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Address: 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
Phone Number: (808) 661-7238
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Snorkeling and Whale Watching tours. Climb aboard our HI Tech Ocean Rafts...

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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Wonderful Time!

We arrived early and were greeted by Lydia, who was so welcoming and extremely helpful. Weather was great and our captain was Sean, who loved sharing all his knowledge of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Mark G
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Mission Viejo, California

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Mission Viejo, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived early and were greeted by Lydia, who was so welcoming and extremely helpful. Weather was great and our captain was Sean, who loved sharing all his knowledge of the islands. We stopped at 2 spots and they were beautiful. Also did some short site seen locations. No dolphins, but other boats on the radio couldnt find them either.... More 

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Redwood City, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the full day snorkeling trip which also involved a circumnavigation of Lanai and it was wonderful. Stephanie is an experienced and skillful boat handler who gave us a great trip despite some challenging weather conditions. She and her deckhand Johnny were friendly and helpful and provided lots of really useful information about Lanai and wildlife we were seeing.... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we all appreciate it greatly. Shark fin really never disappoints, glad you got to experience it. It means a lot to hear such praise for our Captain and crew, I'll make sure to pass it on. Aloha and Mahalo for choosing Hawaii Ocean Rafting. Mark Robinson Owner More 

Saratoga, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my family of 5 on the Hawaii Ocean Rafting full day snorkel tour to Lanai. This was our 3rd snorkel tour to Lanai and our 2nd trip with Hawaii Ocean Rafting and it was excellent (again). We didn't circumnavigate Lanai due to rough water conditions, but we did hit 4 snorkel sites and saw the pod of Spinner... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us a second time and a huge thank you for taking the time to share about your trip. Your wife brings up a good point, there is something about the small vessel and all the fresh air that makes those prone to sea sickness more comfortable. Hopefully you will join us for a third time on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful day! Our trip was everything--and more--as promised on the website. We have taken one other snorkel trip on a big boat, and this was so, so much better. It was small, intimate, and Lydia and Sean did everything possible to offer us a unique experience. I highly recommend this company and will never bother with any other... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

That sounds like a wonderful trip, and what a miracle for your mom. Sean and Lydia are a great team and we are thrilled that they delivered such a great trip. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it means a lot to us. Aloha and mahalo, we look forward to the next time. Mark Robinson Owner More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stephanie and Sean made our day spectacular. They made sure we had a wonderful day, and went out of their way (literally) to get us as close as possible to a pod of dolphins. I had the great experience of being dunked by Sean in order to get a proper view of the dolphins from under the water. Sean also... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Sounds like a wonderful trip, nothing makes us happier. Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience, it really helps us as a small family business. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of taking you out again in the future. I'll pass on the great review to Sean and Steph as well. Aloha and Mahalo Mark Robinson... More 

High River, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went out with Sean and Lydia on July 28 for the half day snorkel trip to and from Lana'i. The snorkelling was fantastic on the other side of Lana'i. We saw dolphins (spinner and bottle nose) at three different locations! Sean and Lydia were excellent guides. This was actually our ninth trip out with Hawaii Ocean Rafting (we have... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience with Sean and Lydia and our business. I must first express my gratitude for you loyalty over the years, thank you for choosing Hawaii Ocean Rafting! Sounds like you had a great trip, nothing makes me happier. Here's to a wonderful rest of your vacation, and we look forward... More 

Vallejo, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful full day snorkeling trip around Lana'i. Captain Steph was awesome steering around waves to keep us as smooth as possible. Very knowledgeable about the island and the wildlife. Amanda her first mate was great as well making sure all our needs were attended too. Highly recommend this trip.

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your day to share about you experience with us. The full day snorkeling tour around Lana'i is always a surprising and unique adventure, and we are so glad you enjoyed it! We love Captain Steph and first mate Amanda too, what a great team. Your recommendation means a lot and we hope to... More 

San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We took a lovely half day snorkel trip to Lanai. Here are a couple of highlights: *Boat is a relatively small raft, so you aren't going snorkeling with a huge crowd of people. *Captain and skipper were great. They took us to an incredible snorkeling spot which was really magical. *They worked with us when our kids were on the... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

I apologize for the age confusion, but I'm pleased to hear your captain and skipper handled the situation appropriately and that everyone had a lovely experience on the snorkel trip. I can't control the wildlife, but I'm excited for you that a pod of dolphins made an appearance! I'm looking forward to the next time you get a chance to... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Feather & Sean were Great!! 15 members of our family Spread my parents ashes, Harold & Betty per their request, yesterday from an Ocean Raft off Puamana. We enjoyed the experience and are planning to snorkel with them on Sunday. Joe Higgins

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you so much -- what an honor! I hope you all had a great snorkeling experience. Kindest regards, Mark Robinson, Owner More 

Kihei, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We have done other snorkeling trips, but this was the best one we've experienced on Maui. We enjoyed running with a pod of spinner Dolphins, saw a lot of colorful fish and a turtle. Snacks on board were plentiful and good. Crew were very efficient, pleasant and knowledgeable.

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

I know you have options when it comes to adventuring on the island, and I'm honored to know my team's snorkeling trip was the best you've ever experienced. It means so much to have your kind words on our TripAdvisor page, and I hope we'll see you again next time you come to Maui. Best wishes, Mark Robinson, Owner More 

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