Fly or take a Ferry in Hawaii – Maui, Lanai, and Kauai.

July 14, 2008 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Hawaii - general, Lanai, Maui, Vacation Planning 

My husband, sister, and I will be in Hawaii to attend a wedding in mid-October. The wedding takes place on Lanai. We thought we would stay there 3 days, then travel to Kauai for a few days. Is ferry travel the most affordable way to go? Are there direct routes, or would we travel through Maui?

Would you suggest flying to Maui then taking the ferry to Lanai for the first stage?

There is no ferry from Lanai to Kauai. You’ll have to fly. You may have to go through Maui or Oahu, depending on which carrier you fly on – Hawaiian, Go!, or Island air. To get to Lanai in the first place, I would do whichever is most convenient to your flight in from the mainland. If they offer a connection to Lanai, I would take it. If you tried to fly into Maui and then take the ferry to Lanai you could end up having to spend the night on Maui first, plus, you won’t have to struggle with your bags – the airline will send them all the way through.