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Address: 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
Phone Number: +1 808-661-7238
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Snorkeling and Whale Watching tours. Climb aboard our HI Tech Ocean Rafts...

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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Outstanding snorkel trip

Capt. Stephane and Sean did an outstanding job on our Lanai snorkeling trip today. We enjoyed every minute of the trip to Lanai and back. This was the best snorkeling trip we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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Olympia, Washington

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Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Capt. Stephane and Sean did an outstanding job on our Lanai snorkeling trip today. We enjoyed every minute of the trip to Lanai and back. This was the best snorkeling trip we have taken in Hawaii. The seas were a bit rough but Capt. Stephane found two great spots to stop and swim. Don't bother with Molokini or Turtle Town... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience with us. We know your time is valuable and it means a lot to us as a small family operation! So glad you had a great time too, we are grateful to have such wonderful captains and crew. We look forward to taking you out again in the future.... More 

Spokane, Washington
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had an absolute blast on the half day snorkel trip to Lanai. The capt was awesome and took us to all the best spots. Sean was incredibly knowledgeable and funny and kept us entertained the entire time. Would highly recommend this trip, you won't find a better outfit: capt, crew or boat anywhere else.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your experience with us. We are lucky to have Captains and crew that love what they do and make our trips so special. Glad you had a blast! Aloha and Mahalo Mark Robinson More 

Santa Fe, NM
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I knew it was going to be a fun trip, and I'd read the reviews so I wasn't worried, but we had an amazing time! Before we even got out of the Lahaina harbor we were visited by 3 spinner dolphins! Lydia and Johnny were awesome and knowledgable, and they made us feel totally taken care of and safe. The... More 

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

I am so glad to hear this, sounds like a wonderful experience. Dolphins right outside of the harbor is a special thing. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, word of mouth means everything to a small operation such as ourselves. We look forward to taking you out again in the future. Aloha and mahalo. Mark Robinson More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had a really great day snorkeling! Saw a huge pod of spinner Dolphins to start off our trip! Captain Stephanie was super great at navigating the waves and taking us to some amazing snorkel spots-- we snorkeled four times--each coral reef was different and had incredible amounts of fish! We had muffins and fruit after our first dive, and sandwiches... More 

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

8 is the perfect group size, sounds like a wonderful trip. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for sharing all the helpful details. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of taking you out again in the future. Aloha and Mahalo. Mark Robinson More 

California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Excellent time on our trip! With Sammi as the captain and Sean as the crew, there was never a dull moment on this experience. We visited Lanai and saw two different areas, and this was our first time visiting Lanai. I would highly recommend this boat over others as it is smaller and that allows them more flexibility of where... More 

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

Sammi and Sean are great, so glad you had a great trip with them. We really appreciate you taking the time to share about your experience. We are a small family company and word of mouth is precious. Hopefully we will see you again in the future! Aloha Mahalo Mark Robinson More 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were searching for the most value for money snorkeling trip in Maui and came across Hawaii Ocean Rafting. Setting out from #8 at Lahaina Harbour with Sean and Stephanie, we stopped at two really good snorkeling sites (save your time and Honolua and Makena!) and had an awesome time with the dolphins cruising around us. I have seen dolphins... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It sounds like you had a great trip, Sean and Steph are great at their jobs! Glad you got some dolphin time too!!! We look forward to taking you out again in the future. Mahalo Mark Robinson More 

El Cerrito, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Terrific snorkel trip to Lanai! Great captain, Lydia, and crew, Johnny. We went to two spots around Lanai. The first was in Lanai Harbor. It was about 10-20 feet deep. It was pretty good with plenty of fish. Captain Lydia and Johnny assessed how well and comfortable everyone felt snorkeling. Since everyone did pretty well we got to go to... More 

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

Sounds like an all around great trip, thank you for taking the time to share about your adventure. Sweetheart rock is one of our favorites too. We look forward to taking you out on the water again in the future. Mahalo Mark Robinson Owner More 

Mission Viejo, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We arrived early and were greeted by Lydia, who was so welcoming and extremely helpful. Weather was great and our captain was Sean, who loved sharing all his knowledge of the islands. We stopped at 2 spots and they were beautiful. Also did some short site seen locations. No dolphins, but other boats on the radio couldnt find them either.... More 

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

Thanks Overboarddad, we have loved your Instagram posts and videos too. Mahalo for choosing Us and taking the time to share about your experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Aloha and Mahalo. Mark Robinson Owner More 

Redwood City, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We did the full day snorkeling trip which also involved a circumnavigation of Lanai and it was wonderful. Stephanie is an experienced and skillful boat handler who gave us a great trip despite some challenging weather conditions. She and her deckhand Johnny were friendly and helpful and provided lots of really useful information about Lanai and wildlife we were seeing.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we all appreciate it greatly. Shark fin really never disappoints, glad you got to experience it. It means a lot to hear such praise for our Captain and crew, I'll make sure to pass it on. Aloha and Mahalo for choosing Hawaii Ocean Rafting. Mark Robinson Owner More 

Saratoga, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I took my family of 5 on the Hawaii Ocean Rafting full day snorkel tour to Lanai. This was our 3rd snorkel tour to Lanai and our 2nd trip with Hawaii Ocean Rafting and it was excellent (again). We didn't circumnavigate Lanai due to rough water conditions, but we did hit 4 snorkel sites and saw the pod of Spinner... More 

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

Thank you for joining us a second time and a huge thank you for taking the time to share about your trip. Your wife brings up a good point, there is something about the small vessel and all the fresh air that makes those prone to sea sickness more comfortable. Hopefully you will join us for a third time on... More 

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