If you are a cat lover, this is a MUST-DO day trip if you are staying in maui. I found there wasn't much else to do in lanai so I would pay for the cat sanctuary package which handles all needed transport (lostonlanai.com/product/…).
Once you arrive at the sanctuary you receive a bag of treats and you can meander freely through the section of the cat sanctuary. There are 2 areas for adult cats, 1 for kittens, and 1 for senior cats. The cats are very social and I had a great time. I was impressed by the facility and the cats seem to be thriving.
Divya K. 5/14/2022
Beautiful place to visit! If you love cats you will be very happy! Make sure and spend time with the Senior cats and other areas! Beautiful grounds and caring staff!
Terry M. 4/05/2022
This cat sanctuary is a MUST SEE if you visit the island of Lanai. We just spent 2 hours with over 600 cats spread out in different enclosures. Many cats are socialized and friendly. We enjoyed hearing about the origins of this place and it's mission to not only help save the bird population but also provide a humane and safe home for the cats that get collected across the island. I highly recommend a visit here, donations if you're inclined, and you can follow them on IG@lanaicatsanctuary.org.
susan s. 12/18/2021
There's different areas to discover and explore so make sure to get through all of them. Try to give the seniors more love (not many people go through there!). They give you a bag of treats to hand out to the cats, and will also give you more treats if you ask. Be careful of the cats trying to get out (Ferrari, here's looking at you and how I allowed you to escape twice so you can try to steal food from the seniors).
Cats will come up and immediately befriend you. There are more shy cats hiding in trees, grass, back areas etc.
Some of these cats have claws and are not afraid to claw! Not aggressively but just wanting attention or food. I bled and learned my lesson
Bring cash if you want to donate to the sanctuary.
Things to keep in mind if you are doing a day trip: -The Ferry from Maui to Lana'i takes 45 mins. HOWEVER, keep in mind the boats don't leave on time (people are late, loading etc). So factor that buffer travel time -When pre-booking shuttle service (Rebaca's), the shuttle also takes time to load and the shuttle will make different stops on the way there (if you are only doing a day trip this will make a difference since ferries are pre-booked) -You really only need like 1.5-2 hours or so
Susan L. 12/11/2021
One of the best places on earth! All the cats are fully adoptable and they have kittens, middle aged kitties as well as seniors. There are over 600 cats at the sanctuary and it's a whole lot of fun. Take a ferry for $30 from Maui and spend the day there. They close at 2, so you want to take either the 630am or 930am ferry to ensure you have enough time to spend there or in Lanai city. They provide you with treats to feed the kitties, but I would definitely suggest bringing your own as well. It was all I could do to not come home with one of the kitties! We were able to grab a shuttle right at the port to get to the sanctuary. As another reviewer mentioned, they have shirts for purchase and some are no longer being printed, so they are discounted.
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