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Molokai Mule Ride

#2 of 4 things to do in Kalaupapa Features Animals
Hwy 470 (Kalae Hwy) at milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
+1 808-567-6088
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Awesome experience!

We loved everything about this mule ride. The whole experience was well worth the money. Not many... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Newberg, Oregon
via mobile
Beautiful Hike

Unfortunately they weren't running the mules on the day we had booked. They did call us the day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amanda G
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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A two hour mule ride down an 1800 foot cliff to Kalaupapa Peninsula.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hwy 470 (Kalae Hwy) at milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
+1 808-567-6088
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved everything about this mule ride. The whole experience was well worth the money. Not many people have the opportunity to do or see the things we did. The mules, guides, scenery, views and history are something you will remember forever! We would do...More

Thank Pat1957823
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately they weren't running the mules on the day we had booked. They did call us the day before to let us know. We decided to still go and do the hike down and back on foot and had a great time. It is just...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have to admit I was a little nervous about the ride down when I first saw the online reviews. I haven't been in a saddle in over 25 years and I was concerned about that the narrow switchbacks and steep grade of the cliff....More

Thank MarieGrace811
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Broke my back in two places after getting thrown...MMR was found guilty. Not trust worthy! Other accidents also...like a guide getting thrown! Just saying....

Thank Chuck O
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I am just back from a week in Honolulu, and made the time to do a "bucket list" check off by taking a day trip to Molokai. In checking what was available to get to Kalaupapa Valley and the former leper colony, I jumped at...More

2  Thank ApolloBeachWanderer
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This attraction is not for the faint of heart. Not knowing how to ride is okay, the mules do all the work, you just need to be able to sit without falling off. Our tour guides gave us a great rundown of safety rules and...More

3  Thank Majickl27
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I grew up hearing about the colony of Hansen disease patients on the wind swept peninsula of Kalaupapa, so I was grateful to learn that there was a way to visit. Descending the 1,700 foot steep sea cliffs was no problem on my sure-footed mule,...More

1  Thank Tiare A
Reviewed 25 March 2017

As others has said this is a good ride. We're in our 60's and had sore butts for two days. There are only about 10 mules going, so book early. It's closed on Sundays.

3  Thank wa9zug
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We arrived early for our day on the mules and were able to see the mule skinners preparing the various animals for the day. We enjoyed watching the animals be saddled and visiting with the young men as they worked. Micah came out and gave...More

3  Thank Rob B
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A once in a lifetime experience! The staff were helpful and reassuring, but the star of the show was my mule Tita! She was a beautiful, strong, good natured beast who took a very nervous person, me, on her back and carried me all the...More

2  Thank cef706
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Andrea R
Hi everyone--how did you get to Molokai for this tour? I see that Lahaina-Molokai ferry service was terminated in October 2016, and the earliest arrival I can find for a Hawaiian Airline flights from Maui (OGG) to Molokai is after 11 a.m. (and the tour starts at 7:45 am!). We are staying in Maui (Lahaina and then Wailea). Any tips would be great--we REALLY want to do this mule tour!
12 May 2017|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
We flew Mokulele from Maui (main airport) to Molokai but it was very early in the morning. Little Cessna we were the only passengers. I think it was $50 per person one way. Good luck.. mule ride was fantastic!!
Laura Lynne T
I'm coming to the island and the intent is to visit park ( still scared of mule ride, but as a solo traveler they can't guarantee a fly in/out experience)...the other issues are all cars are sold out. Does anyone have suggestions?
8 January 2017|
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Response from Tina571 | Reviewed this property |
While I did the mule ride my husband took the van tour by himself. No one else had signed up so we opted to have him pay for two and just go by himself. Found the 1:1 experience to be worth the extra cost and otherwise he... More