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( Sailing Between O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, and Maui Offers Adventure and Value for Vacationers
HONOLULU – Hawaii Superferry will launch a new and entertaining way to travel between the Hawaiian Islands this July, when the first of its state-of-the-art catamarantype
passenger-and-vehicle ferries begins daily service between Maui and O‘ahu and
six days a week between Kauai and O‘ahu. Service between the Island of Hawai‘i and
O‘ahu and a second daily voyage between O‘ahu and Maui will begin in early 2009
when a second ship joins the fleet.

The first vessel completed its sea trials with flying colors and has been christened
“Alakai,” (Hawaiian for “ocean path”) in honor of Hawai‘i’s rich history of navigation
and marine travel. It will shortly set sail for Hawai‘i from the builder’s yard at Mobile
Alabama, via the Panama Canal.

For visitors to Hawai‘i, sailing on Hawaii Superferry will be a highlight of their trip—a time
to rekindle the romance and excitement of travel through a brief and invigorating
island voyage.

“Passage aboard Hawaii Superferry will be a truly distinctive and pleasurable
experience that will offer new perspectives of Hawai‘i’s magnificent land and
seascapes,” said John Garibaldi, president and CEO of Hawaii Superferry. “Our ships
are of the highest caliber in terms of comfort, service and safety, and sailing aboard
one will be a memorable highlight in its own right.”

With up to 866 passengers and 282 vehicles on board, the 350-foot vessel will depart
each morning at 6:30 a.m. from Honolulu arriving in Kahului, Maui at 9:30 a.m. The ship
bids aloha to Maui at 11:00 a.m. and is back in Honolulu at 2 p.m. Afternoons will be
devoted to Kaua‘i with a 3:00 p.m. departure from Honolulu, docking in Nawiliwili at
6:00 p.m. The ship sets sail again at 7:00 p.m. docking in Honolulu at 10 p.m.

Hawaii Superferry enables car owners to drive aboard with baggage, golf clubs, and all
of their children’s gear conveniently stowed in the trunk. Upon arrival, they simply drive
off the ship, without having to touch baggage or arrange for ground transportation.

During the three-hour crossings, passengers are free to roam and relax amongst
comfortable reclining chairs, family inspired conversation nooks with inviting leather
sofas, café-style seating in welcoming dining areas, and select seating on the open-air
aft deck where you can enjoy fresh salt air, some sunshine, and contemplate the
majesty of the blue Pacific Ocean.

Other novel comforts include newly released movies and television, a children’s play
area, a game arcade and gift shop. Understanding that cuisine is an important part of
the travel experience, Hawaii Superferry’s two snack bars and main dining area will
offer a wide variety of refreshments.

Rates, not including fuel surcharge, are economically priced with one-way passenger
fares ranging from $17 for children under two to $44 off-peak / $54 peak for an adult
full-fare, based on advance purchase from internet site.
Passengers are invited to take advantage of the substantial discounts offered by
booking online in advance and/or by sailing Tuesdays through Thursdays.
Travelers may bring their car packed with all the gear necessary for an island stay for
just $59 to $69, depending upon day of sailing, not including fuel surcharge.

Hawaii Superferry’s passenger-and-vehicle vessels are designed and built in the United
States by Austal USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Austal, one of the world’s largest
builders of fast ferries. One of the most crucial features is the ferry’s catamaran design –
inspired by Polynesian double-hulled canoes – which allows it to smoothly navigate
ocean waters. The eco- friendly and energy efficient vessel’s livery reflects the graceful
manta ray which is a key component of the company’s identity.
Further information pertaining to reservations, fares, routes, schedules, rules and
regulations is available at .

Note to media: High resolution photos of Hawaii Superferry are available online at:

Franklin Clay, Account Executive
Travel & Tourism Group
McNeil Wilson Communications
1001 Bishop Street, Pauahi Tower, Suite 950
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 539-3484
Fax: (808) 521-7163

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