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Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel

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675 Wharf St, Lahaina Harbor, Slip #17, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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Completely Awesome!

We saw several whale "visits" including a breach just off the side maybe 50-60 feet away! Amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
frozenmichigan74
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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Great whale watching tour

My wife and I went on the 2 hour whale watching tour in early December. It wasn't officially whale... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Justin O
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The BEST small group ocean rafting tours since 1982, Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel invites you to snorkel Lanai with us, as well as share photographic, non-threatening close-encounters with Dolphins, Whales and Turtles! Our rafting vessels host less than 26 guests per trip, creating a fun and uncrowded experience with Maui's marine life! We offer two different Lanai snorkeling tours, 4.5 and 6.5 hours on the water! Our snorkeling tours include snacks and meals, gear and multiple snorkel stops where you will be able to spot a variety of marine life along with our most beloved ocean friends, the dolphins! From December through May, Humpback Whale encounters are guaranteed and the crystalline offshore waters frequently provide a passing subsurface eye-to-eye view as we host tours, photography session and research groups. Make a difference and experience one of the last remaining great migrations of the Animal Kingdom. Your ticket supports freeing of entangle whales, whale research and education on Maui! See you out on the water!
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675 Wharf St, Lahaina Harbor, Slip #17, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We saw several whale "visits" including a breach just off the side maybe 50-60 feet away! Amazing fun and Gabe and Amy were amazing as guides! Told us about some if their whale experiences in Alaska as well as Maui! Top class!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went on the 2 hour whale watching tour in early December. It wasn't officially whale watching season yet but we got to see several. One was very close and we got to see him quite a bit. Sergio and Amy were...More

Thank Justin O
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Mahalo! So glad you had fun with Amy and Sergio- thanks for coming out with us, see you next time in Feb!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Tif and Amy were so much fun, they made everybody feel comfortable and relaxed, and they were willing and able to answer whatever questions we came up with. One passenger said he could hear a whale singing, so Amy right away turned of the motor,...More

Thank lesliej505
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What a fun trip! Love their songs, so amazing! Stoked you came out with us! See you next season!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our second time with this company. We went on December 1 and even though whales are sparse this early, we still saw them. Boat is a zodiac type with the back having seats and partially covered by a roof. Driver was laid back...More

Thank angeleyes27
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mahalo for coming out with us! Glad you liked our small group and small boat! Yes the parking is not the best, and its smart to get here a little early to find the right spot! Hope to see you next year!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The smaller boat was a big advantage. Though early in the season, we started with dolphins and then had multiple whale sitings. Captains Amy and Tif were professional and worked hard to be sure we had an excellent experience.

Thank Frank H
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Stoked! Mahalo for coming out with us, so glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out with Amy and Becca on the zodiac with a small group. My expectations weren’t high of seeing whales since it’s only early December. Not only did we see whales 3 times, the whales swam right under our Zodiac boat and one peeked...More

1  Thank Carolyn G
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Stoked! So glad you had fun whale watching with us and saw dolphins too! Thats awesome! Hope to have you out with us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My whale watch was early in the season. No sighting of a whale, but the dolphins came to the rescue. We came upon a school of dolphins. They entertained us-jumping, swimming around the boat as we cruised-delightful. The crew was very knowledgable, keeping the trip...More

Thank ptrainer0920
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So bummed we didnt see whales! If there are no sighting we give a refund or offer a rescheduling, I hope you were able to come out with us again as they were playing around the boat yesterday!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being somewhat of a snorkeling rookie, I was beyond stoked on how comfortable and confident Captain Ryan and his crew made me feel!!They were professional and kind. They offered freshly made banana bread w/fruit in the morning. Then a variety of delicious wraps w/chips for...More

Thank Emily D
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mahalo! So glad you had a great time and thank you for choosing us to share in your anniversary celebration! Hope to have you out for whale watching in the future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I have to say it was very disappointing. You promote it with 4.5 hours, and that you get to see Dolphins, Turtles and tropical fish. I am really wondering why it's called Dolphin excursion.. I did not see one dolphin and the tour was...More

Thank 19Nicole84_13
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, I understand you have never seen a dolphin before and we would have loved nothing more than share that experience with you! We typically see dolphins 9/10 times (which is a disclaimer on our website) they are wild animals and we do our best...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Capt Ryan is the best. Headed out for snorkeling over to Lanai. Winds really picked up and seas got a little bumpy, but Capt Ryan smoothed out the ride for us and made a fun boat ride out of it. When the unusual winds blew...More

Thank Jeff K
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry the weather didnt fare well on the trip and we appreciate you understanding as we strive to give our ohana the best snorkeling experiences! Hope to have you out with us again in the future! Mahalo!

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Sam S
3 December 2017|
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Response from OrmosGadde | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the morning for sure. Winds really pick up in the afternoon. We did all of our snorkeling in the morning and were home napping by 2:00 pm :) Out again for dinner etc. Great holiday!!!
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Mimi201
2 November 2017|
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_ | Property representative |
Our main vessel Wahine Kai has a restroom you can use, and please if you need to communicate it with the Captain/Crew, the other two smaller vessels do not have restrooms onboard. Mahalo!
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Nisha N
25 April 2017|
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_ | Property representative |
Aloha, We see dolphins 95% of the time on our Lanai Snorkel trips- Both Molokini and Lanai would be good to visit in May, Lanai does offer more snorkeling spots with more marine life and less crowds due to its location.
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