About Lāna‘i Jeep Rental Resources

Updated 12/23/23


Reserve Your Independent Jeep Rental Then Purchase Ferry Tickets

Question: How do I rent a Jeep on Lāna‘i?

I want to rent a Jeep.

Answer & More Info
A. Jeep Rental Resources:

Updated 10/24/23

Our Jeep Provider is still not renting to day visitors/non-hotel guests, however, we can recommend a few independent Lāna’i rental companies that may have availability:

Bart Baldwin – ABB Rental – (808) 649-0644 – [email protected] – http://www.abbautorental.com

Lāna‘i Cheap Jeeps – http://lanaicheapjeeps.com

Lanai Car Rental – lanaicarrental.com

Paved Roads Only – 808 Day Trip/Judi Riley – Call/text (808) 649-0664, email [email protected]http://808daytrip.com/Rental_Cars.html 

We can assist with your arranging your ferry tickets:


FAQ Ferry Tickets 

What are the drive times and routes to some of Lāna‘i's storied places?
I want to see it all.
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A. Lāna‘i has less than forty miles of paved road and hundreds of miles of red dirt trails and unpaved roads.  So most of Lāna‘i’s storied places can only be reached via the unpaved roads.  Please check out the map image below for locations and approximate drive times.  Note: Access is subject to weather & road conditions and Rental Company at their discretion may restrict which routes are open. After booking your ferry tickets and rental please email us if you have more questions about possible routes.

Where do I pick up the Jeep ?
Getting the Jeep.
Answers & More Info
 A. Depends on the Rental Company utilized – ask them for details.  Some will drop the vehicle at the Harbor for maximum convenience (ABB & 808daytrip) others like Lanai Car Rental usually require a pick up in Town.  Town is approx 8 miles up the hill from the Harbor and transfers are usually done via Rabaca’s Shuttle at a cost of $10 per person each way.
Brad’s thoughtfulness and thoroughness completely surpassed my expectations. He made all arrangements for ferry passage for our group of three, and also flawlessly organized transportation to town in Lāna‘i and the rental of a great Jeep at Dollar. We appreciated him emailing us with updates on some off-road closures due to weather, too. He even met us at the dock in Lāna‘i with copies of all paperwork, informative maps and brochures, and coupons to use at island merchants. “Lost on Lanai” is first class in my opinion, and now that we have our new home in Maui we will be calling on Brad (and Kara) to help with any travel needs for ourselves, family and friends when visiting Lāna‘i .

FB Review January 5, 2017



Sheila Blair

Guest, Review posted on Facebook

A while in advance I organised a trip from Oahu to Lanai with Lost on Lanai, who guided me with itinerary suggestions, helpful hints and a finalised schedule that meant we had enough time to do what we wanted to the most, visit the Lanai Cat Sanctuary (like so many before us) and plenty of time to drive around the island to check out some of the beautiful places Lanai has to offer. Ours was a half day tour, which started with a pick up at the airport, a drive to Lanai City and a tour around, a trip to the Garden of the Gods and Shipwreck Beach, then lunch in Lanai City followed by the most fantastic visit to the kitties. Our driver was a fountain of knowledge about the past and present of the island and we were made very comfortable throughout our stay.
If you fancy a visit, do it with Lost on Lanai, you can’t go wrong.


Claudia F Bexleyheath

Guest, Trip Advisor Review

Question: How do I get my Ferry Tickets?
How easy is it to get my tickets?
Answer & More Info
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Picking up you tickets from the Expeditions Maalaea Ticket Booth is done like “will call”.  Note: Your receipt will include an info & directions message or you will receive a second email from us with your confirmations.

EXPEDITIONS CHECK IN – Expeditions departs promptly at 6:30am and asks guests to check in at their Maalaea Harbor Ticket Booth at least 30 min prior to departure.  Give the attendant your name and show them your ID and they will give you your roundtrip tickets. If they ask for a paper voucher let them know that Brad with Lost on Lāna‘i has already e-mailed the office a copy. If you have any questions when you check in please call me on the cell number included with your confirmation email.

Updated 10/16/23


Question: What about checking in for Expeditions and directions to Maalaea Harbor?
Where is Expeditions located in Maalaea Harbor?
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Expeditions Ferry Information Updated 10/16/23

Reservations: All passengers first and last names required, no initials please, including children and non-paying infants.

Check-in Time: Passengers must check in 30 minutes prior to departure time. Please print and bring the receipt and voucher you receive from Lost on Lāna‘i  or be able to show it electronically via smart phone, tablet, etc. and present I.D. in exchange for tickets. Ferry departs on schedule and does not wait for late passengers.  Boarding closes 10 min prior to departure.

Luggage/Bags: You are allowed two (2) bags and one (1) carry on, no charge. Excess bags, bicycles, dogs, surfboards over 7 feet long, sailboards (with bag and mast) and kayaks will be charged a fee and must be confirmed in advance.  Questions excess baggage? Call Expeditions at 808-661-3756.

Maui Pier Location: Depart from the main loading pier at located at 101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Rd. Ticket Booth  located across the Harbor in the Harbor/DLNR Building.

Google Map Link Directions.

Lāna‘i Pier Location: Main loading pier Manele Harbor.  Check in is at the Expeditions podium.

Google Map Link Directions.

Question: What about Lāna‘i City?
Info about Lāna‘i City.
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Here are a few quick tips & info resources to help plan your visit to Lāna‘i City.

Lāna‘i City is very compact and walkable. Some people have “seen it all” in an hour while others can “spend the day” ….. depends on each individuals’ taste & preferences.


Time spent on Lunch usually averages 30-45 minutes.

Pele’s is closed for lunch Sat & Sun and Cafe 565 is closed on Sunday. Blue Ginger only accepts cash – no cc. Canoes is closed. No Ka Oi is off of the square at Houston & 9yth and is open for lunch most weekdays as is the Poke shop (which sells out early – located on Gay Street) Coffee Works is located at Ilima & 6th and is open 7am-4pm.


Mike Carroll Gallery (A must for the chance to meet Kathy Carroll founder of the Cat Sanctuary.)

The Local Gentry – Great selection “local” clothing, etc.

Hula Hut – Souvenirs and gifts.

Lana‘i Art Center – Community run Art Center.


https://www.lanaichc.org/ is another, imo, must see.

Great APP & Guide – Info on Lāna‘i:


Weather can be “variable”. It also can be cooler upcountry on Lāna‘i than expected so everything from sunscreen to layers, an umbrella or light weight jacket are always a good idea.



Question: Can you tell me more about the ferry and transfers on island?
How long does it take to get there?
Answer & More Info
Q. How long is the ferry ride?
A: The ferry ride between Maalaea and Lāna‘i typically lasts between 1hr 15-20 minutes.

Q: How are transfers to the Cat Sanctuary done? Car or Van?
A: Transfers for the cat Sanctuary are done via a Shuttle Van.

Q: How long is the ride between the Harbor and the Cat Sanctuary?
A: About 20 minutes. 30-40 minutes if the shuttle first has to make a stop in town.

Q: What time are typical pickups from the Cat Sanctuary?
A: 1:00 pm for the for transfer toTown or the Beach.  Last pick up is at 3:00pm when the Cat Sanctuary closes and for the 5:30pm ferry.

Q: What do I do when I get off of the ferry on Lāna‘i?
A: When you disembark on Lāna‘i please head up the gangway. Your transfer driver will be waiting for you with a sign that has “Lanai City Shuttle Service” on it. Just let them know that you are Lost on Lāna’i Voucher Guests Booking #### going to the Cat Sanctuary and they will direct you to the correct shuttle van.


Question: What is the Ferry Schedule between Maui and Lāna‘i?
Roundtrips between Maui and Lāna‘i.
Answer & More Info
Answer & More Info

Maalaea Departures:

(Located at 101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Rd)

Departs from Maui to Lanai at:
6:30AM & 3:30PM Daily – Note: Boarding Closes 5 min Prior to Departure Time

Lāna‘i Departures:

(public loading dock at Manele Harbor)

Departs from Lanai to Maui at:
8:30AM & 5:30PM Daily

Updated 12/23/23

Questions?? Please Contact Us!

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