Expeditions – Lanai Jeep Excursion with Ferry
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It’s the best way to see Lanai. Most of the roads on Lanai are dirt and getting a Jeep is the only way to see the remote parts of the Pineapple Island. Considering rental cars don’t exist on Lanai, there isn’t much of a choice in renting a vehicle. With a Jeep, you can explore the remote north shore of Lanai where few have experienced the quiet beauty that encompasses most of the island. Here you will see sparkling beaches of white sand with no footprints that normally would mark the passage of people. There is a wrecked ship on the north shore that was blown into the rocks during a storm in the 1940’s. It’s still there, rusting in the tropical sun. The wreck has created a natural marine environment that is teeming with colorful fish, turtles, and dolphins.
Along the way out to the north shore, there are ancient petroglyphs and hidden trails to explore. It makes for a nice stop to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Above the Lodge at Koele is the “Gardens of the Gods”. With the clouds whispering through the trees, the scent of pine and views are unmatched anywhere in Hawaii. The Gardens of the Gods is just one of the magical sights to see on Lanai. The Munroe Trail has been closed to vehicle traffic for years. But you can stop at the gate and wander the trail for a while. Here you will find the peace you are seeking in life. Protected and maintained by the people of Lanai, the Munroe Trail is a hidden secret on Lanai. There are two resorts on Lanai, both are operated by the Four Seasons. They are world-class hotels with a 5-star rating. The Manele Hotel overlooking the ocean is the more popular of the two. It was on the golf course overlooking the ocean that Bill Gates was married. Mr. Gates rented every room on the island to ensure his special day was private. It was this moment that propelled Lanai into the limelight.
The Lodge at Koele is in the mountains above Lanai City. The resort will remind you of a mountain retreat. Here time stands still among the tall pines and rolling hills. The hotel caters to a variety of activities including horseback riding, hunting, archery and clay shooting. You can enjoy some of these activities while visiting Lanai, or you can book your next vacation on the “Private Island” of Lanai. Lanai is privately owned by Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle. He purchased 98% of the island $300,000,000.00 dollars in 2012. Lanai has come a long way since Mr. Ellison bought it. His vision for the island is to be self-sustainable and green. Before Mr. Ellison purchased the island the harbor, roads and very infrastructure of the island was rapidly deteriorating. He has renovated both hotels, improved the roads and brought jobs that didn’t exist before. All in all the improvements have set well with the people who live on Lanai. He has pledged to keep Lanai the way it is, which is a good thing.
The driver only is included in trolley passage. Any passengers must pay the fare to Lanai City or wait at the harbor. We suggest you pay the fare as it’s a long wait.
Valid Photo ID is required.
First and last name is required for every guest.
Expeditions is governed by Homeland Security. First and last names of all passengers are required.
Hawaii State law requires a car seat for all infants and a booster seat for all children up to age 7. If you are bringing your family, please consider this before scheduling the trip.
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Meet Location: Public loading dock – Lahaina Harbor.
GPS: 675 Wharf St. Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Advance Reservations Required
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Closed on ALL Major Holidays.
Lahaina Departures: 6:45 am, 9:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm
Manele Bay Departures: 8:00am, 10:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:45pm
Check-in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.
Total Duration: Based on the return ferry departure time. Whatever works best for you.
A very well run service company to cross between Maui and Lanai. Everything goes in order when everything is in order.
Sometimes the boat's late. Our return boat was 30 min late which caused is miss our next itinerary.
If it's weather related there's nothing anyone can do because the weather doesn't listen to anybody. So that's that. But our delay had to do with people taking forever unloading their luggages. That's people's fault.
Smooth and timely ride, seeing more whales than we could count. Excellent docking on both sides, friendly and helpful crew. Aaaaand...Lanai is gorgeous and people there are super friendly and welcoming.
It was cool. We saw a small family of dolphins from the boat, they did some little jumps for us and it was super awesome. When we went snorkeling, there were a ton of fish. The less you move around, the closer the fish will come. I only saw 1 turtle and it's a miracle our group didn't traumatize the little guy. The captain was nice and so were the staff members. The photographer was extra chill and super fun. If you wear a rash-guard snorkeling, make sure it stays down. Mine kept floating up on me without me realizing it, and I got a pretty bad sunburn.
You can park nearby behind the Warf Cinema, in Waine'e street. Just $5 for the day if you show your ferry ticket. If you arrive early and there is no attendant, just leave your car there, it'll be open.
We took the first ferry from Maui, it was great, very calm and left on time. Great experience. I bought the tickets online then picked them up on the booth (not really required when I went on January, the ferry was huge and empty).
There was a shuttle when arriving to Lanai, so easy to get to the city for $10.
But then, we came back on the last ferry. That was very scary because of the rough sea. Everyone was feeling sick, and multiple times people were screaming because of how the ferry jumped in the waves. At one point the ferry landed partially on its side which was very scary. The ride took closer to an hour on the way back.
Good way to travel between Maui and Lanai, just make sure you're ok with a very wild ride.
Awesome experience! Expeditions Maui-Lanai Ferry staff was amazing and made my 5th Friday trip over from Maui great.