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  • Address: State Highway 450, Kaunakakai 96748, USA
  • Admission: Free

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Molokai Island Tours

Molokai, Hawaii’s fifth largest island, is only 10 miles (16 kilometers) across at its widest point. The small island packs a big punch in terms of natural beauty—it’s home to the world’s highest sea cliffs and longest continuous fringing reef. It’s often considered the most Hawaiian of islands, thanks to its largely Native Hawaiian population.
 
The Basics
What Molokai lacks in development it makes up for in pristine beauty. Visitors find two volcanoes, sprawling white-sand beaches, and the sacred Halawa Valley, all in a compact package. While the island is worthy of a stay in its own right, visitors pressed for time can catch the highlights on a helicopter tour from the neighboring island of Maui.
 
While Molokai is beautiful from the air, it also offers numerous worthy attractions on the ground. Hike or ride a mule down the towering sea cliffs of the Kalaupapa Peninsula, visit a former leper colony within Kalaupapa National Historical Park, learn about sugar cane production at the Molokai Museum, do some shopping in the small town of Kaunakakai, or watch the sunset from Papohaku Beach, considered one of Hawaii’s best.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Molokai is a must-see for travelers wanting to get off the beaten path.
  • Helicopter tours to Molokai range in length from 45 minutes to an hour.
  • If staying on Molokai, you’ll need a rental car or taxi; there is no public transportation on the island.
  • Don’t forget hiking boots and everything you’d need for a day at the beach.
 
How to Get There
Visitors have only one option for getting to the island—by plane. Daily commuter flights aboard local regional airlines depart from both Honolulu (Oahu) and Maui airports.
 
When to Get There
The weather on Molokai remains in the mid-80s throughout the year, with slightly more rainfall in winter and a combination of sunny skies and calm seas in summer. For a local cultural experience, plan to visit during the Ka Molokai Makahiki Festival in January or the Molokai Ka Hula Piko in May.
 
Molokai’s Leper Colony
Kalaupapa National Park is home to the remains of a colony where patients with Hansen’s Disease (leprosy) were once isolated from the rest of Hawaii’s population. Of the 8,000 people who lived and died at the colony—most of them Hawaiian—only a few remain, cured of their disease but living out their lives in this isolated environment.

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West Maui and Molokai 60-minute Helicopter Tour, Maui, null
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West Maui and Molokai 60-minute Helicopter Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Discover the beauty of the West Maui Mountains and travel back in time to Old Hawaii on exciting 60-minute Maui helicopter tours. Don't miss your pilot's ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $310.00
West Maui and Molokai Exclusive 45-Minute Helicopter Tour, Maui, Helicopter Tours
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West Maui and Molokai Exclusive 45-Minute Helicopter Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 75 Reviews

Soar over majestic Maui and Molokai on exclusive 45-minute Maui helicopter tours. Enjoy the deep valleys and craggy ridges of the magnificent West Maui ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $220.00
Molokai and Maui Helicopter Tour, Maui, Helicopter Tours
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Molokai and Maui Helicopter Tour

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Discover the beauty of two of the Hawaiian Islands on this scenic helicopter tour from Kahului, Maui. After meeting your pilot, you’ll board the 7-passenger ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 55 minutes (approx.)

From USD $296.99
Pali Sea Cliff Kayak Discovery, Maui, Helicopter Tours
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Pali Sea Cliff Kayak Discovery

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This 4-hour Maui kayaking adventure takes you paddling from Papalaua Beach along the stunning sea-cliff shore off the Pali coast, where you’re treated to some ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.58
Molokai Topside Air and Ground Tour from Maui, Maui, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Molokai Topside Air and Ground Tour from Maui

Come experience the amazing island of Molokai on our Air and Ground Day Tour. Your journey begins with a short flight across the Pailolo Channel to the island ...  Read more

Location: Kapalua, Hawaii
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $399.00

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