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Hawaii Ocean Rafting day tours

Address: slip 8 Lahaina Harbor, PO Box 381, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96767
Phone Number: 808-661-7238
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Owner description: Climb aboard our HI Tech Ocean Rafts and spend the day snorkeling the crystal clear waters...
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Owner description: 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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were lucky to have Jake and Emily as our crew today. They were organized, knowledgeable, punctual and knew how to have a good time. They made sure if there were any first timers that they understood the basics as well as lots of additional info. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to see whales in their natural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I am so glad I did this whale watch! It's on a Zodiac raft and I thought...whales big, raft small. But this was so amazing. The crew of Jeff and Samantha really knew what they were talking about and were so enthusiastic that their joy was contagious. February is breeding time and whales like Maui. We saw four males breaching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

What a great time we had with Captain Stephanie and Sean. We will highly recommend this too everyone we talk to in Hawaii and at home. This was the best part of our visit to Maui. We enjoyed 3 different excursions at different times of day and had numerous up close whale experiences. We couldn't tire of seeing whales and... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We recently went whale watching with Hawaii Ocean Rafting. I could not say enough about this great experience. This was about my 12th whale watch in Maui and these guys are A++. The crew was amazing. We saw so many breeches. We got up close and personal with the whales staying our necessary distance letting the curious whales come to... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Today we had a great experience during our vacation in Maui. We decided to experience Whale Watching with Hawaii Ocean Rafting. Our Captain was Jeff and his Beautiful 1st mate was Sammi. They did a fantastic job of locating the whales and provided us with an experience we will long remember. Job well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you want to safely get up close and personal with humpback whales, there is no crew better than Jeff and Samantha of Hawaiian Ocean Rafting. It's obvious they are passionate about these beautiful creatures and want to share everything they know. And don't be afraid to go out in the Zodiac raft. The idea seemed a little intimidating but... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have taken other whale-watching tours but this was by far the very best. The raft (holding approx. 16 people) is much better than the catamaran (holding approx. 150 people). Stephanie was an excellent captain, and maneuvered the raft like a pro. Karen was very knowledgeable about whales and their behavior. The price was reasonable for 2 full hours of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Omg this was the best whale watching trip I have ever been on and we have been on a lot!! Saw tons of whales up close and personal under the raft from one side to the next! It was amazing!! Jeff and Sam were great!! I'll post a video later when I get home. Thanks for the amazing morning Greg... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a excellent experience with this company. So informative, with super positive attitudes and a smile for everyone. Sean was so knowledgeable and encouraging of any questions. So much better than the big boats, as there a less people on each vessel and the whales seem to be so close when you are at sea level with them. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Enjoyed our second trip with Hawaii Ocean Rafting, out of Lahaina. Zodiac rafts allow the captain to get out to the whales more quickly and move to different sites, In our two hour tour, we moved to at least six quality whale encounters. We observed males showing aggression to each other, a mother and calf pair, and, the ultimate, a... More 

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