Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River Boat Tour

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From $269.99

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Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Hawaii, Hawaii

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a day brimming with scenic beauty, legends and history of the Garden Island. Journey down the meandering, tranquil Wailua River on an open air boat ride culminating at exquisite Fern Grotto where you'll be serenaded by the Hawaiian Wedding Song. Gaze at the vast expanse of Waimea Canyon from key lookout points on the ascent. The deep red cliffs were described by Mark Twain as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". Visit sprawling Kauai Coffee Plantation and Spouting Horn Blowhole where sea water spectacularly jettisons through openings in lava rock.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle


Pick-up and drop-off at specific Kauai Hotels

Tour narration by a professional driver/guide

Wailua River Boat Admission

What's Not Included


Port pick-up and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Wailua River State Park
Board a spacious, open-air boat and cruise down Kauai's Wailua River encircled by miles of lush trees and tropical plants. Cool breezes lull you as the captain shares stories of ancient Hawaii when the river was flanked by multiple Hawaiian heiau (temples).

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Fern Grotto
Take a leisurely boat ride down the Wailua River to the famed "Fern Grotto" aptly named for the Boston Ferns dripping from the roof of a verdant cavern carved out of the mountain side.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Opaekaa Falls
Cascading down into a hidden pool, this 151-foot-tall, 40-foot-wide waterfall is one of the island's most accessible major waterfalls.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Puakea Golf Course
Relax and enjoy a comforting lunch at Puakea Grill overlooking the Puakea Golf Course with stunning views of Mt. Haupu and the lush beauty of Kauai.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Spouting Horn
Crashing waves propel majestic jets of salt water through lava rock. One of the most photographed sites on Kauai.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Waimea Canyon State Park
Scenic views of the deep valley gorges with it's striking red soil covered in greenery...nicknamed the "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific".

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Hanapepe Valley Lookout
Panoramic views of a valley covered in trees and wild green sugarcane. Hanapepe was one of the locations visited by famous explored Charles Wilkes in 1840.

• Admission Ticket Free

Kauai Coffee Company
The largest coffee farm in the United States, visit the Kauai Coffee Estate and sample a rich cup of famous Kauai coffee.

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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