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Lanai Dolphin Adventure & 2 Snorkel Sites provided by Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel

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Lanai Dolphin Adventure & 2 Snorkel Sites

Lanai Dolphin Adventure & 2 Snorkel Sites
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
26
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 121504P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Homemade banana bread with passion fruit cream cheese and fresh pineapple and strawberry fruit
  • Maui style potato chips and homemade cookies
  • Purified water, diet coke, coke, sprite and unsweetened green tea
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Flotation Devices
  • Complimentary Reef Safe Sunscreen
  • Wetsuit tops for rent
Exclusions
  • No guests under age of 4, pregnant or with back or neck injuries
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA CHECK IN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TOUR TIME at Slip 17 Lahaina Harbor, Maui! Please INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL IN YOUR BOOKING so we can CONTACT YOU IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR TOUR!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
Inclusions
  • Homemade banana bread with passion fruit cream cheese and fresh pineapple and strawberry fruit
  • Maui style potato chips and homemade cookies
  • Purified water, diet coke, coke, sprite and unsweetened green tea
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Flotation Devices
  • Complimentary Reef Safe Sunscreen
  • Wetsuit tops for rent
Exclusions
  • No guests under age of 4, pregnant or with back or neck injuries
Departure details
  • Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA CHECK IN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TOUR TIME at Slip 17 Lahaina Harbor, Maui! Please INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL IN YOUR BOOKING so we can CONTACT YOU IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR TOUR!
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 26, 2021
A note from Lanai Dolphin Adventure & 2 Snorkel Sites
Although the state has allowed vessels to now operate at 100% capacity, we will be operating at 75% capacity for the comfort of our guests. Health and safety guidelines will be updated per recommendations by the CDC and WHO and local entities and are subject to change without notice.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
272 reviews
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Sophie S
San Francisco, CA16 contributions
Couples
Without question the best snorkel trip I’ve ever been on. Captain Chad and his snorkel guide (I’m so sorry I forgot his name) were amazing. They were so knowledgeable and friendly and took us to great spots. Being on a small boat is well worth the extra expense. We saw a pod of dolphins and were able to circle around and stay close by which you wouldn’t be able to do on a catamaran. And Chad let us stay for a while with no rush to leave! The snorkel guide dove deep to show us octopus and white tip reef shark and tons of turtles. I’ve done many snorkel trips in Hawaii and this was my favorite and worth every penny!
Make sure you eat breakfast because the food doesn’t appear until the second stop and I was starving—but the banana bread with passion cream cheese was worth the wait. You won’t regret signing up for this trip!
Written September 13, 2021
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_Team_Ultimate_
YAY! We love hearing that we are your favorite! Thank you for sharing the adventure with us! Please come back again- we'd love to have you! Mahalo
Written September 17, 2021
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Shane R
2 contributions
Couples
If you're planning to do any kind of snorkeling trip for yourself or with family, don't waste your time on big party boats! Hit these people up! Small boats without crowding. Intimate experience, and the best clothing and crew you could ask for.

Friendly, thoughtful, informative, and courteous. Chatting with the captain and deck hand made the to and from way more fun. Such awesome people and really funny to boot.

If you're not booking with these guys, you're limiting how awesome you're experience can be. I wish I could give them a 10/5 on here.
Written June 3, 2022
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_Team_Ultimate_
Mahalo! We're so happy to hear you had THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE with us!
Written July 1, 2022
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Laura P
Chicago, IL5 contributions
The tour check in area was easy to find and located right next to the public restrooms, and we were outfitted with gear that really fit (not those one-sized fits all approaches...they made sure our gear was a perfect fit. The tour was fully booked so it was a little more challenging to find a comfy seat and move around on the boat than we had anticipated, but the ride was smooth and safe out to a few snorkel spots where we were really the only tour group in the area. Sighted a diversity of fish, some octupi, plenty of green sea turtles, lobster, urchins, and even some rays. Also got some really interesting information about the area from our guides. Spent a little more time cruising from one spot to the next than we would have liked but I think that was probably more about the conditions/hopes for early-season whale sightings that ended up not really materializing. Overall do recommend - they took really good care of us, have a lot of local knowledge, and are good at gently reminding folks to take good care of the environment and one another in a way that feels friendly, kind, and natural.
Written November 8, 2021
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_Team_Ultimate_
Mahalo from the team! Sounds like you got to see a lot of sea life with our knowledgeable guides- we hope you come back to see us again when our whale watching tours begin so you can see some whales up close and personal! Aloha
Written November 11, 2021
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Stephanie S
1 contribution
Fabulous snorkeling experience - Sarah and Amy were absolutely awesome! Unlike the big tours, this one was intimate with more of a local vibe. In addition to knowing so much about the area and the marine life, they made sure to get to know us all, tell some jokes, and even helped my 70 year old nervous mom enjoy her first snorkeling experience ever by giving her individual attention to get her comfortable. They took us to a nature preserve teaming with schools of fish and tons of species - then to an area with more fish and so many turtles!! I really can’t recommend this tour enough - you won’t be sorry!
Written October 17, 2021
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_Team_Ultimate_
small groups. BIG FUN! We're so happy to hear you and your mom had a fabulous time! Our team loves what they do and they love sharing the adventure :) We hope you two come back and explore with us again the next time you're in town- aloha.
Written October 19, 2021
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Colleen T
Bismarck, ND7 contributions
This was an amazing snorkel trip. Chad and Jason were excellent captains, and we saw a wide variety of fish, some reef sharks, and a huge pod of dolphins! We also saw some turtles and beautiful coral. The whole time we felt safe and had a blast. The boat ride is a ton of fun but it is very, very bumpy so if you have back/neck issues I would not recommend it. We will absolutely be back during whale season and tour with this company again!
Written October 23, 2021
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_Team_Ultimate_
Mahalo from Chad, Jason and the Team! We are so happy to hear you had an amazing time and saw some beautiful views and wildlife! We look forward to you joining us again for another adventure :) Aloha
Written October 25, 2021
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JustGo
Boise, ID9 contributions
We knew we were running a risk trying to fit in a sunny snorkeling trip between rainy days at the beginning of Lahaina’s “winter” season, but it worked out perfectly. Yes, the wind was up but the water was clear and luck was with us when we joined a pod of spotted dolphins halfway between Maui and Lana’i. Our captain stayed a reasonable distance from them but all aboard (~20) had plenty of opportunity to watch, smile, and snap photos. It was great that a young boy spotted them and the crew celebrated him for his alertness. Probably made his week. We cut around to the west side of Lana’i to snorkel in a beautiful little cove that was far enough from the southern tip to be calm. Plenty of tropical fish (tangs and parrots) and urchins (black) and great vis. Fantastic pics from a video cam to the bottom. Seemed like a healthy reef. Returned toward Lahaina with a snack of banana bread, strawbs, and pineapple slices with nonalcoholic beverages. Captain gave us the choice of riding the chop in search of early humpbacks or snorkeling in the second site, which was the unanimous choice. It was a good choice because we swam over an artificial reef inhabited by many turtles. They were happy to mingle and made underwater videos really easy, though the video there was limited. Still, I got reasonable footage of bottom surfers from the surface and had one cruise up from the bottom directly within 5 feet of me. I tried to maintain separation but he/she was making the moves. After that it was just cruising back to port, bucking the chop on a windy day. The crew was very friendly and, while this was by no means a luxury cruise, it more than made up for that in genuineness and fun. That’s the cool thing about about a small, family-run operation.
Written December 2, 2021
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_Team_Ultimate_
We're so happy to hear you got to see so much wildlife and had a great time! We love what we do and we love sharing the outdoors with those willing to explore and adventure with us! Stay Stoked! Mahalo
Written December 17, 2021
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Tia R
2 contributions
Couples
My husband and I were part of a small group that was the first to snorkel with this company since COVID. The experience was great from start to finish. When we arrived at the harbor, everyone was following COVID protocols. It was overcast, so there was an option to rent a wet suit top for $10 which was nice. While we didn’t see any dolphins, we did see a whale which was early for the season. Amy and Vinnie were amazing. There are options for snorkeling assistance for those who aren’t good swimmers to be able to experience snorkeling. We had our choice of water, sodas, banana bread, potato chips, strawberries, pineapples and cookies for snacks. We snorkeled in Lanai and Mala. The captain (Amy) was great at switching to another snorkeling site to maximize our experience when she she learned from other captains that other sites weren’t great that day. Vinnie was available to make sure that we were comfortable in the water, that our masks were on correctly and for overall information and comfort. Both were very knowledgeable about the area and the ocean. Highly recommend!
Written November 7, 2020
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_Team_Ultimate_
Mahalo for being our first ohana group since Covid! We are so stoked you had a great time snorkeling and I can't believe you saw a whale! We hope the rest of your Maui stay is just as awesome!
Written November 8, 2020
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Ari
1 contribution
Couples
Group of 6 on a family vacation. We had Hannah and Emma as guides and they were awesome! They were extremely educated about all aspects of the trip. They made sure we saw dolphins and turtles. Snacks were great and perfectly timed to make sure you enjoyed your trip and kept up your energy. The water is cold (late September) so rent the $10 wet suit top, they recommend it and I would definitely suggest it. If given a choice to snorkel here or Molokini, you will definitely see more on this trip. Molokini is heavily populated and over advertised.
Written September 27, 2021
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_Team_Ultimate_
Mahalo from Emma & Hannah! We're so glad to hear you and your family had a great time! Safe travels
Written September 27, 2021
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Lance
2 contributions
Couples
We went on this tour this past week and it was one of the highlights of our trip!! Hannah and Joel provided and exceptional experience. They got us some incredible views of countless turtles, some incredible coral (look for the blue kind!) and we even got to see a few sharks! They treated us like family, they provided home made snacks and taught us all the basics and made everyone feel comfortable from the start. An added bonus is Hannah has a biology background and was able to give us some really cool info on all the wildlife the we encountered.

I will 100% be taking this tour again when I return to Maui in the future and I will recommend you guys to all of my friends and family. Hope you have a fun & safe summer! Mahalo!
Written June 5, 2021
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_Team_Ultimate_
Turtles, coral and sharks! Sweet! Stoked to hear the snorkel tour was fun and educational and hope to have you guys out with us again sometime!
Written June 8, 2021
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HokieGal
Albany, NY391 contributions
Stephanie and Chris made this a great adventure with a personal touch. They worked hard to find the best snorkeling spots in spite of the funky weather and with lots of patience, managed to teach me how to experience the fish and coral reef up close. When the large pod of dolphin began to perform in the water we were sure Chris ordered them up for our entertainment! What really impressed me,though, was the personal attention Stephanie gave to each passenger..she learned each person's name, checked in repeatedly to see if she could help with anything and by the end of the tour made us all feel friends! Another impressive thing was the condition and cleanliness of the equipment . All in all a fabulous trip!
Written May 21, 2022
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_Team_Ultimate_
Mahalo! We're so happy to hear you had a FABULOUS TRIP with us!
Written June 1, 2022
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By: Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel
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Amazing experience
Amazing snorkel experience! The crew is awesome as well. We managed to go all the way around Lanai, which they said
jennywestcoast
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One of our favourite Maui experiences!
Can’t say enough good things about this 3 hour tour. We were a smaller group, only 13 I think, on a smaller boat. C
Notdeadyetcouple
Notdeadyetcouple
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Top notch trip!
Awesome experience!! We got to see tons of turtles. The highlight for sure was the baby spotted dolphin. The lunch
Dana-Rene R
Dana-Rene R
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The best experience in Maui
I went on 8 different adventures while in Maui including two different snorkeling trips. This snorkeling trip was b
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Q7242AXtaylorm
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Great snorkeling experience!
Wonderful trip! The two snorkel spots were amazing. We saw beautiful coral, lots of fish, sea turtles, and even a p
CJT29N
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Great experience
Everything was my favorite part of this. The snorkeling was amazing, we saw all kinds of fish, great coral reef, s
KateFL1
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Great tour!
Emma and Katy were awesome. We got to see so many dolphins. Both snorkeling sites were great, they even provided sn
NievaP527
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Once in a lifetime experience
Wow! I have never had more fun on a boating adventure. I live on Maui so I’ve had the opportunity to do several o
Beakissinger
Beakissinger
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Close up experience to beautiful Whales
Such an amazing experience with Ultimate Whale Watch and Snorkel! They know exactly what they are doing and have su
lucash956
lucash956
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Our favorite family activity on Maui 2/2 (pictures)
Part 2/2 review for our recent trip. This one has pictures from our GoPro showing the snorkel stop #2 at Nanahoa —
lucash956
lucash956
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Our favorite family activity on Maui
This is our fourth time going out on a family snorkel adventure with Ultimate. It is by far our favorite activity
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Emma and Pat are awesome! Fun trip! Great snorkel option, especially for 1st timers!
Emma and Pat were great! Very friendly and even got into the water to find and show us stuff. I would definitely r
Beth W
Beth W
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Ultimate Snorkeling
My friend and I are snorkel snobs...been to many beautiful snorkeling places in Hawaii, Palau, Fiji, St. Lucia, Mex
rainymomo
rainymomo
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Ultimate Whale Watch for the win!
My husband and I decided on Ultimate Whale Watch for our water adventure this trip, and we could not have been more
Stan B
Stan B
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Badz to the Bone family Maui vacation...
*** Had a wonderful time with our family Lisa, Stan, Logan, & Lola James visiting from Jacksonville, Florida on you
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