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Address: 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
Phone Number: +1 808-661-7238
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Snorkeling and Whale Watching tours. Climb aboard our HI Tech Ocean Rafts...

Snorkeling and Whale Watching tours. Climb aboard our HI Tech Ocean Rafts and spend the day snorkeling the crystal clear waters surrounding the island of Lana’i. We encounter the Spinner Dolphins quite often on our excursions. We’ll spend time interacting with them as they frolic in the water. Continental breakfast, snack and cold drinks will be served throughout the day. Snorkel gear provided. This trip will be the highlight of your vacation. Departs daily from slip 8 Lahaina Harbor. Whale Watching tours from December through April from Maui Hawaii.

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Best day of my life!!!!!!!

I have taken a least 20 boating exclusions out during my travels and this is by far the best!!!!!!! The boat is about 30 feet give or take. This trip is for the more adventurous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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St. John

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St. John
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken a least 20 boating exclusions out during my travels and this is by far the best!!!!!!! The boat is about 30 feet give or take. This trip is for the more adventurous type. Captain Sam and her crew Sean were our guides and did we get lucky! Don't let captain SAMs blonde hair and blue eye fool... More 

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Thank ralphjones2020
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

You saw the bear!!! Thank you for choosing to go out with us and for taking the time to leave a review. Sam and Shawn are a dream team and it sounds like you all had a heck of a day! Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of going out with Samantha and Shawn, and going in I told them I expected to see dolphins, and I was not disappointed. In fact I saw whales, turtles, and fish galore. To say that Shawn is a fountain of knowledge is an understatement. An unforgettable trip from the other side of Lanai to Mala Wharf,... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Wow, sounds like a grand tour of all that Maui has to offer! Sam and Shawn are a heck of a team, we love them too. we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a glowing review, it really means a lot. Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wild day on the water with some windy conditions, but Captain Steph handled it with total skill and made sure we got to some calm spots for snorkeling. In addition to ensuring we got to some good snorkel sites, she got us up close and personal with multiple pods of dolphins - both spinner and spotted varieties! We even glimpsed... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Our rafts can be a blast with a little weather, glad you enjoyed the adventure! We love to hear when others love our captains, thank you for taking the time to share! Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson More 

Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend this trip if you have children or are nervous about being in the water-both Stephanie and Sean were knowledgeable and helpful with my youngest daughter, who refused to get in the water. Sean was funny and entertaining while also being very informative. We had some very rough seas and Stephanie drove the boat like a pro-I'm scared of... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time share about your experience with us, it helps a lot as a small business. We love our Captains and crew, they are some of the best! Hopefully we will have the pleasure of taking you out again in the future, maybe a whale watch? Aloha and Mahalo. Mark Robinson More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice trip with a small group (10 people) to Lanai and saw lots of fish a couple of turtles, and a nice size lobster. Would recommend them.

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we truly appreciate it. Glad you had a good time. Hope you got a good lobster picture! Aloha and Mahalo Mark Robinson More 

Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews were good, but I have to say we were pretty disappointed. It's nice because you have a small boat. There were also only 4 of us which was great. However, our guides Lydia and Amanda were too busy talking gossip and worrying about their roommates to actually act as hosts. The food was mediocre. We also did not... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you would not recommend. Four people on the entire snorkeling tour, sounds like a private tour. We will certainly mention your remarks to our crew and please feel free to contact us in person. Three snorkeling spots all to yourselves... hopefully you were able to experience the beauty of the various coral reefs and lava formations... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome day with Captain Stephanie and Amanda. They were very knowledgeable and attentive. We stopped at 4 locations to snorkel. It was really beautiful!!

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Glad you had such a great trip, 4 different spots is pretty special. We look forward to taking you out again in the future. Aloha and Mahalo. Mark Robinson More 

Brisbane, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Amazing tour! went out with Stephanie (captain) and Jonny (crew) and just two other passengers. Usually the tour only goes ahead if there are 6 or more passengers but the captain gave the thumbs up and we got an awesome day on the water on a pretty much private tour!!! We went out to Lanai, and they took us to... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you! So glad you were able to make the best of it, sea sickness is no fun. You make a good point about group size. There really is no comparison between the large group tours and the kind of small group experiences we offer. Thanks again for taking the time to share. Aloha and Mahalo! Mark Robinson More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Captain Stephanie informed us about several spots around the island .She and Johnny checked the current and clarity of the water before we settled on a location. They were very friendly, professional & informative of the area. The conditions were not the greatest for snorkeling being that it was very windy , but we were lucky enough to see spinner... More 

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Thank Gregory B
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it helps us a lot as a small family business. It is always our goal to work with the weather, sometimes easier said than done. Glad you got to see the spinner Dolphins. Hopefully next time you join us the weather will be mild and cooperative! Mahalo Mark Robinson More 

Concord, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was the highlight of our trip to Maui. Captain Stephanie and Sean were extremely patient and caring with my mom, who gets nervous about swimming. Sean didn't leave her side until she felt comfortable enough to wander on her own. We were up and close to dolphins, a manta ray (which they said was rare), and had 2 great... More 

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Thank kabanilla
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Sounds like a great time! Rays are always a very unexpected surprise. We really appreciate that you took the time to leave us a review. We look forward to taking you out again in the future. Aloha and Mahalo Mark Robinson More 

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