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Expeditions Lahaina/Lanai Passenger Ferry

658 Front Street, Suite 127, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Ranked #79 of 137 Activities in Lahaina
Type: Ships, Sightseeing Tours
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Red Lodge, Montana, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed on Lanai for eight nights and loved every minute of the experience. We took the ferry to Lahaina one day to do some tourist shopping. Ferry leaves on time and is a comfortable way to travel. (It's also the only way to get there). Most of the passengers on the first A.M. trip over were Lanai locals making... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you have a spare day, take the ferry to Lanai and see the sites. The Challenge at Manele Bay is a "must-play" for golfers; it is perhaps the most beautiful golf course in the world. The two resorts, very different in styles and character, are worth a visit.

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Wailea, Hawaii
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120 reviews 120 reviews
12 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic day in Lanai. Thought the staff on the ferry was terrific. The crossing is fun and we enjoyed the scenery and the spinner dolphins off in the distance. Once we arrived, we were directed to the shuttle and then driven to Dollar to pick up the Jeep. Our assigned Jeep was old and plenty dirty and... More

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Glen Burnie, MD
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185 reviews 185 reviews
58 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A round trip ticket from Lahaina to Lanai is $60. thee is a shuttle on Lanai that will take you to Lanai City (r/t - $10) Boat ride is approx. 45 minutes each way....the ride over was smooth. However, coming back, the tide was coming is and the waves were heading towards Lanai which made the trip back quite bumpy.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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188 reviews 188 reviews
72 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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