- Air tour from Oahu to the island of Molokai
- Enjoy stunning views of this Hawaiian island from the air
- See Molokai's spectacular sea cliffs, the highest in the world
- Tour the Kalaupapa peninsula and learn the history of this former leprosy colony
- Hotel pickup and drop-off from Waikiki and lunch included
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Get off the beaten path by visiting the relatively untouched island of Molokai. The flights offer stunning views of the towering sea cliffs and unspoiled valleys.
What You Can Expect
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.
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.
Very well done. Could tighten up on time spent at airports waiting for other groups to join our tour.
Very informative and interesting. So glad we went!
A great way to spend a day not far from Oahu. The historical aspects of the old leper colony and Father Damien was outstanding. The only complaint is the waiting time for the scheduled aircraft to take us back to Honolulu. There could be "filler" activity to allow tourists to enjoy Kalaupapa's beauty. As an example a donkey ride up the trail to a vantage point that overlooks the National Park.
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.
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.
Unique experience that put a visual picture to what I have read about the history. Wonderful guide and nice plane ride with locals added to my understanding of life there and the park service.
The trip was outstanding in every way. From the plane trip to Molokai and back to Oahu will always be treasured memories that I will cherish for years to come. Our guide was simply great making the day educational, enjoyable, and a privilege. Well worth the cost and time.
Great trip and compassionate tour guide. The flights with Garrett from Makani Kai were exceptional and provided additional overview of Honolulu and Molokai.
Loved being there but way too much dead time, waiting was about half of the trip, 40 minutes after landing, then waiting for hikers, then waiting for mules riders, then waiting for the plane to fly another group to topside then fly us back
The tour was inspiring and informative, it would have been 5 star if timed more efficiently thanks