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Hawaii Ocean Rafting

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675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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Best day of the vacation

Had friends visiting Maui so wanted them to get on a boat and see Lanai if possible without taking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
heidi l
A fun family adventure!

Our family of 5 booked the "All day Lanai snorkel trip" Due to weather we couldn't complete the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Snorkeling and Whale Watching tours. 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. Whale Watching tours from December through April from Maui Hawaii.
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675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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Reviewed yesterday

Had friends visiting Maui so wanted them to get on a boat and see Lanai if possible without taking the whole gang (kids: ages 8, 13 and 15) on the ferry. Booked the half day Lana’i Snorkel. We did other things like sunset sails and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 5 booked the "All day Lanai snorkel trip" Due to weather we couldn't complete the trip around the whole island of Lanai', but we had a blast. We just went to two snorkel spots but they both were great. We found a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our rating appears a little late, but better late than never! In September last year we spent a wonderful day at the boat of our charming captains Jeff and Sean. For my birthday I wished to see a dolphin and fortunately we were lucky enough...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

I have done the catamaran experience in other vacation destinations and after reading the reviews gave the ocean raft a try. We were blown away - we came across a school of spinner dolphins that just frolicked and played with us for a solid 20...More

1  Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Back home from vacation and our family cannot stop talking about how this trip was the highlight of our vacation!!! I just gonna start with my only CON: There was a group of four that were extremely late, having us leave the harbor almost 20...More

Thank Heather L
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

My husband and I did the half day snorkel trip last Thursday, and had Sam and Jenna as guides. It was an amazing experience! Sam and Jenna were super fun and friendly, and really wanted to make sure we got the best out of our...More

1  Thank Dana J
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

--April 2018 Although Hawaii Ocean Rafting has plenty of good reviews with people claiming it was the highlight of their trip to Maui, my experience with this company was unfortunately the complete opposite. Starting with the booking process...I booked this trip months in advance because...More

Thank BlueSkiesBlueSeas
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Our family of four booked an afternoon whale watch tour at the end of March before we headed to the airport, and it far exceeded our expectations! Our captain and guide were fantastic, the boat was the right size to be interactive with the ocean...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Glad you had a great time. The best months for seeing the whales are January, February and March. The official season is from December 15th thru May 15th. The whales have all but departed by now (April 28th).They were a bit early in arriving as...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

This is the second time we have been on the Hawaii Ocean Rafting half day snorkeling and both times were amazing. We went to different locations than the first time so it was like a new tour. The snorkel locations were excellent. The crew is...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Thank you for your input. We try to access different areas on a daily basis. There are several excellent areas we have to choose from for snorkeling. The crew loves to have a great time with the guests

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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

We went at the end of season. Jeff and Dirk were both excellent. We did see whales but the way the zodiac was designed it was hard to see behind as previous year on a different zodiac you could see from anywhere you sat. At...More

Thank Karen D
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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

This is the only comment I have seen about not being able to see whales from anywhere on the boat. The Captain usually turns the boat so all can see. In all cases you are able to stand or move around to get a better...More

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Kathleen B
January 23, 2017|
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You must mean tubing? No, no river tubing. Some of the same fun can be had frolicking in the waves though. Grab a floater and hop in!
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Response from Cherie D | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how many people have reservations that day, but I believe the maximum passenger capacity is 15.
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Response from TexasGal909 | Reviewed this property |
We went in the morning.
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