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“Marketing of Alii tour is misleading.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Maui / Molokai Ferry

Maui / Molokai Ferry
Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI
866.307.6524
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Ranked #109 of 132 activities in Lahaina
Type: Tours
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1 review
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“Marketing of Alii tour is misleading.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Pleasant day spent but this tour IS NOT as advertised. Advertised Maui Princess, received Molokai Princes. Advertised continental breakfast received at dock 1/2 cup of fruit and a poppyseed muffin. Advertised a knowledgeable guide received a "politically incorrect" local who showed homes of family and friends. Advertised lunch on the beach received a cold chicken sandwich, plastic cup of coke and a small portion of macaroni salad. Advertised Maui princess return with cocktails and pu pus available received Molokai Priness with no amenities available. Did not see much if any of the natural beauty of Molokai. On a positive note the over look to the colony, macadamian nut farm and father Damien information was good. The people of Molokai were warm and friendly. A visit to Molokai is worth a peek but this tour is a poor value.

Visited October 2013
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Westminster, Colorado
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Maui-Molokai Ferry”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

It takes 90 minutes or more to get from Maui to Molokai on the ferry. The boat itself is really pretty dirty and run down, and the seating is uncomfortable - you can be on the top in plastics seats in the sun and get splashed, or you can sit down below and look at the dirty surroundings. We enjoyed our day on Molokai, but next time we might fly.

Visited September 2013
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“boat or fly?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We chose flying from Kahalui, Maui to Molokai Island. The flight was the highlight of our Maui/Molokai experience. We flew over the N.E. end with a beautiful view of Halawa Bay and Beach Park, along the N end seeing cliffs and waterfalls only seen by boat or air, over Palaau State Park lookout with a long, beautiful view of Kalaupapa, then over the Hawaiian Homeland farming plots. Fantastic.

Our return flight at sunset took us over Kaunakakai and up the S.E. end where we saw many, many fish ponds that were not visible from car on our drive out to Halawa.

We highly recommend this experience over the ferry. Mahalo to the ferry reviewers helping our choice.

We rented an Alamo car for about 9 hours and had a marvelous time, saw just about everything major there is to see except Ka Nani Kai Resort area. Everyone we met on Molokai affirmed the name Friendly Island.

Judie and John, Big Island residents

Visited September 2013
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Islip, NY
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18 attraction reviews
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“Island of Molokai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We took the ferry (very rough) over to Molokai where we were met by a tour guide who took us all around the island. We visited Father Damien's churches, Kalaupapa lookout (amazing) and stopped at some very little towns along the way. Our tour guide took us off the beaten path to show us some ancient artifacts carved into the rocks. The views were amazing. We also went to a macadamia nut farm and learned how they grow and harvest them. A brother and sister run the farm and showed us how to open the nuts and we all got to taste them. I guess its a good thing that the ferry ride turns people off otherwise the tiny island would be crowded with tourists! Beware if you are prone to getting sea sick, I would not recommend this ferry ride.

Visited August 2013
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Woodway, Texas, United States
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“Never again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I will not take the ferry again. I will fly. Going to Maui from Molokiai at 5 in the morning was bad enough but the Princess was no Princess it was a dirty, smelly, bug infested boat. The trip over was terrible. Rocking waves, water ever where. My grandson and I almost threw up. One family had their goat with them. One the way back the ride was somewhat smoother which maybe why the roaches came out and started crawling on the bench I was sitting. The trip cost &138.00 one way for 2 kids under 12 and my self. it takes a hour and a half one way and it is pure hell.

Visited July 2013
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