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Address: Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 800-510-3586
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Description: The Original Lanai tour established in 1988. Only Ocean Riders...
The Original Lanai tour established in 1988. Only Ocean Riders circumnavigates the island of Lanai on a continual, year round basis. Nobody knows the island better. Others have tried imitating our trip but it cannot be duplicated. Our boat is the perfect vessel for handling what Lanai has to offer and the others just can't or won't do what we do. No timers to call you back from the water and cutting your time short (the other tours can't say that).
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Awesome day on the water!

My buddy Kevin booked us on an all day (6:00 to 2:00) trip to raft around Lanai. Couldn't ask for a better day. We snorkeled the north side and saw a bunch of turtles hanging... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My buddy Kevin booked us on an all day (6:00 to 2:00) trip to raft around Lanai. Couldn't ask for a better day. We snorkeled the north side and saw a bunch of turtles hanging around. Came up on a family of whales. had a nice swim to shore on the island. The crew was great and very easy going.... More 

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solebury pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Just returned from a trip around Lanai. Chad and Ian were so great! Knowledgeable, personable and nice! Three absolutely beautiful snorkeling locations. I was a beginner and I was snorkeling within 10 min. Whales, octopus, beautiful fish and history of the island. I highly recommend. We were a little hesitant because we had to be at the wharf at 6:30... More 

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Maui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It started chilly and over choppy water over the channel. I could really feel the boat going up and down over the waves. I was fortunate that rain jackets were provided to me and my seven year old daughter (this wasn't mentioned on the brochure or website). We saw two different wrecked ships from the raft, which was new to... More 

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Cashmere, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Lifetime dream to see Humpback whales, respectfully from a distance of course. From calves of all sizes with moms, males vying to be the escort, spinning dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, beautiful fish, to the beloved sea turtles--best day! Our young adult kids who've seen a lot of the world absolutely loved this tour, along with us, the parents! Aaron thrilled us... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Yes, excellent trip, amazing sights, best snorkeling, as noted by other reviews. Here's a couple of tips to make your trip even better. 1. If it is rough (you can see white caps) be prepared for a wet and bumpy ride. It was a water rodeo. Yee haw! 2. If it is cloudy or below 80 degrees, perhaps bring a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My husband and I decided to go on a belated honeymoon trip (2 years later), and considering this was our first trip to Maui, my husband wanted to be adventurous. After reading the reviews on tripadvisor, my husband had to sign us up for this tour. Now, I get notoriously motion-sick, not as bad in cars or planes, and not... More 

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Valyermo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Yes, the channel crossing was quite rough. Yes, this is a trip for the adventurous and, even then, you may find yourself questioning your decision to hop on this boat. BUT... you are rewarded with the absolute best snorkeling in Hawaii!!! We have done similar trips on the Na Pali Coast on Kauai and on the Kona Coast of the... More 

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Cherry Valley, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

I would give this trip excellent if it wasn't for the rough ride we had. The weather changed on us and the water was verrrrrrrry rough. Just want you to beware if the water is rough it's very hard to hold on to the ropes on the side of the raft. The next day I had blisters on my fingers... More 

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Great Falls, MT
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We have been going to Hawaii for 6 years and I have never posted a bad review.We were booked for Sunday Feb.16th. On Saturday there was a terrible storm and they closed down the wharf. We checked the weather report early Sunday morning and it said hazardous surf conditions all day and to expect large waves. We called the company... More 

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Tiburon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I've been coming to Maui for 10 years and this is the best on day on the water we have had. Great crew - Captain Chad (the owner) and Ian. 3 amazing snorkeling stops of 45 minutes each off Lanai- all better than the best snorkeling off Maui. We saw 20+ whales up close, swam with turtles, swam in to... More 

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