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Fern Grotto, Kauai

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#14 of 23 in Nature in Kauai
Surround yourself with some of the most beautiful nature the island of Kauai has to offer by visiting Fern Grotto. The lush lava-rock grotto is one of the island's natural wonders--a natural amphitheater renowned for its acoustics, it's considered one of the most romantic locations in the whole of Hawaii. The only way for visitors to reach the sight is by taking a boat on the Wailua River. There are numerous companies that organize river cruises, while the more athletic visitors can also kayak to the grotto. For safety reasons, entering the grotto itself is prohibited, but there is a viewing platform from where you can admire the sights and sounds. Our Wailua travel itinerary planner makes visiting Fern Grotto and other Wailua attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 3, 2017
    This was anticlimactic for our morning of kayaking the river. There were some nice flowers, but nothing special. There are restrooms available. I would not recommend taking a tour just to see this. If...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Visited here several times over the years. This time we saw it from top down. Love learning about the culture of these beautiful people.  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    We took the recommendation for this excursion from a friend and decided to book this river boat tour. The natural area is breathtaking and seeing the fern grotto in all of its beauty is amazing. We we...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    After 2 hurricanes hit the area, visitors can no longer hike up to or into the fern grotto cave. It is a beautiful tropical area.
  • February 20, 2017
    My parents and husband and I took the 9:30 a.m. tour this morning (a Sunday). It was a very relaxing and enjoyable tour. My parents are in their 80's, and they were able to do the nature walk. Uncle Kimo and the performers on the boat had great warmth and "aloha spirit." They were very friendly and talented. We learned a lot about the Hawaiian history and culture from the captain. I highly recommend this tour!
  • April 29, 2017
    The tour to Fern Grotto was really nice. With locals singing and dancing.
  • January 12, 2017
    Beautiful river cruise, music and performers need updating.could not hear they well. Sound system old. Area and walkway around cave and fern grotto needs more beautification. Looks like it is unkempt by grounds people. But for $20, it was okay.
  • May 11, 2017
    After a busy and tiring couple of days hiking and snorkeling the Smith Family boatload to the Fern Grotto was a perfect quiet afternoon adventure.

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