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Fern Grotto, Kauai

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Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

1. Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

Experience the beaches of East Shore, the striking geology of Fern Grotto and lush North Shore. This tour shows you the spectacular sights of Kauai. Follow your guide for a journey on land and 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. 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.  Continue your journey to other spectacular sites on the North and East Shores of our beautiful Garden Isle.

Kauai: Full-Day Waimea Canyon & Wailua River Tour

2. Kauai: Full-Day Waimea Canyon & Wailua River Tour

Join us for a Kauai excursion that includes a visit to Waimea Canyon and a cruise along the Wailua River. You’ll see the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” and visit many of the places made famous in movies and TV series on your Wailua River cruise. We’ll travel to Waimea Canyon by State Road 550, and your guide will point out a number of interesting sights along the way. You’ll be able to see the island of Niihau, just a short distance to the west of Kauai, as well as the Poipu Resorts on the south coast, Queen Victoria's profile and Nawiliwili Harbor. We’ll continue our adventure with a cruise along the Wailua River to the famed Fern Grotto, a natural lava rock amphitheater covered by ferns. You’ll also see the cascading Opaeka`a Falls, the backdrop for many movies and TV programs, and Coco Palms, which featured in Elvis Presley’s movie, “Blue Hawaii.” The birth stones are located here as well. This is an ancient site sacred to Hawaiians, as they considered it an important place for all Kauai kings to be born.

Kauai: Private Luxury Air Tour

3. Kauai: Private Luxury Air Tour

Get a bird’s eye view of all the most iconic sights of Kauai on this exclusive 1 hour flight from Lihue for up to 3 passengers. Fly over rugged landscapes, sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls, and lush valleys.  Meet your pilot and hop aboard a comfortable airplane. Feel the thrill of taking off. Listen as you pilot provides personalized narration about the geography, history, legends, and culture of this tropical paradise.  Glide over the sunny and secluded coastline, Kipu Kai, nicknamed the baby Napali Coast. Gaze out at sandy Poipu Beach, the Spouting Horn, Hawaii’s largest coffee plantation, and the lush Hanapepe Valley, where you can spy the Jurassic Falls. Gain an entirely new perspective on the Garden Island’s diverse landscape as you cruise over dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, red lava fields, and cascading waterfalls from above.  Experience a rush of excitement as you make a big u-turn inside the Waimea Canyon. Marvel at the beauty of this multicolored expanse speckled with lush greenery and foliage.  Ride over the 21-mile long Napali Coast, consisting of ancient valleys, waterfalls, sweeping cliffs, and bright blue ocean waters. Admire view sof the Kilauea River with its mesmerizing waterfall as you continue up the lush Hanalei Valley.  See jagged 4,000-foot cliffs as you continue your sightseeing tour flying down the Wailua River to catch sights of Fern Grotto. Conclude your magical journey by passing by Coco Palms where Elvis made the romantic film “Blue Hawaii.”

From Oahu: Kauai Waimea Canyon & Wailua River Tour

4. From Oahu: Kauai Waimea Canyon & Wailua River Tour

Join us for a Kauai excursion that includes a visit to Waimea Canyon and a cruise along the Wailua River. You’ll see the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” and visit many of the places made famous in movies and TV series on your Wailua River cruise. We’ll travel to Waimea Canyon by State Road 550, and your guide will point out a number of interesting sights along the way. You’ll be able to see the island of Niihau, just a short distance to the west of Kauai, as well as the Poipu Resorts on the south coast, Queen Victoria's profile and Nawiliwili Harbor. We’ll continue our adventure with a cruise along the Wailua River to the famed Fern Grotto, a natural lava rock amphitheater covered by ferns. You’ll also see the cascading Opaeka`a Falls, the backdrop for many movies and TV programs, and Coco Palms, which featured in Elvis Presley’s movie, “Blue Hawaii.” The birth stones are located here as well. This is an ancient site sacred to Hawaiians, as they considered it an important place for all Kauai kings to be born.

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4.6
(82 reviews)

Our driver and guide, Scott, was very knowledgeable about Kauai in all aspects. Scott was courteous and friendly and always offered to help myself and my sister in and out of the tour bus. He helped make the wonderful day even better!

Everything was wonderful, from start to finish. Our guide Scott was very polite, passionate about the Island and very knowledgeable. Family-friendly tour, with beautiful views and charming places in Kauai

We did the one hour plane ride around Kauai. It was rainy but our pilot did an awesome job of showing us the best of everything that he could!! I would highly suggest!!!

It was an amazing experience with a funny nice pilot, we had such a great time !!!

Fantastic trip led by Scott with great stories and service along the way.