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Hawaii Ocean Project

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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...more
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Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent time! We stopped at two locations for about an hour each. When traveling to the first location, we were escorted by 40+ dolphins near the bay! There were plenty of fish to see. Probably about 12 different kinds. On the second...More

Thank amandacP165VK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are early in the season to see whales so there is only a few until Mid Dec or even into January. Regardless, the boat is comfortable and there was a bar with snacks and drinks are only $1 - $2 or pop and $5...More

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on this snorkel adventure with my son, not planning to snorkel. My excuse was that I wear prescription lenses. Well after everyone was in the water, the staff convinced me to try the prescription goggles and see if that would work for me....More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in the Lanai Snorkel boat in Maui. My husband and I were disappointed on this activity. The weather was not good so we didn’t get to go to Lanai. Instead we went snorkeling somewhere else and all we got to see was fish....More

Thank Erin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this tour was great. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and really made the experience worth it. We say countless turtles, dolphins, and beautiful fish! I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Maui.

Thank vmfoster10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our family’s first trip to Hawaii/Maui and booked our family including our three girls ages 13,11,7 on the tour. I do not have anything to compare the trip to, but we couldn’t have been happier with the crew and trip! We were told...More

Thank fredjr415
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we were supposed to go to the island of Lanai for our snorkeling experience the weather did not cooperate. The waters near Lanai were too rough and therefore we could not snorkel there. Our boat captain, Troy, was bound and determined for us to...More

Thank anthlynne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure to do your research. The boat is old, the bathrooms are terrible, the smell of deisel fuel is sure to make you sick... I was miserable for most of the trip. Don't waste your money or time... the only good part was being...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Overall, the crew from captain Jill and mates Sara and Donnie and the service provided was great. We found out in the a.m. briefing that visibility for snorkeling would be poor because of a recent ocean swell. It was probably the worst snorkeling we've ever...More

Thank mikedrtuth
Reviewed October 25, 2018

From check-in to departure the entire experience was enjoyable. The crew kept it fun and easy, showing us to our designated roof top table and providing beverages very shortly after. Our server James was delightful with food and local knowledge, and later with some astronomy...More

Thank Joey W
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Carla R
June 11, 2018|
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Response from mahonedawgmom | Reviewed this property |
The Molokini Snorkel trips were discontinued last Spring.
Carla R
June 11, 2018|
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Response from mahonedawgmom | Reviewed this property |
That particular trip is currently not available.
May 6, 2018|
Response from jerkbait | Reviewed this property |
i dont remember getting confirmation email but if you screen shot the page you got, that should be good enough. if you are worried call the kiosk when they are open