FERN GROTTO CRUISE AT SMITH’S FAMILY GARDEN
- Ages 3-12
- Rich History
- Cruise along Wailua River
- Live Music
Fern Grotto Cruise at Smith’s Family Garden
Sharing Songs and Legends of the Wailua River Valley is a Family Tradition. In 1946 Walter Smith Sr. and his wife Emily started a family business with a small rowboat and a borrowed outboard motor. Four generations later the Smiths continue their Grandpa’s tradition of sharing their love of Kauai and its rich cultural heritage. During the two mile river journey you’ll hear songs and stories of ancient Hawaii like the King’s Highway sacred Mount Kapu and the First Hau Tree. In addition guests enjoy learning the hula during a lesson provided by a hula dancer. Everyone gets into the act during the river cruise! At the Fern Grotto landing you’ll enjoy a short nature walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto.
Smith’s famous Wailua River cruise boats are powered by an ingenious rear-engine system invented by Walter Smith, Sr. The spacious, open-air boats provide 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.
Relax and enjoy the traditions of Hawaii that the Smith family proudly shares with visitors from around the world. Hundreds come here to experience the authentic history of the people who have come to call Hawaii home.
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