Hawaii Superferry ridership up

HONOLULU (KHNL) - It's smooth sailing for the Hawaii Superferry, with recent reports of ridership up.

The cars, kids, and coolers keep filing onto the non-stop sail from Honolulu to Maui.

Superferry officials say they had nearly 6,500 passengers last week alone, and they don't expect numbers to let up.

"We're 20% month over month between June and May and certainly the trends are all in a positive direction in terms of bookings," said Tom Fargo, president and CEO of Hawaii Superferry.

The Superferry started it's service last year and credits the help of this summer's holiday weekends to its success.