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Damien Tours

Address: Molokai, HI
Phone Number: 1-808-567-6171
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Ranked #13 of 16 Activities in Molokai
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Rio Vista, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited the Kalaupapa settlement and took the tour in conjunction with Molokai Mule Ride, and it was an amazing experience. The mule skinners were very helpful, and the mules know exactly where to go. There was a small group of 5 on the mules the day we went, which made it nice. We were joined for the tour by... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Woman who books reservations lacks the "Aloha Spirit", is very rude, sarcastic and very unprofessional. It seems I'm not the only one to share this opinion and experience.

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Henderson, Nevada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The only way to participate in this tour is by air (fly in from Oahu or Maui), boat (there is a ferry), foot and/or mule. We chose to book an excursion with the Molokai Mule Ride. Only 18 people per day are allowed in Kalaupapa with a guide. The mule ride takes about 1 1/2 hours down a trail that... More 

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Willamette Valley, Oregon
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The hike down & back was fantastic. The tour? A colossal waste of money. FIFTY bucks/person to be stuck listening to ridiculous details about who lives where, when you can get gas, etc. It felt like we were being oriented as new residents rather than being provided an accurate, historic account of a dreadful era in Hawaii's history. Too much... More 

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Dacula, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My party of five was EXTREMELY disappointed with the Molokai tour upon our vacation to Maui last week. It was boring, to say the least, and did not meet the expectations that are advertised to lure visitors. The visit to the coffee plantation was a joke! Seeing the actual process of harvesting/roasting the coffee beans would have been nice, but... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I have traveled the world and taken many tours but none have spiritually moved me as much as the Father Damien Tour of Molokai. Our guide, Yeayin, was exceptional. His attention to detail and knowledge of the area made for a very interesting day. As a young child, the story of Father Damien and Mother Maryanne was facinating to me.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The tour has been upgraded considerably. John, our local tour guide, was pleasant and fun and full of facts. He even sang a beautiful Hawaiian chant for us at the grave site of St. Marianne. The tour was equal parts history, religious pilgrimage, and awe-inspiring cliffline vistas. Tour was the only way to see "The Colony" and worth every penny.... More 

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jccatlady
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have been on this tour several times since the first time I went in 1975, there have been many changes and many fewer residents. The conservation work is continuous and the peninsula has much more vegetation now - lovely trees and ferns surround the ancient walls and the foundations of buildings no longer there. Old Kalawao town site is... More 

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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Finally got a chance to visit Molokai for a day and I was not disappointed in this visit to the Kalaupapa national park. The views were absolutely beautiful. Those high sea cliffs are a sight to behold. We decided to do the hike down to Kalaupapa. I loved this hike! 6 Miles roundtrip along the cliffs & the path is... More 

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Minnesota
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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We actually did this back in 2004. We rode mules down to the colony. We loved the tour but really loved our tour guide Richard. He was excellent and had a great sense of humor. It's rich in history and beautiful. This is something that won't be around much longer so do it while you get the chance.

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