All visitors must obtain a permit to enter the Kalaupapa Settlement. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed in Kalaupapa Settlement.
The commercial tour company arranges the permit for their customers. Reservations are required for commercial tours of the settlement, mule rides on the trail and air flights. Visitors are encouraged to make these reservations in advance. For information on these visit our Directions page.
Guests of residents have their permits arranged by their sponsor.
Did You Know?
Hawaiian Monk seals are endangered and extremely rare. Most reside in the Northwest Islands of Hawaii. Several pups are born each year on the secluded beaches of the Kalaupapa peninsula. More...