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Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

4.7 / 5

19 reviews

Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

From US$ 178.95 per person

Experience an incredible single-day tour of Kauai's northern and eastern shores. Learn about the island from an expert as you take a river cruise to Fern Grotto and visit the Lighthouse.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup available from Princeville to Kapaa, please select your hotel from the list. • 8 AM - Princeville • 8:15 AM - Kilauea • 8:45 AM - Kapaa • 9:15 AM - Smith's Boats at the Wailua Marina

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Kauai with your guide sharing history and culture of the various sites
  • Visit the best beaches, mountains, waterfalls and sacred ancient Hawaiian sites on East Shore
  • Take a tour up the Wailua River in an open-air river boat
  • Visit popular North Shore destinations like the Kilauea Lighthouse and the Kilauea Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary
  • Stop and view Sleeping Giant, Hanalei taro fields, Anini Beach, sugar cane fields, old plantations, and other sights
  • Take an optional 1-hour airplane tour over the island, seeing Menehune Fish Pond, Waimea Canyon, Napali Coast and the North Shore
Full description

Experience the beaches of East Shore, the striking geology of Fern Grotto and the lush Waimea canyon. This tour shows you the spectacular sights of Kauai. Follow your guide for a journey on land, by water. Your day starts as your tour guide picks you up on Kauai's North or East Shore. The comfortable, air-conditioned touring van offers large viewing windows on all sides for you to admire the beaches, mountains, and waterfalls.

Arrive at the Wailua River and step aboard a spacious open-air riverboat for a leisurely journey to the Fern Grotto landing.

A short walk through the rainforest brings you to one of Kauai's geological wonders, where ferns grow upside down in a natural amphitheater of lava rock – the perfect location to be serenaded and entertained by Hawaiian musicians and hula dancers. 

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off available from Princeville to Kapaa only
  • Guided tour by van
  • Guided river cruise
  • Pickup and drop off from Lihue or South Shore hotels
  • Food or Drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Due to Road Closures, access to Hanalei Bay is not possible
  • Lighthouse is only open Thursdays and Fridays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We had a fantastic day, with our knowledgeable enthusiastic, and personable tour guide, Do’me! He called us by name throughout the day and knew what each of us would like to see. He did a wonderful job keeping us informed and giving us history lessons along the way. He knew everybody, everywhere and showed kindness to all. Thank you Do’me.

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July 16, 2021

Do Mi made the tour an experience I will never forget!

The tour was the complete opposite of what I thought it would be. I came away with wonderful images of Hawaiian history from the point of view of one whose family lived it, as well as incredible views of this beautiful island. I will remember with joy the whole day and Do Mi's running commentary! Thank you for such a terrific day!

August 17, 2018

Domi was one of the best tourist guides I have ever had! He was so knowledgeable and shared the history and culture of Kauai in such a fun way. I would take any tour I could with him and would rate him an “excellent +++!

September 14, 2021

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