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Hawaii Ocean Rafting

#12 of 110 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Lahaina Features Animals
675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
+1 808-661-7238
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Fantastic experience

Captain Sam was great. She made sure everyone had fun and even though it was the end of "whale... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Stephanie H
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Richmond, United States
via mobile
Could not ask for anything more!

My husband and I went on the Hawaii Ocean Rafting. We had the best guide, she is from Alaska and... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
AndreaL1222
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Captain Sam was great. She made sure everyone had fun and even though it was the end of "whale season", she made sure we saw a few of those magnificent creatures. Ben shared many interesting facts and kept us entertained while we watched. We saw...More

1  Thank Stephanie H
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

The end is certainly approaching, but there are definately quite a few whales left out there. Glad to hear that you had a Maui creature filled trip! Tahnk you for taking the time to leave us a review and we look forward to taking you...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

My husband and I went on the Hawaii Ocean Rafting. We had the best guide, she is from Alaska and follows the whales, she is so knowledgeable. We saw a pod of 6 males "fighting" it out for the female’s attention. It was awesome! Capt....More

1  Thank AndreaL1222
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us for your whale watching trip and also for taking the time to leave us a review. The competition pods can be pretty exciting, glad you got to experience that. Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We booked based on reviews and are so glad we did! Captain Sam and Jeff were fantastic! We did the 1/2 day Snorkeling and saw some amazing whales! We voted as a group to only do two Snorkeling spots and use some time to watch...More

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

Snorkeling during whale season always feels like a bonus has been thrown in! What a great way to spend a day on Maui! Thank you for reading our reviews and choosing us and thank you for leaving a review. Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson

Reviewed 23 March 2017

When in Maui during the month on Feb. or Mar. you have to see the whales, and the closer the better. At the docks they are all the boats, which one is the best? Am I going to get taken for a ride? We put...More

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

So happy you took a chance on us! Sounds like a good trip, the morning tour really is a great way to start the day. Mahalo for taking the time to leave a review, it means a lot! Aloha, Mark Robinson

Reviewed 23 March 2017

I have been on whale watching tours in the past, but this without question was the best!! Three whales spent at least 40 minutes up close and personal and because of the small boat experience we were able to get a true picture of how...More

Thank stuartsim2001
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank You! They really are amazing arent they? The small tour size really does make a difference, allowing you to get eye to eye with these gentle giants. Thanks for leaving a review too! Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson

Reviewed 22 March 2017

This was one of the most amazing experiences we have ever had - nearly surreal - we saw whales -we could have touched them- it was a full hour of whales playing beside us -breaching -goIng under our boat -I can not even describe how...More

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

Wow, sounds like a once in a lifetime kind of experience. The whales can feel surreal and magical sometimes. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and thank you for choosing us in the first place. Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson

Reviewed 20 March 2017

We went whale watching with Hawaii Ocean Rafting and had an awesome experience. Captain Jeff and Rhianna knew right where to go and we were able to see multiple whales up close. Rhianna was extremely knowledgable and Captain Jeff made the whole experience super fun....More

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

Captain Jeff has been a whale captain for many years, both around Maui and Alaska. His experience certainly makes for some great whale watching experiences. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we greatly appreciate it! Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson

Reviewed 20 March 2017

What a trip yesterday morning! Our Capt. Stephanie did not wait for the whales to come to her she found them, and in spades. Our guide Sean gave great naritave with lots of humor and tales (pardon the pun) included. We saw mothers and babies,...More

Thank JAS41
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Sometimes one whale watch just isn't quite enough, right? Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience with us, sounds like you witnessed the full spectrum of whale behavior! Thanks for choosing us, aloha and Mahalo. Mark Robinson

Reviewed 20 March 2017

So amazing to see the whales up close! We saw a couple babies and their mom's, as well as "wanna be dad's" as Sean said. Stephanie was a great pilot and the experience was much more fun than a larger boat. I'd never go back...More

Thank lovemaui2017
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

You know it's good when you feel compelled to stick your head in the water! Have a blast on your snorkeling trip and thanks for your loyalty!!! Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson

Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had to reschedule our trip due to windy conditions and it was worth the wait! We loved our time on the boat (it is smaller than other companies and it a blast to ride on!). Kim and Amanda did a great job of keeping...More

Thank LindseyB2244
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you, positive reviews make all the difference in the world for a small family company like ours! Glad that you had such a wonderful trip. Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson

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Kathleen B
Are there river tuning options on Maui?
23 January 2017|
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Response from Mark R | Property representative |
You must mean tubing? No, no river tubing. Some of the same fun can be had frolicking in the waves though. Grab a floater and hop in!
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Jon B
How many people are on a half day Lanai snorkel tour?
30 May 2016|
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Response from Cherie D | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how many people have reservations that day, but I believe the maximum passenger capacity is 15.
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CindyL1111
Mike,what hour did you take your tour? In the morning when the water is a little "calmer" - or later in the day? Thanks!
17 February 2016|
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Response from TexasGal909 | Reviewed this property |
We went in the morning.
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