Traveling between the Hawaiian islands is most often done by airplane; commercial flights and charter flights are both available. A few routes are also accessible by ferry, as of 2015.
Hawaiian Airlines is the most stable and nationally recognized airline used for island hopping. However, there are alternative flying options such as Mokulele Airlines, Island Air and Makani Kai Air. Flight times range from 20 to 50 minutes. Many flights make a stopover in either Honolulu or Maui. One-way flights between islands range from $70 to $140.
The only inter-island ferries are based out of the island of Maui. Maui-Lanai Expeditions and Maui-Molokai Ferry travel to Lanai and Molokai respectively. Because of choppier waters in the afternoon, locals recommend ferry rides in the morning.