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Address: Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: +1 808-667-5565
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Description: Snorkeling trips to Lanai and Whale watching in season Constantly in...
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! History 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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Great day on the water!

My friend and I (both in our mid 30's) thoroughly enjoyed Captain Steve's Lanai Dolphin Watch and Snorkeling trip. Leaving from the Mala boat ramp seemed easier than leaving from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Linden, California

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Linden, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My friend and I (both in our mid 30's) thoroughly enjoyed Captain Steve's Lanai Dolphin Watch and Snorkeling trip. Leaving from the Mala boat ramp seemed easier than leaving from Lahaina Harbor. Certainly, the parking situation was easier and free! Steve and Stephanie met us at the ramp right on time. They had a nice spread of fresh fruits and... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Awesome trip to Lanai with Captain Steve and his beautiful daughter Stephanie. Raft is small, 14 on our trip which made it even more enjoyable. Great snorkeling spots, followed a school of spinner dolphins, saw some spotted eagle rays and turtles. Ended our snorkeling adventure with a great lunch. Would highly recommend this excursion.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was an incredible experience -- snorkeling in Manela Bay, sailing alongside spinner dolphins (we even saw a baby), swimming in the Pacific --- if only we had an underwater camera to capture all the amazing sights of the day. We will remember this trip for the rest of our lives and can't thank Captain Steve enough. Well worth the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Jonathan and Lynn did a great job with our boat trip from Maui to Lanai to visit two snorkeling spots. They handled everything well and the chosen locations were great.

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This was my 6th and 7th time going out with Captain Steve (went twice on this trip to Maui), and it always is amazing. This particular trip was absolutely dazzling, with whales surrounding our boat for almost 15 minutes, including 'spy hops' where they come almost straight up from the water, about 20 feet away from us (you can see... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We took a trip with Captain Steve and the end of our trip in March to do one last whale watch before leaving Maui. They were super informative and we learned a lot about whales that morning. We got to watch several males vie for a female's affection and it was quite the competition. The whales also went under our... More 

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have been going on Captain Steve's for over 20 years. We have tried other boating excursions on all the islands and by far Captain Steve's is the best. We have a different experience every time we go, which is a lot since we are there 3 times a year and go many times during each visit. It is always... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The excursion was advertised as a dolphin safari, so I was disappointed that we didn't see a single dolphin. We did get to see turtles and more importantly a few whales. That was incredible. You can't get closer than 100 yards and they're only here in the winter to give birth, they head back up to Alaska in April/May. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Thus review is a bit long, but I encourage you to read it! I have been on many of the whale watch excursions in Lahaina. Capt Steve is amazing! The naturalist (as well as Capt.) were wonderful, personable & full of accurate information! The raft was very comfortable & clean! The rafts are what you want to go with. Much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We are repeat Captain Steve customers/fans. This whale season alone I spent close to 30 hours whale watching with them. My last was on April 2 and it was fabulous as always. Even though the whales had slowed down some being the end of the season, Captain Steve still found the whales and one group was a great competition pod.... More 

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Address: Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: +1 808-667-5565
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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