Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Kalaupapa and Molokai Day Trip from Oahu submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
A very interesting and enjoyable trip, start to finish. You will learn a lot about the history of Molokai on this venture! Scenery is beautiful as well.Reviewed by: Jere S, February 2013
It was everything I could have hoped for - and more. The flight over was smooth, the pilot gracious, and the tour operator at Kalapaupapa very knowledgeable and engaging. I would certainly recommend this trip to others.Reviewed by: Joyce F, USA, December 2012
The tour of Kalaupapa was wonderful and we would recommend it. However, we were dropped at the airport in Kalaupapa at 9am and we were not briefed about what to expect. Our group was alone at the airport until the tour guide showed up at 10am. Apparently that is the usual pick-up time because the tour waits for hikers from top-side Molokai. Some information about that would have been helpful.Reviewed by: Vicki B, March 2013
The trip was not exactly what I expected. We spent half the day just waiting - we were the first to arrive in Molokai and then had to wait for the plane to go pick up others on the Island then we waited some more for those who rode the mules down the mountain. When our tour actually began we were loaded into an OLD school bus which broke down and so we waited again while a couple of people tried to fix it before someone came along and gave our driver a ride to go get another OLD school bus. The tour of the Leper Colony and Molokai was probably only about 90 min as much of it has burnt down. Then we were dropped back off at the airport where we waited again for the pilot to take others back to their location and then return for us. Out of an 10 hour day, we received a 90 min tour.Reviewed by: Hugh C, April 2013
There was too much "downtime," When we arrived at the little Molokai airport at not quite 9:00 a.m., we were told the tour would not begin until 10:00. By 10:30, we were still waiting, and got picked up sometime after that. The nearest we could figure out is that the mule driver (who was also our tour guide) had to bring the mule riders down first (they were already on the school bus when we were picked up and participated in our tour). The tour itself was very nice, but when we were brought back to the airfield, we had to wait another two hours for our return flight to Oahu. Mind you, we were in the middle of nowhere so its not like we could browse through town. The trip was supposed to have been 6 hours, but we were gone for 9 hours. Unexceptable and not up to Viator standards! We have been all over Europe with Viator trips and have NEVER experienced this.Reviewed by: Patricia Mary N, January 2013