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Ferry in Lahaina

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Ferry in Lahaina

Is there just one ferry to Lanai in Lahaina..is it Expeditions? We want to go over to Lanai and snorkel on our own..wanted to make sure I'm looking at the right schedule. Mahalo

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Yes only Expeditions ferry, $60 round trip per person.

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Yes one ferry company and you walk from the Lanai Harbor to the marine reserve and beach.

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We did this trip in December. Make your reservations in advance with Maui Expeditions for the ferry.


We took the 6:30 a.m. ferry from Lahaina to Lanai. Go up the ramp and turn right where the shuttle is waiting along with 2-3 folks by a podium who will take your $10 per person charge for the day. I don't remember if they take credit cards, think they do. The shuttle goes up the hill into town; if someone has a car rental, the shuttle will drop you off there; there are 2-3 stops--in town at the Hotel Lanai and up to the Four Seasons Koele Lodge (we walked out on our meal there because after 40 minutes, we had no meal!--not appropriate for a Four Seasons, so I can't recommend eating there).

We ate in town, walked around to all the shops, market, etc., then took the shuttle from the Hotel Lanai stop to the Four Seasons at Manele Bay. We walked around, sat by the pool, and you can walk down to the beach as well.

We took the shuttle back to the harbor and caught the 2:30 (approx. time) boat; when you buy your return ticket, buy it for the "later" time you think you will return, then if you are ready to go early, maybe/probably you can get on the earlier one if it isn't full, which it was not the day we returned early.

There is a parking lot and discount for people who take the ferry by showing your stub when you depart the parking lot--think it was something like $5 instead of much more for the day. It is directly behind the movie theater; call the ferry and they will tell you exactly where it is. The entrance is off a small alley/road way immediately behind that theater shopping center.

We weren't interested in snorkeling over there, or renting a vehicle, so this worked out perfectly for us to have a visit to Lanai.

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So the shuttle costs $10. Is that for all day. you can get off and on?

We have been sort of talked out of ferry to Molokai because ride back can get rough we hear. How was ride to Lanai and back? We don't get sick, but don't enjoy just holding on. We did that once on sunset cruise on Maui. and we couldn't even see the sunset, miserable day

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The ride out to Lanai is fine but coming back is rough.

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So sorry, I didn't get back to this question. We just flew back from the Big Island after spending three weeks there and loving it.

Yes, the shuttle is $10 for the day per person, you can get on and off. There are only four stops (lodge at Koele, downtown Hotel Lanai, Manele Bay hotel and the dock. I THINK the shuttle runs about every half hour.

We always take a Bonine (1 tab is good for 24 hours, over the counter, sold with the Dramamine, etc.) before we go over, so if it is rough, you should be fine anyway. The ride over was fine and for us, coming back to. But it just depends. Again, take anti-nausea medicine before you leave in the morning to be sure.

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Regarding the Bonine - it's highly recommended to take the first dose the night before your boat ride, then again an hour before your trip. We've done it this way and never had a problem. Hope this helps!

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