Expeditions Provides a Scenic Ferry Ride and Activities for Visitors to the Island of Lanai

By Hawaii.com Team

Photo: Expeditions Lanai Ferry.

Imagine a place where horses graze beneath rows of Cook Island pine trees, and parrotfish swim through turquoise waters off one of Hawaii’s best beaches. It’s a place where dirt roads outnumber paved ones by nearly thirty-to-one and you can spend your days shooting sporting clays or teeing up golf balls on a championship course that’s perched on a hundred-foot sea cliff.

Now imagine this place is just one hour from Maui — and all that’s required for getting there is relaxing and enjoying the view. That’s the experience on Expeditions Ferry, which runs five times daily between Lahaina, Maui and Manele Harbor on Lanai.

Expeditions Lanai Ferry

Day trip from Maui to Lanai on the ferry! Explore the island, golf, snorkel and more! Book your activities and ferry trip! $30 for adults and $20 for children (under 12) each way. The first ferry departs Maui at 6:45 a.m. The last ferry departs Lanai at 5:45 p.m.

$30 BOOK NOW

A Scenic Adventure From Maui to Lanai

Photo: Expeditions Lanai Ferry.

This wide, stable, comfortable ferry turns traveling between islands into a scenic adventure, where you can grab a seat on the upper deck and get sweeping views of West Maui, or sit down below in air conditioned comfort on the calm, hour-long crossing. You might find a pod of Spinner dolphins as you cruise Lanai’s southern coast, and from December-April there’s even the chance of spotting a Humpback whale.

Everything You Need for a Day Trip (or Longer!) to Lanai

Photo: Expeditions Lanai Ferry.


From the time they began operating in 1990, Expeditions Ferry has been a Maui conduit for visitors who are searching to explore and experience the island on the western horizon.

Since those humble beginnings they’ve grown from a ferry to an attraction and transport service, where they can do everything from arrange Jeeps for a half-day, off-road adventure, to help book tee times, archery sessions or horseback rides through the pine trees.

Their combo packages make it easy to book your island adventure in one place, and the wide, stable, 70’ catamaran creates a comfortable ride across the ‘Au‘au Channel that separates the two islands.

Make Your Reservations Early

Hikers with Puu Pehe in the distance


Given the ease of traveling between islands (and Lanai’s natural beauty), it isn’t uncommon for the trips to sell out — so be sure to make reservations. Trips from Maui begin at at 6:45 a.m., and the last boat from Lanai back to Maui is 6:45 p.m.

Expeditions Lanai Ferry

Day trip from Maui to Lanai on the ferry! Explore the island, golf, snorkel and more! Book your activities and ferry trip! $30 for adults and $20 for children (under 12) each way. The first ferry departs Maui at 6:45 a.m. The last ferry departs Lanai at 5:45 p.m.

$30 BOOK NOW

To secure your seat for an adventure to Lanai call 1-800-695-2624 or visit www.go-lanai.com.

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