- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Scenic air tour
Your day trip begins with pickup at your Waikiki hotel and a drive to the airport, where you’ll board a private airplane and fly to Molokai’s Kalaupapa peninsula. When you land, you’ll be met by a guide who will take you on a tour of Kalaupapa, infamous for its past as a leprosy colony. You’ll hear about Father Damien de Veuster, a Belgian missionary who moved to Molokai and devoted his life to those suffering from leprosy, or Hansen’s disease as it is properly termed.
Back at the airport, you’ll re-board your plane for the flight back to Oahu. As you soar above Molokai, you’ll get the views of a lifetime: the dramatic sea cliffs, the sparkling Pacific Ocean, and the mountains, valleys and waterfalls that make up this tropical island paradise.
Your day trip ends as you are driven back to your hotel after you land. A box lunch and bottled water are included in this tour; snacks and souvenirs can be purchased.
You must be 16 to enter Kalaupapa.
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Kalaupapa and Molokai Day Trip from Oahu
- Box lunch and water provided
- Roundtrip airfare
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 16 years
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Beth C, February 2016
My sister and I booked this day trip having read Moloka'i by Alan Brennert, and falling in love with the island of Molokai and its history. After a beautiful flight from Oahu be prepared for a tiny airplane, we arrived at the Kalaupapa Airport. While there is some downtime waiting for other tour members, we just enjoyed the idyllic setting of the island and the true peace and quiet that can only come from a place like Molokai. Our tour guide, Norman, was the most authentic human being I've ever met. The tour was a little slow off the start, and I was anxious to get to more of the history and story of the island, but that came eventually. If you haven't read the aforementioned book before booking this tour, do so. You will have a greater appreciation for all that you are seeing and experiencing. I re-read the book immediately afterward and fell in love with the history all over again and especially loved having true scenery to connect to what I'd read. A very special experience!
Reviewed by: Adrienne H, September 2015
The flight to and from Mololai was a great experience, providing the three of us with some great views of Honolulu and of Molokai. A bonus benefit was meeting at the Kalaupapa airfield an old friend of mine whom I had not seen for forty years, plus a couple of other folks from our home state of Michigan . We were joined on the bus tour by the hikers and the mule riders who made the trip up and down the trail instead of flying in and who joined us for the bus tour. The gentleman tour guide and driver of the 1992 school bus was very informative, insightful, and inspiring. All in all, I consider this day trip the highlight of my entire ten days in Hawaii.