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Expeditions Lahaina/Lanai Passenger Ferry

658 Front Street, Suite 127, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very smooth ride and friendly staff! We booked ahead online as advised. The boat does fill up with construction workers travelling back and forth daily so I'd be sure to book in advance. Keep an eye out for the spinner dolphins...they put on quite a show for us!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

To get to Lanai, take the Expeditions ferry from Lahaina's harbour. The ferry leaves Lahaina at 6:45, 9:15, 12:45, 3:15, and 5:45. Leaves Lanai at 8:00, 10:30, 2:00, 4:30, and 6:45. In September, we didn't make reservations, and the 9:15 was sold out. We were lucky and got on via stand by. So DO make reservations! We had intended to... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

we took the ferry in the afternon back to maui after having flown into lanai the previous day. was a fairly good means of transportation, the ride was quite bumpy though and the back deck gets extremely hot (we had to move inside about halfway through) staff are very helpful. we changed our tickets last minute (1 hour before the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Having spent the first few days of our honeymoon on Lanai we hopped on the ferry to Maui - great way to island hop!! Ferry was comfortable and provided a great view of Lanai on the way over. The trip was relatively short, but very easy. Unfortunately for my husband however he was responsible for our luggage - something to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just to see another Hawaiian Island is reason enough to take the ferry to and from Lanai. Not quite knowing where to sit and not wanting to get super sunburned by sitting on the back deck seats, we chose to sit in the smaller I side area on the same level as the captain manning the ferry. If you do... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We took the Expedition ferry from Lahaina to Lanai for our daughters's wedding. You have to reserve and purchase the ferry tickets ahead of time and can pick the tickets up 30 minutes before sailing. The crossing to Lanai was about 45 minutes. The ferry was small. It quite comfortable. The crossing was made on time and with comfort. I... More

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

My family took the Expeditions ferry to Lana'i just to get out on the water. We literally went over, walked around for 10 minutes, and came right back to Maui. (If you don't make previous arrangements there's not a lot to do at Manele Harbor.) On the ride over we sat out on the top deck. It was great being... More

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you don't like your job quit. Rudest most unfriendly group of people I've ever met. You're on Maui for crying out loud. Go back to the mainland !!!

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

You can catch this ferry in the heart of Lahaina and it's a short hour ride over to Lana'i. The morning ferries get crowded, and I recommend going upstairs in the air-conditioned section that is a little more private. However, the ferry ride back to Lahaina at night is really BUMPY! If you stay all day on Lana'i I would... More

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Makawao, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

the ferry was well run. It ran on time and efficiently. Staff was competent. It appeared online like you had to buy your tickets in advance, but when I got there I could have purchased them at the time of departure, although I suppose if you waited there might not be room. When I returned from Lanai, I caught an... More

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