Waimea Canyon & Fern Grotto Tour Kauai in Honolulu, HI

Waimea Canyon DriveWaimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Overview

A guided excursion through Kauai’s lush scenery, including the 3,000-foot-deep Waimea Canyon and the popular Spouting Horn, Waimea Canyon & Fern Grotto Tour by Roberts Hawaii offers an unforgettable experience for guests of many ages to enjoy. The tour concludes with a relaxing ride down the Wailua River, offering great views of the tropical rain forest and exotic animals.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Waimea, Kauai Travel Experts
  • Tour begins at 7:45 am and ends at 6:00 pm.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket.
  • Lunch is available for purchase (not provided).
  • Remember to bring a camera.

Description

from Waimea Canyon & Fern Grotto Tour - Kauai
A visit to both sides of the island is a study in contrasts. You’ll see how the walls of Waimea Canyon, formed over thousands of years by volcanic activity and erosion, play against the dense, emerald green foliage found in so many other regions of Kauai.

Seeing Kauai’s most beautiful spots in person will demonstrate why this island is known as “The Garden Isle”. During your all-day tour, the lush vegetation covering all altitudes will surround you: from towering Eucalyptus trees projecting from the 3,500-foot cliffs to the deep valleys and fern-covered grottos.

In stark contrast to all of Kauai’s lushness is Waimea Canyon State Park. Over thousands of years, earthquakes and erosion have created dramatic variation in the landscape. Waimea Canyon, “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific” is one of the showpieces on the tour and offers one of the best views of the western coast of the island.

On the eastern side of the island, you’ll take a boat cruise down the Wailua River. In the midst of the intensely green landscape, you’ll find the Fern Grotto, draped in tropical ferns.

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Gafilpoo
Bluffton, Ohio
"They Were Not Renting Boats to Access the Falls"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2020 NEW
We went down a steep narrow road to the "cabin" across the river from the grotto, but they were not renting any of the 20-40 canoes and kayaks in the little inlet. You need a watercraft to be able to get to the falls. We just had to enjoy the pictures. Too bad.
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barbara k
Adel
"Fern grotto"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2020 NEW
Beautiful visit travel by boat to the grotto used Smith they very nice and provided some entertainment and history of the island we’ll worth the trip.
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B9266AYjamesc
Dallas, Texas
"Nice river trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2020 NEW
The river trip is nice and the boat comfortable for the 20 min. trip to the Fern Grotto. The Grotto was damaged in a hurricane 30 years ago and is growing back but close - able to enter, is no longer available.
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ErinHoughton
Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Affordable activity"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2020 NEW
We have done this tour twice on two separate trips. We’ve taken our kids & they enjoy the singing & dancing & learning to hula. The grotto is pretty, but I find the boat ride to be the best part. It’s on the affordable end of the activities to do on the island & it only takes a short portion of the day. Bring mosquito repellent to put on before you walk from the dock to the grotto.
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MLE0904
Las Vegas, Nevada
"Pretty"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019
You must take the river cruise to get to the grotto. It is a short walk from the dock. There you will see beautiful vegitation from the viewing platform. It takes about 30 minutes for the entire visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waimea Canyon & Fern Grotto Tour - Kauai

How long is the tour?
The tour departs at 7:45 am and returns at 6:00 pm.

What happens in the case that the Fern Grotto is closed?
In the case that the Fern Grotto is closed for repairs, tours will stop at Paradise Garden.

Is lunch included?
No. Lunch is available for purchase during the tour.

What should I wear?
Considering the moderate amount of walking included in the tour, we highly recommend that guests wear comfortable walking shoes. Wear weather appropriate attire and bring sunglasses and a hat.