Lanai ferry from Maui

Experience another Hawaiian island and take the ferry to Lanai!

Ferry to Lanai from Maui and visit another Hawaii island.

While visiting Maui, experience “The Pineapple Island” of Lanai and take the ferry to this thinly populated island just off the west coast of Maui.  It’s perfect for a day trip!

Ferry to Lanai from Maui on Expeditions is a nice day trip from Maui, Hawaii.

The ferry is safe and comfortable.

For over 18 years, Expeditions has been providing safe, affordable, reliable ferry rides between Maui and the island of Lanai.  The vessels are air-conditioned, comfortable, and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The ferry to Lanai leaves each day from the harbor in the west side town of Lahaina.  It is located just off the famous Front Street behind the Banyan Tree.  It’s easy to locate, but parking can sometimes be difficult to find around the harbor.

“It’s an exciting way to see another island in Hawaii,” says tourist Elizabeth Toney.  “It was fun crossing the channel and Hulopoe Beach is an incredible island to see.”

The cost is $30.00 each way and there are military discounts available.

The  first departure is from the Lahaina Harbor at 6:45 a.m. and it’s only a 45-minute (plus or minus) ride from Lahaina Harbor to the island of Lanai.

Consider a day trip to Lanai!

Especially during whale season, consider take a day trip to Lanai from Maui.  You’ll arrive at Manele Bay and it’s an easy, 5-minute walk to Hulopoe Beach Park.

Expeditions – Maui-Lanai Ferry

658 Front Street – Lahaina, HI  96761 – (808) 661-3756

Tripadvisor can let you see what others say about the ferry from Maui to Lanai.


Lanai ferry from Lahaina Maui harbor is a nice and fun day trip on Maui.

Make reservations, but you can walk-up and buy a ticket, too.


Ferry to Lanai from Maui on Expeditions is a nice day trip from Maui, Hawaii.

During whale season you get a whale watch experience, too!

Maui to Lanai ferry Suggestions:

  • Take an early morning ferry ride to Lanai and enjoy Hulopoe Beach.  It’s an easy walk from the harbor on Lanai and beach is a great way to spend a morning.
  • There is a convenience store for drinks and snacks at the harbor on Lanai.
  • During whale season, it’s a great way to have a whale experience for free!
  • You can carry an ice chest or cooler on-board the ferry, if you want to make sandwiches and take your own drinks.
  • The ferry is large enough that you won’t have any trouble crossing the channel.

Aloha – Enjoy Maui!

Black Sand Beach on Maui, Hawaii.

Black Sand Beach

Beaches.  Maui has some of the best beaches in the world.  Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay on the west side of the island are popular snorkel locations, and everyone loves Baby Beach in Lahaina.  Honolua Bay is also awesome for snorkeling, and Slaughterhouse Beach nearby is a tourist favorite.  Don’t forget to try D.T. Fleming Beach Park.

Big Beach is a favorite on the southwest side of Maui, along with Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach and Polo Beach.

In Paia, there’s Baldwin Beach that is popular and Ho’okipa Beach is just past Paia.  Just before Hana is the famous Black Sand Beach.

La Perouse Bay is an incredible place to snorkel, swim and hike, and Po’olenalena Beach is a little hide-away beach in the Makena State Park area of southwest Maui.

Top 10 Lists.  Take a look at my Top 10 Activities on Maui, and my Top 10 Restaurants.  There’s also my Top 10 Attractions while visiting Maui and, of course, my Top 7 Shopping places and Top 5 Luau experiences.

The Gazebo is one of Maui's top places for breakfast.

The Gazebo

Eating & Drinking.  Oh, yea.  You’ve also got to eat and drink while visiting Maui.  Well, for breakfast The Gazebo in Napili is a “must-do tradition,” along with the Kihei Café.  For pizza, try Prison Street Pizza in Lahaina or Dollie’s Pub & Café in Napili.

There’s a lot of good burger places in Lahaina, along With Honu Seafood and Pizza and Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club.

In the upcountry town of Makawao are two good places to eat – Casanova Italian Restaurant and  Makawao Steak House.   Stop at this “Hawaiian cowboy” town on your way down from a sunrise visit at Haleakala Crater.

Hookipa beach on the windward side of Maui.

Ho’okipa Beach – Paia

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