Although its arrival date has been delayed, the much-anticipated Hawaii Superferry is gearing up for its voyage to the Islands. Hawaii Superferry will connect Hawaii's islands with an inter-island travel and transportation alternative to inter-island flights.
Christened Alakai, the Hawaii Superferry is the first
vessel of its kind being built in the
"An important requirement for Alakai's entry into service is the completion of the United States Coast Guard's detailed certification and inspection process, which is in its final stages in Mobile" said John Garibald, Hawaii Superferry's president and CEO.
Due to this extension, Hawaii Superferry has announced that
service will begin later this summer, with reservations to commence in early
summer. The Alakai's arrival date in
Barges, ramps and other equipment are currently being
delivered and installed at Nawiliwili, Kahului and
Hawaii Superferry will offer daily service between Maui and
Oahu and between Kauai and
One-way rates for adult passengers will be $52 off-peak and $62 peak not including a fuel surcharge. There will be reduced fares of $41 off-peak and $51 peak for children (2-12), senior citizens (62 and over), and retired military personnel. Cost for children under 2 will be $17 one-way, any day of travel. Lower fares will be available with advanced purchase from the company's web site, www.hawaiisuperferry.com.