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Ocean Riders Adventure Tours

Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Ranked #17 of 131 activities in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Original Lanai tour established in 1988. Only Ocean Riders circumnavigates the island of Lanai on a continual, year round basis. Nobody knows the... more » Owner description: 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). « less
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We chose Ocean Riders because of their smaller open air boat and ability to go to more out of the way places and they didn't disappoint! We saw amazing fish, gorgeous scenery, flying fish, turtles and even a surprise whale sighting. Knowledgeable, friendly crew made the day even more enjoyable. Hands down awesome and worth it!

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Before booking this tour I red all the reviews and decided to go with them because in general they seemed to have good reviews ... except the couple reviews I saw where ocean riders has cancelled on people because of boat problems, etc. Well I took a chance and booked them anyways, and what do I know, they cancelled because... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We travel to Maui often, maybe 30 times in the past ten years. I normally don't take snorkel cruises, as I have found I can see as much from shore for free. The Ocean Riders Adventure was completely different. They go completely around Lanai, taking you places that are extremely remote and seldom visited by humans. The coral was fantastic,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was one of the best activities my family has ever done in Maui, or anywhere for that matter! Great crew, awesome visit to a deserted beach, incredible snorkeling and stunning scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

8 hour tour that has more than just snorkeling. Great if you like a real boat ride. Sitting on the inflatable gunnels hanging on to a rope as we dashed through the waves was a blast without being too punishing as our captain Aaron easily picked the best line through the 6-8 ft. swell. Also some additional seating in the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were a little apprehensive about heading out as the winds and waves had been really strong the two days previously. But Chad and Ian did a great job keeping us safe and pointing out lots of interesting sites and some history. We saw lots of whales, a turtle, and we think a couple of small sharks! Lots of great... More

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had a great trip around Lanai with Captain Chad!! We saw tons of whales, dolphins, turtles, even a manta ray! Chad made a point to take our time when we came across anything interesting, which we did often. He had a tough job that day, as the wind and waves were coming from an odd direction making for rough... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Chad and Brad were the best! The weather was perfect and we snorkeled at 3 different locations. Loved the smaller boat and the personalized attention! I would definitely go again when we are in Maui again! 5 Stars!!!

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I very highly recommend Ocean Riders for your seafaring adventures when visiting Maui! We spent the day with Captain Aaron and Crewman Ian this March. What a treat! The small, intimate group was perfect for adjusting the schedule and making a point to see animals and locations up close. Captain Aaron was very accomodating when it came to going off... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Day Trip around Lanai was a great time on our Maui vacation. Pack light, you cannot wear shoes on the boat, and they keep them in a tub, so don't wear anything fancy. Also, you are not allowed to bring much on board since it's a small boat. Your belongings will all fit in a gallon sized zip lock bag... More

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