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Hawaii Ocean Rafting

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Address: 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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+1 808-661-7238
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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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A Whale of a Good Time

This was a totally awesome whale watch trip. Rihanna and Jeff were the Capt. and First Mate. It was the last trip of the day, but we stayed out even longer than 2 hrs because a... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2017
New Jersey

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New Jersey
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

This was a totally awesome whale watch trip. Rihanna and Jeff were the Capt. and First Mate. It was the last trip of the day, but we stayed out even longer than 2 hrs because a "courting couple", a huge male and female actually played with us, swimming under the zodiac repeatedly and then spy hopping us. I always have... More 

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

Sounds like a great time! We appreciate your loyalty and hope you continue to choose us into the future. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 15, 2017

The raft ride in of itself is an adventure! As soon as we were out of the harbor I hopped over to the pontoon and enjoyed the wild ride. Super FUN! Hawaii Ocean Rafts was recommended to us by friends who had just been to Maui. After our first trip out with them we booked 2 more. We took a... More 

Thank mcgair2014
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Our trip on the early morning raft trip to see whales did not disappoint! Rhianna was awesome, and we liked the smaller boat, closer to the water and closer to the whales.

Thank BGBeck
2 reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I booked online and got lucky that we only had 6 people on our trip. Captain Jeff found us a group of 3 that quickly grew to at least 12. We had an awesome experience, we also saw a mom and baby with their escort. I would recommend booking this tour.

Thank Keith S
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Best trip ever for seeing whales. Jeff was captain, and Rhianna was crew. They were both so enthusiastic, and wanted to make sure every one on the raft saw as many whales as possible, as close as possible. Really fun trip! They are there Thursday & Friday.

Thank Linda A
Farmington Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Wow is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of the whale watching trip I went on. I loved the small boat. You were so close to the water and no matter where you sit, its a great view. We were very lucky and one swam under our boat and then popped out of the water about... More 

Thank lmjesse19
West Allis, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Went out with Captain Jeff and Rhianna and had an absolutely amazing experience! Was the last excursion of our trip and I thought there was no way we could get any closer to whales than we had, but these guys searched out whales like nobody's business and with so much enthusiasm. Got to actually hear the entire whale song from... More 

Thank capracas
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Incredible encounter with Humpback Mother and Baby with an escort male. First Mate Sean and Capt Steph maneuvered us close to this mom and baby . . They were curious as we sang and encouraged them to come closer to visit. They held my feet as I hung over the side of the raft and could view the mom and... More 

Thank Kathy A
Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Whale watching on Maui is the best and Hawaii Ocean Rafting is the way to experience it at its fullest. The casual but informed crew make every trip (and I went out six different days this vacation) a meaningful one. While watching breaches, pec slaps, tail slaps, spy hops, etc. I loved just being there up close and personal, it... More 

Thank marcycook123
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Awesome, a six whale watch vacation! Thanks for choosing us. Sounds like you had some great whale interaction. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson More 

Napili-Honokowai, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Our Captain Stephanie and Crewman Sean provided our intimate group a real adventure. We felt in safe hands at all times and heard fascinating information we had not been privy to on other excursions. It was a super bonus that with calm sea conditions we made it all the way out into the Pailolo Channel for a spectactular breaching show.... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to go out with us and for taking the time to leave us a review. When cooperative Maui weather really can't be beat. Sounds like you had quite an adventure, the best kind of nature experience (in our opinion) Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson More 

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