Waimea Canyon & Fern Grotto

Waimea Canyon & Fern Grotto

Duration: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Adults Ages 12 + $221
Children 3-11 yrs $143

Infants 2 yrs and under Free
Does not occupy a seat. Sits on adult's lap.

Grand Valleys & Lush Jungles
Experience Kauai’s most scenic marvels on the Fern Grotto, Waimea Canyon & Wailua River Tour. You’ll journey to one of the world’s most inspiring geological wonders, the Waimea Canyon and be amazed at the expansive peaks, valleys, and deep gorges. Cruise down the Wailua River on a scenic boat ride amidst a lush rainforest jungle and take a relaxing stroll to the Fern Grotto. Witness natures raw power at the Spouting Horn Blowhole on this tour showcasing the scenic splendor of Kauai.

Tour Highlights:
Waimea Canyon – nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, this epic natural wonder is over 10 miles long, 1 mile wide and more than 3,000 feet deep. The Waimea Canyon Lookout offers scenic views of the deep valley gorges with it’s striking red soil covered in greenery.
ʻŌpaekaʻa Falls – This 151-foot-tall, 40-foot-wide waterfall is the most accessible major waterfalls on Kauai. ʻŌpaekaʻa” means “rolling shrimp,” which were once abundant in the stream.
Spouting Horn Blowhole – crashing waves propel majestic jets of salt water through lava rock. One of the most photographed sites on Kauai.
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 on his United States Exploring Expedition.
Wailua River – narrated two-mile ride on an open-air boat down a meandering freshwater river.
Fern Grotto – at the end of the Wailua River, walk through a tropical rainforest to a rock cave dripping in ferns. Listen to the melodious, live performance of the Hawaiian wedding song as you enjoy the verdant surroundings.
Departure & Return Location
Round-trip hotel transportation is included from convenient Kauai locations.
If your hotel or the place you are staying is not listed, we will pick you up at the closest location.
Tour departs the first pickup location at 7:45AM and returns at approximately 6:30 PM.
Depart: 7:45 AM Return: 6:30 PM


Price Includes
Fern Grotto & Wailua River Cruise
Lunch at a local's favorite restaurant
Round-Trip Transportation
Expert, Live Narration
Waimea Canyon Entry Fee


Cancealation Policy

48 HOURS NOTICE OF CANCELLATION, prior to tour departure is required for full refund; no-shows will incur a full charge.


Beverly H
Spring, TX
Spent the day exploring Waimea Canyon and Wailua River with Juan as our guide. Highly recommend this tour! Juan shared personal experiences growing up in Kauai and shared not just history of Kauai, but his immense pride in the Kauaian culture and lifestyle. It was a long day, but very informative and fun. Lunch at Joes on the Green was good. The entertainment on the boat tour to the Fern Grotto was great. I cannot say enough good things about the day, Juan was a fantastic guide, so if you get on his tour, count yourself lucky. The only advice I have, is dress cool and comfortable. It was hot and don't sit in the back of the bus because the air conditioning didn't work well and the cooler seats were close to the front of the bus.

Sydney, Australia
I had a fantastic time on this tour and certainly recommend it to anyone who wants to see as much of the island in a short time or without renting a car. Our guide Lisa was fantastic and made a point to learn everyone’s names and where they were from. My sister and I were the only two on the tour who had flown in from another island for the day and she really made us feel welcome. She also kept checking in on us throughout the day to make sure we were doing well, which was really appreciated. Her enthusiasm was wonderful and she gave us so much information on the history of Kauai, as well as a crash course in Hawaiian pronunciations. While each stop was only for about 15 minutes, I never felt rushed or like we didn't spend enough time at a stop. The beautiful Waimea Canyon was probably the highlight for me, as it was breathtaking. I also enjoyed seeing Spouting Horn blowhole as it was really active the morning we visited. Overall our day on Kauai was outstanding, and only made more enjoyable by the wonderful Lisa!