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Lanai Cat Sanctuary

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Amazing kitties!

What an amazing job this place does taking care of all the cats. It’s a quick ferry ride over from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Offbeat and fun

The experience of being surrounded by 600 cats is unique and fun. The admission is free (although... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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Longing for the cat you left at home? Don't miss Lanai`s open-air sanctuary, a happy haven for spayed and neutered cats. Imagine a large playground in paradise, where cats romp and play in Hawaii's sunshine, and snooze under shady trees. Purring...more
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1 Kaupili Road, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
+1 808-215-9066
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an amazing job this place does taking care of all the cats. It’s a quick ferry ride over from Lahaina, (which in itself is fun! ) Once you arrive on the island there will be someone at the docks with a shuttle service. It’s...More

Thank Nalyes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience of being surrounded by 600 cats is unique and fun. The admission is free (although we, of course, made a donation). Bring cat treats for overwhelming love, but the cats were very friendly with no extra food enticement. The sanctuary originally was established...More

1  Thank cookpias
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful non-profit...saving cats and indirectly endangered bird species! A place for cats to live with vet care, love and outdoor freedom.

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lanai Cat Sanctuary is a perfect example of what we should be doing around the world to help animals. The cats receive amazing care here and get to have a life, as opposed to "life in the wild", which is harsh and about 4 years...More

Thank mi_dreamingLA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the ferry over from Maui and rented a jeep. The ferry is $60 per person round trip. We are a family of cat lovers, but this was a special trip for our son. He was so happy to see the sign when we...More

Thank batvinskas5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While I enjoyed my visit, it ended up being quite costly to go over. It’s $60- per person r/t on the ferry. Then, we had to pay $10 per person each way on the shuttle. I kind of wish it was a bit more doable,...More

Thank Lucy K
Keoni_Vaughn, Executive Director at Lanai Cat Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Lucy, Thanks for taking the time to give us a four star review. We really appreciate it. We completely agree that it is unfortunately costly to get to us. We wish this was something we could control. But the ferry and the shuttle company...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our time spent at the Cat Sanctuary. As cat owners ourselves it was heart warming to see how no matter what their circumstances the Cats of Lanai have a place of refuge in this wonderful setting. It would be...More

1  Thank lorita2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lanai Cat Sanctuary have a HUGE heart to take in and look after all these cats. I wish I could do more to help fund this Sanctuary. A truly unique experience that allows you to pat, cuddle and brush a kitty cat.

1  Thank SalesRepBris
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First, you can get there by booking with Lost on Lanai Travel who will take care of ferry and shuttle. Which is what we did. Or you can do it all yourself, up to you. Lost on Lanai answered all our questions and were super...More

1  Thank raidercat1
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

An absolute must visit for every cat lover. The folks who run this place clearly love and understand our kitty friends and the care and attention shows. Nearly 600 cats live here in Kitty Paradise - plenty of room to play, sun, climb, eat, frolic,...More

2  Thank I9499UOamandad
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Miguel A
5 March 2018|
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Response from way2go | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need to take some sort of transportation to get there. Not within walking distance at all. Kind of close to the airport but still need a ride.
17 January 2018|
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Response from Julie R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, you will have more than enough time. The cat sanctuary should take about 20 minutes from the boat harbor or the airport. Even if you allow a few hours at the sanctuary, you still have plenty of free time. Be sure... More
15 January 2018|
Response from ColoradoBuffGal | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tammy! The cat sanctuary is on another island but is still worth a visit. You can get to the island of Lanai via ferry, which leaves from the Lahaina harbor. This harbor is about 10 minutes south of Kaanapali Beach... More