The fastest way to get to Lana'i (La-nigh-ee) or Moloka'i (Molo-kye-ee) is by boat or ferry. Currently there are two companies, The Lahaina Cruise Company who offers service to Moloka'i, and Expeditions who offers service to Lana'i. Ferry service takes approximately 90 minutes to either island and both depart from Lahaina Harbor in Lahaina on Maui's west side. You may choose to visit for a day or longer as both islands offer hotel & resort services. Moloka'i tours are available in advance or you may opt to rent a vehicle and explore on your own. Visit the Purdy's Macadamia Farm or the famous Father Damien's (or Saint Damien of Molokai) compound (reservations required, must be over 16 years of age) who won recognition for his ministry services that he provided to those with Leprosy (also known as Hansen's Disease) who were placed on Molokai by the government for sanctioned medical quarantine. Father Damien eventually contracted the disease and ultimately died from Leprosy.
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