Wailua River and Luau

Hawaii Cruise Excursions in Kauai | winding local culture music dance entertainment buffet in Kauai
Excursion Highlights:
  • Immerse yourself in Kauai's beauty with a unique Wailua River cruise and an unforgettable luau experience
  • Navigate Hawaii's only traversable river, the Wailua, and explore the sacred, fern-covered Fern Grotto
  • Enjoy mesmerizing views of tropical grasslands, Mt. Waialeale's majestic cloud cover, and Opaekaa Falls
  • Delight in a traditional luau feast featuring Hawaiian dishes, local favorites, desserts, and cocktails
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Price: $325.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Dinner and drinks are included.
Recommended Dress Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions 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.

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 and take pleasure in learning the hula from a young hula dancer.

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-cover 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 the traditions of our island home and become part of our Ohana (Family).

Please Note: This tour is only for cruise guests.