Looking for one of the best things to do during your Maui vacation? Come to Maui’s sister isle of Lanai that’s just a 45-minute ocean ferry ride from Lahaina. Whales and other marine life are frequently spotted on this short, scenic ocean journey. In less than an hour, you’ll arrive to Hawaii’s most pristine, publicly accessible island that transports you back in time to yesteryear.  There are no traffic lights with only 3,000 residents. The island is home to the world-famous Lanai Cat Sanctuary, the only of its kind. More than 600 cats island cats live in purr-adise as part of an animal welfare and bird conservation partnership.

TripAdvisor rates Lanai Cat Sanctuary the #1 visitor attraction on Lanai.



Hawaii Cats Play

Our cats love visitors. And with 600+ of them, you’ll have lots of chins to scratch and tail bones to rub.

Hawaii Cats

It’s the best deal in Hawaii and there’s no shortage of cute photo ops. As a 501c3 charity, donations are paw-some and tax-deductible.

Hawaii Cats Lanai

Catch a flight or arrive by ferry from Maui. We’re located about 5 minutes from Lanai Airport.

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. Want help getting to us? Lost on Lanai has all-inclusive packages from Lahaina that will get you to our Sanctuary and back with ease. Check out their various options. A percentage of the tour is donated back to our Sanctuary.


Hawaii Cats Quality Care

Every cat here has a name, a microchip, a medical record and receives regular veterinary visits.

Lanai Protecting Native Birds

As a safe haven for feral cats, we protect native and endangered ground-nesting sea birds.

Lanai Rescue Cats

Since our beginning in 2006, we’ve saved over 3,000 cats from hunger and homelessness.

Hawaii Cat Santuary

Our cat sanctuary is funded purely by the generosity of people like you. All donations are truly appreciated.

Hawaii Cat Santuary

Every day, we need 85 pounds of cat food. A $25 donation will feed 140 cats for a day.

Hawaii Cat Santuary

Have a friend for life. Sponsor a cat and we’ll send you updates of your furry friend.


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