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Lanai Cat Sanctuary

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Closes in 29 min: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Amazing Retreat for Cat Lovers

We made a point to come here while staying on Lanai. If you love cats, you absolutely need to come... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Jersey
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Cat Lover's Paradise Must See

What a wonderful, fantastic day! This was the highlight of my two weeks in the Hawaiian Islands... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a point to come here while staying on Lanai. If you love cats, you absolutely need to come by and visit the 600+ residents. The staff are such caring people, and have a true passion for rescuing and proving a home for the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful, fantastic day! This was the highlight of my two weeks in the Hawaiian Islands. Everything was arranged online: the ferry ride from Lahaina to Lana'i, the van ride to the Cat Sanctuary, and all return trips. I brought along two big jugs...More

2  Thank LeeMNC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in Hawaii, but moved to the Mainland for a career opportunity. Earlier this year I returned to Oahu to help my parents with some legal business, and to host my son's wedding reception. I had one day off during my visit, and...More

1  Thank Displacedlocalboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the cat sanctuary on our vacation in Hawaii. After we took the 45 minute ferry from lahaina, we took a shuttle for 10 dollars per person to the sanctuary. There we were immediately lovely welcomed not only by the amazing volunteers but by...More

2  Thank kyleoldland
Reviewed 16 August 2018

If you’re in Hawaii and love cats, you HAVE to visit this one of a kind place. We stayed in Maui and took a day trip to Lanai to check it out. Our kids were in heaven. There were so many cuddly cats and kitties...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 5 August 2018

If your going to Lanai, this is a must see location. To see 650 cats in one place is really something. They have built all kinds of places for the cats to sleep, play and hang out at. All of the cats were strays from...More

1  Thank Rex C
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

we caught the ferry from lahaina to lanai this afternoon and visited the cat sanctuary! so wonderful, most of the cats come straight up to you for pats and cuddles! what an amazing thing these people do for the cats living there. the space is...More

1  Thank Case93
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We planned this day trip as a surprise for our cat loving kids. It was so much fun! We booked the ferry ahead of time. There is $5 parking for the ferry in Lahaina Town. Call, and they'll give you the address. The ferry ride...More

2  Thank mjp728
Reviewed 15 July 2018 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

2  Thank Nalyes
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

2  Thank cookpias
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Dyann F
7 August 2018|
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Response from Lucy K | Reviewed this property |
No. You can only get there by ferry from Maui. I believe you can fly over, but it’s pretty expensive.
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