Smith's Fern Grotto Wailua River Cruise
This is one of the most unique and exclusive experiences in Kauai. During the two mile river journey, Kim and Pat hear songs and stories of ancient Hawaii — like the King’s Highway, sacred Mount Kapu, and the First Hau Tree. They'll also get to learn how to hula during a private lesson provided by a young hula dancer. The spacious, open-air boat provides excellent views from either side during the trip upstream. The Wailua River is known as “the only navigable river” in all Hawaii. The river’s fresh water pours down from Mt. Wai‘ale‘ale, one of the wettest spots on the planet. Lands along the river were the sacred capital of ancient Kauai and the birthplace of the island’s ali‘i, or royalty. At the Fern Grotto landing, they’ll enjoy a short nature walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto. The Fern Grotto is a geological wonder of Kauai. Ferns grow upside down from the roof of the grotto, which was formed millions of years ago. Native Hawaiian plants and colorful exotic tropical plants provide a rain-forest atmosphere. Whoa!Return to the couple's registry.