Note: Hawaii’s Superferry system was eventually closed down. See our guide to Hawaii’s inter-island travel for alternatives for getting from island to island.
The much anticipated launch of the Hawaii Superferry has gone from bad to worse. Today, a Maui judge ruled that the Hawaii Superferry cannot operate the Maui route until an environmental assessment is conducted. That assessment normally takes three months plus another 30 days for public comment. The Oahu to Kauai route is theoretically still possible, however the ferry has halted operations because of the danger posed to the passengers and protestors.