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Address: Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808 667 5553
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Ferry service connecting travelers from Kaunakakai Wharf in Moloka'i, to...

Ferry service connecting travelers from Kaunakakai Wharf in Moloka'i, to Lahaina Harbor in Maui, since 1987. For the past 28 years, the Molokai ferry has taken passengers from Lahaina to Kaunakakai. The Moloka'i Ferry is a treasure and lifeline to the residents and visitors of Maui and Moloka'i.

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The only way to ferry to Molokai

This is quite an experience riding to Molokai on this ferry. It is old and has taken many a trip across the 8-mile stretch to the other island from Maui. Don't expect to be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
elkst
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Osceola, Iowa
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Guided tour is the worst. Tour guide takes you places that are his friends businesses and misses the natural beauty of the island. Really felt robbed of a day. Wouldn't make my enemies sit though a day so boring in such a beautiful location. Please enjoy Maui or rent a car and experience Molokai on your own.

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Thank John R
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour very informative A plce where Hawaiians are trying to keep life Hawaiian. One hotel now. Four Seasons may reopen. Not much to do there.

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Thank DOUGLAS A
Osceola, Iowa
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is quite an experience riding to Molokai on this ferry. It is old and has taken many a trip across the 8-mile stretch to the other island from Maui. Don't expect to be pampered and you may catch a little water on your back if you don't watch the waves when you're outside the cover of the enclosure, but... More 

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Thank elkst
Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw several whales particularly on the way back. The seas were pretty rough on the way back and it looked like several were queasy. They stopped the ship at one point so we could watch a whale not 20 feet off the starboard side. If you take the cruise I recommend the Alii tour as well.

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Thank chefgarry
Cody, Wyoming
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162 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Maui/Molokai Ferry to Molokai on a tour of Molokai. We enjoyed watching the whales from the ferry and just enjoyed the ride there and back.

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Thank Victoria L
Chula Vista, California
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone should be able to ride this ferry though be warned, the channel's powerful currents make it a bit of a rough ride.

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Thank Alex G
Lahaina, Hawaii
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We left right off the Lahaina dock, straight across from the Planation INN, spent the day on a guided tour that started when we landed in Molokai. A small island, charming residents, interesting history and sights. Had lunch and came back. 6-7 hrs later, it was a great day. The ride over was smooth and comfortable with refreshments, toilets, whale... More 

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Seaside, California
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Never expected that it would be a rough ride to Molokai via ferry! I wasn't seasick at all but my anxiety kicked in and gotten so scared😳😳😳 But thank God for awesome crew members for helping me go through it! Actually, there's only one particular crew member that's nice enough and stayed with me the whole 2 hrs trip to... More 

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1 Thank elijay143
Clermont, FL
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A great way to get to the island of Molokai but it does take a couple of hours both ways and the trip can get rough in high seas. Air conditioned comfortable seating in the main cabin is very nice.

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Thank Richard W
Barrington, Illinois
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The longest two hours of my life. Be sure to check the weather forecast. Our ride back bucked 10 ft swells and over half the passengers were sick. The channel is bumpy at the best of times and our return was definitely not the best. Going out we did see some whales. Coming back we saw porpoises. If you are... More 

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