a VirtualTourist member from Belvidere
Has anyone taken a guided day tour on Molokai?
We found two day tours for Molokai. We will take the ferry over from Maui for either one. We found one that tours the whole Island and the other is a customized version of the island. Both run about the same amount of time. Any advice or observations for either one?
Since you are doing a day-tour from Maui, your options are limited. To get the best of your short time on-island, it may well be best to stick with one of the tours you have found.
My wife and I have been to Molokai twice for four days each. We have never done a day-tour from another island, but here are the things we have enjoyed while staying there:
Our guided hike to the falls at the back of Halawa Valley.
The muleride down the seacliffs on the northshore to Kalaupapa Peninsula.
Watching the sunset while eating dinner at Hotel Molokai's oceanfront restaurant.
Walking along a whitesand beach with nobody else there.
Having lunch at Kualapuu Cookhouse.
Having ice cream at Dave's Hawaiian Ice Cream in downtown Kaunakakai (get the haupia ice cream mixed with lychee sherbet!)
Molokai is quiet and peaceful. For those who thrive on lots of activity around them, this is not the place to be and may be viewed best as a simple day-tour. For those who want to relax and not have too many fellow tourists around, this is the place.
Thank you for your reply!
We did do the mule ride the last time we were on Molokai and it was fantastic. But, because we flew over from Oahu for only the day, the mule ride was all we did. This time we want to see the island and town so that is why we chose to do a guided tour.