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Maui to Molokai One Day Tour - Kalaupapa Experience


St. Francis Catholic Church in Kalaupapa

Take a journey back in time and discover Kalaupapa, the story of Father Damien, and the Molokai leprosy colony where Hansen’s disease patients lived and thrived.

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Nothing can prepare you for this sacred journey to the isolated peninsula of Kalaupapa, a place of remembrance, human devotion and understanding. This land tells many stories from the time when it was an ancient Hawaiian fishing village, to the late 19th century when it became a leprosy colony to help quarantine the newly introduced Hansen’s disease. Listen carefully as your guide shares the sights and knowledge of Kalaupapa, blessed Father Damien of Molokai and the men, women and children who perpetuated love and unity through their desperation. This is one tour you will not soon forget.

Please Note: Due to scheduled flight times to and from the Kahului Airport, there will be some down time before and after the Kalaupapa ground tour. You are more than welcome to bring a book, magazine or newspaper with you.

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    • Participants may not scuba dive within 24 hours prior to this activity.
    • You must be at least 16 years-old to participate on this tour.
    • A minimum of six (6) people must be booked on the tour from Kapalua in order for it to be confirmed.
Additional Note(s)
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    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • There are no restaurants or food establishments in Kalaupapa. It is highly recommended that you bring some snacks, breakfast and/or bottled beverages with you on the tour. You can leave your bag or backpack on-board the tour bus.
    • Stores in Kalaupapa do not accept credit cards so please bring cash if you are interested in purchasing souvenirs or snacks while you are there.
    • There is very limited cellular phone reception in Kalaupapa.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
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Is this a drive-by tour, or will there be stops for picture taking?
  • Many find this tour to be very comfortable and unrushed, with lots of time to stop for photo opportunities.
Does the price include airfare?
  • Yes, airfare is included.
How many people are there in a tour group?
  • The aircraft can only hold a maximum of nine passengers, but upon arrival to Kalaupapa you will be meeting up with other groups to tour the Kalaupapa area.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 3-4 days in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last-minute bookings are often possible, but availability is limited.
Is this tour very fast-paced?
  • This tour gives visitors fascinating insights into the life of Saint Damien and the residents of Kalaupapa. Upon arrival at Kalaupapa, you may experience some delays when meeting up with the larger group. There is also approximately one hour of down time between your arrival at the airfield on Molokai and the time of departure.
Why will there be delays upon the arrival and departure of Kalaupapa?
  • The flight times in and out of Kalaupapa are pre-arranged and cannot be changed. Because the guided portion of the tour is dependent upon other groups meeting in Kaluapapa, there may be some downtime experienced while on Molokai.
What type of aircraft will be used?
  • The Cessna 208 Caravan is a fixed-gear short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft with a single turboprop engine and seating for up to nine passengers.
What is the lunch menu?
  • Lunch Includes: A turkey sandwich on a bakery roll with cheddar cheese, cookies, candy, potato chips and a bottle of water.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


Pick-up Not available
Duration 6 - 9 hour(s)
Availability Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Meal Lunch
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