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Address: Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: +1 808-667-5565
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Snorkeling trips to Lanai and Whale watching in season

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Snorkeling trips to Lanai and Whale watching in season

Constantly in search of the "Perfect Day" of snorkeling or whale watching, Captain Steve and his crew will stop at nothing to ensure unparalleled service and quality.

Waste no time in discovering the secrets of the reef and playing with dolphins, humpback whales, turtles and rays. There is no telling what we might encounter on any given day. No two trips are alike, and that's probably what keeps the captains and crew so friendly and accommodating. They are as excited about going to work as the guests are about going on a Maui rafting adventure!

History

Established in 1986.

Captain Steve's Rafting is a true example of the words "owner operated." Since he started his business in 1986, Steve has been insisting on personal service and satisfaction for every guest. As he explains, "I want to make sure everyone who comes with us absolutely loves the experience."

It's hard to find someone more sincerely dedicated to making visitors happy. That's why so many customers keep coming back to Captain Steve's year after year.

A note with regard to the captains and crew: It is widely known that Captain Steve has been the only operator of the family business for the past three decades, but with the advent of his second boat, he obviously cannot be two places at once. He is therefore committed to selecting only people who truly care about the craft of tourism and wish to make a positive impact on the experience of the guests. Thus "going the extra mile" is always sought after when considering a representative of his company.

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Fun Snorkeling trip to Lanai

We have gone out with Captain Steve's twice now. Both times were great, but a little different. The snorkeling around Lanai is so nice and with not many people. Both times we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
William N
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San Diego

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone out with Captain Steve's twice now. Both times were great, but a little different. The snorkeling around Lanai is so nice and with not many people. Both times we were lucky enough to see a few dolphins. The first trip was nice conditions. The water was pretty smooth which made for a smooth ride ( for a... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 6 had a great day snorkeling with Micah and Lynn at Captain Steve's. True professionals. They took us to great snorkeling spots. Lunch was yummy too!

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Took my second adventure with Captain Steve's craft today. Today was a snorkeling tour of Lanai. We were taken to three different areas and experienced different environments at each. We saw many schools of fish, turtles, dolphins and our Captain Micah dove and brought get up a octopus for the guests to see up close. Both Micah and Lynn provided... More 

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

They do an amazing tour. Personalized and educational. I loved the convenience of leaving from Mala ramp rather than the Lahaina Harbor. Talk about getting up close and personal with the Whales!! I could've hi-5'd them! And the spinner dolphins were a bonus. It was magical and memorable and I would not hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone looking... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Really enjoyed whale watching on this tour. The guides were awesome and had lots of great information about the whales. We had whales right at the side of our boat. They really gained some respect when they slowed the boat down to pick up garbage floating in the ocean as well from other tours. Nice 20 person tour and also... More 

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Kaycee, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Captain Steve's had been recommended to us by a local surf shop. We wanted a smaller more personal snorkeling trip. There were only 15 people on the boat and we felt like the captain set the entire day just for us. We snorkeled in areas where there were no other boats and the fish were amazing. Throughout the trip we... More 

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Lebanon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We booked the snorkel trip for our visit. While we only saw 4 whales this trip....the dolphins made up for it. They were playing in the waves, surfing along side us and putting on a great show. Saw many of them jumping and spinning. The crew was great. We had some strong wind and the captain found us a cove... More 

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Newcastle, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Went out with Captain Steve 7 times this year. Great trips and as always very informative. Sign up to follow Captain Steve on his Facebook page a keep up on all of their whale watches. They post photos and videos everyday. As a photographer who has been photographing whale for over 30 years I never get tired of watching the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We were able to catch one of Captain Steve's last whale watching tours. You will want to catch this next whale watching season. They also do snorkeling cruises. We took an "early watch" cruise and really enjoyed it. As another reviewer wrote being on a small boat like this you can quickly speed to where the whales are when you... More 

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Bartlett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We spent six hours on the water with Captain Dennis and Lynne. Our guides found us two adult and one baby whale. We saw 100's of Dolphin too. Lunch is provided and it was very, very good for a picnic-style lunch.

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