Your visit to the Lāna‘i Cat Sanctuary – Info Updated 12/16/21

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Question: What does an itinerary look like if I depart at 9:45am and return at 5:30pm? (Updated 12/16/21)

Just Cats or time in Town or the Beach.

Answer & More Info

Q. Does a 9:45am departure from Lahaina with 5:30pm return give us enough time if we are just doing the Cat Sanctuary?



A. Yes & here is that itinerary with options

Just Cat Sanctuary

Depart Lahaina at 9:45am arrive Lanai approx. 10:00am – Transfer #1by Shuttle Van to Cat Sanctuary

Arrive Cat Sanctuary around 10:45am+ & Stay until closing at 3:00pm. 5 hours at the Cat Sanctuary

Tip: “super cat visitors” sometimes pack their own “snacks/lunch” and stay until closing time. NOTE: Food & Drinks are not sold at the Cat Sanctuary.

Shuttle Van Pick Up at 3:00pm short stop in Lanai City and then transfer back to Manele Harbor for your 5:30pm departure.



Spend two hours at the Cat Sanctuary(10:45am-1:00pm) and then do an additional pre-paid $12 Transfer to Lanai City for Lunch and Shopping.  Just select the appropriate number of extra transfers in the booking form.

4:15pm Shuttle Van depart Lanai City & transfer back to Manele Harbor for your 5:30pm departure


Spend two hours at the Cat Sanctuary(10:45am-1:00pm) and then catch the 1:00pm Shuttle Van transfer. Make quick stop in Lanai City and then transfer down to Hulopo‘e Beach, arriving between 1:45-2:00m.

Enjoy the beach until 5:00pm then walk back to the Harbor for your 5:30pm ferry departure. (Note: the beach is only 4/10ths of a mile and a short ten-minute walk from the harbor.)

Q. How can I Book a visit to the Cat Sanctuary?

A. Go to our Booking link at: https://lostonlanai.com/product/lanai-cat-sanctuary-ferry-combination-package/

Question: What does a visit look like if I want to return at 2:30pm? (Updated 12/16/21)

Just the Cats!

Answer & More Info

Itinerary with 2:30 PM Return

  • Depart Lahaina at 9:45am
  • Arrive Lanai at 10:30am+ and transfer via shuttle van arriving at the Cat Sanctuary between 10:45-11:00pm
  • Depart Cat Sanctuary at 1:00pm for 2:30pm ferry
  • Arrive back at Lahaina between 3:15-3:25pm
Question: What about adding a half day tour to a Cat Sanctuary Visit? (Updated 12/16/21)

See the Cat’s and parts of the island.

Answer & More Info


Unfortunately we are not to accepting Bookings for Guided Tours at this time  due to lack of Guides.  12/16/21

Cats & ½ Day Tour Itinerary:

  • Depart Lahaina 9:15am Ferry
  • Arrive at the Harbor around 10:00am 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
I surprised my husband on our honeymoon by taking a ferry to Lanai and visiting the cat sanctuary! We both really wanted to visit the sanctuary, but since we were staying on Maui, we weren’t aware it was a possibility. After some research, I found out that it was just a 45 minute Ferry ride away. I worked with Brad through Lost on Lanai, and for a very reasonable price I bought round trip ferry tickets and was met at the harbor by the Lanai City shuttle that took us to and from the sanctuary. I told my husband we were just taking a ferry ride for the day and when we were met on 7/21/17 by Isaac at the shuttle, my new husband was ecstatic to hear we were on THE island of the cats! I chose to pack a lunch for us and we stayed at the sanctuary open to close. Through lost on Lanai you can choose whether to stay all day, or combine it with a tour around Lanai. I called and left Brad a message a week prior to us taking the trip to confirm as I have little travel experience and he returned my call right away. I even received a text the day of our excursion with his personal cell phone and all the instructions for the day. Super easy to book, even for someone like myself with very little travel experience. Absolutely loved it!


Randi Heitman Cage

Guest, FaceBook Review

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: Could I add a visit to the Four Seasons Resort to Cats & a Tour? (Updated 12/16/21)

I want to see it all!

Answer & More Info

Unfortunately we are not to accepting Bookings for Guided Tours at this time  due to lack of Guides.  12/16/21

A: Yes!

Itinerary – Visit  the Cat Sanctuary, half-day tour and add Four Seasons Resort

  • 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
  • Lunch is ala-carte at either Malibu Farms or the Sports Bar.
  • Transfer #2 from Four Seasons to Manele Small Boat

Harbor with a drive by the Golf Course & Views time


  • Return on the 4:30pm Ferry to Lahaina




Question: What if I fly in from ‘Oahu for the day? (Updated 12/16/21)

See the Cats and island.

Answer & More Info

This Itinerary is no longer available due to Ohana ceasing air service.  Mokulele currently services LNY with 9 seat aircraft. We will evaluate their schedule after we resume Guided Tours.  12/16/21


Itinerary – Start from the Lāna‘i Airport

  1. Met and Greeted by Driver at Arrivals LNY airport – arriving HA #612 9:33am
  2. Introductions & Commence 1/2 day (approx 3 hour) tour of island in a 4wd Suburban.
  • 1/2 day tours visit shipwreck beach, garden of the gods and town (weather permitting).
  • end the tour in Lanai City at approximately 12:45. 45 min for lunch.
  1. 1:30pm – Transfer to Lanai Cat Sanctuary.
  • Visit the Lanai Cat Sanctuary between 1:45-3:00pm before transferring back to the airport.
  1. Arrive back at the LNY Airport at approximately 3:15pm for your 3:59pm departure on HA 617. LNY airport is very small so plenty of time to go through security.

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Question: Can you tell me more about the ferry and transfers on island? (Updated 12/16/21)

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: 1:00 pm for the 2:30pm Ferry & for transfer toTown.  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 #### going to the Cat Sanctuary and they will direct you to the correct shuttle van.


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