Look for a big rock. No, really.

In the absence of street signs and an address, the best directions involve a dirt road and a really big rock. After passing the airport, take the second dirt road on the left and look for a highway rock marker that reads Kaunolu, an ancient village. Turn left and look for the gate on the right. There’s no admission fee, but if you love cats, your tax-deductible donation will help us continue our rescue work and provide lifelong care.

We’re open daily from 10 am to 3 pm and no appointment is needed. Bring a picnic and be ready to play and stay the day. We DO NOT have food or drinks available for purchase. We have wifi but know that you might have to stand on a makeshift box in the middle of a field to catch a cell phone signal.

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Finding Your Way to Us

As a busy sanctuary with hundreds of cats in our care, we simply can’t provide travel coordination services, recommendations or pricing on how to get here and where to stay. However, we invite you to contact any of these resources directly for assistance.


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Ferry from Maui: It’s approximately a 25-minute drive from Manele harbor to the sanctuary. The ferry service schedule can be found by CLICKING HERE. Starting June 3, 2024, the ferry will make three round trips a day, seven days a week between Maalaea and Manele.

Lanai Personalized Taxi Service: Contact Alberta de Jetley 808.649.0808, Service From Lanai Airport or Manele Small Boat Harbor to our Sanctuary for one to seven people. A portion of your metered fare will be donated to the Lanai Cat Sanctuary. Prearranged by appointment only.

Lanai City Shuttle: 808.559.0230 Offers shuttle service to and from the airport or ferry port for a $10 (cash only) fee per person per way. Easy to find and are at every ferry landing every day. We have heard that they are a challenge to reach by phone. Unfortunately, we do not have any way to improve this. Their rates are subject to change at any time.

All-inclusive Day Trips


Our location offers a unique venue for your events. The enclosed sanctuary space is about the size of a half a football field and offers a furry greeting for your guests. We specialize in creating those purr-fect memories that are un-furr-gettable. For more information please email us at

Weddings at Lanai Cat Sanctuary
Weddings at Lanai Cat Sanctuary
Weddings at Lanai Cat Sanctuary
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