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Hawaii Ocean Project

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Lahaina, HI, USA
About Hawaii Ocean Project
Hawaii Ocean Project hosts whale watches and other exciting excursions aboard the Maui Princess, the Molokai Princess, the Lahaina Princess, the Prince Kuhio, and the Kaulana. Our vessels are large, stable, and comfortable, and they offer the best viewing available. Trained naturalists on board share their knowledge of the West Maui marine environment. Whether you prefer a guided day trip around the exotic island of Molokai, A snorkel tour of Molokini, following a pod of Dolphins around Lanai, or a sunset dinner cruise of the coast of West Maui, Hawaii Ocean Project can accommodate you with your Maui Ocean Activity. Our Mission is to provide you with the finest Maui Ocean Activities available. Not only do we offer the finest Dinner cruises on Maui and ocean tours off the coast of West Maui, as well as excursions to Maui's neighboring islands, we are proud our services promote and support marine research and promote the education of Hawaii's marine eco system.
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Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor

Catch an exciting peek at the underwater world on this whale-watching cruise in Maui. Your excursion includes narration from your captain and crew, as you learn more about these majestic creatures. Enjoy stunning views and photo opportunities while traveling along Maui’s exquisite coastline. Your family-friendly cruise comes with a guarantee that you spot a whale during your adventure.
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2 hours
from $31.74

Lanai Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise from Lahaina Harbor

Leave the busy streets of Lahaina splashing behind in your wake, as you cross the channel to snorkel the crystal clear waters off of Lanai.  During this Maui snorkeling tour, spend 45 minutes motoring towards the isolated coast of Lanai, where sea turtles, fish, and occasionally dolphins swim circles above the reef. Once tied to a mooring off eastern Lanai, splash down the water slide that leads from the boat to the turquoise waters below, and enjoy a hot, BBQ lunch on the leisurely cruise back to Maui.
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5 hours
from $119.50

Maui Sunset Dinner and Dance Cruise from Lahaina Harbor

Maui sunsets are renowned, and they’re best viewed on the water. This Maui dinner cruise comes with all the perks, including three cocktails and a 3-course meal with table-side service. Take to the dance floor with live music, dine al fresco, and watch the sun descend—all from the upper deck.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $117.11
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travelon wrote a review Mar 2020
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This dinner cruise was VERY disappointing! First off, the seating was extremely uncomfortable for women wearing a skirt or dress. The seat was wooden and slatted like a park bench (if I would have known that I would have brought something to sit on). Next, this cruise was
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Date of experience: March 2020
Blake H wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
We saw about 20 whales in our 2 hours. Usually about 100 yards away. You have really good views on the top deck, and they do a good job of finding whales for you. Wish we would've seen a whale closer up, but that is more luck of the draw than anything since they can only go
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Date of experience: March 2020
Bob Mc wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Feb-March 2020. Hawaii Ocean Project in Lahaina Harbor is the boat to use. We purchased the 10 trip pass in late Feb 2020 for $250. (warning, the numerous trip pass has changed over the years so see what the muliti-trip pass is when you go) Wife and I then took 5 different
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Date of experience: March 2020
Jacqi Y wrote a review Mar 2020
Flint, Michigan6 contributions
The crew did an amazing job finding whales and keeping us all with a drink in hand and the appetizers were fantastic! We enjoyed this very much and will do again on our next visit!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Erin and Richar... C wrote a review Mar 2020
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My wife and I booked this last minute and it ended up being one of the highlights of our vacation. Before we even got far from the docks we saw a mom and calf. Over all, we saw at least 2 competition pods fairly close up and one probably 20 - 30 yards off the boat. We also had a
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Date of experience: March 2020