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Expeditions Lahaina/Lanai Passenger Ferry
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Took the ferry over to Lanai to play golf. The line up to purchase tickets is a little disorganized but that is mainly because space is a premium at the dock area. Boarding the ferry is done methodically and timing is important to the operaters. That thing leaves on time!! There's plenty of safe storage for golf clubs, luggage, etc. You are told the trip takes 45 minutes but it's a good hour. We saw lots of whales enroute. The trip back was rough. Big waves and the ferry did a lot of bouncing!! Couldn't see out of the windows for waves and spray. That's no fault of the operator. Can only blame Mother Nature for that! If you want to sit upstairs on the open air deck, get there early. It's a popular spot. Really an enjoyable experience.

3  Thank Bernadette M
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

ferries run from Lahaina public loading dock in front of Pioneer Inn at the southern most end of town at: 6:45am 9:15am 12:45pm 3:15pm 5:45pm return at: 8:00am 10:30am 2:00pm 4:30pm 6:45pm - Tickets: ADULT/child: $30.00/$20.00 each way. you can buy tickets on the day (i struggled to get the online purchasing to work as i was using a non US credit card). Journey takes about and hour and the sea is VERY choppy - the waves were coming over the top of the ferry and it was a lovely day. light refreshments on board and there's plenty of space to put suitcases etc. plus plenty of seating. Once in Lanai proceed left then right up the only road, at the top turn left and this will take you down to the beach - about 10-15 min walk. There's picnic tables, toilets, a limited activities stall - some people were camping on the surrounding grass as well! The beach is lovely and the sea is relatively calm as its a sheltered bay but there are rocks on either side. steer right when you reach the beach going past the activities shack and you will come to the magnificent four seasons hotel - the hillside it sits on is a bit barren but there's a lovely pool and snack bar with a good selection of refreshments. Inside there's a sweet little shop with some nice but a bit pricey gifts etc. The views are spectacular and the hotel oozes sophistication and glamor. we got the 1245 out and the 430 back, which worked well for us- probably would have liked another hour but don't think we could have occupied ourselves enough to warrant the 645pm return. tip: take body boards to play in the waves.

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Reviewed December 13, 2013

We sailed to Lanai on the Expeditions Lahina/Lanai Ferry, and had a 4x4 trek tour once we got there. We had a fun time, and got to explore much of the island along dirt trails down to the ocean and up the mountains. It is a 45 minute ride on the ferry from Lahina, and the ride to and from is beautiful both coming into Lanai and coming back to Maui. Lanai is quite desolate, and very different from the other Hawaiian Islands. We had fun, and we are so happy that we did this tour. Our driver was friendly and informative.

3  Thank Lucille M
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Ferry was prompt and crew helpful. Recommend making a reservation which holds a place for you but you do not purchase tickets until you get to the ferry ticket booth. Parking for the ferry is only on public lots at about $15-$20/day.

Shuttle buses are available at the dock in Lanai and cost $20 unless you have reservations at the Four Seasons Resort or the Hotel Lanai. Car rentals are only through one company, Dollar, which has only 4-wheel and costs about $150/day for a well used Jeep. We visited our son who works as a chef at Four Seasons and he guided us on a one day tour much of which required an off-road vehicle. Very nice day and the Four Seasons food in awesome. Ship wreck beach (actual ship on the reef) is interesting. Four Seasons lodge (separate from the beach resort) is picturesque and a nice stop to walk through and have a meal $$$).

3  Thank Indianasb
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

My son loved this - great big waves once you are out of the harbor, a quick and efficient trip, and rubbing elbows with some locals made it all interesting and worthwhile.

Thank Angewaa
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