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Island Star Excursions

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Address: P.O Box 381, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96767-0381
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Wish I had 6 stars!

Amazing whale watching. Saw tons (literally!) and very up close. Sean was great host/guide. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing whale watching. Saw tons (literally!) and very up close. Sean was great host/guide. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Our family of 10 was overjoyed by our experience. We sailed for four hour out of the Maui Harbor and snorkeled and saw whales. Crew and service were wonderful. Great food. Can't wait to go again next year.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a really great trip on Island Star. Mike and John were fabulous hosts who could not do enough to ensure we had a great experience both on board but also snorkelling. Mike led our children on a snorkelling tour, going out of his way to point out fish and other sea life. The highlight was a close encounter... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

We have sailed on the Island Star on numerous occasions during our visits to Maui. Today was the absolute best whale watching experience ever. We were in a pod of about 30+ whales all around and under our boat. Thanks to Captain Mike and First Mate John who made this trip the most incredible ever.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Amazing sailing adventure around the back of Molokini. Captain Morgan and Nick were great the whole trip. We had fresh fruit, banana bread, caesar wraps and sushi all made right on the boat. To cap it off, we had a very rare snorkeling trip around the back of Molokini. If you're looking to charter a boat in Maui, look no... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

This is not a "slick" adventure. The boat is a small catamaran - former rescue boat. The floats of the catamaran are inflated manufactured material. There is no "upstairs," no galley, no luxury. Passengers may sit on coolers and benches in the front or on a platform in the back under some shade or - much more real, sit on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

This day could not have been more perfect! Morgan and his crew were fabulous! The whale watching was a once-in-a-lifetime experience! We stopped to snorkel with a few sea turtles, beautifully colored fish and caves of coral. During the day we were provided fabulous morning snacks of fresh fruit and juices, then a barbecue for lunch. It was a grand... More 

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Milltown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Just returned from a "Girls Trip" in Maui, which included a 2-hour sail aboard the Island Star as one of our excursions. The crew was absolutely fabulous! They were attentive to all of the passengers, and made sure everyone was enjoying their time out on the sea. I especially appreciated the fact that they took the time to make sure... More 

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Manson, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

We were going to lanai snorkeling but the trade winds picked up and the ocean was very ruff so we just set there for about a hour watching all the whales breaching and then went down to the west side of Maui to snorkel. Got to see a lot of fish and swim with a turtle.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

This was our 3rd trip to Maui and have always wanted to go see the whales after doing much research on which trip to go on I finally decided to go with Island Star and we were glad we did. If you want a front row seat, and not a lot of people go with this company. The captain was... More 

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