I'm not sure why there aren't more commentaries on this tour. It's a beautiful way to learn about the locals, their culture and history. My husband & I are active tourists in general, but we decided to to end our last day on Maui by taking a more sedate, yet informative tour of Molokai. We were surprised by the reaction of Maui personnel, when we told them we were going to Molokai. Most had never been or wondered why we wanted to go there. If you're looking for an authentic cultural, informative tour of island life, this is the tour for you. The day started with the late ferry which put us one hour behind schedule. Rudy, our tour guide, made it clear that he was going to try to bring us up to schedule as much as possible. By the time we arrived at our 3rd stop we were on schedule. He is was extremely thorough, informative, personal yet professional. I loved the fact that he loves Molokai and that he is a native of the island. His culture and personal experience bring passion to his presentation. The tour included a stop at the local Sat. market, which has beautiful artisan items sold by the locals. They were more reasonably priced than what you find on Maui. Among the other stops included in the tour, I especially enjoyed the macadamia farm. We bought naturally roasted nuts, & oils to take home. Our hostess was native and, like Rudy, friendly and welcoming. We had a continental breakfast provided for the ferry ride and an amazing lunch that tasted fresh. (None of that heavily salted preservative food you find in many restaurants). Yet, some really good fries from real potatoes! They expected us and had our order promptly planned with little waiting. The downside was the late ferry and the ride itself. We had rough waters which made for a "focus on the horizon" type of ride. That of course is not the fault of the tour company. We will definitely return to take the mule ride tour down the steep mountain to the leper colony, or to bike the island. With the one traffic light and few cars, it makes for a pleasant ride. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that Molokai has the longest white sand beach access in Hawaii. Three miles long and you'll rarely see anyone else on it. I commend this company for hiring local guides to inform tourists of the history of Molokai. This experience was exactly what we needed to bring our stimulating and action packed trip down to a calm island retreat.
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