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Captain Steve's Rafting

Address: Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: +1 808-667-5565
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Ranked #31 of 162 Activities in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: 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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36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This tour was sold to us as a circumnavigate boat trip. Later they said it would be 3/4. In reality, we saw maybe 1/3 of the island. Twice. Which was a little disappointing, but the excellent snorkeling and comfy boat ride made up for that. The boat looked clean and well maintained with comfy seats and plenty shade. The make... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Captain Steve and his first mate were excellent. The great thing about this tour was the Captain Steve's knowledge from 30 years of making these trips and his flexibility to find the best snorkel spots. We viewed huge sea turtles, spotted rays as well a hug pod of spotted dolphins that swam around the boat for quite a while. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Captain Steve and soon to be Captain Lynn delivered on everything they promised. We saw bottle nose and spotted dolphins and went snorkeling in the most amazing places. We left port a bit late but made up for it and returned a little late as well. I would recommend this trip to anybody any day. Captain Steve is a first... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Excellent trip, Captain Steve and his crew (woman from NY) were great. They told lots if stories about the islands, the dolphins, and everything in between. About 45 minutes into the ride, we came upon a pod of hundreds of dolphins, they swam next to us, spinned for us and generally kept us entertained. The area we snorkeled in had... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wow… what a fantastic day and adventure to Lanai! Captain Steve has created a memorable, unique, and very personalized trip to the island of Lanai! Although there were many things to love aboard Captain Steve's Raft, and the Deluxe Lanai Rafting Adventure - what we probably loved the most was the ability for this smaller vessel to get up close... More

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Longview, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went on a snorkeling trip with Captain Steve and his trusty deckhand Aug 26, 2014. It was a blast! He took us to see Dolphins and snorkeling on Lanai. The weather was a bit iffy and windy in the morning early, but cleared off to be beautiful. The snorkeling was great and we sooo enjoyed ourselves. Captain Steve and... More

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is bar-none the BEST snorkelling and dolphin watch tour on the island of Maui! We have done this trip several times and are never disappointed. Captain Steve is a lovely man, his crew are great; the food is fresh and delicious. We've seen dolphins on every trip, except one (when the weather was very uncooperative). The snorkelling around Lanai... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My daughter and I went on the 6 hour Lanai Snorkel trip and it was awesome. We started out with a tray of fresh fruits and doughnuts. Jonathon and Lynn were our guides and they were so fun and cheerful, and full of interesting information about all sorts of things. Very knowledgeable! The day was perfect. The waters are so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A must do! Loved the fact that only holds about 15 people. You learn about the Hawaii culture along with seeing some amazing animals and sites. We'll definitely do it again and again. The whole family (boy 11,girl 8) loved it! Great snorkeling too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

This adventure was definitely a highlight of my senior trip to Maui. Captain Steve's Maui Snorkeling was a great time from start to finish! Our group (consisting of 11 people) was assigned Captain Jonathon and Captain Lynn. They did an amazing job at being hospitable, being polite, and making sure every single person was having fun. Captain Jonathon was fun,... More

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