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About Tours on Lāna‘i

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Question: What is the most Popular Tour?

I want to tour the Island.

Answer & More Info

The most popular Tour is the Cats & 1/2 Day Tour.  A typical itinerary is:

  • Depart Lahaina 9:15am Ferry
  • Meet & Greet at Harbor at 10:00am arrival and then van transfer to Cat Sanctuary.
  • Visit Cat Sanctuary.
  • Pick Up at Cat Sanctuary by 12:45pm and Transfer to Town for Lunch
  • Start Tour – Leave Town around 1:30-1:45pmish for 1/2 day tour (2-2 1/2 hrs)
    • Highlights include a visit to Kaiolohia (Shipwreck) Beach and Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods – weather dependent)
  • Drop-off Back at Harbor for 4:30pm departure

Lāna‘i Cats and 1/2 Day Tour Combination From: $185.00 Min 2 Persons

Can I include a visit to the Four Seasons Resort?

I want to see it all.

Answer & More Info

Yes, you can include a visit to the Four Seasons Resort as part of your day. A tour that includes time at the Four Seasons Resort looks like:

  • Depart on the 9:15am Ferry from Lahaina
  • Arrive Manele Small Boat Harbor at approx. 10:00am
  • Meet & Greet and Transfer #1 to the Cat Sanctuary arriving
  • approx. 10:30am
  • Visit the Cat Sanctuary for one hour departing by 11:30am
  • Commence Guided Tour & Visit Shipwreck Beach and Garden of the Gods.
  • Short stop in Lana‘i City on return before drop at Four Seasons Resort by 2:30pm.
  • Visit Resort from 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • Transfer #2 from Four Seasons to Manele Small Boat Harbor with a drive by the Golf Course & Views time allowing.
  • Return on the 4:30pm Ferry to Lahaina

Lāna‘i Cats, 1/2 Day Tour, Town and Four Seasons

What about Biking Tours?

 

I want to Bike on Lāna‘i.

Answers & More Info

Yes, we have two different Bike Tours with Lāna‘i Cycles on offer.  The Two Downhills with Ferry Tickets & The Downhill & Island Tour Combination.  See below for more info… (Note: Min 2 Persons and 2 Day Advance Booking Required.)

Lāna‘i Bike Downhill – Two Hills Combination with Ferry Tickets

Lāna‘i Bike Downhill & Tour Combination Package From: $292.00

Kathy and Tom Welch

We were staying on Maui and wanted to take a day trip to Lanai. Lost on Lanai turned out to be perfect. The ferry was from Lahaina. We were met at the ferry stop in lanai by Brad the organizer and Bruce our driver. Every detail was taken care of (including the ferry) and we had flexibility to see the island from several viewpoints and spend time at the beach. The bike ride was incredible with amazing vistas the entire ride. Bruce was an extremely knowledgable tour guide who took us to Garden of the Gods, Shipwreck beach and gave us time for lunch and shopping in the town square. We finished with an hour at one of the most beautiful beaches on our entire 12 day trip. Lanai is laid back, picturesque and full of history. Worth the trip and this is the way to see it. Back on Maui we enjoyed Lahaina which has great restaurants and lots of shopping within walking distance of the ferry.

Review on Biking Tour at:

https://lostonlanai.com/product/lanai-bike-downhill-tour-combination-package/ 

Kathy and Tom Welch

Guest, Review posted on Lost on Lanai

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.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60628-d8826209-Reviews-Lost_on_Lanai-Lanai_City_Lanai_Hawaii.html

Claudia F Bexleyheath

Guest, Trip Advisor Review

Question: How do I get my tickets?

How easy is it to get my tickets?

Answer & More Info

Picking up you tickets from the Expeditions Lahaina Ticket Booth is done like “will call”.  Note: After you receive your receipt you will receive a second email from us with your confirmations.

EXPEDITIONS CHECK IN – Expeditions asks guests to check in at their Lahaina Harbor Ticket Booth about 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.

 

Question: What about checking in for Expeditions and directions to Lahaina?

Where is Expeditions in Lahaina?

Answer & More Info

Expeditions Ferry Information

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.

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.

Pier Locations: Depart from the main loading pier at Lahaina Harbor on the island of Maui, across from the Pioneer Inn Hotel. (Lahaina Harbor is located off Front Street, behind the Banyan tree). Pick up your tickets at the Expeditions booth at Lahaina harbor main loading dock.

Directions to Lahaina Harbor, Parking and Expeditions Ticket Booth

Question: What about Lāna‘i City?

Info about Lāna‘i City.

Answer & More Info

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.

Restaurants:

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.

Shopping:

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.

Museum:

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

Great APP & Guide – Info on Lāna‘i:

https://www.lanaichc.org/lanai-guide.html

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.

https://weather.com/weather/5day/l/96763:4:US

Ferry and Round Trip Town Transfer Self-Guided Package

Can I start my Tour from the Airport?

I will make my own flight arrangements.

Answer & More Information

Yes, you can start your Cats & 1/2 Day Tour from the Airport.  The current Itinerary (Nov 2017) looks like:

  • Met and Greeted by Driver at Arrivals LNY airport – arriving HA #674 10:31am NOT: Please double  check flight schedules and seat availability.
  • Introductions & Transfer to Cat Sanctuary
    • Visit Cat Sanctuary until 12:45pm
    • 12:45pm Transfer to Town
  • Eat lunch and look around town for 45min-1hr.
  • Approx. 1:45pm continue Island Tour.
  • Arrive back at the LNY Airport by 4:30pm for your 5:15pm departure on HA #681. LNY airport is very small so plenty of time to go through security.

https://lostonlanai.com/product/lanai-cats-and-half-day-tour-starting-from-oahu/

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 Lahaina and Lāna‘i typically lasts between 45-55 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: 12:45 pm for the 2:00pm Ferry & for transfer toTown.  Last pick up is at 3:00pm when the Cat Sanctuary closes and for the 4:30pm 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 #### 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?

Five Daily Roundtrips between Maui and Lāna‘i.

Answer & More Info

Lahaina Departures:

(public loading dock in front of Pioneer Inn)

Departs from Maui to Lanai at:
6:45am  9:15am  12:45pm  3:15pm  5:45pm

Lāna‘i Departures:

(public loading dock at Manele Harbor)

Departs from Lanai to Maui at:
8:00am  10:30am  2:00pm  4:30pm  6:45pm

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