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Wailua River and Luau

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Wailua River and Luau

Experience the best of Kauai with a wonderfully packaged excursion featuring a cruise on the Wailua River followed by one of Hawaii's most celebrated Luau experiences.

The Wailua River, a long, slowly meandering river that starts at the Wai'ale'ale Crater while being fed by many tributaries on the way to the ocean, is the only navigable river in Hawaii. For a unique Hawaiian adventure, try this cruise up river to the sacred Fern Grotto, a lava rock grotto covered with tropical ferns. Hawaiian musicians will serenade you at the grotto with traditional, local songs including the famous "Hawaiian Wedding Song." The superior acoustics within this natural amphitheater greatly enhance the music.

The Kauai tour usually takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes on a long, flat-bottom riverboat. While en route, you're likely to encounter kayakers, motorboats and water skiers. Watch for photo opportunities featuring tropical grasslands lining the river, and the majestic cloud-covered Mt. Waialeale in the background. You will also enjoy the overlook at Opaekaa Falls -- another romantic stop that will surely secure your love of this Garden Island.

Following your day tour, you will be transported to a location for a memorable Luau experience, featuring the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes and local favorites, as well as entertainment highlighting Polynesian culture. The Luau honors the traditions of Polynesia, and includes a delicious dinner with a wide variety of local delicacies, desserts, and cocktails. Following the feast, guests are treated to the lyrical sway of the Hawaiian Hula and the fiery emotion of the Samoan fire knife dance.

Experience Polynesia through song and dance of different cultures and embrace the "spirit of aloha." Afterwards, you will be driven back to the pier.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours 30 Minutes
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Dinner and drinks are included.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to step on and off the boat and walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, some of which are at an incline.
5 Stars5Based On 29 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsMagic Polynesian night November 25, 2019

Reviewer: Ilona
Joyful experience on the river with music, local dancing. Jungle, magic cave, Hawaiian music is very strong, special, magic... Luau show was very interesting with local mythology, dancing, songs, fire and water affects. Dinner was delicious, but it was hugely crowded - not comfortable at all. The most interesting moment was pork cooking.

5 StarsAwesomely Spectacular November 19, 2019

Reviewer: Lauren M
Everything about this luau was amazing. The food, the atmosphere, the host, the music, the dancing. I can go on and on. Well worth the money. It was well organized. I loved it and recommend anyone planning an excursion to definitely add this one to your list.

5 StarsWailua River and LuauNovember 14, 2019

Reviewer: Elaine McMichael
Great excursion! The riverboat ride was really interesting, very nice and informative. Our stop at the Fern Grotto was fab-beautiful and fun from the ladies dancing the hula, the Hawaiians playing ukuleles and the whole family singing in the grotto. Fun on way back with more singing and dancing and the family teaching us Hawaiian Dance. Luau spectacular, plenty of delicious food, and unlimited cocktails on beautiful grounds with the gracious Smith family!

5 StarsWonderful!June 22, 2019

Reviewer: Anita Stewart
WE enjoyed this excursion very much. Beautiful scenery, friendly knowledgeable driver/guide. The luau was the best I have ever experienced.

5 StarsFun, affordable, well worth it March 21, 2019

Reviewer: Maria
The bus for Roberts Hawaii pick you and drops off very easy . It was a fun boat ride, the boat ride was easy to get on and off . Beautiful location. The luau was in a amazing location, food was great. All you can eat and drink. They had a great show / music while we ate. After dinner we had the luau and the Roberts family did a high quality show . You can see they love what they do and work together. That evening 5 generations from the family were there . I would do this again and would recommend it .

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