Expeditions – Lanai Jeep Excursion with Ferry
It’s the best way to see Lanai. Most of the roads on Lanai are dirt and getting a Jeep is the only way to see the remote parts of the Pineapple Island. Considering rental cars don’t exist on Lanai, there isn’t much of a choice in renting a vehicle. With a Jeep, you can explore the remote north shore of Lanai where few have experienced the quiet beauty that encompasses most of the island. Here you will see sparkling beaches of white sand with no footprints that normally would mark the passage of people. There is a wrecked ship on the north shore that was blown into the rocks during a storm in the 1940’s. It’s still there, rusting in the tropical sun. The wreck has created a natural marine environment that is teeming with colorful fish, turtles, and dolphins.
Along the way out to the north shore, there are ancient petroglyphs and hidden trails to explore. It makes for a nice stop to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Above the Lodge at Koele is the “Gardens of the Gods”. With the clouds whispering through the trees, the scent of pine and views are unmatched anywhere in Hawaii. The Gardens of the Gods is just one of the magical sights to see on Lanai. The Munroe Trail has been closed to vehicle traffic for years. But you can stop at the gate and wander the trail for a while. Here you will find the peace you are seeking in life. Protected and maintained by the people of Lanai, the Munroe Trail is a hidden secret on Lanai. There are two resorts on Lanai, both are operated by the Four Seasons. They are world-class hotels with a 5-star rating. The Manele Hotel overlooking the ocean is the more popular of the two. It was on the golf course overlooking the ocean that Bill Gates was married. Mr. Gates rented every room on the island to ensure his special day was private. It was this moment that propelled Lanai into the limelight.
The Lodge at Koele is in the mountains above Lanai City. The resort will remind you of a mountain retreat. Here time stands still among the tall pines and rolling hills. The hotel caters to a variety of activities including horseback riding, hunting, archery and clay shooting. You can enjoy some of these activities while visiting Lanai, or you can book your next vacation on the “Private Island” of Lanai. Lanai is privately owned by Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle. He purchased 98% of the island $300,000,000.00 dollars in 2012. Lanai has come a long way since Mr. Ellison bought it. His vision for the island is to be self-sustainable and green. Before Mr. Ellison purchased the island the harbor, roads and very infrastructure of the island was rapidly deteriorating. He has renovated both hotels, improved the roads and brought jobs that didn’t exist before. All in all the improvements have set well with the people who live on Lanai. He has pledged to keep Lanai the way it is, which is a good thing.
The driver only is included in trolley passage. Any passengers must pay the fare to Lanai City or wait at the harbor. We suggest you pay the fare as it’s a long wait.
Valid Photo ID is required.
First and last name is required for every guest.
Expeditions is governed by Homeland Security. First and last names of all passengers are required.
Hawaii State law requires a car seat for all infants and a booster seat for all children up to age 7. If you are bringing your family, please consider this before scheduling the trip.
Book Jeep Package
- E-Ticket Delivery
- Free cancellation
- No booking or Credit card fees
Meet Location: Public loading dock – Lahaina Harbor.
GPS: 675 Wharf St. Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Advance Reservations Required
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Closed on ALL Major Holidays.
Lahaina Departures: 6:45 am, 9:15 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:45 pm
Manele Bay Departures: 8:00am, 10:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:45pm
Check-in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.
Total Duration: Based on the return ferry departure time. Whatever works best for you.
If I could give this initial experience a 0 or even a negative review I would. Unfortunately google is too kind, so a 1 star experience will suffice. First off, I understand that the ferry is a limited means of travel from Maui to Lana'i so you get what you get. The overall ride was fine, fairly quick, and the crew did a fine job. The one thing that left a sour taste in my mouth, and my family's as well, was the blatant disregard and disrespectful nature of the captain towards another family. Prior to boarding and exiting the ferry, Captain Ron, clearly did not have the "Aloha Spirit". Instead, he degraded the customers by yelling at them and blaming them for holding up the line. He noted that it was their fault for not making a reservation when the crew themselves shared a few minutes prior that customers would be able to buy a ticket aboard. Captain Ron continued to belittle the customer and the child. As a customer wanting to experience the beauty and friendliness of the islands, it was clear to me that Captain Ron had little to no understanding of what that meant. The bottom line is that he was a rude and arrogant bully with no patience for the elderly and children.
we took a day trip to Lanai and loved our ferry ride. the bottom portion of the ferry sells drinks and snacks which made the 45 min trip so fun.
I don't like this ferry they don't let bring chickens on the boat
Very rude and arrogant crew.
This is the ferry that takes you back and forth. You can buy your tickets online and then you have to check in when you get to Lahaina. The ride can be very bumpy if you travel in the afternoon, and you can feel absolutely horrible if you are riding it at night. You lose the horizon, which is awful. Try to go for morning rides. Stay an extra night so you can enjoy drinks while on Lanai!