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Molokai Day Tours from Maui are most frequently sought after by visitors touring the islands on their second of third trip. Everyone has heard about Father Damien's Leper Colony and has a curiosity about it, and sooner or later you should take a visit. Molokai Day Tours departing from Maui can be divided into two categories: those that will take you to Molokai to view its many beautiful and historic sites and those that will specifically take you down to the inaccessible Kalaupapa Peninsula which is where you will find Father Damien's Leper Colony. Both options are definitely worthwhile and both require taking a short 15 minute air flight to the island from Maui. For many years we had the Molokai Ferry to take you but that is no longer in operation. Here are the things you need to know about these interesting Molokai Tours.

Molokai Tours are unique among tours on all islands. 

The islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai make up Maui County and Molokai is most easily visited by air transport. Of the three islands that make up Maui County, Molokai stands out as having the closest link to old Hawaii. This cultural heritage can best be understood when enjoying one of our Molokai tours.

In many ways, landing on Molokai today is similar to arriving on Maui 25 or 30 years ago. The sleepy town of Kaunakakai, the uncrowded roadways, the country homes, the fishermen casting their nets, the pidgin English, the roadside churches of an era past, the community baseball games and canoe races, the small-town feeling where everyone knows everyone else - all contribute to a heartwarming, if not nostalgic, experience.

Fly to the Molokai Airport and Rent A Car for the day.

You can spend the day exploring at your own pace, visiting beautiful beaches, rainforests, picturesque shoreline, and historical sites. You might want to pick up a picnic lunch in town and enjoy it at a shoreline park or overlook. The day is yours and you can do whatever strikes your fancy.

Take one of our guided topside Molokai Tours 

On the 'topside' Molokai Tour you'll be guided around the island of Molokai by a local who has probably spent a lifetime on Molokai. The things you will learn, the places you'll see, and the hospitality and local color provided by the driver make this a great choice for anyone who really wants to get acquainted with Molokai. This is the quickest way to understand the essence of Molokai, also known as the "Friendly Isle".

Take one of our guided tours to visit Father Damien's Leper Colony on the Kalaupapa Peninsula.

  • Tour Kalaupapa Peninsula, the site of Father Damien's leper colony. On the northern coastline of Molokai, sheer cliffs descend 2,000 feet to the lovely and isolated peninsula that served as home to Hawaii's leper colony last century. Even though "Hansen's Disease" has been arrested in modern times, this is still the home of the few remaining patients.
  • Kalaupapa Tours are given intermittently through the week. The narrative is so informative, so touching and so steeped in the dramatic history of the era, we guarantee you will be moved by the experience.
  • The best way to visit the peninsula is by airplane on one of our special Kalaupapa tours. Few adventures in Hawaii are as unusual as this experience at Kalaupapa.

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  • Tom's Tips - Molokai Tours

    Molokai is an interesting island just 8 miles off the shores of Maui but it does not have the intricate tourist economy that can be found on Maui. In fact it is quite rural and laid back and there is simply not that much in the way of tourism that goes on there. It's not that it is not a beautiful island, which it is, but what is more a factor is that the residents there seem to have long ago decided that they were more comfortable keeping the island all to themselves and that in itself is a heartwarming thought... read more.

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Molokai Outdoors

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Adventures on island, all over Molokai

Experience an adventure on Molokai. Land and Kayak tours highlighting beautiful parts of the island. Far from any crowds delight in old Hawaii.
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Makani Kai Air Charters

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Reserve a trip with Makani Kai Air Charters

Makani Kai Air Charters provides air transportation to Molokai from Oahu and Maui. It leaves conveniently from both Kahului or Kapalua airports on Maui and from it's own heliport near Honolulu International Airport. The Turboprop Cessna Grand Caravan and the twin engine Piper Chieftain aircrafts can accommodate up to 9 passengers. Private air tours can also be booked.
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Big Island Air

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Cessna Grand Caravan EX

Big Island Air offers three different tours on their air conditioned Cessna Grand Caravan EX, which is the only turbine-engine, jet prop tour airplane in the State of Hawaii. Turbine engines are superior to piston or reciprocating engines in terms of safety, reliability and performance. The added power of a turbine allows us to show many places/things a conventional engine will not allow while operating well within the aircraft's normal range limits.
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