Molokai Travel Tips
Getting to Molokai
There are three ways to get to Molokai: a 25-minute flight on a local air carrier from Oahu’s Honolulu International Airport Commuter Terminal (HNL), Maui's Kahului Airport (OGG) to Molokai Airport (MKK), or the daily interisland ferry from neighboring Maui.
Ferry service on the Molokai Princess crosses the Kalohi channel twice a day between Lahaina Harbor and Kaunakakai Harbor, once in the morning, once in the late afternoon. Expect to be treated to spectacular sunsets during the afternoon ferry and whale sightings during the winter months. Travel time is approximately 90 minutes. For more information visit www.molokaiferry.com.
Accommodations on Molokai vary from the oceanfront Aqua Hotel Molokai to rental condos, cottages and bed and breakfasts in Kaunakakai and Maunaloa.
Weather in Molokai is pleasant throughout the year. Year round temperatures average around 75º F (23.9º C). At Molokai’s higher elevations, it can get a bit cooler and wetter so pack a light jacket. The West End of Molokai is dryer and more arid while the mountainous East End is wetter and greener.
Traveling on Molokai
It’s best to rent a car on Molokai. The island is easy to navigate with only one two-lane highway stretching across it. However, some excursions require the use of a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Quantities are limited so make reservations in advance. Remember to ease off the gas pedal here. As the sign says on your way out of the airport: “Slow down, you’re in Molokai.”
Useful Phone Numbers and Links
The area code for the state of Hawaii is (808).
Molokai Visitors Association: (800) 800-6367
Marriage License and Civil Unions: (808) 586-4545
Molokai Camping Permits: (808) 553-3204, (808) 984-8109
Molokai General Hospital: (808) 553-5331