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Maui / Molokai Ferry

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Address: Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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+1 808-667-5553

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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Transportation to Molokai

Aside from Flying this is the only way to get to Molokai. The ferry leaves from Lahaina and arrives in Kaunakakai Harbor about 2 hours later.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 23, 2016
Ross H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Three years ago we took the ferry to Molokai, rented a car and explored the island. We were hoping to take the ferry again this trip. The ferry service to Molokai has been discontinued.

4 Thank Kim C
Newark, Delaware
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

I was in Maui in Dec. 2016 and was disappointed to find out the ferry had been cancelled in October of 2016. We did take the other ferry that takes you to Lanai and enjoyed that day trip very much.

1 Thank PeterCuinmaui
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Aside from Flying this is the only way to get to Molokai. The ferry leaves from Lahaina and arrives in Kaunakakai Harbor about 2 hours later.

Thank Ross H
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103 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Today was the last day of service. They will be open to process refunds through mid December. Guided tours are still offered to Kalaupapa by air service. Too bad, this was a fun way to get to Molokai, especially for camping.

Thank Matthew F
Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We got to sit on deck going to Molokai and it was very pleasant. Molokai itself is rather an ugly stepsister to most of the other Islands. Not that much to see on the Island. The trip back was horrible. An old shoulder/neck injury was aggravated by the major wave action. Although I wasn't sick, It left me feeling nauseated... More 

1 Thank Thoroughbredlady
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We wanted to go to Molokai so we took this ferry tour. It was a nice tour but I wish the water had been calmer. Even though I got seasick for the first time in my life, I still had a good time. It was awesome seeing how Hawaii looked in the olden days-so no complaints. But next time I... More 

1 Thank Pam G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We did the organised day trip to Molokai- The Alii Molokai. The ferry took about 2 hours to get over and was abit rocky the day we went. When we got off the ferry we were met by our tour guide Chadd. He was a great tour guide a true local so really knew the island and most of the... More 

2 Thank Jaylou25
Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Wish I had read reviews of the ferry ride to realize how choppy it can be. I would have spent the extra planning and dollars to fly instead. The day we went was just miserable: flying is more predictable.

1 Thank HazenW969
Boulder City, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

The crossing is a time to relax. The tour with a local guide was most informative. A great way to learn od the island and have a trip back into how Hawaii use to be and how we still wish it was

Thank clodge116
Lacey, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We hopped onto the Molokai ferry for a day trip; it's the only affordable way between Maui and Molokai, full of residents coming back with shopping, mixed in with us tourists. On the island we met up with our tour guide and bus driver for a many-hour tour that provided an excellent introduction to the whole island, giving us ideas... More 

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