Kauai Wailua River Excursion Reviews

A tour of the Wailua River, one of Kauai's most dramatic natural attractions, is perfect for first-timers to the island and nature lovers alike.
We took the Smith Family boat back to Fern Grotto and enjoyed it.
Sail Date: July 2019
We took the Smith Family boat back to Fern Grotto and enjoyed it. The embarkation at the pier was well done, the entertainment good, and the trail to the grotto nice. As we were here for our anniversary it was nice to be serenaded with the ... Read More
We took the Smith Family boat back to Fern Grotto and enjoyed it. The embarkation at the pier was well done, the entertainment good, and the trail to the grotto nice. As we were here for our anniversary it was nice to be serenaded with the Hawaiian wedding song. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great excursion up the river, hula dancers & ukulele player/ singers on board, walked up through ...
Sail Date: April 2019
Great excursion up the river, hula dancers & ukulele player/ singers on board, walked up through rainforest to Ferny grotto then returned to our bus, interesting information, lots of pretty views.
Great excursion up the river, hula dancers & ukulele player/ singers on board, walked up through rainforest to Ferny grotto then returned to our bus, interesting information, lots of pretty views. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Wonderful tour that included a boat ride with narration one way and music the other.
Sail Date: April 2019
Wonderful tour that included a boat ride with narration one way and music the other.
Wonderful tour that included a boat ride with narration one way and music the other. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked a shore excursion that went to Waimea Canyon and the Wailua River and Fern Grotto.
Sail Date: February 2019
We booked a shore excursion that went to Waimea Canyon and the Wailua River and Fern Grotto.
We booked a shore excursion that went to Waimea Canyon and the Wailua River and Fern Grotto. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was a very pretty area and the Fern Grotto was amazing.
Sail Date: February 2019
It was a very pretty area and the Fern Grotto was amazing. Very beautiful. Peaceful ride on the river.
It was a very pretty area and the Fern Grotto was amazing. Very beautiful. Peaceful ride on the river. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A bad weather day - must be monsoon season!; a large group tour.
Sail Date: February 2019
A bad weather day - must be monsoon season!; a large group tour. Donna, our driver/guide was very entertaining with more info than we ever needed. Not a whole lot to see during the river cruise and the grotto is still recovering from a ... Read More
A bad weather day - must be monsoon season!; a large group tour. Donna, our driver/guide was very entertaining with more info than we ever needed. Not a whole lot to see during the river cruise and the grotto is still recovering from a huricane. Donna did her best to help us through a pretty unexciting tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very nice boat ride to the fern grotto after visiting the Waimea Canyon and coffee and cookie stores
Sail Date: February 2019
Very nice boat ride to the fern grotto after visiting the Waimea Canyon and coffee and cookie stores
Very nice boat ride to the fern grotto after visiting the Waimea Canyon and coffee and cookie stores Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Wailua River and Fern Grotto was very touristy but still pleasant and in a way quite old world.
Sail Date: January 2019
The Wailua River and Fern Grotto was very touristy but still pleasant and in a way quite old world.
The Wailua River and Fern Grotto was very touristy but still pleasant and in a way quite old world. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Did not care for the tour guide on this tour.
Sail Date: November 2018
Did not care for the tour guide on this tour. But the fern grotto was beautiful and the other areas we visited were so pretty.
Did not care for the tour guide on this tour. But the fern grotto was beautiful and the other areas we visited were so pretty. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The tour was ok but it was family run and they did a good job, the entertainment was good.
Sail Date: June 2018
The tour was ok but it was family run and they did a good job, the entertainment was good.
The tour was ok but it was family run and they did a good job, the entertainment was good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very nice relaxing tour.
Sail Date: May 2018
Very nice relaxing tour. Enjoyed the river boat cruise and seeing the fern grotto. The waterfall and the traditional Hawaiian village could only be seen from a long distance away - would have been better to walk to them and see them up ... Read More
Very nice relaxing tour. Enjoyed the river boat cruise and seeing the fern grotto. The waterfall and the traditional Hawaiian village could only be seen from a long distance away - would have been better to walk to them and see them up close. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
River boat tour and we saw the fern grotto.
Sail Date: May 2018
River boat tour and we saw the fern grotto. Very nice and relaxing. Music, singing, and hula.
River boat tour and we saw the fern grotto. Very nice and relaxing. Music, singing, and hula. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
beautiful places and the groto was spectacular.
Sail Date: May 2018
beautiful places and the groto was spectacular.
beautiful places and the groto was spectacular. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked this along with the luau as a combo tour.
Sail Date: April 2018
We booked this along with the luau as a combo tour. So much fun. The river ride was beautiful and the the grotto was lovely. The performers on the boat were fun and kept us all engaged!
We booked this along with the luau as a combo tour. So much fun. The river ride was beautiful and the the grotto was lovely. The performers on the boat were fun and kept us all engaged! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Take the free shuttle to the nearby shopping center.
Sail Date: April 2018
Take the free shuttle to the nearby shopping center. From there you can book several tours in the Clarke tour office. We visited Rainbow Falls, the Wailua River, a coffee and Macadamia nut plantation, and several scenic locations. Very ... Read More
Take the free shuttle to the nearby shopping center. From there you can book several tours in the Clarke tour office. We visited Rainbow Falls, the Wailua River, a coffee and Macadamia nut plantation, and several scenic locations. Very reasonable price too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Loved this excursion, more for adults then children, but they may like it too.
Sail Date: April 2018
Loved this excursion, more for adults then children, but they may like it too. Lots of walking so it was hard for the seniors that came on this excursion to get around. Not for walkers, wheelchairs or canes would really help on this one.
Loved this excursion, more for adults then children, but they may like it too. Lots of walking so it was hard for the seniors that came on this excursion to get around. Not for walkers, wheelchairs or canes would really help on this one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very fun with an opportunity to kiss and be married Hawaiian style at the Fern Grotto.
Sail Date: March 2018
Very fun with an opportunity to kiss and be married Hawaiian style at the Fern Grotto. Beautiful flowers and plants, informative guide and fun riverboat ride.
Very fun with an opportunity to kiss and be married Hawaiian style at the Fern Grotto. Beautiful flowers and plants, informative guide and fun riverboat ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved the river cruise.
Sail Date: March 2018
Loved the river cruise. Some beautiful music and scenery. Nice personnel there who took good care of us and kept us entertained. Fern grotto was lovely.
Loved the river cruise. Some beautiful music and scenery. Nice personnel there who took good care of us and kept us entertained. Fern grotto was lovely. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
River ride was boring, nothing to see.
Sail Date: March 2018
River ride was boring, nothing to see. Fern grotto was beautiful and worth the river ride.
River ride was boring, nothing to see. Fern grotto was beautiful and worth the river ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the most beautiful lush green island.
Sail Date: February 2018
This was the most beautiful lush green island. Three of my friends took the helicopter tour. They had little negative experience with office people, but the pilots were nice. All of us did the plantation railway and the luau which was ... Read More
This was the most beautiful lush green island. Three of my friends took the helicopter tour. They had little negative experience with office people, but the pilots were nice. All of us did the plantation railway and the luau which was fantastic, great show. We did the river and thoroughly enjoyed the beauty Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice boat ride, excellent singer.
Sail Date: January 2018
Nice boat ride, excellent singer.
Nice boat ride, excellent singer. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice boat ride with a stop at something called the Fern Grotto.
Sail Date: September 2017
Nice boat ride with a stop at something called the Fern Grotto. OK but not breath-taking.
Nice boat ride with a stop at something called the Fern Grotto. OK but not breath-taking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not much to view from the vessel.
Sail Date: September 2017
Not much to view from the vessel. The fern grotto is the highlight of the tour and is an impressive sight to visit. Not hard to imagine why it was so popular for weddings.
Not much to view from the vessel. The fern grotto is the highlight of the tour and is an impressive sight to visit. Not hard to imagine why it was so popular for weddings. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice time traveling the 2 miles from the tour company pier to the Fern Grotto.
Sail Date: September 2017
Nice time traveling the 2 miles from the tour company pier to the Fern Grotto. Highly recommended.
Nice time traveling the 2 miles from the tour company pier to the Fern Grotto. Highly recommended. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Took a river tour on a boat..it was lovely...so beautiful!
Sail Date: September 2017
Took a river tour on a boat..it was lovely...so beautiful! Saw the waterfalls after..great tour guide...she was very knowledgable about the island of Kauai
Took a river tour on a boat..it was lovely...so beautiful! Saw the waterfalls after..great tour guide...she was very knowledgable about the island of Kauai Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line