Yesterday, my spouse, son and I had the chance to take the ferry from Maui to Lanai. I couldn’t discover loads of data on-line and I had so many questions on the journey. I’ve cobbled collectively the solutions and I assumed you may discover them useful too in the event you go! BTW: The one method to journey between Maui and Lanai is both by ferry or aircraft. The business flights are through Honolulu so will take for much longer.
There’s just one ferry firm that does the switch between Maui and Lanai: Expeditions Lanai Ferry. It’s for passengers solely (there aren’t any automotive ferries). You can also make reservations upfront both on-line or by calling 808-661-3756. Regardless that they are saying to make use of your affirmation quantity, they simply requested us for a final identify on the dock and I didn’t want to indicate ID. The ticket sales space didn’t open till about 45 minutes earlier than departure and so they begin boarding the ferry 30 minutes prior.
Ferries depart from Entrance Road in downtown Lahaina. The tackle is 658 Entrance St #127, Lahaina, HI 96761. It’s instantly throughout the road from the Pioneer Inn.
The Maui-to-Lanai ferry schedule is under:
- Lahaina to Manele: Departs at 6:45am, 9:15am, 12:45pm three:15pm, 5:45pm
- Manele to Lahaina: Departs eight:00am, 10:30am, 2:00pm, four:30pm, 6:45pm
Costs are $30 every manner for adults and $20 for youngsters 2-11. Youngsters underneath two experience free.
There are loads of retailers inside a few blocks of the dock, together with a Lappert’s Espresso & Ice Cream that additionally sells shave ice and the favored pineapple Dole Whip (a small is $four.50).
The Maui-to-Lanai ferry takes between 45 and 50 minutes dock to dock. I requested if the waters can be tough, and the agent informed me no, that the ocean was calm, however it might be tough within the channel, which is about 20 minutes of the experience. It was barely tough.
The ferry makes use of a hydrofoil boat that goes 20 knots. There’s each indoor and out of doors seating (the indoor part is air-conditioned). The preferred seats are up prime within the first few rows the place there’s some shade. There aren’t loads of seats up there so in order for you them, you higher be first in line. In keeping with the ticket agent, essentially the most secure seats are inside and the furthest again. You’ll be able to go out and in or up and down through the journey however not throughout departure and arrival.
There are storage racks for baggage however no porters. We had two large luggage and some little ones. Clearly, we positioned our valuables within the smaller luggage and saved these with us the entire time.
My T-Cell cell service labored all the time, which stunned me. Preserve your eyes peeled for whales and dolphins. I noticed one breach off the again deck and snapped the above picture. The boat doesn’t cease for whales and so they don’t make any bulletins.
There’s a toilet onboard downstairs. They don’t promote meals however they do promote water and soda for $2 (money solely).
Total, it was an important expertise, and though one of many deckhands was not pleasant, the opposite two had been.
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