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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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First, a story about excellent customer service: got a call the night before we were supposed to head out on a combined snorkeling/whale watching excursion, saying not enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Kevin O
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Barrie, Canada
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

For years we've always done whale watches with Captain Steve's Rafting. This year was very disappointing and we may never go with them again. Our guide was unenthusiastic. Captain Steve was actually our captain. Both seemed like they just wanted to get it over with and go home for the day. Okay - it was the 2:30pm excursion but we... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

First, a story about excellent customer service: got a call the night before we were supposed to head out on a combined snorkeling/whale watching excursion, saying not enough people had signed up. We were unable to rebook due to travel commitments, so we said our good byes. Five minutes later got a call back asking if we were interested in... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

First time whale watching. The weather was not on our side for two days, but on the third try. The weather cooperated and we were on our way. Saw a lot of moms with babies, and even got sprayed on. what a site to see. everyone should do this at least once in your life. A tip, schedule the whale... More 

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Barriere, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We booked the 6 hour snorkeling trip to Lanai Island. It started with a light breakfast when we checked in. Once the paperwork was done, we had a safety briefing before we castaway from the launch. On the trip across the strait, Jonathan, our skipper, was looking for whales. It didn't take long and we had a great encounter with... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We just had our first-time experience. We went with my sister and her husband -- who were taking like their 5th or 6th trip with Captain Steve. It's a great tour IMO because the boat isn't too big nor too small. Views were wonderful. Parking around there is tough, so be ready. Also, the boat has no toilet. So be... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was my 3rd time doing Capt Steve's. I always enjoy a day out on the water. Capt Steve is always great in his customer service and finding good spots out on the water to locate whales. I think he actually recognized me/us which is always nice. While out on the water we are at the 'fins' of the whales... More 

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is our third trip with Captain Steve and he never fails to deliver. He's well schooled on where the whales "like to hang" and always manages to deliver a whale watch trip worth the money. You'll see lots of discounted whale watches from the ticket brokers but we've heard from many people that they never get to see anything... More 

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Glendale
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We scheduled our whale watching while still on the mainland and when we arrived in Maui the weather wasn't all that wonderful - our first whale watch was cancelled due to weather - Captain Steve was fantastic in explaining and letting us know that we could either reschedule or get a refund. I did not call right away for rescheduling... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was our first time whale watching experience . We took afternoon trip on February 7th,2015. This was our life time experience and we enjoyed it. It's more fun in raft than boat. We saw whales so many times and Captain did his best to go close to whales. I will recommend Captain Steve Raft to everyone. Thanks for great... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I just went on this "rafting adventure" this morning. By all accounts, it was a successful trip. Right now is peak whale season so there are literally thousands of whales performing what whales do: breathing, tail slapping, pectoral fin slapping, breaching, etc.. However, this raft is not good for photography. Because these animals rarely breach, it is difficult to see... More 

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