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Hawaii Ocean Rafting

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675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
+1 808-661-7238
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awesome experience and crew!

It was my family’s first trip to Maui and I wanted them to experience the best of the best! We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sammyballew
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Seattle, Washington
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When saying "I`m sorry" just isn't enough

We are here on island for our final trip and 35th wedding anniversary. We originally scheduled for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary Lynn P
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my family’s first trip to Maui and I wanted them to experience the best of the best! We booked a trip with Hawaii Ocean Rafting for July 31st and were given just that! Dolphins, turtles, sharks, amazing reef spots and great guides. My...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Yay!! Thank you for choosing us and taking the time to share your review. We are glad to had a great trip, sounds like you saw it all! Hopefully we will have the pleasure of taking you out again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here on island for our final trip and 35th wedding anniversary. We originally scheduled for the full day Lanai Snorkel cruise on Wednesday 7/11. I was contacted the day before to let me know they had a boat problem and had to re-schedule...More

Thank Mary Lynn P
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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry for your unfortunate experience and ruining your last dinner on the island. We have had multiple problems with the pontoons for our boats. We ordered a new one 2 months ago. We installed it in time for the trip this customer was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got spoiled! Snorkeled in Lanai, I have never seen so many different colors of fish, turtles and a cool place that reminded me of a ship wreck. Looked like something you’d seen in a National Geographic. Our guides were super friendly, knowledgeable and very...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are a small company and word of mouth makes it all possible. Mahalo and Aloha!

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

This is a small boat. We had about 12 of us on the boat. We stopped at three different sights. The first didn't have very much fish. The second stop we saw turtles and even a shark. While at the second stop a larger snorkeling...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mahalo for understanding our inability to control the dolphins :) We really are grateful that you took the time to leave us a review. Hopefully you will join us next time and we can find you some dolphins!

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Our snorkel trip was fabulous. The boat captain was very informative and funny. Snacks and lunch was great

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha and mahalo, glad you had a fabuluous trip!

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Captain Steph and First Mate Sean were really great! Super fun, super informative. The raft is really fun to ride and zips over to Lanai at a good clip. We did the 1/2 day trip and went to 2 snorkel location. We saw spinner dolphins!...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yay, you can't beat spinner dolphins adn sea turtles! Thank you for the sunscreen reminder, spf is an absolute must have. Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Half day snorkel cruise with an 8 year old and 5 year old. Crew was great with my kids who were nervous in the water. Sean was super helpful and patient and kind with them which made things much easier for this single mama. Boat...More

1  Thank CKfromAZ
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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you single mama, a snorkeling trip could have been a bit nerve wracking. So glad it worked out for you and your little snorkelers. Small group tours like ours are a good bet when you have the babes in tow. Thank you for sharing...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2018

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

Thank heidi l
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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That is so wonderful to hear! Thank you for taking the time to share and review our operation. Sounds like a great trip especially with the dolphins! We hope to see you again in the future and are glad you had a great time with...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

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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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for pointing out the bit about seasickness, the fresh air and low profile of the rafts keep most folks feeling just fine. Sam and Amanda are a great team full of knowledge and expertise. Hopefully you make it back and the weather works...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

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

1  Thank nanuninaaaa
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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy belated Birthday! Oh yes, you must come back for the whales too. We really are grateful that you took the time to come back aand review your adventure with us. Aloha and mahalo!

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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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It depends on how many people have reservations that day, but I believe the maximum passenger capacity is 15.
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We went in the morning.
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