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We took two of our children to visit Fern Grotto 23 years after being serenaded at the cave on our honeymoon by the musicians from Smiths boat. We travelled to the Grotto on one of Smiths boats up the Wailua River and then a small...More
Great place to visit especially if you learn some history behind it. Apparently, only royalty were allowed to travel upriver to the Fern Grotto for special ceremonies. Hurricane Iniki destroyed the grotto in 1992 and permanently closed the entrance to visitors and private events. There...More
This is such an amazing place of beauty! It definitely exceed our expectations. So special....listening to quiet sounds of nature and taking in the music. Fern Grotto was delightful. Living in Hawaii must be a dream come true. Watching hula... spectacular!
Smiths puts on a pleasant experience on the river going to the Fern Grotto. Hula dancers and live music entertain along the way. Once you get to the entrance for the gotto, you have a pleasant paved walk with interesting plant life along the way....More
Since reviews were mixed we were pleasantly surprised to find this beautiful spot on a peaceful river ride. Music and hula on the ride to the grotto was cute. Amount of time at the grotto was adequate. Only minor complaint is we couldn’t understand the...More
If you understand what it is, this is a relaxing boat ride up one of the few navigable rivers on Kauai. Just don't sit toward the back. The engine is very noisy. The musicians and performers are very good and obviously do this from cultural...More
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We started slightly up river at Kamokila Hawaiian village. From there, it was maybe ten minutes. If you start at the other kayak rental places at the mouth of the river, it will take you longer. There isn't much to see in... More
We started slightly up river at Kamokila Hawaiian village. From there, it was maybe ten minutes. If you start at the other kayak rental places at the mouth of the river, it will take you longer. There isn't much to see in that section so you're better off starting further up river; plus, it's a lot cheaper.