Canoe Shipping & Handling

Canoe Shipping with Young Brothers (YB) for race start should be arranged to arrive on Maui the week of September 2, (right after Labor Day weekend); and must arrive on Maui and be ready to pick up NO LATER THAN Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Ship to Ka’ili Moikeha, Hawaiian Canoe Club, Pailolo Challenge (808) 893-2124.
** the Bill of Lading must identify the canoe name and crew team name

All canoes must be pre-paid. We will NOT pick up canoes that are not paid for or sent COD.

  • $75 for canoe pick up Kahului YB, storage and towing to race start
  • $50 for post race handling to Kaunakakai YB

Towing Arrangement online payment form is located here.

**PLEASE SHIP ON CARPET. All canoes shipped on tires will be charged $50**

Pre Race Transportation

West Maui Taxi

Aloha Maui Taxi

Lahaina Taxi Service


Iron Crews’ Baggage Shuttle

Included in IRON CREW entry fees this year is transport of limited luggage/bags to Molokai. We will only transport water proof bags and paddle bags. Limit of no more than two pieces per crew, for instance one waterproof/dry bag (max 20-liter) and one paddle bag per crew. Please drop off all luggage at the flag-designated drop off area on the beach by 7:30am on race day. Your luggage can be picked up at the post-race party at the Molokai Yacht Club, near the food tent.

Other crews should use their Escort boats to transport their luggage/bags.


How will you be getting back to Maui after the race?

Limited seats are available on a Pailolo chartered ferry from Kaunakakai, Moloka’i (leaves 5pm) to Lahaina, Maui. $65 per passenger, pre-paid reservation.
Online Ferry RSVP/Payment Form located here. [ Sold Out: Sorry all charter seats are taken ]

WARNING: As of 2019, there no longer are any regularly scheduled commercial ferry service between Molokai and Maui!  The “Maui Princess” and “Molokai Princess” routes have been discontinued.  Web sites such as are woefully out of date (despite claiming ‘new schedules’).

Inter Island Airlines from Molokai to Maui or Oahu:

Ohana by Hawaiian (Hawaiian Airlines): (800) 367-5320

Mokulele Airlines (Interisland Terminal):  1-866-260-7070

Makani Kai Airlines (on Lagoon Drive)(808) 834-1111


Moloka’i Accommodations

Optional Ground Transportation to/from Molokai Yacht Club to the Airport:
Alamo Rent A Car: (808)567-6381

Molokai Car Rental:  (808)553-3535 (808)336-0670

Rawlins Chevron(UHaul Rental) Trucks/Cargo Vans/15 Pax Vans (808)553-3214 * Lori/Melani

Hele Mai Taxi Service: (808)336-0967 / (808)646-0608

Midnight Taxi Service: (808)658-1410 / (808)553-5652

There will be a shuttle to/from the Yacht Club – Pay Molokai Outdoors Direct.  It will be first come first serve.