Hawaii Superferry will add a second trip between Maui and Oahu each week starting January 16. The new service will operate Sunday through Friday, leaving Honolulu at 3:15 p.m. and arriving in Kahului at 7 p.m.; departing Kahului at 8 p.m. and arriving in Honolulu at 11 p.m. Superferry’s current trip runs seven days a week, departing Honolulu at 6:30 a.m. arriving Kahului at 10:15 a.m.; departing Kahului at 11:15 a.m. and arriving Honolulu at 2:15 p.m.
Last summer the company was met by spirited protest from residents on Kauai, and has yet to start service to that island. “Providing service to Kauai is very important to us. We recognize and appreciate the strong support from many in the community,” said John Garibaldi, president and CEO of Hawaii Superferry. “We’ve decided, however, to initiate a second voyage to Maui sooner in order to allow more time in which to work with the community on Kauai to ensure a safe and successful resumption of service.”
The ferry line has extended its promotional $39 one-way fare for passengers to travel through June 5 (promotional fare for vehicle is $55 one-way), if purchased by March 31. Reservations can be made online at www.hawaiisuperferry.com or through the call center at 877-443-3779.