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“Best day of our trip by far!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hawaii Ocean Rafting day tours

Hawaii Ocean Rafting day tours
slip 8 Lahaina Harbor, PO Box 381, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96767
808-661-7238
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Ranked #14 of 132 activities in Lahaina
Type: Water sports
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Owner description: Climb aboard our HI Tech Ocean Rafts and spend the day snorkeling the crystal clear waters surrounding the island of Lana’i. We encounter the Spinner Dolphins quite often on our excursions. We’ll spend time interacting with them as they frolic in the water. Continental breakfast, snack and cold drinks will be served throughout the day. Snorkel gear provided. This trip will be the highlight of your vacation. Departs daily from slip 8 Lahaina Harbor.
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best day of our trip by far!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We were extremely lucky and got a private tour with Sean and Tommy on the last day of our trip. It was absolutely incredible! They were both so friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel really comfortable. We snorkeled with sea turtles and saw so many beautiful fish. We were able to see Bottlenose dolphins which was definitely a highlight. It was great that they provided breakfast and snacks so we didn't have to worry about packing any food. Hands down the best day of our trip! Definitely recommend this to anyone interested in snorkeling. We will be back!

Visited November 2013
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Yorba Linda, California
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“Wonderful day in beautiful Hawai'i”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Thank you to LeAnna and Sean for a very special day with your company. Though early in the "whale season" we saw several humpback whales enjoying the beautiful warm waters of Au'au Channel. Dolphins, galore! Love the way they "rode the bow" of the boat with us half way to Lana'i. Both snorkeling spots were fun and did see many fish, even in spite of recent rains on Lana'i. Second spot, where the turtles go to the "turtle cleaning station" was the BOMB. I saw so many turtles, fish, and even an adult white tip reef shark while snorkeling with Sean. She was a magnificent animal. Not aggressive, not the monster people want us to believe. She checked us out and we did likewise, but never felt fearful for a moment. An amazing experience I'll never forget. Got to give it up for Sean, too, for getting my (non swimming, terrified of the water) husband out in a life preserver, with a mask, so he could enjoy Mother Nature's bounty first hand for his first time. He's now ready to learn to swim so he can learn to scuba! Thanks, crew! We had a blast. Highly recommend this trip. Worth every penny. Mahalo LeAnna and Sean and company.

Visited November 2013
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We completed the half day snorkeling trip to Lanai with Hawaii Ocean Rafting and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Tom the skipper and Povi the mate, our crew for the morning, were excellent! They were such very nice people and so knowledgeable of the surroundings and wildlife and they took the time ensure each guest received all the same information. We snorkeled with turtles, we saw two pods of bottle nose dolphin and then Tom found about 100 spinner dolphin ( talk about finding a needle in a haystack), who put on the most brilliant display around our boat. Snacks, fresh fruit, water juice and soda are provided as part of the tour. This tour is highly recommended 5 stars all the way.

Visited October 2013
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Cobourg, Canada
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best. Day. Ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We just arrived back from the half day snorkelling trip to Lanai with Hawaii Ocean Rafting and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Tom and Povi were our crew for the morning and they were excellent! They were very knowledgeable of the surroundings and wildlife and took the time to interact with each guest on the trip. This is a small tour (the morning we went there were 12 people) so there is plenty of room to move around the boat as you please. It was also one of the more reasonably priced trips that I found online.

The snorkelling around Lanai was amazing! We were lucky to have a very calm day so the visibility in the water was excellent. The coral reef was beautiful and there were a TON of colourful fish. We were even fortunate enough to see an eagle ray (thank you Povi)! The next stop was to swim with the sea turtles. We came face to face with at least half a dozen turtles and were given plenty of time to watch these beautiful creatures swim around us. We also saw a couple of bottlenose dolphins which swam right beside the raft and at the last moment before the tour ended we came across a pod of spinner dolphins! They are absolutely amazing to watch and I will never forget the experience. The spinners put on quite a show! I have never seen dolphins close up in the wild so this is one of the things I was most looking forward to on our trip and it did not disappoint. Thank you so much Tom for being so persistent to find us the spinners!

All in all we had an amazing day and recommend this tour to anyone travelling to Maui and looking for an excellent adventure! Thank you guys so much for the memorable experience, we will be back again!

Visited October 2013
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Billings, Montana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“AWESOME trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had the most amazing time on our "personal" tour and adventure back in June. We had the entire raft to ourselves, there were 9 of us. We were just arms length away from the dolphins that surrounded the raft, we couldn't believe how they performed and showed off to us. We were elated when we got to spend lots of time sightseeing turtles, dolphins, snorkeling, and boating. The sight where Tom & Poxi took us to snorkel was full of sea life. We even saw a shark and lots of turtles. What a blast and definitely a must go & do on your next vacation,

Visited June 2013
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