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Hawaii Ocean Rafting

#12 of 112 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Lahaina Features Animals
675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
+1 808-661-7238
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Saw dolphins, had a blast!

Left the harbor around 8am and headed straight for Lanai. It was a beautiful day and the waves were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pasindu W
Snorkeling trip

I would highly recommend this excursion! We had a great time! Captain Stephanie and crew member... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natasha C
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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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675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Left the harbor around 8am and headed straight for Lanai. It was a beautiful day and the waves were pretty smooth on the way there. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Lanai and taught us cool facts along the way. We were...More

Thank Pasindu W
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the good review. We specialize in a small group of guests. We prefer to be by ourselves in 2-3 different areas around the island rather than several hundred people in one spot. The island of Lanai' is considered one of the better...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this excursion! We had a great time! Captain Stephanie and crew member Sean were excellent. They were so friendly and informative. They brought us to amazing snorkeling spots. We saw lots of dolphins along the way. I hope to come back...More

1  Thank Natasha C
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Stephanie & Sean have been with us for several years. they love their jobs working with visitors and it shows. Thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect weather, beautiful snorkling spots with crystal clear water, many dolphins on the way, so we made a few stops to watch them, very friendly crew (Stephanie & Sean), they told us interestings stories and good food. We really enjoyed it! Thank you guys!

1  Thank Christian G
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Glad you had a great time. Thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hands down the best snorkeling boat trip for your money. This trip came strongly recommended from an Expedia agent at our hotel and man was she spot on. Captain Sean and crew member Celia were fantastic! Sean was funny, friendly, and very knowledgable as well...More

Thank rubenesparza
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. Sean and Celia really enjoy their jobs and it shows. We encounter the Dolphins and turtles about 70% of the time. Sorry you didn't see them. Try us again and thank you for joining us. Mark

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Captain Sean and Celia today took us to a really fantastic 5h snorkeling trip . We saw it all Dolphins, Turtles and a lot of reef fish as we visited several spots. As it is only a small boat, but almost unsinkable according to Sean...More

Thank allerlei2016
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Captain Sean has been with us for over 10 years. He loves what he does and it is reflected in how he treats his customers. Thank you for taking the time to give us a kind review and for joining us.

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Stephanie and Sean took 10 of us out Saturday morning. What a trip!! Felt safe and had a blast. I would wait and ask for these two. Knowledgeable and entertaining.

1  Thank mike5949
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and your thoughts about Stephanie & Sean. Glad you had a good time. When you return, call us directly about the days they are scheduled.

Reviewed 11 May 2017

This was my husband's first time snorkeling in the Ocean and he LOVED it! I have been snorkeling for years and the two spots this crew took us to were about average. We did see a variety of fish species and sea turtles (and a...More

Thank Em T
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you for joining us. Your kind comments mean a lot to us. Please forward who your crew was so I can say thank you.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Three of us went with Captain Stephanie and Crew Sean to Lanai for a snorkel trip. We went to a total of three sites - two near Lanai and one near Lahaina. The trip was amazing. They provided some light breakfast and lunch, as well...More

1  Thank kiyeran
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you for joining us and your kind words. I noticed there were only 3 passengers in your group. We wanted to make sure you had a great time rather than cancel due a low number of passengers.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Hawaii Ocean rafting still gets you to the whales as well or better than all the rest. We once again had a whale right under our raft! Jeff, Sean, Troy and Steph are fun crew and you will have a great time. As good as...More

1  Thank Mark S
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

We strive to have to have well experienced crew that love their jobs. Our crew stays with us for years. Thanks for joining us.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

My husband and I along with another couple decided to go on a snorkeling trip of a raft. The appeal was to go faster and farther than the bigger boats. Also only a small number of people can board a raft and its full, not...More

1  Thank J H
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you for your honest response. Sometimes it is very difficult finding great places to snorkel. Especially after a substantial amount of rain and higher winds. Although we would like to see it, not all days are perfect. Occasionally we do the best we can...More

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Kathleen B
Are there river tuning options on Maui?
24 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?
31 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!
18 February 2016|
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Response from TexasGal909 | Reviewed this property |
We went in the morning.
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