Smith’s Fern Grotto tour reopens

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    The back of the Smith’s Motor Boat Service vessel is seen on the way back from the Fern Grotto on the Wailua River last week.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Visitors on the Smith’s Motor Boat Service barge listen to the tour guide speak about Kamokila Hawaiian Village on the way up the Wailua River to the Fern Grotto last week.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Visitors walk around the bamboo area on their way up to see the Fern Grotto two miles up the Wailua River from Kuhio Highway.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Kino Breezy, a deckhand at Smith’s Motor Boat Service, welcomes visitors aboard the Johnny-Mac in Wailua Marina last week.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    The famous mist of Fern Grotto enshroud entertainers including tour guide and musician Sean Carillo, second from right, as they sing and dance to “The Hawaiian Wedding Song.” From left are Sky Flores, Kilohana Woodward, Cheryl Watson and Mahina Kolo.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Dominic Rodriguez, 5, of San Francisco, looks out into the Wailua River from the Smith’s Motor Boat, as a couple on a kayak pass by last week.

WAILUA — Businesses, resorts and tours are reopening on Kaua‘i as visitor numbers increase, and Smith’s Tropical Paradise is one of them.

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