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Lanai Cat Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One of the Most Unique Animal Sanctuaries in the World

This was great experience meeting a number of cats who are being herded for ecological purposes in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evan S
Boston, Massachusetts
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This is a MUST-DO for every cat lover!

What a delightful afternoon! I was surrounded by 609 cats, all happy, healthy and well cared for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Longing for the cat you left at home? Don't miss Lanai`s open-air sanctuary, a happy haven for spayed and neutered cats. Imagine a large playground in paradise, where cats romp and play in Hawaii's sunshine, and snooze under shady trees. Purring...more
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1 Kaupili Road, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
+1 808-215-9066
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was great experience meeting a number of cats who are being herded for ecological purposes in very humane way. Be sure to wear bug spray and call Rabaca’s for a pickup (808)-559-0230 as they are helpful for rides around the island.

Thank Evan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful afternoon! I was surrounded by 609 cats, all happy, healthy and well cared for! Several staff care-takers were on hand to explain the different cat areas as well as hand out play-things for entertainment. These cats are lucky, and so was I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the highlights of my trip here on Maui, was taking the ferry boat to Lanai to visit the Lanai Cat Sanctuary to over 600 rescue cats! Thank you to my new friend Amanda who helps take care of these kitties! We bonded over...More

Thank Anne-Marie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Lanai Cat Sanctuary with 4 grandchildren, ages 7,8,14 and 17 in late September and loved all 611 cats! Well kept and very friendly environment. Please support as this is a wonderful service for the community and cats. We made a quick visit from Maui...More

Thank Edwina312
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited 3 days this past week. This cat sanctuary is absolutely incredible. 600+ cats that are so content, it is beyond words to actually experience it. The Sanctuary is so clean and well cared for. Thanks to a wonderful vision and caring person (thank you...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great service for the community! By having this sanctuary, they have saved lots of native birds. Free to visit, but always nice to leave a donation for all they do. Over 600 cats, all have names, all seemed very content. You can brush,...More

2  Thank momdzall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always miss our cats while on vacation so we enjoyed visiting this wonderful place that protects the Lanai cats and also the birds that they would probably eat if they weren't cared for. I ended up donating money in honor of my 3 fur...More

Thank mscalifornia
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We made a point to come here while staying on Lanai. If you love cats, you absolutely need to come by and visit the 600+ residents. The staff are such caring people, and have a true passion for rescuing and proving a home for the...More

Thank Jon_from_NJ
Reviewed 30 August 2018

What a wonderful, fantastic day! This was the highlight of my two weeks in the Hawaiian Islands. Everything was arranged online: the ferry ride from Lahaina to Lana'i, the van ride to the Cat Sanctuary, and all return trips. I brought along two big jugs...More

2  Thank LeeMNC
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I grew up in Hawaii, but moved to the Mainland for a career opportunity. Earlier this year I returned to Oahu to help my parents with some legal business, and to host my son's wedding reception. I had one day off during my visit, and...More

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Dyann F
7 August 2018|
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Response from Lucy K | Reviewed this property |
No. You can only get there by ferry from Maui. I believe you can fly over, but it’s pretty expensive.
Miguel A
5 March 2018|
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Response from way2go | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need to take some sort of transportation to get there. Not within walking distance at all. Kind of close to the airport but still need a ride.
17 January 2018|
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Response from Julie R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, you will have more than enough time. The cat sanctuary should take about 20 minutes from the boat harbor or the airport. Even if you allow a few hours at the sanctuary, you still have plenty of free time. Be sure... More