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Address: Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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+1 808-667-5565
07:00 - 17:00
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Snorkeling trips to Lanai and Whale watching in season

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Snorkeling trips to Lanai and Whale watching in season

Constantly in search of the "Perfect Day" of snorkeling or whale watching, Captain Steve and his crew will stop at nothing to ensure unparalleled service and quality.

Waste no time in discovering the secrets of the reef and playing with dolphins, humpback whales, turtles and rays. There is no telling what we might encounter on any given day. No two trips are alike, and that's probably what keeps the captains and crew so friendly and accommodating. They are as excited about going to work as the guests are about going on a Maui rafting adventure!


Established in 1986.

Captain Steve's Rafting is a true example of the words "owner operated." Since he started his business in 1986, Steve has been insisting on personal service and satisfaction for every guest. As he explains, "I want to make sure everyone who comes with us absolutely loves the experience."

It's hard to find someone more sincerely dedicated to making visitors happy. That's why so many customers keep coming back to Captain Steve's year after year.

A note with regard to the captains and crew: It is widely known that Captain Steve has been the only operator of the family business for the past three decades, but with the advent of his second boat, he obviously cannot be two places at once. He is therefore committed to selecting only people who truly care about the craft of tourism and wish to make a positive impact on the experience of the guests. Thus "going the extra mile" is always sought after when considering a representative of his company.

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Captain Micah and Lynn did an amazing job showing us dolphins, turtles and sea life. We were too late in the season for whales, but we snorkled in two locations and saw tons of... read more

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Captain Micah and Lynn did an amazing job showing us dolphins, turtles and sea life. We were too late in the season for whales, but we snorkled in two locations and saw tons of fish and even a couple of octopi, thanks to Micah's diving prowess. We had a blast touring Lanaii's coast, zooming in and out of coves at... More 

Thank Ann P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Micah and Lynn were awesome! We had so much fun on the adventure raft and snorkeling. We learned so much and had a blast! Mahalo Micah and Lynn for an amazing experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did rafting tour and had Captain Steve as our actual captain. He was great! Rihanna was his crew person and she was awesome! We got to see about 50 Spinner Dolphins, a couple sea turtles and tons of fish while we snorkeled. We were fortunate to be one of a few boats out that day to see a Whale... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This excursion is definitely one that I will do again. Our captain and his deck and were very knowledgeable about the area and kept us all as safe as could be. We had a nice deli-style lunch half way through.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Adventure Rafting trip was fantastic. Even the lunch was wonderful! The Captain and crew made you feel right at home. I highly recommend!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Steve's Rafting offers really fun adventures. I have done his 6 hour snorkel trip multiple times as well as his whale watches. Both offerings rate among the best to be had here on Maui. I live here in Lahaina, and when I choose to spend money on an activity, you know I had better get my money's worth! I... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour to see dolphins. This is more pricey than other cruises but there are a lot less people. Still I can't image where you would all sit if the boat was full. We had some really unprepared, sea sick people on the boat so that was a bummer and cut short what we did. As a dolphin... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you wanna see wildlife and have a great time, this is the Trip for you. We took the 1/2 day trip. We left the harbor about 8pm and didn't get back until 2:30pm. So it's more than 1/2 day. We saw Turtles, Spinner Dolphins, and White Tip reef sharks. They also served us a lite breakfast and a full... More 

Thank Bryon B
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent day with Captain John and Lynn, they were able to track down a great whale sighting despite the fact that we are at the end of whale season. Captain John took us into places larger boats would not be able to go and gave us some really good snorkeling. Lynn was incredibly knowledgeable not only about... More 

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Looking for a 3/4 day ocean adventure from Lahaina? Look no further. Captain Steve's provided me and my family an epic adventure. Disclosure: the raft holds 22. We were lucky as we were essentially on a private charter with one other friendly couple. Nevertheless our adventure started out meeting our friendly and knowledgeable guides, John and Lynn. Can't say enough... More 

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