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Hawaii Ocean Rafting

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Address: 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96767
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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Half Day Snorkel Trip

We highly recommend this tour! Captain Kim and Tom were great, very informative and friendly. It was great snorkeling and whale watching. Our kids had a great time too. For the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
williska
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Portland

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Eugene, Oregon
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second trip with this company; this time I did just the whale watching 2-hr trip. We definitely saw whales and they were magnificent! Captain Katie did a good job locating them, and we even stopped for a whale "mugging", while the magnificent creature swam under the boat! The only bummer was that crew member Sean talked way... More 

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Portland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We highly recommend this tour! Captain Kim and Tom were great, very informative and friendly. It was great snorkeling and whale watching. Our kids had a great time too. For the price, this can't be beat!

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

I know you have lots of options when it comes to touring the water, and I'm thrilled you had such a great time with us. Kim and Tom were very happy to hear about your review, and we all really appreciate you giving us your recommendation. Hope to have you back! Best, Mark Robinson, Owner More 

Dunwoody, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming here for 4 years to stay with some amazing friends. We go whale watching at least twice a week and ALWAYS try to go out with Mark and Sam if we can work it out. Yesterday was an amazing whale watch with whales lingering around our boat and coming so close that we got this beautiful... More 

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

I can't thank you enough for sharing this, Sherry! You're practically a regular here, and it means so much to see your feedback. I'll be looking forward to your next visit! Warm wishes, Mark Robinson, Owner More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a whale watch with no expectation because of the low price. The small zodiac puts you real close to water, so the visibility is excellent. Don't go sit act, because the old diesel engine had seen better days and will give you an headache real fast. We were extremely lucky on this tour, 2 adults humpbacks came... More 

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

I love hearing about experiences like yours, Vincent, and I can't thank you enough for sharing! I'm thrilled you had such a wonderful time on our raft, and it's great to know that you had such luck with the whales. I hope you'll join us again sometime! Maybe for snorkeling? Take care, Mark Robinson, Owner More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a half day of snorkeling and the two locations that we snorkeled at were fantastic! We say an abundance of different types of fish and lots of turtles! That part was awesome but bc you are riding in a raft you will get soaked on the ride over to the snorkeling locations. we left at 8 am... More 

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

It sounds like the seas weren't cooperating with us on the day of your adventure, Nasim, and I'm sorry about that, but unfortunately we can't control the seas-- as much as we'd like to. Still, I'm glad Sean was still able to show you some great snorkeling and sights despite the roughness of the water that day. Sincerely, Mark Robinson,... More 

Texas
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a half day snorkel trip to Lanai with Hawaii Ocean Rafting. Tom and Kim took us out on a 30-ft. hard-bottom inflatable raft. We knew we might see some whales on the way to the snorkel spots, but we didn’t realize we would be treated to the special experience we had. We got to see a whale... More 

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

My crew strives to provide special experiences for all our guests, so it's always wonderful to hear when they've succeeded. Tom and Kim were very happy to see your kind feedback, and we were all very excited to know that the second snorkel spot was a success! Hope you'll join us again! Mark Robinson, Owner More 

Folsom, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the guides are very patient and eager to find the best snorkeling spots in the region. and since they take you on a raft, you get to do a bit of whale watching as well

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Thank sriram87
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

It's like catching two fish with one hook! I'm glad you were so happy with your time on our raft, and I hope you'll join us again next time you're on Maui! All the best, Mark Robinson, Owner More 

Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our half day snorkelling trip to Lanai with Kim and Sean, with some amazing whale watching thrown in between snorkelling sites. The smaller raft makes for a much better experience than the large boats, the crew were informative and fun, were great with the kids, and kept us fed and watered. Highly recommended for the whole family!

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

I love hearing that! Kim and Sean say hi, and we're all so excited you and your family enjoyed the half day adventure. I'm glad you caught some whale watching in there, too! Couldn't help but notice you joined us from Australia, and I hope we'll see you again next time you're on Maui! Warm wishes, Mark Robinson, Owner More 

Vancouver, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the appointed time for our snorkel trip but the crew for our boat was not there yet. When they arrived they discovered that the engine was having difficulty. They did make a valid attempt to repair it but did not notify us that the trip may have to be canceled. By the time they canceled the trip... More 

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Minneapolis
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did 2 whale watching excursions with Kim and Tom crewing. Saw many whales up close. Today we were "mugged" by 2 whales and they provided masks and snorkels so we could dunk our faces in while someone held our feet and really see them well. Another rafting company was there too but they didn't get to dunk. Very fun time.

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Thank triage1
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Sounds like a fun time! I'm glad you enjoyed getting up close and personal with the whales, and I hope you'll join us again sometime! Safe travels, Mark Robinson, Owner More 

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