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Hawaii Ocean Rafting

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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 Lanaโ€™i. We encounter the Spinner Dolphins quite often on our excursions. Weโ€™ll spend time...more
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675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Where to begin... Captain Darryll and crew member Sara we're unbelievable.. So many amazing stories but ultimately this was the best experience EVER. Both crew we're obviously pro's and took us to some amazing locations. We saw maybe a dozen whales and even some dolphins!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank drywallersdotca
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Sounds like a truly memorable experience, exhilarating!! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review it means a ton! Aloha and Mahalo๐Ÿ™

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hawaii Ocean Rafting provided my wife and I with a great time. Even the the conditions were supposed to be rough. We got on anyway and we were really glad we did. The crew of the boat captain and naturalist were excellent. They provided lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mikaf808
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave this review. Word of mouth is our bread and butter. We never get tired of hearing praise for our Captains and crew! Next time hop on the full day trip! Aloha and mahalo๐Ÿ™

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took one of the rafting whale watching tours. What a treat. We saw so many whales breaching that it took our breaths away. If you want to go whale watching, this is the way to do it. Small group ensures that you can see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Auntjam
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for pointing out the group/vessel size. There is something about being to close to the water when whale watching, never looking over anyoneโ€™s shoulder. Mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review and for choosing us in the first place ๐Ÿ™

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just when we thought a whale watch tour could not get any better, Hawaii Ocean Rafting surpassed even our highest expectations. We've been coming to Hawaii for over 10 years and we take every opportunity to do a whale watch tour (or two or three)...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LakeMichiganGirl
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hopefully we got ourselves some repeat customers ๐Ÿ™ Thank you so much for giving our little company a try and for taking the time to leave such a detailed review! Whales certainly are best views at eye level ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the smaller boat. Even my 82-year-old Mom was able to get aboard easily and be close to the action. Our Captain Sean and Crew Jenna found a Mama Whale & Calf w/and escort right off the bite. Sean was patient and stuck with them...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Allison M
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Captain Sean just doesnโ€™t have a bad trip โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‹โค๏ธ So happy you had a great trip and thank you for taking the time to review your tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been on whale watches before on large vessels, but this boat was so much more fun!! You felt like you were part of the action, instead of watching from a far. My daughter and I had a great time with Linda and Jenna!!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Luvbug660
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Oh yes go again!!! Each trip is different and the different whales put on all kinds of shows. Aloha and mahalo for leaving a review of your experience โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been on whale watches before, but this was by far our best experience. We loved the smaller boat size with less people. We had a great captain, who was very knowledgeable and entertaining! Will definitiely do this again on our next visit. Also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PearsonTravel
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for pointing out the ease of booking online right through TripAdvisor, itโ€™s a new feature for us! So glad you gave our little company a try and took the time to leave a review ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ™

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way to the four-hour snorkeling adventure a couple of days ago when my daughter got stuck in the elevator of the condo we were staying in! After a few minutes, I called Hawaii Ocean Rafting to tell them of our predicament....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Courtney P
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

First of all we are just relieved that your daughter is fine, how scary. Glad it worked out for you with a whale watch and Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Aloha

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a half-day snorkeling adventure and went with Hawaii Ocen Rafting because their onboard amenities DID NOT include breakfast, lunch, and an open bar. As a couple, we wanted to experience snorkeling along the coast of Lanai on a smaller vessel with fewer passengers....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David S
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the recommendation! Thanks for pointing out the focus of our tours. While we have ample snacks and drinks you will not fine a gift shopโ˜บ๏ธ. Our goal is snorkel snorkel snorkel. Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to share๐Ÿ™

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our two-hour whale watching trip was absolutely perfect: the guides found multiple humpbacks who treated us to waves with their fins, tail-slaps and even spectacular jumps out of the water. While the sightings were great, we were prepared for nothing more than a boat ride...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mollyanddone
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The scarab speedboat really is a blast, so stoked that you had fun! Thank you for taking the time to share about your whale watching tour and thank for choosing us in the first place ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‹

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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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