Best Molokai Day Trip from Maui or Oahu
Brian of Alexandria, Virginia asks
What is the best way to visit Molokai Island as a day trip? I will be in Oahu for a week, then touring Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island as part of a cruise. I am especially interested in the history of the island, including its role as the location of the colony for those with Hanson’s disease (leprosy).
Would it be best to do this as a day trip from Maui?
It may be best and easiest to schedule your trip as a day trip from Maui, but I am concerned that you will find it hard to coincide your shore leave times from the cruise ship and the tour times so we’ll look into options from Oahu and from Maui.
Molokai Outdoors looks to be an outfit that will set up all your flights or transportation from Oahu or Maui and get you started on a tour or with a rental – whichever you want.
The so-called ‘leper colony’ is located on the Kalaupapa peninsula and hard to get to, plus you must either take a tour or be invited by a resident – you can’t just wander wround the area. Here are some options:
Molokai Mule Ride
A ride down the mountain on a mule plus tour.
Molokai Ferry offers ferry-car packages, guided day tour excursions, and a hike and tour, all from Maui.