, local and trained Kauai shore excursion guides!
  • River cruise on Wailua River!
  • Visit Fern Grotto!
  • Photo stop at Opaekaa Falls!
  • Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy unique sights of Kauai and surrounding area!

Take a leisurely cruise up the Wailua River, Hawaii's only navigable river through ancient royal lands, to one of the island's most popular sites, the tropical Fern Grotto.

Departing from the cruise pier in Nawiliwili, you will drive for 20 minutes to the nearby Wailua River, the only navigable river in Hawaii. The waterway stretches 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the nearby rainforest mountains, through lush countryside and forests until it reaches the coast.

You will board flat-bottomed, covered boats for a scenic 25-minute cruise 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) up the river. The open-air boats provide excellent views of the passing scenery regardless of where you sit so keep your eyes peeled and cameras ready. Once the sacred land of Hawaiian royalty, you will feel you have traveled to a special place.

Along the way, you will hear more about the history and folklore of the island. On-board performers will entertain you with traditional songs, music, and dance.

Upon arrival at the Fern Grotto landing, you will hike along a forest path to the natural amphitheater known as the Fern Grotto. The grotto was formed millions of years ago and over the years, tropical ferns have taken over the ceiling and walls of the grotto. Other native Hawaiian plants and exotic tropical flowers are mixed into this rain-forest setting.

After the visit to the grotto, you will hike back down to the dock and reboard your boat for the 20-minute trip back. Total time on the boat and at the grotto is approximately one hour and 20 minutes.

Back on your transportation, a photo stop is made at the overlook at Opaekaa Falls. This 151-foot (46 meters) waterfall flows over a wall of basalt into a hidden pool below. The falls got their name from the freshwater shrimp that used to populate the stream feeding the falls. Opae means shrimp and Kaa means rolling. Depending on recent rainfall upstream, the falls may be two separate cascades or join as one after a heavy rain. From here, it is a short drive back to your Nawiliwili Kauai cruise pier.

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Kauai Wailua River and Fern Grotto Excursion Reviews

Take a leisurely cruise up the Wailua River, Hawaii's only navigable river through ancient royal lands, to one of the island's most popular sites, the tropical Fern Grotto.

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Conroe, Texas
Really great tour!
     5/5  July 2019
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Took this half a day tour with my friends and had such a really good time. The river ride was very great and fun with music and dancers, we make the party on board! Loved the green lushes all around and upon arrival on the grotto, we saw a beautiful cascade and mystic flowers all around. Really impressed with Hawaii nature and spectacular views. We return earlier to the port and had time to explore on our own the town.
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Buna, TX
Enjoyable tour!
     5/5  July 2019
8
This is a fun and easy tour if you want to have free time to explore after on your own. The river ride portion was alot of fun. Getting to the grotto was only part of the experience. Once there, the guided visit was phenomenal. Our guide was very informative giving us a lot of information, even the names of the plants. It was pretty to look at but even nicer to smell!
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New Jersey
Awesome tour!!
     5/5  February 2016
116
We decided to go on this excursion since it was just half day and wanted to walk around Kauai as well... the boat ride is really fun and relaxing, and the grotto is just something out of this world. unfortunately we caught a little rain on our way back but it was fine. Thank you Shore Excursioneer!!
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