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

Reviewed 24 November 2016
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Oxnard, California
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sadly, the Molokai ferry recently stopped running. I went on line and confirmed with the hotel concierge that there is no ferry to Molokai.

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7 Thank yellowjacket11
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76 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 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.

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7 Thank Kim C
Newark, Delaware
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 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.

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2 Thank PeterCuinmaui
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 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.

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Thank Ross H
Honolulu
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103 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 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.

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Thank Matthew F
Alberta, Canada
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83 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 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 

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1 Thank Thoroughbredlady
Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 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 

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1 Thank Pam G
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 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 

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2 Thank Jaylou25
Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 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.

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1 Thank HazenW969
Boulder City, Nevada
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 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

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