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Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel

#4 of 112 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Lahaina Features Animals
675 Wharf St, Lahaina Harbor, Slip #17, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
+1 808-667-5678
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OMG - Ultimate made our whale watching excursion!

Our group consisted of 30 people we were all exited about seeing whales. Our guides Hannah and Amy... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
llambright2017
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Denver, Colorado
THE ULTIMATE SNORKEL

Let's just say it is worth every penny. When we looked into a snorkeling adventure, we were... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
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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 20 April 2017

Our group consisted of 30 people we were all exited about seeing whales. Our guides Hannah and Amy were on a mission to make that dream come true. Luckily we did see two sets of whales. It was amazing the activity that we witnessed. Our...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Mahalo for coming out with us! So glad this was fun, educational and included multiple whale encounters! See you next season!

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Let's just say it is worth every penny. When we looked into a snorkeling adventure, we were overwhelmed with the options. We debated between which islands and the size of the boat. We are so glad we chose Ultimate! The small size gives more one-on-one...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Mahalo for choosing us to snorkel with! We are so glad you enjoy the adventure and the food (we could eat the banana bread and lilikoi cream cheese every day too!) Hope to see you guys out with us in the future!

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Hubby and I booked two hour whale watching tour in advance of our trip to Maui. The boats are smaller which didn't bother us and provided for a great experience with a smaller number of people (the boats are safe so don't stress). We were...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Mahalo for coming out whale watching with us! So glad you support the locally owned and operated businesses like us! Hope to see you next season!

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We booked this tour on the ground when we got there. It was a great tour and we were very lucky to see whales in a number of locations. Unfortunately we had to go back when we were tracking along with some whales and dolphins....More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Mahalo for coming out with us! Longer whale watching are always better and its always tough to head for shore when marine life is hanging out with us!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went whale watching on a large inflatable yellow raft. Crew were very nice and professional. We saw several whales and it was a beautiful day. There were two main problems: the seating and lack of a bathroom. We weren't told ahead of time that good...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Mahalo for your feedback- apologize for the restroom not being available! We do always recommend using the restroom before boarding with us for the 2 hour trip, it is located only a few steps away from our slip and boarding area. The seating on all...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The two hour whale watching experience was definitely not a disappointment! Our captain was great and Sergio, our guide, was really well informed and did a great job answering questions. It is a small raft boat, so you don't have to worry about crowds and...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Yay for competition pods, they are super entertaining and educational to watch! Mahalo for coming out with us!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Amy and M.J. did a great job of whale finding, educating, and captaining. Great experience for our family. M.J. can spot a whale from a long distance, and Amy knew right where to go. Thank you! We saw 6 or 7 whales, listened to a...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Stoked you had a great and educational experience! Thank you for coming out with us!

Reviewed 7 April 2017

We went on a whale watching adventure with Gabe and Hanna and they truly did not disappoint. The experience was amazing and something I am sure will not be matched in the future. The experience and professionalism of both Gabe and Hanna made the trip...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

So glad you had a fun and educational trip! Mahalo for coming out with us!

Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you want to see whales this is the spot. Get up close and personal with the whales. We made eye contact on our experience on April 2 2017. Mother and calf together for a least 20 minutes. You'll enjoy the ride.

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Stoked you had a great time, hope to see you next season!

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I recently went out on a whale watch with Captain Amy and MJ. Even though it's late in the season, we were able to up close and personal with several whales. One even swam under the boat. Amy and MJ were both very knowledgeable and...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Love hearing their beautiful song! Mahalo for coming out with us!

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Nisha N
Hi can anyone tell me what the chance of seeing Dolphins in May is? ( for your Lanai trip)? Also is May better for snorkelling at Molokini or Lanai?
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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Kathryn S
Looking to visit Hawaii for the first time in the spring of 2018. What month/time frame is best for whale watching?
11 April 2017|
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Response from NevaW54 | Reviewed this property |
Whale season is December through April to my knowledge.
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meg1991
what is the cost of the whole boat rental?
23 February 2017|
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_ | Property representative |
Aloha! We offer a 2hour whale watch for about $750 on our 18 passenger raft!
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