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Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel

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Lahaina, HI, USA
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About Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel
We're honored to be TripAdvisors Travelers' Choice Award Winners for small group ocean eco-rafting tours in Maui since 1982! Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel invites you to share encounters with whales, dolphins and turtles and snorkel the island of Lanai! Our rafting vessels host 6-26 guests per trip and includes marine naturalist guides, creating a fun, educational and uncrowded experience! The low to water style vessel offers eye-level encounters and a fun boating adventure! We're stoked to have been featured on National Geographic, the Travel Channel, HGTV, Hawaii Magazine and ABC’s Good Morning America and thanks to our ohana’s feedback we have been recognized for Tripadvisor Hall of Fame for the past 5 years! Every ticket supports our volunteer efforts as NOAA first responders to entangled whales as well as our research partners at U.H. Cascadia, SCRIPPS, HAMER, Whale Trust, Keiki Kohola, NOAA, CETOS, NASA and many others. We can't wait to share Maui's ocean with you!
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Sophie S wrote a review Sep 13
San Francisco, California14 contributions13 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Kate wrote a review Sep 12
Hansville, Washington7 contributions1 helpful vote
Chris and Heather were great tour guides! They assisted when needed and we found some great spots to snorkel at and see a pod of spinner dolphins. My husband and I had a total blast!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Mike wrote a review Sep 12
New Berlin, Wisconsin1 contribution1 helpful vote
Captain Chris and 1st Mate Sara were so awesome! Very friendly and helpful. We got to see dolphins and snorkel with the Maui Turtles. The reef snorkeling was also fantastic. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.
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Dominique J wrote a review Sep 9
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This was our 3rd trip with Ultimate Snorkel and every one has been AMAZING!! Our crew this time was Amy & Heather, they're ELITE. They knew the best snorkeling spots, could answer every question about fish, ocean, and island history. My son has some limitations associated with his skin and they were wonderful about getting him into the water and getting him rinsed off as soon as he got out. As if the 3 snorkeling locations were great enough, they even took us to a pod of Spinner Dolphins who put on the best show for us! We will ALWAYS choose Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Gerard L wrote a review Sep 9
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OMG totally worth it!! Levi our boat captain was very nice and really made everyone very comfortable with lots of tips and info about the islands we passed on the way to our dive sites. His jokes got us all laughing. Our guide in the water was Hannah she was fantastic, always there to answer questions and help out once in the water to notify the group of the awesome fish, eels and turtles plus reef creatures and the history of the area. The whole experience was excellent, safety was high priority with wetsuits available, floatation devices & everyone was kept hydrated & fed. 5 stars to the guys & gals who made this all possible
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo! Stoked you're stoked and had some good laughs with Levi ;) Hannah and Levi are a dynamic duo for sure. We hope to see you again for another fun adventure out on the water the next time you're in town! Much Aloha.
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