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Ocean Riders Adventure Tours

Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Fun snorkel trip and boat ride

My three friends and I had a great time on this tour. The boat ride itself can be a bit of a... read more

Reviewed today
els111
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Boat & Snorkel Adventure

This tour was really enjoyable and fully worth the price. It was the most memorable part of my trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JellyInsp
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Los Angeles, California
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The Original Lanai tour established in 1988. Only Ocean Riders circumnavigates the island of Lanai on a continual, year round basis. Nobody knows the island better. Others have tried imitating our trip but it cannot be duplicated. Our boat is the perfect vessel for handling what Lanai has to offer and the others just can't or won't do what we do. No timers to call you back from the water and cutting your time short (the other tours can't say that).
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Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Reviewed today via mobile

My three friends and I had a great time on this tour. The boat ride itself can be a bit of a workout, especially when the water in the channel is choppy. The three snorkel locations are all different and fantastic. We swam with a...More

Thank els111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was really enjoyable and fully worth the price. It was the most memorable part of my trip to Maui. I think the only reason people won't enjoy it is if they don't know what they are getting into--the tour is not a pleasure...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a Maui resident who has been on a few boat tours, and this experience exceeds well beyond the cost you pay. This trip takes you around the coast of Lana’i not accessible to visitors coming by ferry. We went the entire day not seeing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best adventures on the island. The boat was fun and handled the larger waves really well. We saw all types of fish and an octopus on the three stops and each stop was unique in its own way. We even...More

Thank Errol E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Look, you’re in Hawaii on vacation! Do you really want to spend 7-8 hours on a rough dingy with poor ergonomics going to three snorkeling spots, two of which aren’t worth the visit? No hate to the owner Chad, but we’ll over half the 8...More

Thank traveller101724
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Great day out with Ocean Riders. Overcast day so a bit chilly but the snorkel sites were amazing and so worth it! Chad was great, he does not put you on a timeline at all, never rushed us and encouraged everyone into the water to...More

Thank TheLups
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My family and I went out with Chad 5 or 6 days ago and had a great time. The boat is the perfect size to be able to get up close to the island, with enough maneuverability to allow Chad to do some nifty steering...More

Thank Lawrence D
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Ocean Riders ride and snorkeling adventure around Lanai was great. The four of us went yesterday. The ride was fun and the snorkeling was excellent. We saw several turtles at one stop and lot’s of fish at the others. The far side of Lanai and...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The best snorkeling experience I’ve had in Hawaii. Captain Chad and Rylan were great!! A friend told us he took this trip every time he visits Maui, I definitely plan on doing the same. If you want to see clear water, lots of fish and...More

1  Thank jschene
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Wonderful day trip around Lana'i! Double breach (not promised), Dolphin and snorkeling in places no one goes. Chad and Ryland (I hope I spelled his name right) were terrific. We will do this again next year!!!!

Thank Mark S
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Joannah C
16 February 2018|
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Response from Keith M | Reviewed this property |
Captain Chad will give you opportunities to stop on the water.
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CBug70
2 October 2017|
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Response from Casandra P | Reviewed this property |
You can put any valuables you don’t want to lose in chads truck. There is a waterproof stowaway area for towels/ shirts. Sunglasses go by the boat controls while snorkeling & there isn’t any cell service around Lana’i but... More
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Debbi L
11 March 2017|
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Response from Cole1964 | Reviewed this property |
When we had gone in Jan 2017 it was $139 US and you arrive at the marina at 6:30 in the boat just after 7 am and return between 3 & 4 pm depending on the day and what you see. They provide lunch.
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