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Address: Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808 667 5553
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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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Great way to get to the island across the channel

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lisa D
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Lacey, WA
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Lacey, WA
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Calgary, Canada
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I agree with other recent reviews - neither my husband or I ever get motion sickness, but there certainly were time on this boat ride that we were both feeling nauseous & my husband felt sick for about 24 hours afterwards. That being said, we loved the ferry ride - sun shining down, wind on our faces, rolling side-to-side with... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really want everyone to understand that this is a very very rough ride, especially on the way back. Even if you think "I never get sea sick, I'll be fine." Wrong! The sea is very choppy and while the captain does his best to maneuver around, you will be bobbing up and down and back and forth. I have... More 

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode the ferry to Molokai in the morning and back to Maui in the evening. The ferry itself is very utilitarian, outfitted with old greyhound bus seats which are reasonably comfortable. There is even a TV so you can pass the 2-hour ride time watching local news or sports. The morning ride was choppy but not too bad. The... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this was an OK trip. the ferry is OK, not great and if the waves are too rough, you'll not be allowed to sit up top, which is where the best views are...but if you can sit up there, it's a better ride.Molokai is pretty quiet and not a lot to look at. We took a 4-5 hour guided tour... More 

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VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went with our friends on this ferry ride too Molokai for the day. It's a 2 hour one way trip. One 'am' time over in the morning with a 5:00pm return. They're very punctual so you don't want to be late. The morning ride wasn't that bad but being inside the warm seating cabin with the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Molokai is a 2 hour boat ride from Maui. If you like spending time on the water this may be an ideal trip for you but have a plan. Molokai does not have the Tourist infrastructure of other Hawaiian Islands. We were part of a Tom Barefoot 12 Hour Day Tour of Molokai. Our Group left early, 7 AM or... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Easy and enjoyable way to get to and from Lanai. Expeditions does and great job and the boats are clean and new.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Had a wonderful ride, James (crew was friendly and very helpful. Making sure everyone was doing okay, not getting sick or needed help getting around the ferry. The Capitan was great also. Travel date June 24th. Great day on the water, got to harbor in Kaunakakai within the 1hr 45 minutes.

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Chandler, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Unfortunately we had extremely rough water the day we went to Molokai which made for uneasy stomachs the rest of the day. And one of the crew members was totally annoying - we weren't the only customer who noticed.

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