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Lanai Cat Sanctuary

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Open Now: 10:00 - 15:00
Open today: 10:00 - 15:00
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Cat Lover's Dream

Found out about the sanctuary when I looked for things to do on Lanai. I am a cat lover, so this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alameda, California
For ALL cat lovers!

My husband and I were so excited to go here and we were not let down. AWESOME place. Over 600... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Skokie, Illinois
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Longing for the cat you left at home? Don't miss Lanai`s open-air sanctuary, a happy haven for spayed and neutered cats. Imagine a large playground in paradise, where cats romp and play in Hawaii's sunshine, and snooze under shady trees. Purring...more
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1 Kaupili Road, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
+1 808-215-9066
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Found out about the sanctuary when I looked for things to do on Lanai. I am a cat lover, so this was going to be a highlight of our whole vacation. The place was amazing! The idea behind the project is good for the cats...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SydSays
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were so excited to go here and we were not let down. AWESOME place. Over 600 friendly cats treated so well. We were handed treats and my husband was in cat heaven. The senior cats were in a separate area- PLEASE...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of cats!!! We enjoyed playing with them their. Wish I can adopt one there. Cat toys are provided.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anna T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 45 minute ferry ride from Maui brings to Lanai City when you then pick up transportation to take directly to the sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to about 600 orphaned/stray cats most of which can be adopted for quite a big fee. It is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Di S
Keoni_Vaughn, Executive Director at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your vacation to visit us. All of our cats are available for adoption. We don’t actually charge a fee for our adoptions. The adoption itself is free, but we do however ask that the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

600 cats of all shapes and sizes. My kids had 10+ cats each at one point playing with them. No fee, a donation at end. Clean and well run.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rpl45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love kitties - you need to add this to your lists of places you need to visit! Our group flew in to the beautiful and unspoiled Hawaiian island "Lanai" to visit the sanctuary and explore the amazing island. Our group were the first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love cats, you will find this the most relaxing think you’ve done in a long time. Sodas and t-shirts are for sale to support the important work of protecting the cats and the island birds from the cats. The cats are very friendly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2hours puurfect! Donate to support this wonderful cause. There should be more places like this. Entertain your kids and support a worthy cause. Give big.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carlvoyages
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressed with this wonderful humane cat sanctuary. Beautiful surroundings and well kept grounds. If you love cats you must visit here. Please make a donation too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LosAngelesNative48
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is an interesting side-trip. It’s purpose is to save the wild birds, by giving feral cats a place to live. There are lots of friendly cats that like being petted. I had one super-friendly cat jump on my back.

Date of experience: May 2018
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12 November 2018|
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Response from SunsetPelican | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 45 minute ride from Lahaina to the dock on the island of Lanai. A shuttle bus meets you at the dock and can take you to the sanctuary in about 20 minutes. Plan on spending at least two hours at the sanctuary... More
Dyann F
7 August 2018|
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Response from 829lucyk | Reviewed this property |
No. You can only get there by ferry from Maui. I believe you can fly over, but it’s pretty expensive.
Miguel A
4 March 2018|
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Response from way2go | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need to take some sort of transportation to get there. Not within walking distance at all. Kind of close to the airport but still need a ride.