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Address: 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96767
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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Lana'i snorkeling

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
kimdj33
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Vallejo, California
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Vallejo, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 4 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Our guides took us to several amazing snorkeling spots and we saw some of the bluest waters I have ever seen. Fabulous trip, lots of fun.

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

It's awesome to hear you had such a fabulous time with my team, Laura! I hope you saw some incredible sea life on your snorkeling adventure, and I appreciate you sharing about your experience on our TripAdvisor page. All the best, Mark Robinson, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Excellent attraction!! Stephanie and Sean were fantastic. We had wonderful snacks/food and saw dolphins, whales and snorkeled in a fantastic area. We wound highly recommend this adventure!

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

Spreading the word about our adventure is what helps keep our raft afloat, and I'm excited to share your feedback with Stephanie and Sean. I hope you'll join us again, and thanks so much for sharing about your experience, Jennifer! All the best, Mark Robinson, Owner More 

Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Took the Family out to Lanai to Snorkel and Maybe see Dolphins and Turtles. Lydia, was our Captain, and She showed us a great time. From my Teens to the Little ones. They explained everything and took us to their favorite spots, We went to three different spots, Saw Spinner Dolphins, and while we were in the water, Bottle nose... More 

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

I'm thrilled the whole family had a great time with us! Coming from Mr. World Wide, that's quite a compliment. While I can't take credit for the incredible wildlife you saw, I'm still very excited for you all that you had such luck when you went out on our raft. I hope you'll join us again! All the best, Mark... More 

Tannersville, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We had a great time, only about 12 people on the boat. We saw whales and dolphins, I forgot the guys name but he actually held several members of our group over the boat as we were in the middle of the dolphins to see them under water. They were very careful with how this was done because you can't... More 

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

Thanks for including so much detail about your time on our raft, Daria! It makes my day to hear that my team showed you all such an incredible time and that you had such a great experience seeing the dolphins and other sea creatures. I noticed you joined us from PA, so I appreciate you giving us your recommendation. I... More 

Irvine, California
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145 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

How does that saying go? "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Well close enough. This is Maui so winds blew and blew on our 1/2 day snorkeling trip to Lanai/Maui. Captain Stephanie and Sean did their best to accommodate us. Auau channel was too rough.... More 

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

I'm beyond excited reading your review. Turtles, fish, and a white-tip shark? I wish we controlled the sea life, but I definitely can't take credit for that. It sounds like luck was on your side despite the winds disrupting our original plan for your snorkeling adventure. I can't thank you enough for your kind compliments about my team -- Sean... More 

Santa Clara, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Lydia and Stephanie were very knowledgeable and knew more about the whales and their activities than any other tour I've been on. Being on the raft is an awesome way to see the whales interact. Much better than being 20 feet above the water. Highly recommend Hawaii Ocean rafting and will go again when we return to Maui!!

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

I hope you'll be making a return sooner rather than later, Roger! I'd love to have you join us for snorkeling next time if that's something you're interested in. Lydia and Stephanie are a dream team, and I'm happy to know you were so impressed with their knowledge and service on the raft. Thanks so much! Mark Robinson, Owner More 

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