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Hawaii Ocean Project

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Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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US$31.74*
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Maui Whale Watch Cruise
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US$117.11*
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Lanai Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise from Maui
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US$117.11*
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Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise
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Hawaii Ocean Project hosts whale watches and other exciting excursions aboard the Maui Princess, the Molokai Princess, the Lahaina Princess, the Prince Kuhio, and the Kaulana. Our vessels are large, stable, and comfortable, and they offer the best viewing available. Trained naturalists on board share their knowledge of the West Maui marine environment. Whether you prefer a guided day trip around the exotic island of Molokai, A snorkel tour of Molokini, following a pod of Dolphins around Lanai, or a sunset dinner cruise of the coast of West Maui, Hawaii Ocean Project can accommodate you with your Maui Ocean Activity. Our Mission is to provide you with the finest Maui Ocean Activities available. Not only do we offer the finest Dinner cruises on Maui and ocean tours off the coast of West Maui, as well as excursions to Maui's neighboring islands, we are proud our services promote and support marine research and promote the education of Hawaii's marine eco system.
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Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just returned from Maui where my husband and I went on one of the whale watching tours. It was the worst experience we have ever experienced in our many years of coming to Maui and going on these types of excursions. The tour was oversold...More

Thank Fianna503
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip was amazing. The guides shared their knowledge and navigated to a group of whales that entertained us for almost the entire trip. We were fortunate to have a whale spyhop with us multiple times. Two males were fighting within 100 yards of our...More

Thank Randy N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally when we visit Maui we take the Pacific Whale Foundation tour. This time we took Hawaii Ocean Project. The boat captain and crew were great. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. We saw many whales and they knew right where to look. They encouraged questions and...More

Thank Usmcalaska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with HOP on our favorite boat Kaulana recently. The early bird trip is our favorite and it didnt disappoint. Breeches, close encounters and an upside down female so close to the boat that I had to look up at the pectoral fins. Had a...More

Thank jerkbait
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day in the boat. We saw Humpbacks all over the place. We were very impressed with the Captain and staff. Whales aside, this was a very entertaining and educational day. We had whales mugging our boat several times. Blows, rollovers, tail...More

Thank Doc-squat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous trip to Lanai for snorkelling and dolphins. (Two couples plus 10 year old son). Captain Jill, Devon and Sarah are the best!! They're skilled, knowledgable and do everything to make the experience outstanding. They took us to calm pristine waters for snorkelling!!...More

Thank hijjs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Becca and crew did a great job. We didn't know what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised by the number of humpback whales we saw during the 2 hour tour. The boat was large and comfortable. There was ample time for people on...More

Thank jpm-indy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh my gosh! We had an EPIC whale watching experience with Hawaii Ocean Project. We booked a 2 hour tour that started at noon but the viewings were SOOO awesome that we did not return until 230. Sarah the naturalist and Captain Robert were extremely...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went today on the 12 o’clock noon whale watching cruise. The boat was more than adequate to view whales from the upper or lower decks. The upper level however does not have a cover to shield you from the sun. We were very comfortable...More

Thank WYPY
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This boat knows where to find the whales. I can't count the number we saw on our tour last week, both close to the boat and farther away. I also enjoyed the narration, the comfort of a larger boat and the fact that this company...More

Thank Bret H
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Stonica
2 April 2017|
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Response from hawaiioceanproject | Property representative |
Aloha Stonica!, Excellent question -- Our boats are large, stable catamarans, so they don't rock/bounce like the smaller rafts. That is why we do not have any limitations on pregnant passengers joining us, as long as you... More
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Worldisamazing
10 February 2017|
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Response from hawaiioceanproject | Property representative |
Aloha, We do have limited transportation available for our Sunset Dinner Cruise. I do apologize, but TripAdvisor will not let me link directly to our website, however, if you look under "About Us", then "Bout Tours" our... More
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Nicole B
22 November 2016|
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Yes! On our Lanai snorkel, one complimentary cocktail is included, and may be enjoyed after you have finished snorkeling. Additionally, on our Sunset Dinner Cruise, a welcome Mai Tai is served, after the boat has departed... More
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