Traveling Between the Islands
Hawaiʻi isn’t just Hawaiʻi. It’s Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Maui and Hawaiʻi Island, and each island is an exceptional destination unto itself. Island hopping is routine for Hawaiʻi residents, and as easy as it is to get around, the islands beg to be banded together for pre- and post-meeting packages or the ultimate multi-island incentive trip — the possibilities for pairing them up are endless, and there are no wrong combinations!
Airports & Flights
Hawaiian Airlines, Mokulele Airlines, and Southwest Airlines provide frequent airlift amongst the isles: more than 200 flights total each day, making connectivity near seamless from the U.S. mainland or to any destination within the islands.
On Oʻahu, those connections happen at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, but Hawaiʻi’s other islands service local routes in ample amount, too. Maui has three access points—in Kahului, Kapalua and Hāna—and Hawaiʻi Island has two, in Kona and Hilo. Līhuʻe is the landing spot on the island of Kauaʻi.
Direct flights from one island to another are affordably priced, and special programs for group bookings include block seat arrangements and special fare windows for pre- and post-program attendee travel.
Flight times range from about 20 to 50 minutes, depending on the route — just enough time for program attendees to take in some rest and perhaps, grab a window seat for spectacular aerial views.
There are also flights to Lānaʻi, though some may choose an alternate method of travel. From the historic town of Lāhainā on Maui’s leeward coast, ferry service runs to Lānaʻi. The ride across the ʻAuʻau Channel takes about an hour. During winter months, voyagers may even catch glimpses of the humpback whales that convene in the warm, shallow waters where they breed and nurse their young.