Superferry vs. Silver Surfers

Jan 29, 2008
Outside Magazine

We love mass transit almost as much as we love surfers who fight for their turf. The last time Hawaii Superferry tried to run island-to-island service between Oahu and Kauai, 65 surfers, canoeists, and kayakers took to the water to protest the ferry's environmental impact. The human blockade turned the 866-passenger ship back—and landed 11 protesters in jail. An ensuing lawsuit slowed the Superferry down, but with $300 million invested, the company isn't giving up. In December, the Superferry started shuttling passengers between Oahu and Maui. One-way tickets, and the chance to sit front and center for the next round of protests, $29;

Filed To: Hawaii, Maui, Oahu

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