Things To Do

Making the Most of your Visit

Molokai offers a variety of activities, which range from learning about the island's rich history to outdoor adventures.

How to Visit Kalaupapa:

To visit Kalaupapa, visitors must take the commercial tour offered through Kekaula Tours or Saint Damien & Mother Marianne Cope Molokai Tours, which is owned and operated by a Kalaupapa patient-resident. The tour provides stops at all major points of interest at Kalaupapa, including the Kalaupapa Bookstore. The tour stops for lunch at Kalawao on the windward side of the peninsula with scenic views of the north shore cliffs and off-shore islands.

General Tours
Persons wishing to access the park must prearrange their visit with one of these sources:

Kekaula Tours ( (808) 567- 6088
Saint Damien & Marianne Cope Molokai Tours, LLC. (808) 895-1673

Both tours are owned and operated by a Kalaupapa patient-residents, and offer tours of Kalaupapa and Kalawao daily, except Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day holidays.

Mule Ride
Descend the 2,000 foot sea-cliffs riding on the back of a sure-footed Molokai mule. The mule-ride operation is located on 'topside' Molokai off Highway 470 near Pala'au State Park and the Kalaupapa overlook. Mule rides on the Kalaupapa Trail can be arranged through Molokai Mule Ride or Kekaula Tours. For reservations and rates call (808) 567-6088 (local) or book through their website at .


Camping is prohibited at Kalaupapa National Historical Park. There are also no overnight accommodations in Kalaupapa settlement for visitors. The nearest camping facility is located at Pala'au State Park, topside Moloka'i. Pala'au State Park sits at an elevation approximately 1600 feet above Kalaupapa Peninsula at the edge of the steep north-shore pali cliffs of Molokai. The 233-acre heavily wooded park is located at the end of Highway 470, about 10 miles northwest of Kaunakakai, Molokai. The park has campgrounds for tent camping in an ironwood and eucalyptus grove plus a large covered picnic pavilion and bathrooms.

Nearby Attractions:

There are a variety of nearby attractions on topside Molokai that also teach about the history of the island and offer outdoor adventure.

Last updated: August 9, 2019

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P.O. Box 2222
Kalaupapa , HI 96742


808 567-6802

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