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.
We made reservations online to and from Maui to Lanai, very easy to do.
While arriving at the Lahaina Harbor, we were able to park temporarily at the dock to unload our luggage, very accommodating.
Parking overnight can be tricky, some lots only take cash and the parking spots are VERY tight, but there are many choices, we parked about 3 blocks from the dock, across from a church, and paid for 4 days by credit card.
The ride to Lanai was a bit choppy but not bad, we sat inside on the upper deck.
Upon arrival we had a Jeep rental waiting for us, parked with keys hidden. Very easy.
The return ride was incredibly smooth, we sat outside and watched dolphins!
Friendly staff, delightful round trip.
We love this local ferry!! The Captains & staff are always so kind and helpful. Thank you for operating here, & mahalo for always taking such good care of your passengers!
This was such a great experience! If your considering going to Lanai, not only is Lanai absolutely stunning and the snorkeling amazing, but I highly recommend taking a ride on Expeditions Maui-Lanai Ferry. It was like we were on a whale watching trip too, since there were whales breaching all around us.
This is a walk on ferry. Every time my family and I ride the crew is very courteous. The captains like to leave promptly so be on time
We drove from Wailea to catch a ride over to Lanai and check out the Lanai Cat Sanctuary. Upon arrival we were greeted at the ticket booth and confirmed our arrival. The ship and it's crew are very fast and agile when it comes to docking and loading. There is seating on the top deck for persons who want to sit outside. There is also seating underneath as well as on top (located in a closed location). The ferry ride was very pleasant. Choppy waters at some times but overall a very enjoying ride. You are greeted by shuttle drivers as you dock in Lanai. The ship was in almost perfect shape.